INTRODUCTION Ventral hernias are common surgical problems in the geriatric population. Although ventral hernias are electively repaired in younger patients, the safety and efficacy of elective laparoscopic hernia repair in the geriatric age group is not well documented in the literature. METHODS A review of 155 patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral… (More)
Five pentacyclic triterpenoids have been isolated from the minor constituents of local liquorice roots, one of them has not been isolated before from liquorice root. Their structural formulae and stereochemical configuration was determined by spectroscopic methods. 13C and 1H NMR data have been compiled.