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A case-control study of Japanese women in Nagoya was conducted to investigate the significance of passive smoking and other factors in relation to the etiology of female lung cancer. A total of 90 nonsmoking patients with primary lung cancer and their age- and hospital-matched female controls were asked to fill in a questionnaire in the hospital. Elevated(More)
BACKGROUND:The role of screening colonoscopy for colorectal (CR) neoplasia in average-risk population, remains to be determined.OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the prevalence and anatomic location of CR adenoma and carcinoma and the morbidity of colonoscopy in individuals at average risk for CR cancer (CRC).METHODS:A retrospective prevalence study of subjects aged(More)
One hundred twenty-three patients with chronic liver diseases of various etiologies were evaluated for their iron status. The patients were divided into four distinct groups: chronic hepatitis C (63), chronic hepatitis B (14), B + C (3) and nonviral chronic liver diseases (43). In 107 patients (87%) the chronic liver disease was confirmed by biopsy. Mean(More)
Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea is a problem most hospital-based physicians will face in their career. This review aims to refresh current knowledge with regard to Clostridium difficile infection and bring physicians up to date with the latest developments in the growing field of fecal microbiota transplantation, the benefits it offers, and the(More)
riplication of the gallbladder (GB) (vesica fellea triplex) is a rare congenital anomaly of the biliary tract not likely to be revealed unless there are associated symptoms. To our knowledge, only 10 cases have been reported in the literature.1–10 The first reported case was described in a human cadaver in 1752.1 In the most recent case, reported in 2003,(More)
GOALS To understand the relationship between acute recurrent pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) dysfunction. BACKGROUND An emerging number of patients present with a nonclassic phenotype of cystic fibrosis (CF) with partial features or single-organ disease only. The association between the phenotype of recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has a high failure rate. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has proven very effective in treating these recurrences. OBJECTIVES To determine which method of fecal microbiota transplantation (upper or lower gastrointestinal) and which type of donor (a relative or unrelated) is(More)
To date, there are no firm clinical, demographic, biochemical, serologic, or histologic features predicting which patients with chronic hepatitis C are more likely to respond to therapy with interferon-α. Serum iron, total iron-binding capacity, transferrin saturation, and ferritin were measured in the fasting state. The amount of stainable iron in liver(More)
AIMS We prospectively enrolled 207 patients (121 were 75 or older and 86 younger than 75) who were admitted to three Respiratory Monitoring Units. The primary outcomes were intubation and mortality rates; the secondary outcomes were changes in arterial blood gases analysis, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) duration and length of hospital stay. RESULTS(More)