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BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) is a ligand dependent transcription factor involved in various processes, including carcinogenesis. We aimed to investigate any possible association of the PPARγPro12Ala (rs1801282) polymorphism with risk of developing gastric cancer (GC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A hospital based case… (More)
BACKGROUND Surgery for liver hydatidosis can result in serious morbidity and mortality. The role and efficacy of ERCP in the management of these complications was reviewed. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 79 patients with liver hydatidosis who underwent ERCP for postoperative complications. RESULTS All patients with biliary fistulas (n = 50) were… (More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is increasingly being performed for therapeutic purposes. This report reviews our experience in an attempt to determine the role and efficacy of ERCP in the management of postoperative complications following surgery for gallstones. METHODS This study analyzes ERCP records of 418 patients… (More)
The immunosuppressive activity of niridazole in unmatched kidney allografts in nephrectomized dogs was studied. The drug alone was not effective, but improved survival when used with azathioprine and prednisolone or azathioprine alone. However, niridazole was toxic in dogs in the doses used (25 or 50 mg/kg/day).