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INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of tuberculous peritonitis is still challenging and very important. Early and accurate diagnosis leads to an effective therapy and good survival rates. With the widespread use of computed tomography (CT) in the abdomen, it is important to be familiar with the spectrum of CT appearances seen in tuberculous peritonitis. Our(More)
Lung cancer is a major cause of cancer-related death in developed countries, and its incidence in developing countries is increasing. In Thailand, cancer incidences differ greatly from region to region, and lung cancer is the most common cancer in the northern Thai population. The polymorphic frequency of 10 genetic susceptibility genes and their(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with completely resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have an excellent outcome; however tumor recurs in 30%-77% of patients. This study retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathologic features of patients with any operable stage of NSCLC to identify the prognostic factors that influence tumor recurrence, including intratumoral(More)
Two cases of latent perianal Paget's disease associated with mucin-producing papillary adenocarcinoma of the rectum are described. In both cases, the rectal tumors appeared as polypoid lesions located just above the dentate line. The adjacent anal squamous mucosa showed lateral invasion of alcianophilic mucin-containing Paget cells. Mucin histochemistry(More)
A 45-year-old Japanese male with a history of macroscopic hematuria for more than 6 months presented multiple metastatic lesions in the lungs. Cystoscopic examination demonstrated a large tumor mass protruding from the dome of the urinary bladder. Ultrasonography and CT highlighted a solid and cystic urachal tumor continuous from the vesical dome to the(More)
BACKGROUND The recognition that human tumors stimulate the production of autoantibodies has initiated the use of this immune response as serological markers for the early diagnosis and management of cancer. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is the most common method used in detecting autoantibodies, which involves coating the microtiter plate(More)
The ethanolic rhizome extract of Kaempferia galanga L. (Zingiberaceae) was studied by conventional pharmacological methods including the Hippocratic screening test, and acute and subacute toxicities in rats. The hexane fraction was tested for dermal irritation in rabbits. The ethanolic extract, when tested by the Hippocratic screening test, demonstrated(More)
Acute toxicity of the bronchodilator saponin mixture isolated from Schefflera leucantha Viguier leaves was investigated in comparison with the methanol and the water extract of this plant. Oral doses of 5000 mg/kg of the methanol extract, the water extract and the saponin mixture did not produce mortality or significant changes in the general behavior and(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent mitogen for endothelial cells, and its expression has been correlated with increased tumour angiogenesis. Although numerous publications dealing with the measurement of circulating VEGF for diagnostic and therapeutic monitoring have been published, the relationship between the production of tissue VEGF(More)
Various musculoskeletal syndromes have been well described in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Surprisingly, erythema nodosum, an inflammation of the adipose tissue of the skin, has rarely been described. We report a 24-year-old known case of HIV infection, who developed fever and multiple tender subcutaneous nodules that were(More)