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The prevalence of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) was investigated in stool specimens from 73 patients with colorectal cancer and from 59 control patients. Stool specimens were cultured on Bacteroides Bile Esculin agar and B. fragilis was identified by conventional methods. After DNA extraction, the enterotoxin gene (bft) was detected by PCR in(More)
p53 polymorphic variants play an important role in the determination of tumor phenotype and characteristics in breast cancer. In this study, we examined three common polymorphisms in p53 gene and their haplotype combinations to assess their potential association with inherited predisposition to breast cancer development, in relations with the protein(More)
Paraduodenal hernias are rare congenital malformations consisting of incomplete rotation of the midgut, which may lead to intestinal obstruction or simply be detected as an incidental finding at autopsy or laparotomy. We report a case of left paraduodenal hernia diagnosed preoperatively by computed tomography and operated on in an emergency setting for(More)
The objectives of the study were to investigate and compare the susceptibility profiles of preoperative and postoperative intestinal Bacteroides fragilis and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron strains against antimicrobials to evaluate their resistance development patterns due to prophylactic antibiotic administration. Preoperative and postoperative stool samples(More)
Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) has been implicated in diarrhoeal illness in animals and humans. Recent data suggest that ETBF is associated with flares of inflammatory bowel disease. Toxigenicity is attributed to expression of a toxin referred to as fragilysin, which stimulates fluid accumulation in ligated intestinal segments and alter the(More)
BACKGROUND Although gallbladder perforation with spillage of bile and gallstones is quite common, the approach to retained gallstones in the abdomen still is controversial. METHODS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) was performed on 580 patients with gallstones. In 101 (17%) patients, gallbladder perforations occurred during surgery, and in 43 (7%)(More)
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