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BACKGROUND & AIMS First-degree relatives of gastric cancer patients are at risk for developing precancerous conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of biomarkers pepsinogen I (PGI), pepsinogen II (PGII), their ratio (PG I:II), as well as gastrin 17 for screening of precancerous conditions and corpus predominant gastritis. (More)
OBJECTIVES Studies on gastric mucosal histological findings among first degree relatives (FDR) of gastric cancer (GC) patients are scarce. The aim is to evaluate the topography and the severity of gastritis among FDR of GC patients. DESIGN A total of 989 subjects who were FDR of GC patients, ages 40-65 years underwent gastroscopies. When no gross lesion(More)
The distal third of the tibia, ankle and heel area is difficult to reconstruct. For small to medium size defects, local flaps are often an easier alternative than free flap. In lower limb surgery, the sural flap is based on this principle and this flap is becoming increasingly popular. The distally based superficial sural artery flap, first described as a(More)
Although CH4 oxidation in landfill soil covers is widely studied, the extent of composting and CH4 oxidation in underlying waste layers has been speculated but not measured. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a mass balance model to estimate the simultaneous rates of anaerobic digestion (rAD), CH4 oxidation (rOX) and composting (rCOM)(More)
A landfill is built up in cells with each cell filled in layers. Layers are covered with soil, typically 200 to 300mm thick as a temporary measure to maintain sanitary conditions. A thicker cover, typical 500mm, would be placed over a completed cell. Previous researchers have measured O 2 concentrations at shallow depth beneath soil covers as well as high(More)
Serum iron concentrations were determined in the first nine days after onset of chest pain in 12 patients with acute myocardial infarction and in four patients with ischemia. Iron concentrations were low in the first five to seven days in the patients with acute myocardial infarction; the lowest being in the first two days. However, in those with ischemia(More)
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