Rupesh Sutaria

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UNLABELLED Macrophages are critical components of the innate immune response in the liver. Chronic hepatitis C is associated with immune infiltration and the infected liver shows a significant increase in total macrophage numbers; however, their role in the viral life cycle is poorly understood. Activation of blood-derived and intrahepatic macrophages with(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) can suppress inflammation; therefore their therapeutic potential is being explored in clinical trials. Poor engraftment of infused MSC limits their therapeutic utility; this may be caused by MSC processing before infusion, in particular the method of their detachment from culture. (More)
BACKGROUND A recent British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons consensus document suggested that day-case thyroidectomy is feasible in a small proportion of patients but has to be balanced against risks. Currently, there is no large reported series of same-day discharge in thyroid and parathyroid surgery from the UK. The aim of this study was to(More)
Liver transplantation has become a victim of its own success in that there are no longer enough suitable livers for transplantation while at the same time the indications for transplantation increase. Efforts to expand the number of recipients who benefit from this life-saving procedure are being made, in particular through the use of split grafts and live(More)
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