Learn More
We examined the effect of resveratrol (RVT) and its two derivatives (3,3′,4,4′-tetrahydroxy-trans-stilbene and 3,3′,4,4′,5,5′-hexahydroxy-trans-stilbene) on human peritoneal mesothelial cell (HPMC)-dependent angiogenesis in vitro. To this end, angiogenic activity of endothelial cells (HUVEC, HMVEC, and HMEC-1) was monitored upon their exposure to(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of aortic diseases, both aneurysmal and occlusive, is associated with the occurrence of local ischemic/hypoxic conditions, but the genetic factors that differentiate the predisposition to specific types of aortic diseases are largely unknown. In this study, the functional variants in genes involved in the hypoxia signaling(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between the biomechanical properties and the structure of elastic components in different veins used for vascular reconstruction. DESIGN In vitro experimental study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Groups of 30 samples of incompetent saphenous veins (rSV), competent saphenous veins (cSV) and femoral veins (FVs) were compared(More)
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) has been implicated in adhesion of colorectal and pancreatic cancer cells (of the SW480 and PSN-1 line, respectively) to the peritoneal mesothelium. It has been demonstrated that ICAM-1 expression increases with senescence in some cell types, however, the significance of this phenomenon in the context of malignant(More)
The present report describes a case of type III endoleak from a tear in the fabric of a Zenith bifurcated stent-graft approximately 6 months after implantation. The reason of the fabric tear was unknown. The complication was successfully treated by aortouniiliac stent-graft implantation followed by creation of a femorofemoral bypass.
C-reactive protein (CRP) and alpha-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) levels were studied in the sera of 107 patients with chronic arterial ischaemia of the lower limbs. Depending on the degree of ischaemia, patients were divided into four groups: (i) intermittent claudication--20 patients; (ii) rest pain and ankle pressure above 50 mmHg--12 patients; (iii) rest(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal adhesions are the most common complication of the abdominal surgery. Normal saline is frequently used to rinse the peritoneal cavity during abdominal surgery, although there is no well-established data describing effect of such procedure on the process of formation of peritoneal adhesions. METHODS Effect of 0.9% NaCl solution on(More)
In the present study we have examined the relationship between calendar age of the donor and the proliferative lifespan and TGF-beta1 production by human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMC) in culture. The experiments were performed on primary omentum-derived HPMC isolated from patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery. There was an inverse(More)
The quantitative and qualitative bacteriological investigations of 63 patients were done on ischaemic ulcerations before reconstructive vascular surgery and at 7 day intervals after the operation. Among the isolated bacteria the most common were Gram positive (62.9%), especially Staphylococcus aureus. Amputations due to non-healing ulcers were performed on(More)
BACKGROUND Peritoneal mesothelial cells lining the peritoneal cavity play a primary role in prevention of formation of peritoneal adhesions, which depends mainly on their fibrinolytic activity. During surgical procedures, the abdominal cavity is in most cases rinsed with normal saline solution, which may modify the fibrinolytic activity of the peritoneal(More)