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Ten Nigerian medicinal plants used traditionally for the treatment of several ailments of both microbial and non-microbial origins were tested on multi-drug resistant S. typhi (MDR) strains of which six of them were active. The results revealed that both the aqueous and ethanol extracts of Terminalia avicennioides, Momordica balsamina, Combretum paniculatum(More)
Our objective was to evaluate the association between HER-2/neu, c-myc, p53, and clinicopathologic variables in endometrial cancer using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) cytogenetic analysis. FISH analysis for HER-2/neu, c-myc, and p53 was performed on 47 endometrial cancer specimens. Amplification of HER-2/neu was seen in 4/47 (8.5%) cases and(More)
In calculating uterine volume with ultrasound, it is necessary to calculate the volume of a parallelogram containing the uterus or to assume a specific shape for the uterus. The objective of this study was to determine how much (what percentage) of the parallelogram was actually occupied by the uterus without assuming any specific shape for the uterus.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of pretreatment assessment with ultrasonography in patients with endometrial carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN Fifty patients with endometrial carcinoma diagnosed by endometrial biopsy or curettage were studied before hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and selected lymph node sampling.(More)
More than 26,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are identified each year in the United States, with almost 75% of these malignancies in advanced stages at the time of diagnosis. Early-stage disease has a cure rate of up to 90%, but the long-term survival rate of patients with advanced disease is 5-20%. At this time, there are no biomarkers that are effective(More)
Forty tumor specimens from patients with ovarian cancer were studied for amplification of the c-myc oncogene relative to chromosome 8 centromere number using dual-color FISH. Interphase cytogenetic analysis showed amplification of the c-myc oncogene in 40% (16/40) of tumors using the standard oncogene:centromere ratio method of analysis. Eleven of these(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen on radiation-induced soft tissue necrosis in patients who previously received treatment for a gynecologic malignancy. STUDY DESIGN Fourteen patients whose necrotic wounds failed to heal after 3 months of conservative therapy were enrolled in a prospective(More)
Although bone graft continues to be the standard against which other skeletal substitutes are measured, orthopaedic surgeons soon will have various new tools available for skeletal reconstruction. With these tools, the distinctions between inert materials, resorbables, bioactive materials, transplantable tissues, engineered tissues, drugs, and composites(More)