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Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is linked to an inherited defect in the DNA mismatch repair system. DNA from HNPCC tumours shows microsatellite instability (MSI). It has been reported that HNPCC patients have a better prognosis than patients with sporadic colorectal cancer. We examined whether the presence of MSI in a series of unselected(More)
Serum p53 antibody levels were analysed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in serum samples obtained before surgery from 184 consecutive patients with primary colorectal cancer. Possible associations with tumour stage and tumour differentiation and the relation to patient survival time after a median follow-up of 6 years were studied. Analysis of(More)
A total of 169 colorectal adenocarcinomas, obtained from patients with a median follow-up of 6.5 years, were studied with immunohistochemical staining on cryosections using a monoclonal anti-tenascin antibody to evaluate the possible association between the staining patterns and tumour stage, tumour differentiation and survival. We found two different(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin has been shown to stimulate gastric emptying in healthy humans and patients with delayed gastric emptying. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of ghrelin on gastric emptying on day 2 after open colorectal surgery. METHODS Twenty-four patients (mean age 69.2 ± 1.4, BMI 25.8 ± 0.8 kg m(-2) ) were randomized to saline or ghrelin(More)
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