Ulf Kressner

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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)
BACKGROUND Genetic and epigenetic alterations in colorectal cancer are numerous. However, it is difficult to judge whether such changes are primary or secondary to the appearance and progression of tumors. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to identify altered DNA regions with significant covariation to transcription alterations along colon cancer(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)
Genome wide DNA alterations were evaluated by array CGH in addition to RNA expression profiling in colorectal cancer from patients with excellent and poor survival following primary operations. DNA was used for CGH in BAC and cDNA arrays. Global RNA expression was determined by 44K arrays. DNA and RNA from tumor and normal colon were used from cancer(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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