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The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze survival and prognostic factors in 111 consecutive patients undergoing curative resection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer. In addition, the time periods 1971-1984 and 1985-1995 were compared; criteria for first liver resection did not change with time, whereas the attitude toward re-resection was(More)
Eighty basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) in 21 patients, 10 lesions of Bowen's disease in three patients, and four lesions of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in two patients, were treated with photodynamic laser therapy (PDT), using topical application of the haem precursor delta-amino levulinic acid (ALA). The diagnoses were confirmed histologically prior to(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is characterized by dysfunction of respiratory cilia and sperm flagella and random determination of visceral asymmetry. Here, we identify the DRC1 subunit of the nexin-dynein regulatory complex (N-DRC), an axonemal structure critical for the regulation of dynein motors, and show that mutations in the gene encoding DRC1,(More)
1. Rats were given a purified folate-deficient diet containing 5 g succinylsulphathiazole/kg for 4-5 months in two experiments. Control rats were supplemented with folic acid in the drinking-water. 2. Weight gain was much below normal in the folate-deprived rats after the first month. Very low folate levels were recorded in blood, liver and peripheral nerve(More)
AIM To infect mice with atypical Campylobacter concisus (C. concisus) for the first time. METHODS Three separate experiments were conducted in order to screen the ability of five clinical C. concisus isolates of intestinal origin and the ATCC 33237 type strain of oral origin to colonize and produce infection in immunocompetent BALB/cA mice. The majority(More)
AIM To find out if ILT can be used as radical treatment of breast cancer. METHOD Twenty-four patients, aged 39-84 (mean 61), with invasive breast cancer were treated with ILT. All underwent mammography, ultrasound and core biopsy before treatment. The tumour was an invasive ductal carcinoma in 15 patients, a lobular carcinoma in eight and lobular-ductal(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of different temperatures and exposure times in interstitial laser thermotherapy. DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. SETTING University hospital, Sweden. MATERIAL 48 male Wistar FU rats with dimethylhydrazine-induced adenocarcinoma transplanted into the liver. INTERVENTION Treatment was given with an Nd:YAG laser and(More)
Rats with carcinoma of the colon implanted into the liver were subjected to hepatic arterial occlusion for 30-120 min. Regrowth of the tumour after reperfusion was evaluated by immunohistological determination of S-phase activity after injection of bromodeoxyuridine. Levels of RNA and nucleotides, and energy charge, were also examined. DNA synthesis was(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Administration of methotrexate to rats on an elemental diet results in severe enterocolitis and death. Lactobacilli, an integral part of the healthy gastrointestinal microecology, may provide therapeutic benefits to help the recovery from enterocolitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of lactobacilli and oatbase on(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, electrochemotherapy (ECT), i.e. tumour treatment based on local augmentation of intracellular drug delivery from short, intense electric pulses, was evaluated in rats with an adenocarcinoma implanted into the liver. Tumour response and concentrations of macrophages and T-lymphocytes (CD4 and CD8) in and around the tumour were(More)