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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Interstitial laser-induced thermotherapy (ILT) destroys tumors thermally. ILT was performed for treatment of liver tumors in rats to investigate the effect of hepatic inflow occlusion on temperature distribution and lesion size. Tumors were irradiated for 20 min with near-infrared light from a neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser. The laser(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)
To investigate if karyotypic features of secondary liver tumors may provide diagnostic information and if the cytogenetic patterns of primary and metastatic colorectal carcinomas (CRC) are different, 33 liver metastases were analyzed: 25 CRC, 4 small intestine carcinoids, 1 ovarian carcinoid, 1 lobular breast cancer, 1 head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma,(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)
The aim of this study was to compare interstitial laser thermotherapy with excision of a liver tumour. A dimethylhydrazine-induced adenocarcinoma was transplanted (implanted if not stated otherwise) into the left lateral lobe of the rat liver, and treatment was performed 8 days later. In the main experiment, rats were treated with resection of the(More)