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Overall peritumoural inflammatory cell infiltration is a prognostic variable in solid tumours, but the survival-related impact of the individual cell types within the infiltrate has still not been fully evaluated and compared with the conventional disease classification. In the present study, the prognostic value of individual white cell counts in the(More)
We used MRI for in vivo measurement of brain water self-diffusion in patients with intracranial tumours. The study included 28 patients (12 with high-grade and 3 with low-grade gliomas, 7 with metastases, 5 with meningiomas and 1 with a cerebral abscess). Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) were calculated in a single axial slice through the tumours, the(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN An evaluation of angiogenesis related molecules during open treatment of psoriasis. MATERIALS AND SUBJECTS Plasma samples and skin biopsies from 16 patients with psoriasis and plasma samples from 13 healthy controls. TREATMENT Ranitidine 300 mg orally twice daily for 6 months. METHODS Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and(More)
After a 24 h control period 80 mg frusemide was given intravenously over 2 min to a group of young and a group of elderly healthy male volunteers. The serum concentration of frusemide and the excretion in urine of the drug and a glucuronidated metabolite were followed for 24 h. The elimination of the drug from serum was described by an open two compartment(More)
We report the results of an open, prospective study on the efficacy of systemic ranitidine in the treatment of psoriasis. Twenty patients suffering from moderate to severe psoriasis were included in the study. The median pretreatment PASI score was 15.7 (range 6.0-24.7). The patients were treated with oral ranitidine 300 mg twice a day for 6 months; no(More)
Liver biopsy with the 0.6 mm (23 gauge) Surecut needle was compared to conventional Menghini biopsy in the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Seventy-seven consecutive patients (mainly alcoholics) with a clinical indication for liver biopsy had both biopsies performed simultaneously. In 71 patients sufficient material for a morphological diagnosis concerning liver(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate histamine and skin mast cells in psoriasis before and during 6 months of treatment with high-dose ranitidine. Sixteen psoriasis patients, presenting a mean PASI score of 15.4, were compared with 13 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Resting extracellular skin levels of histamine and histamine release to mast(More)
A 41-year-old man was admitted in circulatory shock of unknown aetiology (systolic pressure 50 mm Hg) and marked reddening of the upper part of the body as well as maculopapular rash over the whole body. After 1500 ml of colloidal solution had been infused the blood pressure rose to a level at which the patient's condition was no longer at risk. He reported(More)
One hundred patients with stage Ia and 40 patients with stage Ib endometrial carcinoma had hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy performed as the only primary treatment. Sixty-two percent of the patients had well-differentiated tumors, 31% moderately differentiated, and 7% undifferentiated tumors. Information on myometrial invasion was not(More)