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BACKGROUND Prognostic scores in an intensive care unit (ICU) evaluate outcomes, but derive from cohorts containing few cirrhotic patients. AIMS To evaluate 6-week mortality in cirrhotic patients(More)
AIM Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) remains a common medical emergency and an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Variceal bleeding is a severe complication of portal hypertension with a mortality rate between 30% and 60% in previous studies. During the last two decades the treatment of these(More)
The MEFV gene, responsible for familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), is involved in inflammatory reactions through altered leukocyte apoptosis, secretion of interleukin (IL)-1β, and activation of the(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known of the molecular events leading to increased intestinal permeability in obstructive jaundice. This study was undertaken to investigate the influence of experimental(More)