Vladimir Donchev

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Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has historically required perioperative blood transfusion in 40 to 60 per cent of cases. Growing data suggest that transfusions may be deleterious in the surgical patient. We recently initiated a minimal transfusion approach to PD consisting of limited postoperative blood draws, early iron supplementation, changes in surgical(More)
Changes in the distribution of glial fibrillary acid protein-positive astrocytes in the auditory cortex of aged rats were investigated by an immunocytochemical method. It was established that there was an increase of these glial cells in all layers of the cortex. Possible causes for these changes are discussed.