W P Thurrell

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Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression was investigated in patients with prostatic adenocarcinoma and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Forty-one men were studied: 26 had histologically proven prostate cancer, with 14 (54%) showing metastatic disease; 15 patients had BPH. Prostatic tissue was obtained from transurethral resection and needle core(More)
The role of mycobacteria, specifically Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, in Crohn's disease has aroused considerable controversy for many years. Using the ultra sensitive polymerase chain reaction some studies have reported detection of M paratuberculosis DNA in as many as 65% of Crohn's disease patients but also in patients without disease. Other studies(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) causes localized tissue necrosis. This study was performed to determine 1) whether the changes seen on computed tomography (CT) correspond to the necrosis pathologically, and 2) which CT technique best shows the necrosis. METHODS Eighteen Wistar rats had ILP to their liver using a(More)
Sixty one duodenal biopsy specimens were examined for the expression of lactase at the level of enzyme activity, protein, and messenger RNA. Of the 51 samples with normal villous architecture, 39 were lactase persistent, 11 were nonpersistent (adult type hypolactasia), and one was of indeterminate status. All the lactase persistent individuals showed high(More)
Laser ablation of the endometrium performed under hysteroscopic control is a novel procedure for the conservative management of menorrhagia in cases of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. The effect this has on the uterine cavity and the mechanism of reepithelialisation and endometrial regeneration have been examined by means of histological examination of(More)
In this study, the effect of the antihypertensive agents nifedipine (4.5 mg/day) and hydralazine (50-200 mg/l of drinking water) on the progression of chronic renal failure and scarring was evaluated in rats submitted to subtotal (5/6) nephrectomy (SNx). The effect of blood pressure reduction was studied in groups of rats fed either a medium-protein diet(More)
Helicobacter pylori has been associated with peptic ulcers, gastric cancer and various other gastroduodenal pathologies. Conventional antibiotic treatment is not entirely satisfactory, whereas photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a possible alternative. Although PDT has been shown to be effective in killing helicobacter on native gastric mucosa, the success of the(More)
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