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BACKGROUND Recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) therapy has a beneficial effect on catabolism and wound healing after major surgery. Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) play an important role in(More)
We describe a new, easy-to-use reagent, Cyto-Chex (Streck Laboratories, Omaha, Neb), that preserves fresh whole blood in a non-cross-linking, nonformalin manner. Target values assigned to fresh blood(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the local accumulation and function of immune cells in peritoneal fluid after elective surgery of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Our study was designed(More)