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BACKGROUND Lactitol (beta-galactosido-sorbitol), a novel disaccharide analogue of lactulose, has been suggested as an alternative to lactulose in the treatment of portosystemic encephalopathy (PSE) in Western country. In order to assess its therapeutic effect and adverse reaction in PSE in the Chinese, we conducted this study. METHODS Forty-one patients(More)
PURPOSE To study the pathologic basis of intestinal wall calcification caused by Schistosoma japonicum visualized with computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve patients underwent CT of the abdomen to detect what pathologic examination proved to be schistosomiasis japonica. Eight intestinal specimens from five of the patients were subjected(More)
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