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Background. Small bowel resections following radiotherapy for gynecologic cancers have resulted in significant rates of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of rGH on the breaking strength and thickness of radiation-injured ileal anastomoses in an animal...
Background. Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) has been shown to modulate the hypermetabolic response and the hepatic acute-phase response after thermal injury. In vitro studies, however, demonstrated that rhGH activates insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) gene transcription and production,...
Introduction. Unlike simple cold storage, machine preservation allows dynamic assessment and manipulation of the donor organ prior to transplantation. We prospectively compared the effects of five pharmacological agents added to the perfusate during machine preservation of expanded criteria donor...