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Background. Studies in animals with short bowel syndrome (SBS) suggest that up-regulation of nutrient transporter activity occurs as an adaptive response to the loss of absorptive area. It is unclear, however, whether nutrient transport is altered at the membrane in SBS. The purpose of this study...
Background. We developed a novel treatment of preoperative embolization therapy in an attempt to prevent anastomotic leakage after esophageal resection. We report the results of this new treatment. Methods. Preoperative embolization therapy (PET) was performed in 24 cases of esophageal carcinoma....
Background. Macrophage procoagulant activity (PCA) has been proposed as a key mediator of abscess formation. Experimentally, transient systemic bacterial infections lead to increased numbers of intraabdominal abscesses after a subsequent episode of peritonitis. We tested the hypothesis that these...