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Background: Hepatobiliary scintigraphy is a very accurate test in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. However, ultrasonography is extensively used for the diagnosis of this disease. In this study, we directly compare the diagnostic accuracy of these techniques for acute cholecystitis. Materials...
Background: The connective tissue component hyaluronan is accumulated locally in the damaged tissue during various inflammatory conditions. Owing to the strong water-binding capacity of this glycosaminoglycan, increased tissue content of hyaluronan is paralleled by the development of interstitial...
Background: Impaired nutritional conditions in patients with diabetes are significant risk factors after major abdominal surgery. We constructed recombinant adenovirus vector carrying the human insulin gene (AxCAIns) for in vivo insulin gene transfer to improve metabolic impairments after a major...
Background: Tumor venous invasion in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is frequent and can be macroscopic and microscopic or microscopic alone. Although macroscopic invasion is a well-established prognostic indicator, the clinical significance of microscopic invasion remains...