and does not result in an increased complication rate as compared to rhytidectomy alone”
“Unresectable periampullary cancer is commonly characterized by painless jaundice and has a rapid evolution with dismal prognosis. Biliary drainage can be achieved by various techniques and approaches, with the endoscopic drainage being the preferred method. However, when open surgery is performed with the intent to resect a tumor which is finally found to be unresectable, open drainage of the biliary tree is indicated. We present a new technique of cholecystojejunostomy using a circular mechanical stapler, which could be used in patients with intact gallbladder and widely patent the cystic
duct. YH25448 clinical trial The described cholecystoenterostomy with the use of a circular mechanical stapler is the first reported in the literature. The procedure has JNJ-26481585 been successfully used in 6 patients with excellent results. No early recurrence of biliary obstruction, cholangitis or post-operative anastomotic complications were observed. The relative simplicity of the procedure, the shorter operative time and
the effective relief of jaundice, are the main advantages of the proposed technique. We believe that this method needs further investigation and can be proved effective in reducing hospitalization and anastomotic complications, compared to hand-sewn techniques. (C) 2010 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All ISRIB mw rights reserved.”
“We have performed an extensive mutational analysis of aggregation and disaggregation of amyloid-like protofibrils of human muscle acylphosphatase. Our
findings indicate that the regions that promote aggregation in 25%, (v/v) 2,2,2 trifluoroethanol (TFE) are different from those that promote disaggregation under milder conditions (5% TFE). Significant changes in the rate of disaggregation of protofibrils in 5% TFE result not only from mutations situated in the regions of the sequence that play a key role in the mechanism of aggregation in 25%, TFE, but also from mutations located in other regions. In order to rationalise these results, we have used a modified version of the Zyggregator aggregation propensity prediction algorithm to take into account structural rearrangements of the protofibrils that may be induced by changes in Solution conditions. Our results suggest that a wider range of residues contributes to the stability of the aggregates in addition to those that play an important kinetic role in the aggregation process. The Mutational approach described here is capable of providing residue-specific information on the structure and dynamics of amyloid protofibrils under conditions close to physiological and should be widely applicable to other systems. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.