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Liver cystic echinococcosis in humans — a study of 30 cases


The aim of this study is to demonstrate the clinical manifestations and diagnostic approach to liver hydatid disease and suggest its treatment. The prospective study was carried out on 30 patients with liver hydatidosis. Hepatologic examinations were based on: medical history, physical examination, biochemical and serological tests, ultrasonography and computed tomography scanning. Twenty-five (83.3 %) patients underwent radical cyst resection, while in 5 (16.7 %) cases liver resection with left lobectomy was also performed. Hydatid cyst was histopathologically verified in all the patients. Our results showed that the patients with multiple cysts had impaired functional liver tests significantly more often than patients with unilocular cyst. In addition, ultrasonography and computed tomography scans are the valid imaging procedures in diagnosis. Radical, surgical resection of hepatic hydatid cysts is the goal of treatment.

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Effect of gibberellic acid, stratification and salinity on seed germination of Echinacea purpurea cv. Magnus

assa-foetida , as a medicinal plant. Iranian J Med Aroma Plant 2007; 23:391-404. 12. ISTA. International rules for seed testing. Seed Sci Tech 1993; 21: Supplement 13. Ellis RH, Roberts EH. The quantification of ageing and survival in orthodox seeds. Seed Sci Tech 1981; 9:373-409. 14. Chuanren D, Bochu W, Wanquian L, Jing C, Huan A. Effect of chemical and physical factors to improve the germination rate of Echinacea angustifolia seeds. Colloids and Surf B: Biointerfaces 2004; 37:101-5. 15. Nadjaf M, Rastgoo M. Seed germination and dormancy

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Progress in Research on Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

of self-report measures used in vestibular rehabilitation based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Physical Therapy, 2011, 91:346. 12 Foster CA. Vestibular rehabilitation. Bailliere’s Clinical Neurology, 1994, 3:577. 13 Wu X, Zhang S. Significance and Clinical Application of Vestibular Function Test, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2007, 42:237. 14 Horak FB, Jones-Rycewicz C, Black FO, et al . Effects of vestibular rehabilitation on dizziness and imbalance. Otolaryngology

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Pyogenic liver abscess in a child with concomitant infections – Staphylococcus aureus, Echinococcus multilocularis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

-Guérin bacilllus vaccine at birth. Laboratory blood examination revealed elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) and an abdominal ultrasound (USG) showed the presence of numerous hypoechogenic lesions in the liver, hepatosplenomegaly and as-cites. The physical examination revealed abdominal distension, non-tender to palpation and hepatomegaly with a liver edge palpable in inguinal region. The results of some laboratory blood tests are shown in Table 1 . Bilirubin, electrolytes, blood urea, nitrogen and creatinine were within the physiological range. A computed tomography (CT) scan

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Crenosoma vulpis infection in a four-month old puppy

-October, she was core vaccinated against canine distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and leptospirosis and treated with a topical parasiticide containing 10 % imidacloprid + 2.5 % moxidectin. After a physical examination, blood was collected from the jugular vein for a complete blood count (CBC), serum chemistry profile and an antigen blood test specific for the detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection (IDEXX Angio Detect™ Test). In order to assess the lungs, heart and chest wall, the dog was premedicated with acepromazine and butorphanol, and general

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Acute Respiratory Disease at a Chinese Military Recruitment Training Center: Three-Year Consecutive Investigation

;43(10):1239-12345. 23. Li X, Chen H, You L, Wei J, Wang F, Wang X. Evaluation of the commercial rapid Mycoplasma pneumoniae medium method using the medium PCR and serum antibody test. Clin Lab 2011;57(5-6):351-355. 24. DeFraites RF. The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center: enhancing the Military Health System’s public health capabilities. BMC Public Health 2011;11(Suppl 2):S1. 25. Eick AA, Wang Z, Hughes H, Ford SM, Tobler SK. Comparison of the trivalent live attenuated vs. inactivated influenza vaccines among U.S. military service members. Vaccine

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Research progress on anti-infection therapy for sepsis in children

sepsis caused by G– bacterial infection were higher than those in G+-infection patients. This result provided a basis for the selection of antimicrobial agents. Oliveira et al . [ 30 ] also found that C-reactive protein and anti-procalcitonin could guide the antibacterial treatment of patients with severe sepsis. The median durations of antibiotics dispensed with guidance using the two markers were 6.0 days and 7.0 days, respectively ( P =0.06). The physical conditions, clinical symptoms, laboratory test results, and biomarkers of the children should be considered

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Infection in central venous catheter led by parenteral nutrition of tumor patients

bacteria and fungi: (1) the physical support of surface structures (such as cell wall, mycelium, flagella, and cilia) [ 21 ] and (2) through interactions of secretion or autolysis chemicals (such as signaling molecules, extracellular polysaccharide, protein, and DNA and RNA) to complete the exchange and information transmission of genes and metabolites, change antibiotic resistance, adapt to environment pressures, and express virulence genes. Given the complexity of the interaction between bacteria and fungi, scarce information can explain the specific mechanisms, which

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Nematicidal and fertilizing effects of chicken manure, fresh and composted olive mill wastes on organic melon

] Briar, S. S., Grewal, P. S., Somasekhar, N., Stinner, D., Miller, S. A. (2007): Soil nematode community, organic matter, microbial biomass and nitrogen dynamics in field plots transitioning from conventional to organic management. App. Soil Ecol., 37: 256–266. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2007.08.004 [10] Bulluck, L. R., Brosius, M., Evanylo, G. K., Ristaino, J. B. (2002): Organic and synthetic fertility amendments influence soil microbial, physical and chemical properties on organic and conventional

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Detrimental effects of geldanamycin on adults and larvae of Trichinella spiralis

, 1976 ). Briefly, mice were infected orally by 250 Trichinella L1 larvae. After 48 h the animals were killed, the small intestine removed, cut into pieces, and kept in phosphate-buffered saline for 4 h of incubation at 37 °C. The female adult worms were collected in test tubes. GA was then added and diluted in PBS to the appropriate concentration (0.5 μM or 1.0 μM). Controls included worms incubated with the appropriate volume of carrier DMSO or PBS. Worms were incubated at 37 °C in an atmosphere of 5 % CO 2 in air. Samples of worms were taken after 6 h and 24 h of

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