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Shlomit Dachir, Maayan Cohen, Hila Gutman, Liat Cohen, Hillel Buch, Tamar Kadar
OBJECTIVE: Acrolein is a potent irritant and a vesicant that was used by the French during WWI as the warfare agent named: "papite". Nowadays, it is produced in large amounts all over the world in the industry for the production of acrylic acid and for agriculture use as herbicide. The aim of this study was to characterize the effects of acute eye exposure to acrolein vapor and to evaluate the efficacy of a topical post-exposure combination treatment with a local anesthetic and a steroid...
2015: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Papit Nattee, Sittisak Honsawek, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Paisarn Vejchapipat, Apiradee Thamboonlers, Yong Poovorawan
OBJECTIVE: Biliary atresia (BA) is one of the most common causes of neonatal cholestasis. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an important mediator of inflammation and immune response in various diseases. The objective of this study was to examine the possible roles of MIF in BA. METHODS: Forty-eight BA paediatric patients who had undergone a Kasai operation and 22 healthy children were recruited. The mean ages of the patients and controls were 8.47 +/- 0...
April 2009: Asian Journal of Surgery
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