Chronic pancreatitis could be well diagnosed by histopathology, but for clinical purposes, differential diagnostics and patient follow-up we use mainly imaging procedures and non-invasive pancreatic function tests, if available. In this study we report the 4 years experiences with noninvasive test of exocrine pancreatic function - breath test with 13C-mixed triglycerides (MTG-BT). libators, the mean difference was 4.9% (Pearson
The effect of artificial bezoar (bovine gallstone powder) on proliferation of human pancreatic cancer
Bile pigments, including bilirubin and biliverdin, contribute importantly to the defense against oxidative stress. Moreover, recent clinical studies suggest that mildly elevated serum bilirubin levels might protect from certain forms of cancer. Artificial bezoar (powdered bovine gallstones, also known as Niu Huang, or Calculus bovis) is used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries for its antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present experimental study, we investigated the effect of artificial bezoar on proliferation of human pancreatic cancer.
Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of 13C-Breath Test Evaluated by NDIRS Infrared Spectrometry
.. (6 hours) 13C breath tests, especially exocrine pancreatic tests with 13C-mixed triglyceride. The cut-off.. .. Rate) estimate.To measure gastrointestinal functions, 500 BT have been performed since 2002: 53.. .. 500 BT have been performed since 2002: 53 tests with 13C-xylose, 161 with 13C-mixed.. ..keywords: tests, spectroscopy, near-infrared, diagnostic..
Oxygen consumption estimation (animation)
.. of heat release in fire experiments and fire tests. The method is based on the generalization that..
Serum bilirubin as a predictor of oxidative stress-mediated diseases
.. bilirubin was thought to have no physiological function other than that of a waste product of heme.. .. including hepatoma, glioblastoma, melanoma, pancreatic, lung, renal, and prostate cell carcinoma and.. .. although the link to the decline of lung functions in smokers with class L allele was not..