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  • Transplantation Proceedings 10/1998; 30(6):2685-6. · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Large abdominal wall defects may require a prosthesis for closure. The aim of our study was to identify the best material for abdominoplasty in pediatric patients. One hundred twenty-eight Wistar KY strain male rats (3 weeks old) were used. All animals underwent celiotomy via a midline skin incision. They were divided into seven groups as follows: the animals in groups 1 through 6 underwent full-thickness abdominal wall excision 3 cm in diameter. The animals in group 1 underwent primary closure. In groups 2 through 6 the defect was closed with prosthetic material. In Group 7, a sham operation was performed. Daily weights were measured. The animals were killed after 3 and 9 weeks. Adhesion scores were assigned for each group. Vicryl mesh resulted in the fewest adhesions and had no effect on weight gain in the developing rats.
    Pediatric Surgery International 10/1998; 13(7):487-90. · 1.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Assessment of tumor proliferative activity is considered to be the most powerful prognostic factor aside from axillary lymph node status. The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical value of measurement of proliferative activity using the MIB-1 labeling index in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: Surgical specimens from 36 patients with benign breast disorders and146 patients with breast cancer were investigated. The MIB-1 labeling index wasdetermined on the specimens stained by immunohistochemical methods as much as possible. Clinical factors associated with the MIB-1 labeling index were reviewed. RESULTS: The MIB-1 labeling index for non-proliferative disorders, proliferative disorders, and breast cancer was 3.4 +/-1.9%, 8.9 +/-6.2% and 20+/-12%, respectively. The MIB-1 labeling index and tumor size, lymph node metastasis status, and clinical stage according to the TNM classification correlated significantly. Survival rate was inversely correlated with the MIB-1 labeling index. No patientwith an MIB-1 labeling index of less than 10% had lymph node metastases, and all are alive without recurrence. Patients with an MIB-1 labeling index of over 30% had an extremely poor prognosis. CONCLUSION: The MIB-1 labeling index is very useful for predicting both either extremely good or extremely poor prognosis, and axillary lymph node metastasis
    Breast Cancer 08/1998; 5(3):255-259. · 1.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BackgroundAssessment of tumor proliferative activity is considered to be the most powerful prognostic factor aside from axillary lymph node status. The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical value of measurement of proliferative activity using the MIB-1 labeling index in patients with breast cancer. MethodsSurgical specimens from 36 patients with benign breast disorders and 146 patients with breast cancer were investigated. The MIB-1 labeling index was determined on the specimens stained by immunohistochemical methods as much as possible. Clinical factors associated with the MIB-1 labeling index were reviewed. ResultsThe MIB-1 labeling index for non-proliferative disorders, proliferative disorders, and breast cancer was 3.4±1.9%, 8.9±6.2% and 20±12%, respectively. The MIB-1 labeling index and tumor size, lymph node metastasis status, and clinical stage according to the TNM classification correlated significantly. Survival rate was inversely correlated with the MIB-1 labeling index. No patient with an MIB-1 labeling index of less than 10% had lymph node metastases, and all are alive without recurrence. Patients with an MIB-1 labeling index of over 30% had an extremely poor prognosis. ConclusionsThe MIB-1 labeling index is very useful for predicting both either extremely good or extremely poor prognosis, and axillary lymph node metastasis.
    Breast Cancer 06/1998; 5(3):255-259. · 1.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The present study was undertaken to investigate the possibility of determining a prognosis for gastrointestinal tract leiomyosarcoma with the use of DNA analysis and MIB-1 staining. Malignant tumors originating in smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract, surgically excised from 23 lesions in 17 patients (stomach; 8 cases, 12 lesions; small intestine: 6 cases, 8 lesions; colon: 3 cases, 3 lesions) and embedded in paraffin, were examined. DNA was analyzed using flow cytometry to produce a DNA histogram, and aneuploidy and diploidy were found. MIB-1 staining was done in conformity with the ABC method. 1. An investigation of prognoses using the Kaplan-Meier method revealed a tendency for more favorable prognoses in patients determined to be aneuploid through DNA analysis. However, this was not significantly better than those exhibiting diploidy. 2. All patients who died had a MIB-1 staining positivity rate of over 10%, while all patients who had no recurrence within one year or survived had a MIB-1 staining positivity of less than 10%. 3. No consistent trends were observed between MIB-1 positivity rate and DNA analysis, MIB-1 positivity rate and size of tumor, or DNA analysis and size of tumor. 4. The MIB-1 positivity rate of patients with remote metastases was significantly greater than that of patients with no remote metastases. From the fact that patients with MIB-1 positivity rates of greater than 10% had a poor prognosis, while those with rates of less than 10% had a favorable prognosis, we conclude that a MIB-1 positivity rate of 10% is an important value in determining the prognosis of patients with gastrointestinal tract leiomyosarcomas.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 05/1998; 25 Suppl 3:475-80.