Proceedings of the
XXXVIII Congress of the
European Society for Surgical Research

(Ghent, Belgium, May 28-31, 2003)









Invited Lectures


Transparency - A Pivotal Criterion to Assess the Validity of Scientific Evidence
A. Awa, B. Gehr, C. Hassler and F. Porzsolt

Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 Selective Inhibitors: Rationale,Technology and Selectivity for Pain Management
F. Camu

Minimizing Immunosuppression After Renal Transplantation
H. Ekberg

A Tailored Approach by a Multidisciplinary Team
J.B. Marchesini

Sirolimus After Renal Transplantation – With a Focus on the Rapamune Maintenance Study
C. Mitterbauer and R. Oberbauer

High Volume Plasmapheresis in Liver Failure
P. Ott, O. Clemmesen and F.S. Larsen

Publish or Perish
M. Schein

Quality Management in Experimental Models for Cardiovascular Mechanical Research: Case Study of Left Ventricular Flow Velocity
P. Verdonck

The Cellular Basis of Thrombosis
J. Vermylen

Hyperthermic Intra Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in Peritoneal Carcinomatosis of Colorectal Origin
F.A.N. Zoetmulder, V. Verwaal, S. van Ruth, A. Witkamp and G. van Slooten



Free Papers


Chemoprophylaxis and Consumption of Antibiotics in Surgery
G. Antsaklis, C. Alexiou, E. Konstantinidou, I. Shaheen, N. Economou, P. Antsaklis, I. Karanikas, E. Giannitsioti, A. Antoniadou, G. Margaritis and H. Giamarellou

Polyclonal ATGs in a Model of Ischemia/Reperfusion:Cytological and Histological Analysis
A. Beiras-Fernandez, E. Thein, D. Chappell and C. Hammer

IL-4 in a Model of Ischemia/Reperfusion: Influence of Polyclonal ATGs
A. Beiras-Fernández, E. Thein, D. Chappell, A. Schropp and C. Hammer

Effect of Interferon and Retinoic Acid on Liver Metastasis
J. Caramés, A. Alonso-Varona, T. Palomares, A. Pineda, B. Otero and I. García-Alonso

Caspase Inhibitor Z-VAD-FMK Failed to Protect Rats from Sublethal Hemorrhagic Shock
R. Cursio, R. Bini, N. Belhacene, J. Giudicelli, B. Ferruà, G. Olivero, P. Auberger, B. Mari and J. Gugenheim

The Role of PKB in Anti-apoptotic Signals During Normothermic Liver Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Rats
R. Cursio, N. Filippa, C. Miele, E. Van Obberghen and J. Gugenheim

Semi-flexible Prosthetic Mitral Ring (FLEXRING SJM) Remains Mobile Four Years After Implantation
R.G. Demaria, L. Poirette, F. Leclercq, J-M. Frapier, L.P. Perrault and B. Albat

Alteration of Integrin Expression by Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) in Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells
H. Funahashi, H. Takeyama, H. Sawai, A. Furuta, M. Sato, Y. Okada, T. Hayakawa, M. Tanaka and T. Manabe

Pretreatment with Antioxidants Decreases Damage Due to Reperfusion of Isolated Intestines in the Absence of Leucocytes
I. Goicoechea, R. Fernández, B. Otero, J. Caramés and I. García-Alonso

Hepatotoxic Effect of Zinc Protoporphyrin
B.I. Gustafsson, W. Yang, A. Seifalian, S. Friman and D.S. Delbro

Reduction of Endotoxin-induced Liver Injury by a Specific ROCK Inhibitor
F. Ikeda, H. Terajima, Y. Shimahara and Y. Yamaoka

Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury Is Mitigated in Transgenic C-1-Inhibitor Over-Expressing Mice
D. Inderbitzin, G. Beldi, I. Avital, G. Vinci, D. Stroka and D. Candinas

Functional Comparison of Isolation and Culture Methods for the Purification of Adult Liver Stem Cell From Bone Marrow
D. Inderbitzin, A. Keogh, G. Beldi, M. Gass, D. Stroka, B. Gloor, B. Stieger and D. Candinas

Expansion of Induced Regulatory Cells After Rat Cardiac Transplantation - Compartments and Timing
H. Kitade, M. Kawai, T. Koshiba, L. Overbergh, W. Landuyt, M. Waer, C. Mathieu and J. Pirenne

IFN-g Down-Regulation in Spleen at Early After Transplantation Is Related to Graft Protective Effects by Donor-specific Blood Transfusion (DSBT) in Rat Cardiac Transplantation Model
H. Kitade, M. Kawai, T. Koshiba, L. Overbergh, W. Landuyt, M. Waer, C. Mathieu and J. Pirenne

Mitochondrial DNA Deletions in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patients
S. Levitsky, J. Laurikka, R.D. Stewart, C.T. Campos, S.J. Lahey and J.D. McCully

Inhibition of Human Parathyroid Angiogenesis with a Tubulin Inhibitor
J.M. Lewis, P.J. Maxwell IV, C.T. Anthony, B.M. Gebhardt, J.L. Thomson, D.A. Balster, J. Rothermel and E.A. Woltering

Prevention of Surgical Adhesion Formation with Colchicine on a Rat Model
J. López Gutiérrez, J.L. Elizondo Hinojosa, A.J. Jáuregui Soto, M. Díaz Martínez, F. Alcocer Gouyonet and R. Perez García

Use of Vein Graft as a Tendon Sheath Substitute Following Tendon Repair: An Innovative Technique in Tendon Surgery
S.R. Moosavi and A.R. Kalantar Motamedi

Is Serum Mucin–Like Glycoprotein Antigen (KL–6) a Useful Marker for Preoperative Risk Factor in Hepatitis C?
H. Nozaki, T. Inoau, T. Takano and Y. Kuroki

Chronic Allograft Nephropathy Is Prevented by PDGF Receptor Inhibition
J. Savikko and E. von Willebrand

Immunohistochemical Analysis of Intraductal Papillary-Mucinous Tumors of the Pancreas
H. Sawai, M. Tanaka, H. Funahashi, M. Yamamoto, Y. Okada and T. Manabe

Experimental Model of Systemic Distribution of Talc After Pleurodesis in Relation to Administration Time
A. Stamatelopoulos, M. Arnaouti, V. Chantziara, E. Thanopoulou, D. Perrea, P. Karagiannakos and T. Dossios



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