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p38 MAP kinase 58 p53 75, 111, 114, 172 Packed red blood cells (PRBC) 31, 194

Paget's disease 76 Palmar erythema 90 Pamidronate 71 Pancreatic pseudocyst 144 Pancreaticoduodenectomy 105, 141 Pancuronium 37

Paraneoplastic syndrome 3, 169, 172 Parathyroid adenoma 3 Parathyroid hormone (PTH) 5, 169, 172

Parathyroid hyperplasia 104 Parenteral nutrition 133 Parietal cell 89, 94-96, 102, 104

Parietal cell vagotomy 95, 96 Parotid gland 191 Partial mastectomy 78 Parvovirus B19 30 Patch angioplasty 161 Pelvic fracture 182, 183 Pentoxyifylline 53

Peptic ulcer disease 90, 92-94, 96, 97,

104, 105, 157 Percutaneous lung biopsy 30 Perfluorocarbon 32, 63 Perforation 39, 96, 97, 100, 103, 107, 108, 110, 114, 131, 132, 178, 196, 198 Perforin 13, 14, 18 Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) 52, 53, 162

Pernicious anemia 89, 100, 104 Phagocytosis 12, 14, 15, 19, 48 Phagosome 12 Pheochromocytoma 158 Phlegmon 109, 110 Phosphate 3, 5 Piperacillin 60 Pituitary tumor 74

51, 57, 132, 157, 194 Platelet activating factor (PAF) 13, 132

Platelet aggregation 24, 26 Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)

48, 51, 53 Pleomorphic adenoma 191, 193 Plummer-Vinson syndrome 189 Pneumatosis intestinalis 198 Pneumonectomy 167, 171 Pneumonia 57, 59-61, 158, 168, 178,

179, 181, 196 Pneumoperitoneum 150, 153, 154, 155

Pneumothorax 7, 30, 145, 157, 169 Poland's syndrome 72 Polymerized pyridoxylated hemoglobin 32 Polymyxin 54 Polysplenia 200 Portacaval shunt 122

Portal hypertension 90, 121, 122,

126, 129, 141, 198 Portal vein thrombosis 121 Portosystemic shunt 122, 123 Positive predictive value 45, 160 Postgastrectomy syndromes 98 Postvagotomy diarrhea 98 Potassium 2, 5, 8, 36, 194, 197 Prednisone 103

Pregnancy 39, 78, 147, 150, 155 Pressure ulcers 53 Primary aldosteronism 3 Primary biliary cirrhosis 135 Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) 135

Probability 47, 99 Procaine 38 Procrit® 32 Progesterone 7, 79 Prolactin 4, 72, 74 Propofol 33, 35, 40 Propranolol 163 Prospective studies 44, 46 Prostacyclin 24

Protected specimen brushings (PSB) 59, 60

Protein C 25, 28, 57, 58 Protein S 28 Protein synthesis 5, 6, 51 Proton pump inhibitors 91, 95, 96, 157

Prune-Belly syndrome 201 Pseudomonas 60

Pulmonary function 40, 87, 154, 170, 171

Pulmonary hypertension 61 Pulmonary sequestration 196 Pyloric stenosis 197 Pyloroplasty 88, 95, 96, 98, 102 Pyogenic liver abscess 124 Pyridostigmine 36

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