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OBJECTIVE To investigate if there are microsatellite loci in the long arm of chromosome 6 that have close relationship with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS Multiple PCR approach was used to analyze the 18 loci in the long arm of chromosome 6. The PCR products were analyzed in PAGE, and then the electrophoresis maps were analyzed with Gene Scan(TM) and(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that circulating muscle-enriched miR-1 and the cardiac-specific miR-208 and miR-499 might leak out of the necrotic myocardium and release into the circulation during the early stages of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aims to investigate potential predictive value of the three miRNAs in AMI. METHODS Plasma(More)
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) expression has been identified as associated with cancer development and metas-tasis. Autophosphorylation of FAK at tyrosine (Y) 397 (pY397) performs a critical role in tumor cell signaling. However, few studies have evaluated the expression of pY397 FAK in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, pY397 FAK(More)
BACKGROUND Although dobutamine stress myocardial contrast echocardiography (DSMCE) has been widely used for the prediction of myocardial functional recovery, dynamic changes that occur at the microcirculatory level during stress have been studied limitedly. The objective of the present study was to use low-dose DSMCE to assess microvascular damage and(More)
We present a case in which extracorporeal life support treatment of a 6-year-old girl asphyxiated by aspiration of an elliptic plastic ball is described. The attempts for extraction of the foreign body by conventional bronchoscopy under critically ill conditions had failed. Thus, a skin incision was made in the midline, and an emergency open-chest(More)
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