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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a method for predicting renal function recoverability after the relief of obstructive uropathy using (1)H NMR-based metabonomics. DESIGN AND METHODS This study included 16 bilateral ureteral obstruction (BUO) patients and 9 unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) patients. The obstructions in all of the patients were successfully(More)
BACKGROUND von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a hereditary cancer syndrome caused by germline mutations in the VHL gene. To date, more than 500 VHL families have been reported worldwide. However, few information is available about VHL germline mutations in mainland Chinese families. OBJECTIVE To provide some preliminary information about the germline VHL(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which negatively regulate protein expression by binding protein-coding mRNAs, have been integrated into cancer development and progression as either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes. miR-30c was reported to be downregulated in several types of cancer. However, its role in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains largely unknown. Here,(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of sorafenib in the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have been confirmed in an international collaborative phase III trial. This study aims to confirm similar efficacy and treatment-induced toxicities of sorafenib in the treatment of metastatic RCC in ethnic Chinese patients. METHODS Ninety-eight consecutive and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces renal injury in patients undergoing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 82 patients undergoing LPN were randomly assigned to either the RIPC or control group, with 40 and 38 patients, respectively completing 6-months follow-up. RIPC was conducted(More)
The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect and mechanism of acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) on treating refractory wound of diabetic rats. SD rats were randomly divided into control group, diabetes group, and aFGF group. Ulcer skin tissues of three groups of rats were respectively collected on days 7 and 14 after establishment of ulcer(More)
Idiopathic ventricular tachycardia is a generic term that describes the various forms of ventricular arrhythmias that occur in patients without structural heart disease and in the absence of the long QT syndrome. Many of these tachycardias are focal in origin, localize to the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), terminate in response to beta blockers,(More)
Metabonomic profiling using proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis of human serum samples was used to characterize metabolic profiles in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We found distinct, easily detectable differences between (a) RCC patients and healthy humans, (b) RCC patients with metastases and without(More)
Platelet to Lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is thought to be associated with a worse outcome in multiple types of cancer. However, the prognostic significance of PLR has not been investigated in the prostate cancer (PCa) patients receiving hormonal therapy. The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic value of PLR in PCa patients treated with androgen(More)
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths of men. Bmi-1, a member of PcG family of proteins, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer, and disturbed profile of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been found in prostate cancer tissues. How Bmi-1 is regulated by miRNAs is unclear. In this study, we screened 18 miRNAs that(More)