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BACKGROUND CXCR4 is a cognitive receptor for stromal-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and has been previously shown to be associated with tumor growth and invasion of many cancers. However, its expression and function in gastric cancer has not been well clarified. MATERIALS AND METHODS Herein, we studied the expression of CXCR4 on gastric samples from patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Satisfactory results have been seen with epidural steroid injections (ESI) in patients with herniated disks (HD), but the role in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has been less investigated. We compared long-term effects of ESI in HD and LSS patients. METHODS In a prospective, single-blind uncontrolled study, 60 patients with radicular pain due to(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of magnesium sulphate on succinylcholine-induced fasciculation in patients during the induction of general anaesthesia. METHODS The double-blind randomised clinical trial was conducted in 2012 at Tohid and Besat Hospitals in Sanandaj, Iran, on patients who were candidates for surgery under general anaesthesia.(More)
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