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Surgery-induced acute postoperative pain may lead to prolonged convalescence. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on postoperative analgesia following abdominal colectomy surgeries. Eighty patients scheduled for abdominal colectomy surgery under general anesthesia were divided into 2 groups, which were(More)
Neurocysticercosis, involvement of the central nervous system by taenia solium, is one of the most common parasitic diseases of the CNS. However, spinal involvement by neurocysticercosis is uncommon. Here, we reported a 40-year-old woman with intramedullary cysticercosis in the thoracic spinal cord. MRI revealed two well-defined round intramedullary lesions(More)
Surgery-induced acute postoperative pain and stress response may lead to prolonged convalescence. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on postoperative analgesia and recovery after abdominal colectomy surgeries.Sixty-seven patients scheduled for abdominal colectomy under general anesthesia were divided(More)
Surgery-induced acute postoperative pain and stress response can lead to prolonged convalescence. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on postoperative analgesia and recovery following abdominal hysterectomy surgeries. Sixty-four patients scheduled for abdominal hysterectomy under general anesthesia(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the prognostic role of endothelin-1 (EDN1) and endothelin A receptor (EDNRA) gene polymorphisms in patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Two hundred three consecutive patients with locoregionally advanced NPC were enrolled. Seven potentially functional polymorphisms in the(More)
BACKGROUND The principal aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating four-dimensional (4D)-computed tomography (CT)-based functional information into treatment planning and to evaluate the potential benefits of individualized beam setups to better protect lung functionality in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Treatment outcomes vary greatly in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of radiation and chemotherapy drug action pathway gene polymorphisms on the survival of patients with locoregionally advanced NPC treated with cisplatin- and fluorouracil-based chemoradiotherapy. (More)
We describe a rare scalp malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) with cranial destruction and intracranial extension in a 52-year-old male with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The scalp tumor measured 22cm×18cm, with local surface ulceration. Skin examination revealed many café-au-lait spots and small, hard dermal nodules on the trunk. CT scans(More)
Recent studies reported that activation of spinal ephrinB1/EphB1 signaling induced pain-like behaviors, although the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. The present study investigated the functional role of transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) in intrathecal ephrinB1-Fc-induced acute thermal hyperalgesia. Intrathecal(More)
Purpose: We aimed to investigate the prognostic role of endothelin-1 (EDN1) and endothelin A receptor (EDNRA) gene polymorphisms in patients with locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carci-noma (NPC). Experimental Design: Two hundred three consecutive patients with locoregionally advanced NPC were enrolled. Seven potentially functional polymorphisms in(More)