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Identification of a point mutation in the catalytic domain of the protooncogene c-kit in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients who have mastocytosis with an associated hematologic disorder.
Both stem cells and mast cells express c-kit and proliferate after exposure to c-kit ligand. Mutations in c-kit may enhance or interfere with the ability of c-kit receptor to initiate theExpand
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A network meta-analysis of therapeutic outcomes after new image technology-assisted transurethral resection for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: 5-aminolaevulinic acid fluorescence vs
BackgroundThis study included a network meta-analysis of evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the therapeutic outcome of transurethral resection (TUR) in patients withExpand
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Robot-assisted laparoendoscopic single-site surgery: partial nephrectomy for renal malignancy.
OBJECTIVES To describe our experience with robot-assisted laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) to perform partial nephrectomy and evaluate a hybrid homemade port system as an effective accessExpand
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Robotic palpation and mechanical property characterization for abnormal tissue localization
Palpation is an intuitive examination procedure in which the kinesthetic and tactile sensations of the physician are used. Although it has been widely used to detect and localize diseased tissues inExpand
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Clinical significance of peripheral zone thickness in men with lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia
To evaluate the clinical impact of prostate peripheral zone thickness (PZT), based on presumed circle area ratio (PCAR) theory, on urinary symptoms in men with lower urinary tract symptoms/benignExpand
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Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy versus robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
PURPOSE Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is an alternative treatment modality for small-sized renal tumors. Robot-assisted LPN (RLPN) has also been performed with an advantage in repairing theExpand
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Functional and oncological outcomes of open, laparoscopic and robot‐assisted partial nephrectomy: a multicentre comparative matched‐pair analyses with a median of 5 years’ follow‐up
To compare outcomes at a 5‐year median follow‐up among different partial nephrectomy (PN) approaches: robot‐assisted (RAPN), laparoscopic (LPN) and open partial nephrectomy (OPN).
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Initial experience with 50 laparoendoscopic single site surgeries using a homemade, single port device at a single center.
PURPOSE We report our technique of and initial experience with 50 patients who underwent laparoendoscopic single site surgery using a homemade single port device at a single institution. MATERIALSExpand
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Detection of human herpesvirus 8 DNA in pemphigus and chronic blistering skin diseases.
Increased incidences of Kaposi's sarcoma and lymphoid malignancies have been observed in patients with pemphigus, and the human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is very strongly associated with these tumors.Expand
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The beneficial effect of alpha-blockers for ureteral stent-related discomfort: systematic review and network meta-analysis for alfuzosin versus tamsulosin versus placebo
BackgroundThis study was carried out a network meta-analysis of evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate stent-related discomfort in patients with alfuzosin or tamsulosin versusExpand
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