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AIM The DNA repair gene X-ray repair complementing defective repair in Chinese hamster cells 6 (XRCC6) is thought to play an important role in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks. It is known that defects in double-strand break repair capacity can lead to irreversible genomic instability. However, the association of polymorphic variants of XRCC6 with(More)
INTRODUCTION E-cadherin (CDH-1) is a cell-cell adhesive molecule which maintains cell integrity and communication between the intracellular and extracellular world. CDH-1 may therefore be related to carcinogenesis. A polymorphism located at the 3'-UTR of the CDH-1 gene is associated with stone disease; however, its relationship to prostate cancer has not(More)
AIM Japanese and American groups reported that single nucleotide variation of caveolin-1 gene (CAV1) plays an important role in breast cancer risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of six polymorphic genotypes of CAV1, which is reported to be overexpressed in tumors, with breast cancer within a Taiwanese population. PATIENTS AND(More)
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) perforator flap is based on the septocutaneous or musculocutaneous perforators from the lateral circumflex femoral vessels. Each perforator artery should be accompanied by 2 veins. Anomalies of the perforator anatomy in the subfascia and intramuscular layer are rarely reported. This study analyzed 6 anatomic perforator(More)
We describe a case of complete guillotine-type penile amputation at the proximal penile shaft. The blood flow was established 10 h after trauma. Circulation in the replanted penis was quite good but there was progressive prepuce necrosis after the hematoma. Cosmetic and urinary outcome was good 6 weeks later. The repair of deep dorsal penile vessels helps(More)
BACKGROUND Management of an infected groin wound after vascular surgery may be a challenge. We report a retrospective series of cases of the management of groin defects and an algorithm for their management based on our own experience and related literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review from June 2008 to February 2012 of(More)
Ganglion cysts of the temporomandibular joint are very rare and always misdiagnosed as synovial cyst, parotid gland tumor, or other cystic lesions. They present with pain, swelling, or dysfunction. Image studies could facilitate to identify the tumor mass from the adjacent soft tissue, but a definitive diagnosis could be made from the pathologic report.A(More)
The study aimed to describe a patient with multiple skull bone fractures and a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak who received hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). A 40-year-old man presented with subdural hemorrhage, skull bone fractures, facial bone fractures, sinus fractures, and CSF leakage after a one-story fall. He received HBOT as an adjunctive treatment to(More)
Cytokines are reported to be associated with the formation of prostate cancer. Our aim was to investigate whether C/T polymorphisms of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) gene and IL-2 receptor beta (IL-2RB) gene are associated with prostate cancer. We compared the frequency of the polymorphisms of the IL-2 gene and the IL-2RB gene between 96 patients with prostate(More)
A 24-year-old man presented to the plastic surgery clinic complaining of left-side neck persistent tightness sensation for years. He had a palpable broad fibrotic band over his left sternocleidomastoid muscle. In addition, it revealed mild but definite weakness by manual muscle test. Congenital muscular torticollis in adult is a treatable disease and(More)