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Scientific codes are all subject to variation in performance depending on the runtime platform and/or configuration, the output writing API employed, and the file system for output. Since changing the IO routines to match the optimal or desired configuration for a given system can be costly in terms of human time and machine resources, the Adaptable IO(More)
BACKGROUND Somatostatin analogues are commonly used to treat symptoms associated with hormone hypersecretion in neuroendocrine tumors; however, data on their antitumor effects are limited. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational study of the somatostatin analogue lanreotide in patients with advanced,(More)
B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion site 1 (BMI1) is a member of the polycomb group of transcriptional repressors. Until now, its expression and functional significance in pancreatic carcinogenesis was unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that expression of BMI1 was markedly up-regulated in pancreatic cancer cell lines and(More)
AIMS To discuss the clinical experiences of solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) of the pancreas by summarizing clinical information of patients with this disease in China. METHODS Chinese literature concerning SPTs of the pancreas published between January 1996 and October 2006 were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS A total of 390 cases had(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate whether pretreatment with single low loading dose of tongxinluo (TXL), a traditional Chinese medicine, 1 h before myocardial ischemia could attenuate no-reflow and ischemia-reperfusion injury by regulating endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) via the PKA pathway. In a 90-min ischemia and 3-h(More)
Strategies using carbon-based nanomaterials as carriers for delivering chemotherapeutic drugs to cancers have been described well. Here a novel magnetic lymphatic-targeting drug-delivery system, based on functionalised carbon nanotubes (fCNTs), is presented with the aim of improving the outcome of cancer with lymph node involvement. The potential(More)
OBJECTIVE Solid pseudopapillary tumor (SPT) of the pancreas, which predominantly affects young women, is a relatively indolent entity with favorable prognosis. The aim of this study is to describe the clinicopathologic features and surgical management of this disease in our institution. METHODS A retrospective study of clinical data from 26 consecutive(More)
Although regional lymph nodes (RLN) dissection remains the only way to cure pancreatic cancer metastasis, it is unavoidably associated with sizable trauma, multiple complications, and low surgical resection rates. Thus, exploring a treatment approach for the ablation of drug-resistant pancreatic cancer is always of great concern. Moreover, reoperative and(More)
The climate of Yunnan province ranges from humid tropical to subtropical. Wild edible fruits form an important dietary component of the ethnic groups in the south of Yunnan Province, which is famous for its rich diversity in both biological resources and ethnic culture, and A list of 123 different fruits is presented, which includes the folk names used by(More)
Hierarchical clustering has been widely used in numerous applications due to its informative representation of clustering results. But its higher computation cost and inherent data dependency prohibits it from performing on large datasets efficiently. In this paper, we present a distributed singlelinkage hierarchical clustering algorithm (DiSC) based on(More)