Chia-Siu Wang

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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a widely used systemic biomarker for diagnosing acute and chronic inflammation. During the past decade, serum CRP has been re-emphasized by extending its clinical use to the prediction or diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, particularly malignancies. Serum CRP has also been found to be elevated in patients(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role to contribute carcinogenesis. The aim of the current study was to identify useful biomarkers from miRNAs. Differential miRNA profiles were analyzed using the miRNA qRT-PCR-based assay. Two of the most upregulated miRNAs were selected and validated. The miR-196a/-196b levels were significantly increased in gastric(More)
Gastric cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in Taiwan. Identification of biomarkers is essential to improve patient survival. Fifty aberrantly expressed proteins were identified using 2-DE combined with MALDI TOF MS and were grouped based on their function. The overexpression of proteins was(More)
To our knowledge, stercoral perforation of the colon is rarely seen with fewer than 90 cases reported in the literature till date. We explored the principles of management to prevent impending mortality in five patients with this condition. Five patients, two males and three females, whose median age was 64 years, had sustained stercoral perforation of the(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) play an important role in carcinogenesis. Previously, we identified miR-26b as a significantly downregulated miRNA in gastric cancer (GC) tissues (n = 106) based on differential quantitative RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) miRNA expression profiles. In the current study, we aimed to clarify the potential role of miR-26b and related target genes in GC(More)
BACKGROUND C-reactive protein (CRP) is a widely-used systemic biomarker for inflammation. Serum CRP is elevated in many malignancies, and is also a prognostic indicator of malignant potential. However, the prognostic significance for survival from gastric cancer has not yet been clarified. We studied the clinical- pathologic association and prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the survival outcome and determined the prognostic factors for gastric cancer patients who underwent gastric resection in the past 6 years. METHODS Between 1994 and 2000, a total of 1,322 patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastric resection in our hospital comprised the study subjects. Their mean age was 61.1(More)
BACKGROUND The optimum strategy for palliative surgery in gastric cancer patients remains undetermined. METHODS In total, 525 patients who had undergone palliative surgery between 1994 and 2000 were evaluated in terms of operative mortality, survival, and palliative effect. Patients were grouped according to the UICC's classification of residual tumors(More)
Background: Female Taiwanese breast cancer patients are younger than their Western counterparts. This study examined the predictors of axillary lymph node metastases in Taiwanese women with T1 breast cancer. Methods: Data from 394 Taiwanese women with T1 invasive breast carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The data contained 6 T1a, 51 T1b, and(More)
miR-196a and/or miR-196b, involved in cancer initiation and progression, are frequently upregulated in tumour tissues. However, the clinical significance of these microRNAs in gastric cancer (GC) remains to be clarified. In the current study, we investigated the potential utility of circulating miR-196a/b as novel biomarkers for early detection and/or(More)