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BACKGROUND Studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and future risks of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate whether OSA is an independent predictor for future cardiovascular and all-cause mortality using prospective observational studies. (More)
The deubiquitinating enzyme USP14 has been identified and biochemically studied, but its role in lung cancer remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of USP14 in patients with lung adenocarcinoma and to define its role in lung cancer cell proliferation. USP14 mRNA levels in different non-small cell lung(More)
UNLABELLED We present a case of 39-year-old male with the symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain and bloody phlegm, whose chest CT showed multiple subpleural nodules and inflammatory infiltration. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery ( VATS ) for right subplural nodule was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. Prednisolone(More)
BACKGROUND Though the possibility of using malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) as alternatives for metastatic pleural tumor tissues (MPTTs) in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation test has been examined, due to the lack of studies comparing the results in matching MPEs and MPTTs, the clinical value of MPEs for advanced adenocarcinoma patients(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is a heterogeneous disease with multiple signaling pathways influencing tumor cell survival and proliferation, and it is likely that blocking only one of these pathways allows others to act as salvage or escape mechanisms for cancer cells. Whether combined inhibition therapy has greater anti-tumor activity than single inhibition(More)
BACKGROUND As acute inhalational injury is an uncommon presentation to most institutions, a standard approach to its assessment and management, especially using flexible bronchoscopy, has not received significant attention. METHODS The objective of this study is to evaluate the value of using flexible bronchoscopy as part of the evaluation and management(More)
A 62-year-old male presented with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma with leptomeningeal metastases (LM). Gemcitabine (1000 mg/m 2 i.v.) was administered on days 1 and 8 while oxaliplatin (100/m 2 i.v.) was administered on day 1 and repeated for 4 cycles every 3 weeks. Computerized tomography (CT) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were used to evaluate the response(More)
BACKGROUND Microwave therapy is a minimal invasive procedure and has been employed in clinical practice for the treatment of various types of cancers. However, its therapeutic application in non-small-cell lung cancer and the underlying mechanism remains to be investigated. This study aimed to investigate its effect on Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) tumor in(More)
BACKGROUND Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and gene variants have been extensively studied in various human diseases. For example, TGF-β1 polymorphisms were associated with fibrosis and pneumoconiosis, but the data remained controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between TGF-β1 -509 C>T [rs1800469], +869 T>C(More)
The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of four commonly used ablation techniques, namely neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser therapy, argon plasma coagulation (APC), high-frequency electrocautery and CO2 cryotherapy. The techniques were performed at various powers or impedance settings, and for various durations, on(More)