Chunyan Xia

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the expression and prognostic value of bone sialoprotein (BSP) in glioma patients. METHODS We determined the expression of BSP using real-time RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry in tissue microarrays containing 15 normal brain and 270 glioma samples. Cumulative survival was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method and analyzed by the(More)
Early diagnosis of liver fibrosis is critical for early intervention and prognosis of various chronic liver diseases. Conventional repeated histological assessment is impractical due to the associated invasiveness. In the current study, we evaluated circulating miR-185 as a potential biomarker to predict initiation and progression of liver fibrosis. We(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a case of renal carcinoid tumor with liver metastasis followed up postoperatively for 9 years. CASE PRESENTATION A 33-year-old man presented with left flank dull ache. On the abdominal computed tomography, a solid renal mass in the upper portion of the left kidney was detected. The patient had no other abnormal findings, such as(More)
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