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Early detection and accurate preoperative staging of gastric cancer are clinically important because the prognosis and choice of an optimal therapeutic approach are directly related to the stage of a neoplasm at time of presentation. Multidetector row computed tomography is a potentially powerful tool for noninvasive gastric evaluation. When thin(More)
Neurotrophic factors are induced in the brain in response to injury and may restrict the extent of neuronal loss and facilitate recovery. We have previously reported a strong neuronal induction of activin betaA subunit mRNA expression after a hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury in the rat brain. Here, we further extended our studies to examine a role for the(More)
Angiomyolipomas are rare benign tumors that usually occur in the kidneys. Extrarenal angiomyolipomas are extremely uncommon. We describe a case of angiomyolipoma arising in the retroperitoneum that was successfully treated by arterial embolization and surgical excision. The literature on retroperitoneal extrarenal angiomyolipoma and its differential(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is known to be important for oligodendrocyte survival and myelination. In the current study, the authors examined the hypothesis that exogenous IGF-1 could reduce postischemic white matter injury. Bilateral brain injury was induced in near-term fetal sheep by 30 minutes of reversible carotid artery occlusion. Ninety(More)
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) can activate mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in many types of cells. The mechanism of this activation is not well elucidated. Here, we explore the role of TGF-β/Smads signaling compounds in TGF-β1-mediated activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) MAPK in human papillomavirus (HPV)-18(More)
Pseudoroegneria libanotica is an important herbage diploid species possessing the St genome. The St genome participates in the formation of nine perennial genera in Triticeae (Poaceae). The whole chloroplast (cp) genome of P. libanotica is 135 026 bp in length. The typical quadripartite structure consists of one large single copy of 80 634 bp, one small(More)
Erratum to: Staging of gastric cancer with 16-channel MDCT C.-Y. Chen, D.-C. Wu, W.-Y. Kang, J.-S. Hsu Department of Medical Imaging, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100 Tz You 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100 Tz You 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan Department of Pathology,(More)
A group of patients with diagnosed primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) in Auckland between 1982 and 1986 is reviewed. Of the 119 patients, 55 had pre-operative scanning, 36 had no scanning prior to surgery and 29 were managed conservatively. Of the 52 patients who had pre-operative localization with ultrasound scanning, only 27 (52%) had their adenoma(More)
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