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Immune cells contribute to determining the prognosis of gastric cancer. However, their exact role is less clear. We determined the prognostic significance of different immune cells in intratumoral tissue (T), stromal tissue (S), and adjacent normal tissue (N) of 166 gastric cancer cases and their interactions, including CD3+, CD4+, CD8, CD57+, CD68+,(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are thought as the source of tumor maintaining and many CSCs markers have been identified. Regarding the heterogeneity in gastric cancer (GC), TNM stage is not enough to accurately predict the prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of CSCs markers (Lgr5, Oct4, CD133, EpCAM, CD54 and Sox2) and(More)
Purpose To investigate the capabilities of stiffness value and serum biomarkers in the staging of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), with pathologic findings in large surgical specimens serving as the reference standard. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the use of stiffness value and stiffness ratio (ratio of lesion to background liver parenchyma values) to discriminate malignant from benign focal liver lesions by using histologic results as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was(More)
Paragonimiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the genus Paragonimus and usually leads to pulmonary disease. Hepatic paragonimiasis is rare, but duodenal and splenic involvement of this disease has not yet been reported in the literature. Herein, we report two rare cases of hepatic paragonimiasis with simultaneous duodenal or splenic involvement,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) protein expression and gene single-nucleotide polymorphisms to gemcitabine chemosensitivity in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).In total, 54 patients with resectable PDAC, who received postoperative gemcitabine-based therapy, were enrolled in this(More)
AIM This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of liver stiffness and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in differentiating small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from cirrhotic nodule. METHODS A total of 95 chronic hepatitis B patients who were diagnosed with small HCC (n = 53) or cirrhotic nodule (n = 42) underwent ultrasound elastography point(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide and the incidence is increasing as a result of growing hepatitis B and C virus infections. Primary clear cell carcinoma of the liver (PCCCL) is a rare subgroup of primary HCC, which has low metastatic potential and infrequently reported in literature.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the pathological features of superficial esophageal carcinoma and esophageal intraepithelial neoplasia resected through endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS The clinical and pathologic profiles of 130 cases were reviewed, including gross type, histology type, infiltration depth, infiltrative growth pattern, presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Positive esophageal proximal resection margin (ERM+) following esophagectomy was considered as incomplete or R1 resection. The clinicopathological data and long-term prognosis of esophageal cancer (EC) patients with ERM+ after esophagectomy were still unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the clinical significance of ERM+ and(More)