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PURPOSE The safety and efficacy of radical laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LG) with D2 lymphadenectomy for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remain controversial. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to compare laparoscopic and conventional open distal gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissections for AGC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between(More)
The biochemical methane potentials for typical fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) and food waste (FW) from a northern China city were investigated, which were 0.30, 0.56 m3 CH4/kgVS (volatile solids) with biodegradabilities of 59.3% and 83.6%, respectively. Individual anaerobic digestion testes of FVW and FW we re conducted at the organic loading rate (OLR) of(More)
Aberrant chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor CXCR4 expressions in malignant tissues have been reported, but its role in gastric cancer prognosis remains unknown. Our studies were designed to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of CXCR4 in patients with gastric cancer. CXCR4 expression was retrospectively analyzed by immunohistochemistry in(More)
This paper discusses the compatibility issue between policies of Web services, which could refrain the automatic composition of these Web services from smoothly progressing. Policies regulate/constrain the functioning of Web services at three levels identified by business, behavior, and privacy. Because independent Web services collaborate with one another(More)
Aberrant β1, 6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (MGAT5) expression in malignant tissues has been reported to be involved in the development of various cancers and their progression, through altering N-glycan branching. We aimed to investigate the clinical and prognostic values of MGAT5 and improve the risk stratification in patients with gastric cancer.(More)
The present study investigated the clinical significance of Snail, a zinc-finger transcription factor, in the development and progression of gastric cancer. To elucidate the relationship between Snail expression and dedifferentiation status with cancer stem cell phenotype in gastric cancer cells, we used western blot analysis, RT-PCR, quantitative real-time(More)
The effects of Dioscorea opposita (huai shan yao, HSY) on dexamethasone-induced insulin resistance were investigated in vitro and in vivo. D. opposita extract reduced significantly the blood insulin and glucose levels in dexamethasone-induced diabetic rats. In vitro, HSY significantly enhanced insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.(More)
A lab-scale continuously-stirred tank reactor (CSTR), used for anaerobic co-digestion of fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) and food waste (FW) at different mixture ratios, was operated for 178 days at the organic loading rate of 3 kg VS (volatile solids)/(m3 x day). The dynamics of the Archaeal community and the correlations between environmental variables(More)
A pre-patient attenuator ("bowtie filter" or "bowtie") is used to modulate an incoming x-ray beam as a function of the angle of the x-ray with respect to a patient to balance the photon flux on a detector array. While the current dynamic bowtie design is focused on fan-beam geometry, in this study we propose a methodology for dynamic bowtie design in(More)
A bowtie is a filter used to shape an x-ray beam and equalize its flux reaching different detector channels. For development of spectral CT with energy discriminating photon-counting (EDPC) detectors, here we propose and evaluate a dynamic bowtie for performance optimization based on a patient model or a scout scan. With a mechanical rotation of a dynamic(More)