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Fork head box M1 (FoxM1) is a proliferation-associated transcription factor essential for cell cycle progression. Numerous studies have documented that FoxM1 has multiple functions in tumorigenesis and its elevated levels are frequently associated with cancer progression. The present study was conducted to investigate the expression of FoxM1 and its(More)
Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) is a recently identified human oncoprotein that stabilizes the c-MYC protein. Herein, we aimed to investigate its expression pattern, clinical significance, and biological function in urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the bladder. CIP2A expression was examined in 20 fresh bladder UCC tissues and paired(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our initial experience with transumbilical multiport laparoscopic nephrectomy (TMLN) with transvaginal specimen extraction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January and July 2010, 5 married and parous female patients were submitted to TMLN with transvaginal specimen extraction in our center. All data referring to patient demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate which sperm retrieval technique is suitable for the non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) patient, and to identify the relevant predictive parameters. METHODS Literatures on NOA patients who had undergone sperm retrieval and pathological examination of testis were identified from Cochrane Library, CNKI and Medline (1990 to 2008) and(More)
BACKGROUND Root avulsion of the brachial plexus causes an oxidative stress reaction in the spinal cord and induces dramatic spinal motoneuron death, while EGb761 is a natural free radical cleaning agent. This study was designed to investigate the protective effects of intraperitoneally injected EGb761 against neural damage following brachial root avulsion.(More)
OBJECTIVE • To introduce a modified method for managing the distal ureter in laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (LNU) for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this method. PATIENTS AND METHODS • Six consecutive patients underwent LNU using a one-port pneumovesicum method for pathologically confirmed(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our initial experience with pure transvaginal natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery renal cyst decortication. METHODS From December 2010 to July 2011, five female patients with symptomatic renal cyst in the anterior portion and lower pole of the kidney were submitted to pure transvaginal natural orifice translumenal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of submandibular gland transfer for the prevention of xerostomia after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. METHODS Using the randomized controlled clinical research method, 65 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma were randomly divided into an experimental group consisting of(More)
BACKGROUND The growth of aging populations in an increasing number of countries has led to a concomitant increase in the incidence of chronic diseases. Accordingly, the proportion of older aged patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers and comorbidities has also increased. Thus, improvements must be made in the tolerance and safety of surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience with suprapubic-assisted laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (SA-LESS) in urology. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 236 patients underwent SA-LESS A 5- and 10-mm (or two 5-mm) trocars were inserted at the medial margin of the umbilicus. A 10- or 5-mm trocar was inserted into the abdominal cavity below the ipsilateral pubic(More)