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Protein expression profiling has been increasingly used to discover and characterize biomarkers that can be used for diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic purposes. Most proteomic studies published to date have identified relatively abundant host response proteins as candidate biomarkers, which are often dismissed because of an apparent lack of specificity.(More)
To estimate the accuracy of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO(2)) in predicting postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) for patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, 46 patients aged more than 50years old were enrolled. We measured the patients' cognitive function by using a battery of six neuropsychological tests before surgery and then 7days(More)
BACKGROUND Although overall 5-year survival rates for ovarian cancer are poor (10-30%), stage I/IIa patients have a 95% 5-year survival. New biomarkers that improve the diagnostic performance of existing tumor markers are critically needed. A previous study by Zhang et al. reported identification and validation of three biomarkers using proteomic profiling(More)
Strain W126(T), a Gram-reaction-positive, spore-forming, rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacterium, motile by means of peritrichous flagella, was isolated from selenium mineral soil in Hubei province of China. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis demonstrated that this isolate belonged to the genus Paenibacillus, with 97.9 % sequence similarity to(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) in the treatment of larger hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Eighty-nine (89) patients with unrespectable larger HCC were randomised into a TACE group (n=45) and a TACE plus HIFU group (n=44). Therapeutic(More)
The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the use of ultrasonographically guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in the salvage of limbs in patients with osteosarcoma. Seven patients underwent HIFU ablation. Laboratory and radiologic examinations were performed after intervention. Changes in symptoms and survival time were noted at(More)
We investigated implanting computed tomography (CT)-guided 125I seed to treat locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after chemotherapy failure. From January 2005 to July 2010, we recruited 69 patients with locally advanced NSCLC who had each had first-line chemotherapy four to six times but had progressive disease; 34 received 125I seed(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common but commonly unrecognized. Improved recognition of PAD is needed. We used high-throughput proteomic profiling to find PAD-associated biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS Plasma was collected from PAD patients (ankle brachial index of <0.90; n=45) and subjects with risk factors but without PAD (n=43).(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of clonidine on bilateral pain behaviors and inflammatory responses in neuropathic pain induced by partial sciatic nerve ligation (PSNL), and to better understand whether the antinociception of clonidine was related to α(2)-adrenoceptor mechanisms. Rats were divided randomly into five groups:(More)
PURPOSE This study sought to assess the safety and effect of 125I seed implantation for palliation of painful bone metastases from lung cancer after failure or rejection of conventional treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS 89 patients with painful bone metastases secondary to lung cancer were consented and enrolled in this study from June 2013 to May 2015.(More)