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BACKGROUND The preoperative predictors of microvascular invasion (MVI) in multinodular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are currently unclear. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 266 patients who underwent potentially curative resection of multinodular HCC. MVI was diagnosed on pathological examination in 64 patients. Preoperative risk factors for MVI were(More)
Recent efforts suggest an aetiological role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). The purpose of this study was to clarify the clinicopathologic characteristics and surgical outcomes of patients with HBV-associated ICC. All patients with chronic HBV infection were identified from a database of patients with ICC that(More)
BACKGROUND Nonresolving inflammation and viral mutations are important in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-induced hepatocarcinogenesis. However, the effects of genetic polymorphisms affecting nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) on HBV persistence and generation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)-related HBV mutations remain unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS rs28362491(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effects of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on boar sperm quality during liquid storage at 17°C. Boar semen samples were collected and diluted with Modena containing different concentrations (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 g/l) of BSA, and sperm motility, plasma membrane integrity, acrosome integrity, total antioxidative capacity(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the impact of preoperative hepatitis B viral load, as well as postoperative antiviral therapy, on the risk of long-term survival after curative resection of hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A prospective cohort of hepatitis B virus-related HCC patients(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is currently unsatisfactory. The aims of this study were to identify prognostic factors after curative ICC resection, and to evaluate the effects of postoperative transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of 114 ICC(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the surgical techniques of hepatic artery reconstruction in liver transplantation (OLT) and the choice of treatment for hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT). METHODS We analyzed hepatic artery reconstructions based on 234 cadaveric donor liver transplantations and seven living related liver transplantations from April 2003 to February(More)
OBJECTIVE The long non-coding RNA BCAR4 (BCAR4) has been reported to be associated with cancer development. The aim of our study was to investigate the expression of BCAR4 in osteosarcoma patients and its association with clinicopathologic parameters and the prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) assay was used to detect the(More)
The piezoelectric stick-slip (PZT-SS) actuator is known to achieve motion with a theoretically unlimited range yet high resolution (several nanometers). In this type of actuator, friction plays an active role in producing a meaningful stick-slip motion. However, friction is a source of heat which may cause significant temperature rise, affecting the dynamic(More)