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In the present study, Potamogeton crispus L. plants exposed to various concentrations of silver (Ag) (5, 10, 15, and 20 microM) for 5d were investigated to determine the accumulating potential of Ag and its influence on nutrient elements, chlorophyll pigments and fluorescence, various antioxidant enzymes and compounds, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), protein(More)
To comparatively evaluate whether metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients with KRAS codon 13 mutations (codon 13 muts) can benefit from anti-EGFR treatment. We performed a meta-analysis of relevant studies. Systematic searches of the PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases, as well as ASCO conference papers up to July 30, 2012, were retrieved, and the(More)
There is ongoing controversy about potential differences in the influence of the anti-thyroid drugs propylthiouracil (PTU) and methimazole (MMI) on radioiodine treatment of Graves' hyperthyroidism. This retrospective study investigated the influence of PTU and MMI pre-treatment, individually or sequentially, on the outcome of iodine-131 ((131)I) therapy in(More)
BACKGROUND The relapse of cancer after radiotherapy is a clinical knotty problem. Previous studies have demonstrated that the elevation of several factors is likely in some way to lead to the development of treatment tolerance, so it is necessary to further explore the problem of re-proliferated radioresistant cells to chemotherapeutic agents. In the(More)
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor is an extremely rare and highly aggressive neoplasm. It usually arises as a single mass or multiple masses in the abdominal cavity, characterized by diffuse peritoneal implants, involvement of regional lymph nodes, and liver and lung metastases. However, bone marrow metastasis has rarely been reported in the literature.(More)
OBJECTIVES The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of long-term coadministration of ezetimibe and simvastatin in adolescents with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH). BACKGROUND Aggressive intervention to achieve lipid goals for adolescents with HeFH is recommended to reduce risk of premature cardiovascular disease. METHODS In a(More)
BACKGROUND Weekly docetaxel demonstrated similar efficacy but better tolerability than standard triweekly docetaxel, and carboplatin was less nephrotoxic, neurotoxic and emetogenic than cisplatin. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of weekly docetaxel with carboplatin as first-line chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer(More)
Localized malignant mesothelioma is very uncommon and mainly arises in pleura and peritoneum, and preferentially occurs in older adults. In this article, we report a case of a Localized malignant mesothelioma that was developed in the stomach of a 6-year-old boy. This boy was admitted to hospital for anemia. An epigastric mass was palpated through systemic(More)
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