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BACKGROUND AND AIM Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a novel ultrasound-based elastography method for detection of steatosis severity. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the performance of CAP. METHODS PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Knowledge were searched to find studies, published in English, relating to accuracy evaluations of CAP(More)
The causes of meningiomas are not well understood. Folate metabolism gene polymorphisms have been shown to be associated with various human cancers. It is still controversial and ambiguous between the functional polymorphisms of folate metabolism genes 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), methionine synthase (MTRR), and methionine synthase(More)
ATP is implicated in peripheral pain signaling by actions on P2X receptors, especially P2X(3) receptor. Cardiac primary afferents running in the sympathetic nerves are considered to be essential pathways for transmission of cardiac nociception to the central nervous system. Because little is known about P2X(3) involvement in cardiac nociception, this study(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the cytotoxicity and apoptosis induction effects of a novel lipid-soluble extract (PE) from Pinellia pedatisecta Schott on CaSki, HeLa and HBL-100 cells. Particularly, the effect of PE on HPV E6 gene expression was tested, and the mechanism of its apoptosis induction effect was also studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cell(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To accurately evaluate the impact of the C/T polymorphism in microRNA (miRNA)-196a2 on the colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, by meta-analysis. METHODS An electronic search for articles was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. The pooled odds ratio (OR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the significance of sonic hedgehog (Shh), indian hedgehog (Ihh), smoothened (Smo) and patched (Ptch) expressions in uterine cervical lesions and their relationships with HPV type 16 infection. METHODS Totally 183 cases of cervical lesions, including 32 non-neoplastic cervix, 71 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (28 CINI, 18(More)
OBJECTIVE To comparatively evaluate the hematological toxicity (HT) associated with 3 concurrent chemoradiotherapies that are routinely used to treat cervical cancer, including 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and RapidARC and to establish a new normal tissue complication probability model of bone(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of Pinellia extract (PE) on HeLa cell line and to study its associated mechanisms, in order to provide theoretical foundations for its applying in clinical prevention and treatment of cervical disease. METHODS HeLa cell line was incubated in media containing different concentrations of PE. Growth of cells was observed(More)
OBJECTIVE To prove that synthetic Are combination with snail-killing drug Nic can increase the effects of snail-killing remarkably. METHODS In indoor immersing experimentation, the experiments were divided into 4 groups, 30 snails in each group, to observe the rate of opening operculum, the rate of climbing adhesion and the rate of death at 3, 6 and 24(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the molluscicidal effect of chlorosalicylicamide on Oncomelania hupensis and toxicity on fishes. METHODS Different concentrations of chlorosalicylicamide were prepared, and immersion and spraying methods were used to test its molluscicidal effect and toxicity to fishes. Niclosamide ethanolamine salt was used as control. RESULTS(More)