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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the completely thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy with lobectomy to treat stage I(A) peripheral lung cancer <2 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was performed that 54 cases stage I(A) peripheral lung cancer patients were selected, including 26 cases of segmentectomy and 28 cases of(More)
The prognostic significance of serum human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) levels in human NSCLC among a Chinese population has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of serum HE4 level in patients with NSCLC among a Chinese population. Serum HE4 expression levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent(More)
The radiologic features of intralobar pulmonary sequestration (ILPS) have been describe and include the identification of a feeding systemic artery with venous drainage through pulmonary veins. Primary sequestration associated with typical hamartoma signs is really rare and has been described only once. We describe a patient with ILPS whose radiographic(More)
Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) is a life-threatening vascular condition, in which matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved. Since the key determinants underlying MMP action remain elusive, the present study investigated the correlation between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of the MMP‑8 gene and a predisposition to TAD,(More)
The energy consumption of air conditioning for a telecommunication base station (TBS) in China can be significantly decreased when an air to air thermosyphon heat exchanger is used for free cooling in low atmosphere temperature days. The model for the typical TBS in China was established and the air conditioning energy consumption was analyzed for the(More)
BACKGROUND The current TNM classification system does not consider tumor length for patients with esophageal carcinoma (EC). This study explored the effect of tumor length, in addition to tumor depth and lymph node involvement, on survival in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS A total of 498 ESCC patients who underwent(More)
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