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Breast cancer risk associated with genotypic polymorphism of the nonhomologous end-joining genes: a multigenic study on cancer susceptibility.
The role of the familial breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, in the homologous recombination pathway for DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair suggests that the mechanisms involved inExpand
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Prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease in an adult population of Taiwan: an epidemiological survey
Background and Aims:  The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of gallstone disease (GSD) in an adult population of Taiwan through a population‐based screening study.
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Value of CT in the diagnosis and management of gallstone ileus.
AIM To retrospectively establish the diagnostic criteria of gallstone ileus on CT, and to prospectively apply these criteria to determine the diagnostic accuracy of CT to confirm or exclude gallstoneExpand
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To predict response chemotherapy using technetium-99m tetrofosmin chest images in patients with untreated small cell lung cancer and compare with p-glycoprotein, multidrug resistance related
Our preliminary studies found technetium-99m tetrofosmin (Tc- TF) chest imaging was related to Pgp or MRP1 expression and successfully predict chemotherapy response and in SCLC in human. However,Expand
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Endoscopy-Assisted Total Mastectomy Followed by Immediate Pedicled Transverse Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous (TRAM) Flap Reconstruction
Background. Endoscopy-assisted breast surgery performed through minimal axillary and/or periareolar incisions is a viable option for patients with breast cancer. In this study, we report theExpand
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Telomerase and c-myc expression in hepatocellular carcinomas.
BACKGROUND Telomerase is activated in the majority of cancer tissues and immortalized cell lines. The hTERT (human telomerase reverse transcriptase-major component of telomerase) gene promoter hasExpand
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Evolution of Glycolipid Profile After Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Results of a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
BackgroundThis study aims to report glycolipid changes after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in the setting of a prospective randomized clinical trial.MethodsOne hundredExpand
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Revisional surgery after failed adjustable gastric banding: institutional experience with 90 consecutive cases
BackgroundRevisional surgery may be required in a high percentage of patients (up to 30 %) after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). We report our institutional experience with revisionalExpand
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Stereoscopic visualization of laparoscope image using depth information from 3D model
Laparoscopic surgery is indispensable from the current surgical procedures. It uses an endoscope system of camera and light source, and surgical instruments which pass through the small incisions onExpand
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Total Parathyroidectomy Without Autotransplantation for Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
BackgroundTo treat secondary hyperparathyroidism with subtotal parathyroidectomy or total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation might cause the disease to recur because of growth of theExpand
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