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PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) in detecting the HER-2/neu alteration in human breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Unselected stage I, II, and III breast cancer patients (N = 900) were tested for HER-2/neu gene amplification by FISH in paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed archival(More)
Retroperitoneal schwannomas are a rare disease. During the potent antiretroviral therapy era, the incidence of AIDS-defining cancers has decreased, while the incidence of non-AIDS defining cancers has increased; however, the existence of a relationship between benign or malignant schwannomas and AIDS remains unclear. Although a case of ethmoid malignant(More)
To assess the application of quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) on rapid screening of azoospermia factor (AZF) microdeletions, 1218 infertile men with non-obstructive azoospermia or oligospermia were detected for 9 sequence tagged sites (STSs) in AZF region by multiplex QF-PCR combined with capillary electrophoresis. AMEL(More)
Peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICC) have a greater retention time and less complications compared to central venous catheters (CVC). The study was conducted from From January of 2014 to December 2015 at Beijing DiTan Hospital, Beijing, China, and comprised 70 patients undergoing devascularisation. Of the total, 36(51.4%) patients underwent(More)
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