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Patients with diabetes have a high risk of surgical site infection (SSI) after ankle surgery. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) in the prevention of SSI after ankle surgery compared with the efficacy of standard moist wound care (SMWC). A retrospective study was performed of unstable ankle(More)
The mortality of human infection by influenza A/H5N1 virus can exceed 80%. The high mortality and its poor response to the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir have been attributed to uncontrolled virus-induced cytokine storm. We challenged BALB/c mice with 1,000 LD50 of influenza A/Vietnam/1194/04. Survival, body weight, histopathology, inflammatory(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) before surgery has already shown the therapy effectiveness in patients with cervical cancer. The present meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether the response to NAC predicts for prognosis. Systematic computerized searches of the PubMed and Web of Knowledge were performed. Prognosis outcomes included progression-free(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of published prevalence of adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) after spine surgery. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of ASD in patients after cervical and lumbar spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ASD is a common complication after spine surgery in long-term follow-up. A large body of literature has been(More)
PURPOSE Bibliometric evaluation provides a method for evaluating trends in publications related to a specific topic. This search focused on pressure ulcer (PU) care; journals and authors with the greatest contribution and impact were emphasized. DESIGN Bibliometric evaluation. METHODS Data encompassing the period from 1990 to 2009 were extracted from(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a study to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the C-reactive protein (CRP) assay for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). METHODS For the purpose of the study, we conducted a search of PubMed, selecting only studies that described the diagnosis of PJI through measurement of the serum CRP concentration. The results were(More)
We have evaluated the performance of 3 new EBV ELISA for the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The tests were specific for EBNA 1 IgA, EBNA 1 IgG and zta IgG, respectively. Their distinct antigenic specificity permits these assays to be used in concert in an approach that differentiates patients and apparently healthy subjects on the basis of(More)
OBJECTIVE The present systematic review and meta-analysis was to analyze of the advantages of intraoperative fluorescence-guided resection of high-grade gliomas. METHODS Systematic computerized searches of the PubMed and Web of Knowledge were performed. The outcomes included diagnostic value for identification of tumor tissue, gross total resection, and(More)
Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) has been reported as a powerful prognostic tool for patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between GPS and prognosis related tumor markers in patients with advanced NSCLC. We included 138 advanced NSCLC patients and twenty healthy controls in the study.(More)