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INTRODUCTION Warfarin is the most widely used oral anticoagulant. It has been suggested that anticoagulation effect of warfarin is significantly associated with the polymorphism of certain genes, including Cytochrome P450 complex subunit 2C9 (CYP2C9), Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase Complex Subunit 1 (VKORC1), Gamma-Glutamyl Carboxylase (GGCX) and(More)
Introduction The C-31G polymorphism in the survivin promoter could de-represse the cell-cycle-dependent transcription of the human survivin gene, resulting in overexpression of survivin. This survivin mutation has only been studied on cervical carcinoma. However, no study has ever been conducted to evaluate the effect of the polymorphism on other cancers,(More)
Oxidative stress may play a role in the development of atherosclerosis. The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship between 8-isoprostaglandin F(2alpha) (8-iso-PGF(2alpha)) levels and the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and to also clarify whether 8-iso-PGF(2alpha) might add independently to measures of CAD extent. The study(More)
A series of 5,248 urinary stones was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy between 1999 and 2008. This study evaluated the percentage of each stone type and the association with sex and age in Chinese stone formers presenting with the first stone episode. The overall sex ratio (male:female) was 2.34:1. Results showed that the preponderant type(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate the composition of the stones in Chinese children with urolithiasis, including peculiar stones induced by melamine-contaminated milk powder. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2009, 189 urinary stones from children of East China were received at our institution. Among them, 12 stones were received from(More)
OBJECTIVE This metaanalysis was undertaken to evaluate the relationship between tea intake and ovarian cancer risk. STUDY DESIGN A systematic literature search up to September 2006 was performed in Medline, Embase, CANCERLIT, and the Cochrane Database. The summary relative risk was calculated. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to test the influence of(More)
To compare the efficacy and safety of Shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for upper urinary tract stones of various locations in children. Between 1997 and 2008, a total of 311 children (average age: 7.9 ± 4.4 years, ranged from 6 months to 16 years) with upper urinary tract stones were treated by SWL using Dornier Compact S lithotripter at our department. Of those(More)
1989;86:2617–21. 10. Moreno JG, O’Hara SM, Gross S, Doyle G, Fritsche H, Gomella LG, Terstappen LW. Changes in circulating carcinoma cells in patients with metastatic prostate cancer correlate with disease status. Urology 2001;58: 386–92. 11. de la Taille A, Muscatelli B, Colombel M, Jouault H, Amsellem S, Mazeman E, et al. In vitro detection of prostate(More)
Several epidemiological studies have shown that the myeloperoxidase (MPO) G-463A polymorphism may influence the risk of many cancers, including lung, breast, bladder and laryngeal cancer. However, there is no study concerning the MPO polymorphism and gastric cancer risk. In this hospital-based, case-control study, we used polymerase chain(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidemiologic findings are inconsistent concerning the association of endometrial cancer risk with cigarette smoking. We conducted a meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies to examine this relation. METHODS A systematic literature search up to June of 2007 was performed in MEDLINE and EMBASE. Study-specific risk estimates were pooled using a(More)