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OBJECTIVE Cervical ectopic thymus (CET) is an extremely uncommon etiology of a neck mass in an infant. The aim of this study was to study and analyze the clinical manifestations, management principles, and pathological diagnosis of CET. METHODS From 1995 to 2010, a total of 25,237 cases of head and neck lesions were treated in the Department of Oral and(More)
Meat quality traits are economically important traits of swine, and are controlled by multiple genes as complex quantitative traits. In the present study four genes, H-FABP (heart fatty acid-binding protein), MASTR (MEF2 activating motif and SAP domain containing transcriptional regulator), UCP3 (uncoupling protein 3) and MYOD1 (myogenic differentiation 1)(More)
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an important component of extracellular matrix (ECM) in many tissues, providing a hemocompatible and supportive environment for cell growth. In this study, glycidyl methacrylate-hyaluronic acid (GMHA) was first synthesized and verified by proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy. GMHA was then grafted to the surface(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing coupled with appropriate clinical management is associated with a significant decline in the rate of advanced cervical cancer and associated death. METHODS In this present study, we evaluated the performance of 2 new HPV genotyping methods, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass(More)
BACKGROUND Capecitabine has proven effective as a chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer. Though several Phase II/III studies of capecitabine as neoadjuvant chemotherapy have been conducted, the results still remain inconsistent. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to obtain more precise understanding of the role of capecitabine in neoadjuvant(More)
PURPOSE Most trauma surgeons encounter numerous penetrating injuries. Some foreign bodies can cause pain, infection, and discomfort to the patient. Serious functional disorders also are likely to occur. Foreign bodies in critical areas must be removed. This report describes the use of image-guided technology for the removal of foreign bodies deep in the(More)
Periductal stromal sarcoma (PSS), spindle and epithelioid types, is a rare subtype of malignant fibroepithelial tumor. The morphological characteristics of this neoplasm are different from phyllodes tumor and stromal sarcoma. PSS exhibits biphasic histology with benign ductal elements and a sarcomatous stroma composed of spindle cells and lacking phyllodes(More)
Magnesium and its alloys have attracted much attention as metallic biodegradable implants for their excellent biocompatibility and mechanical properties. However, magnesium has a poor corrosion resistance, causing its rapid degrading in vivo via an electrochemical reaction, which has become a major obstacle to their applications in implants. In this work,(More)
Poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone) (PNVP) was covalently grafted onto the surface of biomedical poly(styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene) (SEBS) elastomer via a technique of UV-induced graft polymerization combined with plasma pre-treatment. The surface graft polymerization of N-vinyl pyrrolidone (NVP) was confirmed by ATR-FTIR and XPS. Effect of the(More)
BRCA1 is a susceptibility gene that has a genetic predisposition for breast cancer. BRCA1 gene mutation is closely associated with familial hereditary breast cancer, but the BRCA1 gene mutation is rarely found in sporadic breast cancer. According to previous studies, decreased expression of BRCA1 was detected in certain types of sporadic breast cancer.(More)