Jia-zhe Liu

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BACKGROUND Acute colonic obstruction is the most common complication of colorectal cancer (CRC) in elderly patients. Medical treatment has been associated with higher perioperative morbidity and mortality rates. There is a need for identification of elderly CRC patients who will do poorly so that results can be improved. The purpose of this study is to(More)
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 metabolizes many promutagens and procarcinogens to biologically active metabolites, which strongly promote proliferation of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The CYP2C19 gene exhibits several genetic polymorphisms that are thought to play a major role in inter-individual variability in drug response, drug–xenobiotic interactions,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite marked improvements in pancreatic surgery, the high incidence and morbidity of pancreatic leak after resection has remained unchanged. The current study investigated the safety and efficacy of bovine pericardium wrapping stump after distal pancreatectomy in a porcine model. METHODS Thirty-two swine were randomly assigned to control and(More)
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