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Angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) is a key proangiogenic factor, but its role in surgery-induced angiogenesis, a possible cause of cancer recurrence, is still elusive.We measured the plasma Ang2 levels in healthy controls (n = 42) and stage I-IV perioperative nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients (n = 227) with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Ulinastatin can prevent the perioperative increase in proinflammatory cytokines for lung resection surgery; however, its impact on early clinical outcomes remains unknown. METHODS The study enrolled 108 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who were randomly allocated into two groups: ulinastatin (group U) and control (group C). Patients(More)
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