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Technical advances and pioneering surgeons have established neuroendoscopy as an accepted diagnostic and therapeutic tool. The clinical indications for endoscopy, variety of operative techniques and number of endoscopic surgeons continue to increase steadily. However, there are fundamental limits to the scope of freehand endoscopy principally governed by(More)
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with fibrosis is a more severe form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, one of the most common liver diseases. We have previously shown that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors gamma (PPARgamma) ligand, rosiglitazone, prevented the development of the methionine choline deficient (MCD) diet-induced fibrosing(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND SOX9 as a member of the SOX (SRY [sex determining region Y] box) gene superfamily has been previously demonstrated to be a proto-oncogene in a variety of malignancies. However, the clinical significance of SOX9 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of(More)
Controversies exist over which type of graft is best for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of ACL reconstruction using either hamstring (HT) autografts or bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts. We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE and EMBASE for(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is an important risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development in China, while little is known of the genetic susceptibility to hepatocarcinogenesis. The epidermal growth factor (EGF) pathway plays an important role in tumorigenesis, including HCC. EGF polymorphisms are associated(More)
BACKGROUND The study aimed to develop an effective method to quantitate HBV covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) using small section of formalin fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) liver biopsy. METHODS Plasmid-safe ATP-dependent DNase (PSAD)-treated samples were subjected to rolling circle amplification (RCA) prior to real-time PCR mediated by(More)
The Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) contributes centrally to the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It has been suggested that the transcriptional activation of cyclin D1 by HBx is implicated in the development of HCC. However, numerous studies have shown that overexpression of cyclin D1 alone is not sufficient to drive oncogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Intrahepatic hepatitis B virus (HBV) covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is the original template for HBV replication. The persistence of cccDNA is responsible for the recurrence of HBV infection. The detection of cccDNA can help the development of new antiviral drugs against HBV replication links, and reduce the resistance and recurrence as(More)
To investigate the treatment results for the different surgical approaches for intraspinal tumor in lumbar spine. We retrospectively reviewed data for 51 patients with intraspinal tumors who were treated with surgery. We used the navigation system (group A) or traditional method (group B) to guide the surgery. Through the comparison of group A (22 patients)(More)
UNLABELLED The role of CD4(+) cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains obscure. This study characterized CD4(+) CTLs in HCC patients and further elucidated the associations between CD4(+) CTLs and HCC disease progression. In all, 547 HCC patients, 44 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, 86 liver cirrhosis (LC) patients, and 88(More)