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Up to the present, the optimal time to close an open abdomen remains controversial. This study was designed to evaluate whether early fascial abdominal closure had advantages over delayed approach for open abdomen populations. Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched until April 2013. Search terms included "open abdomen," "abdominal compartment(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Helicobacter pylori infection plays an important role in the development and progression of gastric cancer. The expression of astrocyte-elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) is increased in gastric cancer tissues, thereby contributing to the inflammatory response. We investigated whether(More)
OBJECTIVES Endoscopic resection (ER) is becoming an increasingly used treatment option for early gastric cancer (EGC); however, data comparing the long-term outcomes of ER and surgery are limited. Accordingly, we here aimed to perform a meta-analysis to clarify the long-term outcomes and safety of ER and surgery for EGC. METHODS Literature on the direct(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish subcutaneous xenograft models of gastric cancer in nude mice and to screen the predictive biomarkers of bevacizumab effectiveness. METHODS Subcutaneous xenograft models were established using BGC823 gastric cancer cell line in 20 male 4-week old BALB/C-nu/nu nude mice and were randomly divided into four groups, bevacizumab group(15(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of complement system in predicting prognosis of gastric cancer (GC) remains obscured. This study aims to explore the incidence of complement C3 depletion and associated outcomes in GC patients. METHODS between August 2013 and December 2013, 106 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma were prospectively analyzed. Plasma levels of(More)
Purpose: To evaluate and improve the 7th edition International Union against Cancer/American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods: A retrospective review of the data from 905 patients with biopsy-proven non-disseminated nasopharyngeal carcinoma was performed. All the patients were examined by magnetic resonance(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the clinical features of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors(GISTs), and to compare the clinical efficacy among different surgical treatments for duodenal GISTs. METHODS Clinicalpathological data of 36 cases of duodenal GISTs undergoing operation in The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University from January 2000 to July(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Helicobacter pylori infection plays an important role in the development and progression of gastric cancer. The expression of astrocyte-elevated gene-1 (AEG-1) is increased in gastric cancer tissues, thereby contributing to the inflammatory response. We investigated whether(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinicopathological features of gastric cancer in Southern China, and provide a base of research and therapy for gastric cancer. METHODS A total of 1 879 cases of gastric cancer with radical gastrectomy from Southern China were collected from August 1994 to July 2012. Analyze and summarize the characters of gender, age, tumor(More)
BACKGROUND As a common form of gastric cancer migration, lymph node metastasis largely affects the surgical treatment and prognosis of gastric cancer. Surgery is the fundamental curative option for gastric cancer that varies depending on different stages. The study aimed to compare the clinicopathological characteristics and lymph node metastatic patterns(More)