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Primary tracheal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is extremely rare. We report a 49-year-old female patient with the complaint of dyspnea. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy showed polypoid, variable-sized and irregular nodules causing narrowing of the tracheal lumen from the proximal trachea to the left main bronchus. Because of severe stenosis in(More)
OBJECT To assess the clinical value of procalcitonin to guide antibiotic therapy in acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. METHODS Patients with acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis were randomly assigned to the procalcitonin-guided group (antibiotic use guided by a procalcitonin threshold of 0.25 ng/ml) or the routine(More)
A total of 52 strains were resistant to amoxicillin-clavulanate by disk diffusion method in a Chinese tertiary hospital from July 2011 to December 2011. Among these isolates, 2 isolates possessed a phenotype consistent with production of inhibitor-resistant temoniera (TEM) (IRT) β-lactamase, and the TEM-type gene was cloned into strains of Escherichia coli(More)
Cancer immunotherapy based on dendritic cells (DCs) that target survivin is a promising strategy with potential clinical applications. However, the translation of survivin-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) immunotherapy into the clinical setting has numerous challenges, including the low efficiency of the treatment. The present study aimed to improve(More)
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