K. K. K. She

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BACKGROUND The role of IL-17 producing cells in tumors is controversial. In the present study, we investigated the prognostic value of measuring tumor-infiltrating IL-17 producing cell levels in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Immunohistochemical staining was performed to investigate the levels of IL-17+(More)
The automated high-throughput Abbott RealTime MTB real-time PCR assay has been recently launched for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) clinical diagnosis. This study would like to evaluate its performance. We first compared its diagnostic performance with the Roche Cobas TaqMan MTB assay on 214 clinical respiratory specimens. Prospective analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND Segmental nodes are not examined routinely in current clinical practice for lung cancer, the role of segmental nodes in pathological staging of non-small cell lung cancer after radical resection was investigated. METHODS A total of 113 consecutive non-small cell lung cancer patients who underwent radical resection between June 2009 and December(More)
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