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A novel annexin gene was isolated from the Taenia solium cDNA library by degenerate PCR. The purified protein was generated by hydrolysis with thrombin in glutathione S-transferase (GST) affinity chromatography following expression in GST tagged pGEX-5T vector. It shares the common structural features of the annexin family and specially possesses two unique(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumonia is an acute inflammation of the lungs and treatments differ depending on the type and severity. Corticosteroids can influence immune regulation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, electrolyte balance and stress response. However, the benefits of corticosteroids for patients with pneumonia remains unclear. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric carcinoma (GC) is one of the highest cancer-mortality diseases with a high incidence rate in Asia. For surgically unfit but medically fit patients, palliative chemotherapy is the main treatment. The chemotherapy regimen of docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (DCF) has been used to treat the advanced stage or metastatic GC. It is(More)
This study evaluates the application of fast track (FT) nasogastric decompression in patients who underwent anterior resection of rectal cancer. A randomized control trial was performed comparing the group with the fast track treatment (n = 57) and the group with traditional nasogastric decompression (n = 84). Preoperative characteristics and postoperative(More)
AIM To discuss the clinical significance of postoperative gastrointestinal decompression in operation on lower digestive tract. METHODS Three hundred and sixty-eight patients with excision and anastomosis of lower digestive tract were divided into two groups, i.e. the group with postoperative gastrointestinal decompression and the group without(More)
Fast-track (FT) has been shown to enhance post-operative recovery. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of FT and traditional nutrition on post-operative rehabilitation, as well as evaluate the feasibility of applying FT in nutrition management of colorectal surgery. A prospective and randomized controlled trial was performed. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Osteitis fibrosa cystica (OFC), a relatively rare skeletal disorder caused by excess parathyroid hormone, is often misdiagnosed as a neoplasm. A summary of the diagnostic procedures and treatment protocols, especially the indications for orthopedic surgery, is helpful to avoid overtreatment. METHODS Eight patients from the Orthopedic Department(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the impact of postoperative recovery and short term quality of life in the patients with colorectal cancer in fast track model. METHODS There were 122 patients enrolled into this prospective study in Gastrointestinal Surgery Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, from October 2008 to January 2009, and 121 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical necessity of postoperative gastrointestinal decompression after operation on lower digestive tract. METHODS Three hundred and sixty-eight patients who required excision and anastomosis of lower digestive tract were randomly divided into two groups, with or without receiving gastrointestinal decompression after operation.(More)
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