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BACKGROUND With the establishment of minimally invasive surgery in society, the robot has been increasingly widely used in the urologic field, including in partial nephrectomy. This study aimed to comprehensively summarize the currently available evidence on the feasibility and safety of robotic partial nephrectomy for renal tumors of >4 cm. METHOD AND(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is increasingly being used in the management of bladder cancer. Studies comparing RARC and open radical cystectomy (ORC) have reported conflicting results. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on the efficacy and advantages of RARC compared with ORC. METHODS An electronic(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of cystoscopy assisted by narrow-band imaging compared with white-light imaging for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. METHODS An electronic database search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Ovid and Web of Science was carried out for all articles comparing narrow-band imaging with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare extended pelvic lymph node dissection (ePLND) with non-extended pelvic lymph node dissection (non-ePLND) and assess their influence on recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. METHODS Through a comprehensive search of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases in September(More)
Little is known about the role of association between ABO blood group and development of extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC) through effects on hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection. Our aim was to address this question using a matched case-control study in Southern China.We prospectively analyzed 239 ECC patients, and 478 age- and sex-matched controls in Sun(More)
PURPOSE The optimal frequency of shock wave lithotripsy in urolithiasis has not been well determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS A search of MEDLINE, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library was performed. All randomized controlled trials including articles and meeting abstracts that compared the effects of different frequencies (120, 90 and 60 shock waves per(More)
The technique presented here uses an impedance head to measure the input impedance spectrum of a physical model of a vocal tract, and then to inject a known glottal flow waveform into the tract. The sound measured outside the mouth is used to evaluate inverse filtering techniques by comparison with the known glottal flow and measured acoustical properties(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with RCC in European and African American population. In this study, we evaluated whether these SNPs are associated with clear cell RCC (ccRCC) in Chinese population. All reported RCC risk-associated SNPs from GWAS were(More)
BACKGROUND SHARPIN, SHANK-associated RH domain interacting protein, associates with a linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) to regulate inflammation and immunity. It has been reported that SHARPIN is highly expressed in several human tumors including ovarian cancer and liver cancer. We found that SHARPIN is also highly expressed in prostate cancer(More)
Matrine is an alkaloid from Sophora flavescens that exhibits multiple protective effects on cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms of anti-metastatic effects of matrine on castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) remain unknown. This study investigated the anti-metastatic effects of matrine on CRPC to identify the underlying mechanisms. The effects(More)