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Although pretreatment neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte–monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet–lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are reportedly associated with clinical outcomes of many cancers, their roles in patients with bladder cancer (BCa) who undergo radical cystectomy (RC) have not been widely investigated. We analyzed relationships between preoperative(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) in patients with upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UUTUC). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 140 patients with UUTUC who underwent(More)
The pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reportedly associated with the clinical outcomes of many cancers. However, it has not been widely investigated whether the pretreatment NLR is associated with the pathological characteristics of prostate cancer (PCa) and biochemical recurrence in PCa patients receiving radical prostatectomy (RP). In(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and B7-H1, both normally expressed restricted to immune cells, are found to be aberrantly expressed in a majority of human tumors and may play important roles in regulation of tumor immunity. It has been shown that urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) patients can manifest tumoral immune escape which may be a potential(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of dyslipidaemia in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in a Chinese population. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 550 histologically confirmed RCC cases and 570 controls, matched for age and sex were included. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) were(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of transurethral electrovaporization of prostate (TUVP) with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). METHODS 206 patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) whose prostatic sizes were all less than 60 grams were randomly divided into two groups. 97 cases were treated by TUVP while the other 109 cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the expression of nNOS and ultrastructural changes in the penile tissue of rats with prolactinoma-induced erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS We established the model of prolactinoma in 20 male Westar rats by peritoneal injection of diethylstilbestrol (DES) and treated the control rats with normal saline (n = 10) or sterilized arachis(More)
Isolated congenital anterior urethrocutaneous fistula (CAUF) is an extremely rare deformity and few cases have been reported in the English language literature. Moreover, adult CAUF has not been reported up to now. We present a rare adult patient with this unusual isolated CAUF deformity. The possible etiology and treatment strategy are discussed.
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in cancer development and progression. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) frequently undergoes metastasis and has a high mortality rate. The current study measured miRNA‑126 (miR‑126) expression levels in 128 pairs of clear cell RCC and adjacent normal kidney tissue samples by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between aggressiveness of prostate cancer (PCa) and obesity measur­ing the periprostatic fat on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eighty-four patients who had undergone radical retropubic prosta­tectomy (RRP) were analyzed retrospectively. The different fat measurements (periprostatic(More)