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BACKGROUND This retrospective study evaluates the efficacy and safety of surgery and chemotherapy (S +CT) vs. radiotherapy and CT (RT+CT) in patients with limited stage small cell esophageal cancer (LS-SCEC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients included in analysis (from our hospital and the literature) were treated with S+CT or RT+CT between 1989 and 2012. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical characteristics, efficiency of treatment and potential prognostic factors of breast cancer patients with liver metastases (BCLM). METHODS The data of clinical characteristics, response to treatment and survival were retrospectively analyzed in 152 breast cancer patients with liver metastasis using SPSS 11.5. RESULTS The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of cyberknife (CK) and neurosurgery (NS) in patients newly diagnosed as solitary brain metastasis (SBM) from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS We retrospectively analyzed 76 patients between 1990 and 2012 from our institution, including 38 patients performing CK and the other half performing NS. The(More)
BACKGROUND Late course accelerated hyperfractionation radiotherapy (LCAHR) is used as a standard treatment option for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (LAESCC) in China, but concerns remain regarding its efficacy and safety. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of LCAHR. The comparisons examined were as(More)
AIMS To evaluate the clinical and functional outcome of transanal purse-string sutures for rectal mucosa and submucosa plus perianal suture (TAS-PAS) for the management of full-thickness rectal prolapse. METHODS The clinical data of 62 patients with full-thickness rectal prolapse treated with TAS-PAS between March 2000 and March 2008 were analyzed(More)
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