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OBJECT Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare disease entity. Although many cases have been reported in the literature, controversy persists as to its origin, diagnosis, and timing of treatment. The authors conducted a study in patients treated in their hospital and report the results. METHODS Clinical data obtained in 35 patients with SSEH(More)
AIM To report the outcome of Chinese patents with non-cystic adenocarcinoma in pancreatic body and tail (NCAPBT) after resection and to discuss its surgical strategy. METHODS Resection of NCAPBT was performed in eight Chinese patients with complete clinical-pathological data in our hospital from January 2000 to May 2004. The surgical strategy was explored(More)
Expression profiling of microRNAs (miRNAs) in most diseases might be popular and provide the possibility for diagnostic implication, but few studies have accurately quantified the expression level of dysregulated miRNAs in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study, we analyzed the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 10 AML patients (subtypes(More)
OBJECT Symptomatic thoracic ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is rare, and its prognostic factors remain unclear. The authors retrospectively studied 24 patients with surgically treated thoracic OLF to delineate its prognostic factor. METHODS The clinical manifestations, radiological studies, surgical records, and pathological findings were(More)
Sso10a is a member of a group of DNA-binding proteins thought to be important in chromatin structure and regulation in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. We have determined the structure of Sso10a to 1.47A resolution directly with unlabelled native crystals by a novel approach using sulfur single-wavelength anomalous scattering (SAS)(More)
OBJECT Spinal cord injury without radiological abnormality (SCIWORA) was defined in the era when magnetic resonance (MR) images were not popularly used as diagnostic tools. Although it is generally accepted that MR imaging can effectively illustrate the level and severity of spinal cord injury in the acute phase of trauma, only a few reports of MR imaging(More)
BACKGROUND Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most frequent malignancies in China and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is widely distributed in human epithelial cell membrane. The aim of this study was to investigate the protein overexpression and gene copy number of EGFR in ESCC, and help to identify patients who may benefit(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To investigate the effect of the expression and mutation of c-kit and PDGFR-alpha gene and its association with clinical pathology and prognosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). METHODOLOGY Paraffin-embedded tissues from 119 GISTs were analyzed for CD 117 and PDGFR-alpha expression by immunohistochemical method. Fifty GISTs were(More)
AIMS To investigate epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression and amplification in gliomas and to assess their association with survival. METHODS AND RESULTS Immunohistochemistry and fluorescence in-situ hybridization were performed to analyse EGFR status in 158 cases of primary glioma. Kaplan-Meier survival and Cox regression analyses were(More)