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OBJECTIVE In cancer patients, the balance between neutrophil (N) and lymphocyte (L) cell counts fluctuates with advancing disease. The objective of our study was to determine the prognostic implications of the N/L ratio in the peripheral blood of rectal cancer patients. METHODS Study participants were identified from a prospective cohort of patients with(More)
Outbreaks of the southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) have caused significant crop losses in southern China in recent years, especially in 2010. There are no effective, quick and practicable methods for the diagnosis of rice dwarf disease that can be used in the field. Traditional reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)(More)
BACKGROUND Dufulin is a new antiviral agent that is highly effective against plant viruses and acts by activating systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in plants. In recent years, it has been used widely to prevent and control tobacco and rice viral diseases in China. However, its targets and mechanism of action are still poorly understood. (More)
Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) is a member of the genus Fijivirus of the family Reoviridae that causes a devastating disease in rice. Seven polypeptide fragments of the Putative uncharacterized protein (Pup) and the P10 proteins of SRBSDV were designed, synthesized, and used to immunize rabbits. Titers of polyclonal antibodies against the(More)
Multipath and continuous wave (CW) interference may cause severe performance degradation of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. This paper analyzes the code tracking performance of early-minus-late power (EMLP) discriminator of GNSS receivers in the presence of multipath and CW interference. An analytical expression of the code tracking(More)
AIM This meta-analysis aims to compare hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) with conventional laparoscopic surgery (LAS) for colorectal cancer (CRC) in terms of intraoperative, postoperative, and survival outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic literature search with no limits was performed in PubMed, Embase, and Medline. The last search was(More)
AIM This meta-analysis aims to compare hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) and conventional open surgery (OS) for colorectal cancer (CRC) in terms of intraoperative and postoperative outcomes, and to explore the safety, feasibility of HALS for CRC surgery. METHODS A systematic literature search with no limits was performed in PubMed, Embase, and(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical management of transverse colon cancer (TCC) is still not standardized. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of laparoscopic colectomy (LC) for treatment of TCC in terms of short-term and long-term outcomes compared with open colectomy. METHOD A systematic literature search with no limits was performed in PubMed(More)
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