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OBJECTIVES To examine the clinical effects of temperature-controlled radio frequency (TCRF) repair of acquired choanal stenosis and atresia with the aid of an endoscope and to discuss the value of acquired choanal stenosis and atresia typing in clinical therapy. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Academic otorhinolaryngologic referral center. (More)
Pharyngolaryngeal cancer is one of the most common head and neck cancer worldwide, and the early diagnosis and prognosis prediction are still difficult because of lacking in reliable cell markers. Although the expression of CD44 has been reported to correlate with poor prognosis of pharyngolaryngeal cancer in most literatures, some controversies still(More)
BACKGROUND Small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SCNEC) of the head and neck is rare. The prognosis of SCNEC in the nasal cavity and larynx is poor. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological features of nasal and laryngeal SCNEC and to determine the expression of HIF-1α, GLUT-1, PI3K, and p-Akt in SCNEC. METHODS Between 2003 and(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenomedullin has been identified as a tumor growth factor. However, few studies have reported its relationship with cancer survival. We evaluated the prognostic value of pretreatment plasma adrenomedullin levels in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS Plasma adrenomedullin levels of 258 NPC patients and 100 healthy controls were determined(More)
BACKGROUND Serum soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) concentrations are increased in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study further evaluated the relationship between plasma sCD40L concentrations and long-term survival of NPC. METHODS Plasma sCD40L concentrations of 312 patients and 312 healthy controls were determined using an ELISA. The(More)
To evaluate the effect of pharyngeal musculature and genioglossus exercising on obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). We conducted a non-randomized retrospective clinical trial of 75 patients with OSAHS. Fifty-four patients were managed by exercising of the pharyngeal musculature and genioglossus (exercising group). Twenty-one patients, who(More)
The hybrid between Brassica napus and B. rapa displays obvious heterosis in both growth performance and stress tolerances. A comparative transcriptome analysis for B. napus (A(n)A(n)CC genome), B. rapa (A(r)A(r) genome), and its hybrid F1 (A(n)A(r)C genome) was carried out to reveal the possible molecular mechanisms of heterosis at the gene expression(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the protein and mRNA expression patterns of apoptosis-related genes, together with evidence of apoptosis, in relation to experimental autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED). METHODS Male C57BL/6 mice at 4 weeks age (n = 80) were randomly assigned to one of the five group (n = 16). The inbred mice were given a single subcutaneous(More)