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To retrospectively compare contrast-enhanced multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and ultrasound (US) imaging for the assessment of cystic renal masses in children using the Bosniak classification system. Twenty-two consecutive patients (age 1 month to 5.2 years, mean 2.4 years) with 24 cystic renal masses (7 benign, 17 malignant) pathologically confirmed(More)
Methods based on metal nanotags have been developed for metallobioassay of nucleic acids, but most involve complicated labeling or stripping procedures and are unsuitable for routine use. Herein, we report the proof-of-concept of a novel and label-free metallobioassay for ultrasensitive electronic determination of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related(More)
A simple, sensitive and reusable electrochemical sensor was designed for determination of mercury (II) (Hg(2+)) by coupling target-induced conformational switch of DNA hairpins with thymine-Hg(2+)-thymine (T-Hg(2+)-T) coordination chemistry. The hairpin probe consisted of a stem of 6 base pairs enclosing a 14 nucleotide (nt) loop and an additional 12 nt(More)
A novel magneto-controlled electrochemical DNA biosensor is designed for the ultrasensitive detection of lead coupling a lead-specific DNAzyme with DNA-based hybridization chain reaction (HCR). To construct such a magnetic lead sensor, DNAzyme-based molecular beacons, selective to cleavage in the presence of Pb(2+), are initially immobilized onto magnetic(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical features of pediatric Xp11.2 translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS A retrospective review of 22 cases over 35 years. RESULTS Xp11.2 translocation RCCs were identified in 13 boys and 9 girls with a median age of 10.5 years (range: 2.5-16 years). RCC presented with hematuria in 17, abdominal mass in 1,(More)
It has been reported that germline DICER1 mutations correlate with a distinctive human disease syndrome. Many published studies within this field have been conducted based on rare cases. We systematically searched bibliographic databases, including PubMed, Embase, and COSMIC for articles which are related to diseases covered by DICER1 syndrome. The weighted(More)
A new and disposable electrochemical immunosensor was designed for detection of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), as a model analyte, with sensitivity enhancement based on enzyme-catalyzed silver deposition onto irregular-shaped gold nanoparticles (ISGNPs). The assay was carried out with a sandwich-type immunoassay protocol by using ISGNP-labeled anti-AFP antibodies(More)
In adults, the presence of the BRAF V600E mutation in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) has been demonstrated to be strongly associated with aggressive cancer-cell characteristics and poor patient prognosis. In contrast, the frequency of this mutation in pediatric PTC has undergone limited study, and the few available estimates range from 0 to 63%.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features, histogenesis and prognosis of pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) in children. METHODS PPB specimens from 16 pediatric cases with an age ranging from 1 year and 7 months to 5 years and 3 months (mean age of 3 years) were retrieved and analyzed by routine histological,(More)
Innovative nanoparticles hold promising potential for disease therapy as drug delivery systems. For brain-disease therapy, a drug delivery system that can sustainably control drug-release and monitor fluorescence of the drug cargos is highly desirable. In this study, a light-traceable and intracellular microenvironment-responsive drug delivery system was(More)