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Peripheral nerve injury may lead to the formation of a painful neuroma. In patients, palpating the tissue overlying a neuroma evokes paraesthesias/dysaesthesias in the distribution of the injured nerve. Previous animal models of neuropathic pain have focused on the mechanical hyperalgesia and allodynia that develops at a location distant from the site of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the level of expression of tissue or plasma miR-106b can be used to predict clinical outcomes in breast cancer patients. METHODS Both tissue and plasma samples were collected and analyzed from 173 patients with primary breast cancer and a set of 50 women with fibroadenoma. The relative(More)
With the purpose of minimizing arm lymphedema after axillary staging surgeries in breast cancer patients, the axillary reverse mapping (ARM) technique has been developed to identify and preserve arm drainage system during axillary surgery. This study aimed to clarify risk factors for metastasis in arm lymphatic drainage system in breast cancer patients with(More)
BACKGROUND This is a retrospective review of 25 patients with severe lumbar nerve root compression undergoing multilevel anterior retroperitoneal lumbar interbody fusion and posterior instrumentation for deformity. The objective is to analyze the outcomes and clinical results from anterior interbody fusions performed through a lateral approach and compare(More)
UNLABELLED In certain patients with neuropathic pain, the pain is dependent on activity in the sympathetic nervous system. To investigate whether the spared nerve injury model (SNI) produced by injury to the tibial and common peroneal nerves and leaving the sural nerve intact is a model for sympathetically maintained pain, we measured the effects of(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the use of non-heart beating donors (NHBD) could bridge the widening gap between organ demand and supply, its application to liver transplantation is limited due to warm ischemia (WI), biliary tree injury, and inadequate organ assessment. Warm blood reperfusion using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be a suitable option(More)
Patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are recipients of pancreas transplants are believed to rarely develop T1D recurrence in the allograft if effectively immunosuppressed. We evaluated a cohort of 223 recipients of simultaneous pancreas-kidney allografts for T1D recurrence and its risk factors. With long-term follow-up, recurrence was observed in(More)
BACKGROUND Three strategies using lamivudine have been proposed to prevent chemotherapy-induced HBV (hepatitis B virus) reactivation in the clinical setting. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the efficacy of the early preemptive strategy, deferred preemptive strategy and therapeutic strategy in patients with HBsAg-positive breast cancer(More)
Metastasis-associated in colon cancer-1 (MACC1) promotes colorectal cancer progression and predicts prognosis. The aim of our study was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic value of preoperative serum MACC1 levels in breast cancer patients. Serum MACC1 levels were measured in 378 breast cancer patients, 120 patients with benign breast disease, and 40(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the advancement and increasing use of breast-conserving surgery, mastectomies, including nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM), are still carried out in a portion of breast cancer patients. However, the role of NSM is still controversial, mainly because of concern about the oncologic safety of the nipple-areola complex (NAC). INTRABEAM (Carl(More)