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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to characterize an optimal strategy in managing thoracic esophageal perforation, focusing on the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with contained versus noncontained perforations and on the importance of the time interval between injury and repair and how that affects the outcome of a primary repair. (More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small 19- to 24-nt noncoding RNAs that have the capacity to regulate fundamental biological processes essential for cancer initiation and progression. In cancer, miRNAs may function as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. Here, we conducted global profiling for miRNAs in a cohort of stage 1 nonsmall cell lung cancers (n = 81) and(More)
BACKGROUND Massive bleeding caused by vascular injury is considered the most troublesome and dangerous complication during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection and is an important reason for emergency conversion to thoracotomy. The purpose of this paper was to show the suction-compressing angiorrhaphy technique (SCAT) for(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in many biological processes, including cancer development. Among those miRNAs, miR-143 shows tumor-suppressive activity in some human cancers. However, the function and mechanism of miR-143 in lung cancer cells remains unknown. Here we explored the role of miR-143 in lung cancer. RESULTS According to(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play an important role in growth, progression and metastasis of tumors. In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), TAMs' anti-tumor or pro-tumor role is not determined. Macrophages are polarized into M1 (with anti-tumor function) and M2 (with pro-tumor function) forms. This study was conducted to determine whether(More)
BACKGROUND Glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) is centrally involved in diverse cellular processes, including proliferation and apoptosis. This study aimed to investigate the influence of GSK3β expression on the prognosis of human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the effects of GSK3β inhibition in NSCLC cell lines. METHODS Immunohistochemical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility and safety of the video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery (VATS) systematic lymph node dissection in resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS The clinical data of patients with NSCLC who underwent VATS or thoracotomy combined with lobectomy and systematic lymphadenectomy from January 2001 to January 2008 were(More)
PURPOSE A nomogram is a useful and convenient tool for individualized cancer prognoses. We sought to develop a clinical nomogram for predicting survival of patients with resected non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS On the basis of data from a multi-institutional registry of 6,111 patients with resected NSCLC in China, we identified(More)
Cisplatin [cis-diaminodichloroplatinum (II) (CDDP)] is the cornerstone of lung cancer chemotherapy. However, its efficacy is limited due to the development of drug resistance in cancer cells. This study was designed to uncover the mechanisms under CDDP resistance in lung cancer cells involving endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress tolerance-induced and(More)
Although video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery was introduced in the early 1990s, its use in the treatment of lung cancer has been limited. We examined the effectiveness of a simplified surgical method for thoracoscopic lobectomy in patients with lung cancer from May 2006 to October 2007. This novel single-direction thoracoscopic lobectomy was characterized(More)