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Myocardial infarction (MI) is a predominant and severe complication in patients that undergo aortocoronary bypass surgery. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) activation is reportedly a protective mechanism in MI; therefore , in the present study, the association between serum ACE2 levels and postoperative MI following coronary artery bypass grafting(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess whether procalcitonin (PCT) can be used as a diagnostic marker for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in cardiac surgery patients. Between January 2012 and June 2013, a total of 92 patients were recruited and divided into non-VAP (59 patients) and VAP (33 patients) groups. The preoperative and postoperative(More)
The aim of the present study was to observe the efficacy of neoadjuvant trastuzumab combined with docetaxel and carboplatin (TCH), and docetaxel, epirubicin and cyclo-phosphamide (TEC) chemotherapy in human epidermal growth factor receptor‑2 (HER-2)-overexpressing breast cancer. The total cohort of 64 cases of HER‑2‑overexpressing breast cancer patients was(More)
The breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) is a recently characterized xenobiotic half‑transporter protein that acts as an energy‑dependent efflux pump and may be associated with the multidrug‑resistant phenotype. The aim of this study was to determine the association between BCRP expression and 5‑fluorouracil (5‑FU) resistance in clinical breast cancer(More)
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