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Two patients who had received silicone injections in their breasts several years ago presented with breast complaints. Excluding cancer in these patients was very difficult. Mammograms were very difficult to interpret, as were the physical findings. Carcinoma was successfully detected by magnetic resonance imaging. When women who underwent the injudicious(More)
BACKGROUND Cooperation between different public and private health institutes involved in tuberculosis (TB) control has proven to enhance TB control in different settings. In China, such a mechanism has not been set up yet between Centers for Disease Control (CDCs) and university hospitals despite an increased TB incidence among students. This study aims to(More)
PURPOSE Decorin, p57(KIP2), and TGF-beta 1 have been investigated as prognostic factors because they appear to be associated with tumorigenesis; however, the effect of decorin and p57(KIP2) in lung cancer remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression of decorin, p57(KIP2), and TGF-beta 1 in 64 lung cancer specimens and(More)
We illustrate a rare late onset (10 yr) complication of gastric surgery with a combination of afferent loop syndrome and a large duodenal bezoar. The patient underwent a subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth II gastrojejunal anastomosis for benign peptic ulcer 10 yr ago. It was not until several days before this presentation that he suffered from epigastralgia(More)
Littoral cell angioma is a rare primary vascular neoplasm of the spleen, composed of littoral cells that line the splenic sinuses of the red pulp. It was thought to be a benign, incidental lesion. However, many recent reports have described it to be a malignant lesion with congenital and immunological associations. The definitive diagnosis can only be made(More)
Spinal cystic schwannomas are a very rare entity and have been reported in only a few case reports in literature; its diagnosis and management has remained a challenge. This study reviewed the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 12 patients (7 men and 5 women; aged 37 - 67 years; mean age: 52.75 years) with pathologically proven cystic schwannoma(More)
Franchising mode inaugurate a wider foreground for infrastructure and public utility. Innovation of city district heating Franchising to apply franchise will advance the development of city district heating capability, boost energy of City District Heating market, enhance manage level and efficiency city district heating, guarantee quality of city district(More)
Diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) in children remains difficult. This study aimed at evaluating the ability of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in the detection of active TB in human immunodeficiency virus-negative children vaccinated with Bacille Calmette–Guérin and investigating the effect of prednisolone treatment on the IGRAs performance.(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate the protective effect of recombinant human EPO(rhEPO) on cerebral microvascular endothelial cells and the mechanisms by which rhEPO interacts with TJs proteins, claudin-5, Occludin and ZO-1 during the early period following traumatic brain injury. RESEARCH DESIGN Rats (n = 81) were randomly divided into(More)