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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term impact on physical function of a single course of rituximab in rheumatoid factor, seropositive patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) despite ongoing methotrexate treatment. METHODS A randomized, controlled trial comparing rituximab alone [1,000 mg intravenously (iv) on days 1 and 15, n= 40], or in combination(More)
BACKGROUND Although metabolic syndrome (MS) has received a lot of attention in recent years, the correlation between MS and colorectal carcinoma is still not very clear. This study aims at exploring the relationship between MS and colorectal carcinoma. METHODS Data was collected from 507 cases of colorectal carcinoma and 507 cases of healthy patients(More)
BACKGROUND The advantage or disadvantage of laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis remains unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were collected prospectively from 129 consecutive patients with appendicitis between June 2008 and December 2009. The clinical outcomes of acute appendicitis after laparoscopic and open operation were compared.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and efficacy between extralevator abdominoperineal excision(ELAPE) and traditional abdominoperineal excision(APE) in patients with low rectal cancer. METHODS From January 2011 to December 2013, 61 patients undergoing abdominoperineal excision for low rectal cancer at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Peking(More)
Multifocal liposarcoma with different histological types is rare, especially that originating from the mesentery. We herein report a case of primary myxoid liposarcoma from the sigmoid mesocolon that was accompanied with well-differentiated liposarcomas in the pelvis. The location, the fat signal and the relationship with adjacent organs of the liposarcomas(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical efficacy between abdominoperineal resection (APR) procedure and anterior resection(AR) procedure in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS Clinicopathological data of 309 cases with rectal cancer undergoing resection in Peking University People's Hospital from January 1998 to December 2012 were retrospectively analyzed.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of depressive disorder in patients undergoing general surgical operations. METHODS One hundred and four patients who had undergone general surgical operations were investigated. Each patient filled in the self rating depression scale (SDS) as the baseline data. RESULTS Among these patients 40.4% of them had(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the predictive factors of intestinal necrosis in acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases and its significance for the timing of exploratory laparotomy. METHODS This retrospective study enrolled 63 patients diagnosed as acute mesenteric vascular occlusive diseases at Peking University People's Hospital between July 1995 and June(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the factors affecting perineal incision complications after abdominperineal excision(APE) for rectal cancer. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 167 patients with rectal cancer undergoing APE at Peking University People's Hospital between October 1998 and December 2013. Chi-square test and multivariate Logistic regression(More)
The study aim was to explore the anatomy, histopathology, and molecular biological function of the fascias posterior to the interperitoneal colon and its mesocolon to provide information for improving complete mesocolic excision. To accomplish this aim, we performed intraoperative observations in 60 interperitoneal colon-cancer patients accepted for(More)