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BACKGROUND No previous robotic studies present an equivalent surgical quality comparison in an experienced setting for gastric cancer. In addition, a reliable postoperative complication assessment is needed to accurately evaluate surgical outcomes. METHODS After 20 cases of robotic-assisted gastrectomy (RAG), a total of 121 consecutive gastric cancer(More)
OBJECTIVE Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) has been found to be associated with gastric carcinogenesis, but individually published results have been inconclusive. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the TNF-α-308 G/A polymorphism and gastric cancer risk. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE and the COCHRANE library databases were searched(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore whether the interleukin (IL)-10 polymorphisms and their haplotypes contribute to asthma susceptibility. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE and the COCHRANE library databases were utilized to identify available articles. A meta-analysis was conducted on IL-10 -1082 G/A, -819 C/T, -592 C/A polymorphisms, and their(More)
Digital matting for extracting foreground objects from an image is an important process to generate special effects in the movie industry and the broadcasting center. Recently, a digital matting algorithm has been developed to create an alpha matte using a well-focused image generated from multi-view images. However, this method could generate only a(More)
The interleukin (IL)-1β-511 C/T polymorphism has been shown to be functional and to contribute to the risk of gastric cancer. However, the relationship between the IL-1β-511 C/T polymorphism and gastric carcinogenesis remains inconclusive. A systematical electronic search was conducted of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases. A random and a fixed(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the optimal laparoscopic approach for wedge resection of gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) based on tumor characteristics. STUDY DESIGN Between March 2008 and June 2010, 57 patients underwent laparoscopic wedge resection for suspected gastric SMT. Of these 57 patients, 40 underwent exogastric wedge(More)
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between the glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) deletion polymorphism and gastric cancer risk in populations from different ethnic backgrounds, based on a comprehensive literature search of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and COCHRANE libraries. Thirty-six individual case–control studies comprising(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We outlined the major factors for minimizing the operative time of robotic-assisted gastrectomy (RAG) during the initial learning period. METHODOLOGY We performed correlation analysis and multivariate linear regression for detailed operation steps including preparing, docking, console and anastomosis time. RESULTS Forty patients(More)
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