Nansheng Cheng

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BACKGROUND Appendectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix, is performed primarily for acute appendicitis. Patients who undergo appendectomy for complicated appendicitis, defined as gangrenous or perforated appendicitis, are more likely to suffer from postoperative complications. The routine use of abdominal drainage to reduce postoperative complications(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study is to explore the surgical treatment for hepatolithiasis. METHODOLOGY Data of 1431 consecutive patients who underwent surgical treatment from January 2000 to December 2006 in West China Hospital were collected retrospectively and analyzed. Surgical procedures included T-tube insertion combined intraoperative(More)
BACKGROUND This is an update of the review published in 2013.Laparoscopic surgery is now widely performed to treat various abdominal diseases. Currently, carbon dioxide is the most frequently used gas for insufflation of the abdominal cavity (pneumoperitoneum). Although carbon dioxide meets most of the requirements for pneumoperitoneum, the absorption of(More)
BACKGROUND The high recurrence rate of hepatolithiasis, together with the high operative risk of hepatectomy for specifically located stones, has not been effectively settled until now. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of using chemical biliary duct embolization (CBDE) to achieve chemical hepatectomy in a(More)
BACKGROUND The use of surgical drains has been considered mandatory after pancreatic surgery. The role of prophylactic abdominal drainage to reduce postoperative complications after pancreatic surgery is controversial. OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and harms of routine abdominal drainage after pancreatic surgery, compare the effects of different types(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that FoxM1 may have a crucial role in the development and progression of human gastric cancer. Therefore, we sought to determine the role of FoxM1 in gastric cancer epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The down-regulation of FoxM1 expression by the transfection of cells with FoxM1 siRNA decreased cell migration, invasion, and(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) accounts for about 3% of all gastrointestinal tumors and is the second most common primary liver tumor. Quality guidelines on CC are needed to guide hepatobiliary surgeons. Here, current guidelines on CC were reviewed to provide useful information and suggestions to help institutes and organizations all around the world to draft(More)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignant diseases with the poorest prognosis and is the fourth leading cause of tumor-associated mortality in the industrialized world. microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are small noncoding RNAs of approximately 22 nucleotides long that are able to function as oncogenes or tumor suppressors in human cancer. In our(More)