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Few reports exist on effective methods of evaluating the effects and selecting indications for the treatment of improving facial morphology by masseteric injection of botulinum toxin type A. The method for selecting indicative factors, as determined by the change of masseteric area volume at a standard frontal view when tightly clenching teeth, was used in(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, and the cause of death is metastasis. The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a key role in the process of metastasis. Macrophages within the lung cancer microenvironment release cytokines, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), and promote lung cancer cell invasion and metastasis. However,(More)
Asbestos bodies (AB) were harvested from human lung tissue digests and isolated from uncoated asbestos fibers. Samples containing 1000 AB were added to a reactive solution to investigate the ability of AB to oxidize deoxy-D-ribose and generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the presence of ascorbate and hydrogen peroxide as determined by formation of(More)
INTRODUCTION Post-traumatic ear reconstruction still remains a great challenge for plastic surgeons. In this article, we present the technique of post-traumatic ear reconstruction using a postauricular fascial flap combined with an expanded skin flap. METHODS From May 2007 to June 2009, 91 cases of post-traumatic ear defect were treated using a(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to explore a new method to restore functional and cosmetic outcomes for anterior neck burn scar contracture. METHODS Tissue expanders were implanted subcutaneously under the muscle of the forehead. Tissue expansion started 1 week postoperatively. When the skin expansion finished, a bilateral pedicled expanded skin flap was(More)
Pioneers such as Tanzer and Brent have established the foundations of microtia reconstruction using an autogenous costal cartilage framework. The framework and its skin coverage are the two limiting factors in ear reconstruction. At the present time autogenous rib cartilage and mastoid skin are still first choice materials for most surgeons. They have the(More)
More than 1,000 asbestos bodies/gram dry weight (AB/gdw) were found by light microscopy in lung tissues, out of 429 non selected cases of pulmonary carcinoma (264 from surgery and 165 from autopsy). Asbestosis was detected by histology in 28% of the cases with AB > 1,000/gdw (in 19% of the surgical cases, and in 38% of the autopsy cases). A proportion of 4%(More)
OBJECTIVE Bioinformatics is widely used in the field of cancer research, but in the research of pathogenesis of congenital malformations the situation is different. The aim of this study was to explore the underlying mechanism using bioinformatics approach. METHODS The data were available from Mouse Genome Informatics and Pubmed. Protein-protein(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the incidence, degree, and pattern of rib cartilage calcification in congenital microtia patients, in order to provide reference for harvesting the rib cartilage, sculpturing cartilage framework. METHODS From Jun. 2013 to Nov. 2014, 383 patients (age range, 6-45 years) underwent CT scans of the chest. 11 patients with bony diseases or(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical effect of the method by using an expanded post-auricular skin flap combined with autologous rib cartilage framework for correction of concha-type microtia. METHODS The operation were performed in three stages. The expander was implanted under post-auricular skin at the first stage and expanded skin flap was formed. At the(More)