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MicroRNA-21 Regulates the Proliferation and Invasion in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Purpose: MicroRNAs are ∼22 nucleotide noncoding RNA molecules that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression. The aim of this study was (a) to determine a role of microRNA-21 in esophagealExpand
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Sarcopenia is a Predictor of Postoperative Respiratory Complications in Patients with Esophageal Cancer
BackgroundDepletion of skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia) indicates a poor prognosis for patients with several kinds of cancer, but it remains unclear whether esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)Expand
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Lymphatic vessel invasion detected by the D2‐40 monoclonal antibody is an independent prognostic factor in node‐negative esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
D2‐40 staining has been reported to be useful for both identifying lymphatic vessel invasion (LVI) and counting lymphatic vessel density (LVD) in various cancers. The aim of this study was to clarifyExpand
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Clinical significance of Wnt-induced secreted protein-1 (WISP-1/CCN4) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
BACKGROUND/AIM The expression of Wingless/int-1 (Wnt)-induced secreted protein-1 (WISP-1/CCN4), a member of the Cyr61-CTGF-Nov (CCN) family, has been examined in several types of cancer. However, theExpand
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Usefulness of Transcription–Reverse Transcription Concerted Reaction Method for Detecting Circulating Tumor Cells in Patients With Colorectal Cancer
PurposeThe CellSearch system (Veridex, LLC) is useful for detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in various carcinomas, including colorectal cancer (CRC); however, there are some problemsExpand
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Induction Chemotherapy with Docetaxel/Cisplatin/5-Fluorouracil for Patients with Node-Positive Esophageal Cancer
Background: Despite improvements in the surgical management of esophageal cancer, the prognosis of patients with lymph node metastases is still unsatisfactory. Recently, survival benefit ofExpand
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Changes in Body Composition Secondary to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Advanced Esophageal Cancer are Related to the Occurrence of Postoperative Complications After Esophagectomy
BackgroundAlthough a survival benefit of neoadjuvant treatment for patients with esophageal cancer has been highlighted, the influence of neoadjuvant treatment on the nutritional status of patientsExpand
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Preoperative controlling nutritional status (CONUT) is useful to estimate the prognosis after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
PurposeThe aim of this study is to confirm the predictive value of controlling nutritional status (CONUT), as a postoperative prognostic marker for esophageal cancer patients undergoingExpand
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A case of mesh plug migration into the bladder 5 years after hernia repair
The mesh plug technique is one of the most popular procedures for inguinal hernia repair in Japan. This procedure is quick, easy, and low cost with a low recurrence rate. However, some complicationsExpand
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Late Recurrence After Radical Resection of Esophageal Cancer
AbstractBackground Approximately 10–20 % of esophageal cancer patients in whom recurrence is diagnosed experience late recurrence beyond 2 years after esophagectomy. However, the risk of lateExpand
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