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Lipid-rich carcinoma of the breast is a rare variant of breast cancer, accounted for <1% of all breast malignant tumors. We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathologic characteristics of lipid-rich carcinomas of the breast. A panel of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2), cytokeratin (CK) 5/6, CK14,(More)
We investigated the therapeutic effects of parenteral fish oil (FO) on survival and fatty acid profile in plasma and erythrocyte membranes, T-lymphocyte subsets, and plasma cytokines in a rat model of sepsis. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis. For recovery, central venous catheterization was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic significance of the seventh edition TNM staging classification for gastric cancer. BACKGROUND The seventh edition TNM staging system for gastric cancer was adopted by the American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer on January 1, 2010, and included major revisions. METHODS The authors(More)
The optimal treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is surgical resection. However, only a small percentage of patients are operative candidates. CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been shown to be efficacious in treatment of unresectable HCC. CT-guided RFA, however, may fail to detect small intrahepatic metastases and tumor(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis in human being is a challenging and life-threatening problem. Complement activation is an essential event in sepsis. The present study observed the dynamic levels of complement components in sepsis and evaluated the role of exogenous complement protein in outcomes. The relationship between complement and inflammatory cytokines was also(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the prognostic value and staging accuracy of the metastatic lymph node ratio (rN) staging system for gastric cancer. METHODS A total of 1,075 patients with gastric cancer who underwent curative surgery between 2000 and 2009 at our institute were analyzed. Lymph node status was assigned according to the American Joint Committee on(More)
Evidences have shown that dysbiosis could promote the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the association of dysbiosis and prognosis of CRC is barely investigated. Therefore, we used 16S rRNA gene sequencing approach to determine differences in microbiota among tumor tissues of different prognosis and found that Fusobacterium nucleatum and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of complement system in bridging innate and adaptive immunity has been confirmed in various invasive pathogens. It is still obscure how complement proteins promote T cell-mediated immune response during sepsis. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of exogenous C3 protein in the T-cell responses to sepsis. METHODS Sepsis was(More)
This study was designed to investigate the effect of exogenous complement C3 administration on outcomes of sepsis and identify an optimal time for this therapy. Colon ascendens stent peritonitis (CASP) was performed to induce sepsis in C57BL/6 mice, with sham-operated mice as control. Human purified C3 (HuC3, 1 mg) was administered via intraperitoneal(More)
BACKGROUND Common bile duct injuries occur in 0.2% to 0.8% of laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC). Intraoperative cholangiograms (IOCG) are a useful means of detecting common bile duct injuries in the operating room. METHODS Data were retrospectively reviewed for patients referred for management of common duct injuries from 1996 to 2000. Cost data were(More)