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To evaluate the prognostic value and staging accuracy of the metastatic lymph node ratio (rN) staging system for gastric cancer. 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 Cancer (AJCC) pN system(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Mouse model of orthotopic small bowel transplantation (SBT) has great advantages in the researches of post-transplant immunology and physiology, whereas it is infrequently utilized because of low survival rate. To improve this model, we modified the techniques and the perioperative treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Syngeneic orthotopic SBT was(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)
This study was used to compare the effects of intensive insulin therapy with conventional insulin therapy on postoperative outcomes among nondiabetic patients receiving parenteral nutrition following D2 gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A total of 248 eligible patients were randomly assigned to receive intensive insulin therapy targeting a blood glucose level(More)
BACKGROUND Reporting of surgical complications is common, but few provide information about the severity and estimate risk factors of complications. If have, but lack of specificity. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data on 2795 gastric cancer patients underwent surgical procedure at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University between June 2007 and(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)