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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The optimal treatment of patients with lower pole renal stones continues to be a dilemma for urologists. Retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) all constitute viable therapeutic options in selected patients. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
PURPOSE To explore the feasibility and efficacy of docetaxel plus prednisone for Chinese population with metastatic castration refractory prostate cancer (mCRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 228 patients recruited from 15 centers were randomized to receive 10 cycles of D3P arm (docetaxel: 75 mg/m2, intravenous infusion, every three weeks; Prednisone(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the third most common genitourinary malignancy, accounting for 3% of cancer in adults. The mortality and morbidity of RCC is strongly associated with its high propensity to metastasize to specific organs. This may be attributed to the fact that the CXCR4 G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) on(More)
AIM To investigate the major complications after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of liver tumors and analyze possible risk factors that precipitate these complications. METHODS From March 2001 to April 2008, 255 patients with liver tumors (205 male, 50 female; age range, 18-89 years; mean age, 56.0 years) who received RFA were enrolled in(More)
Radioiodine therapy, the most effective form of systemic radiotherapy available, is currently useful only for thyroid cancer because of the thyroid-specific expression of the human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS). Here, we explore the efficacy of a novel form of gene therapy using prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) promoter-mediated hNIS gene transfer(More)
rs12245, rs12587, rs9266, rs1137282, rs61764370, and rs712 of KRAS oncogene are characterized in the 3′UTR. The study highlights the important role of these polymorphisms playing in the susceptibility, oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy sensitivity, progression, and prognosis of CRC. Improved multiplex ligation detection reaction (iMLDR) technique is used for(More)
The prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is extremely high in China. We aimed to investigate the clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of gross classification on solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after hepatectomy.A total of 144 patients with solitary HCC who underwent hepatectomy were identified retrospectively. Based on the gross(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the changes in serum soluble intercellular adhesion molecule type-1 (ICAM-1), vascular cell adhesion molecule type-1 (VCAM-1), E-selectin and von Willebrand factor (vWf) in patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS Serial venous blood samples were taken from 21 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) before and 4, 8, 12,(More)
Excision repair cross complementing group 1 (ERCC1) and X-ray repair cross-complementing groups 1 (XRCC1) are DNA repair enzymes. Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may be important factors affecting cancer susceptibility, prognosis and therapy outcome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation of ERCC1 and XRCC1 polymorphisms with(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the safety and efficacy of the high-power (70 W) holmium laser in percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) for staghorn calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS From December 2004 to March 2008, 438 consecutive patients (456 renal units) with > or =4-cm staghorn stones underwent PCNL with a pulsed holmium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) laser(More)