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BACKGROUND There are a lot of studies on relationship of surface adhesion molecule (CD44) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) with tumors in recent years, however study on osteopontin (OPN) is still few. The aim of this study is to investigate the levels of OPN, CD44v6 and MMP-2 in squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the lung, and to clearly(More)
A consistent positive association between cigarette smoking and the human esophageal cancer has been confirmed all over the world. However, details in the association need to be more focused on and be identified. Recently, aberrantly expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be promising biomarkers for understanding the tumorigenesis of a wide array(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphatic dissemination is the main approach of metastasis in lung cancer, and it is also an important prognostic factor. The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between tumor size and lymph node metastasis in squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the lung. METHODS A total of 240 patients diagnosed as squamous cell(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Androgen receptor (AR) plays an important role in many kinds of cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms of AR in ESCC are poorly characterized. In the present study, Western blot analysis and real-time quantitative PCR were performed to identify differentially(More)
OBJECTIVES Development of intimal hyperplasia (IH) is the main pathology underlying graft failure following coronary artery bypass graft surgeries for ischaemic heart diseases, especially for great saphenous vein grafts which have a lower patency rate than internal mammary arteries. Neuropilin 1 (NRP1), which is a co-receptor for vascular endothelial growth(More)
OBJECTIVES Differentiation between pulmonary tuberculoma and malignancy by preoperative diagnostic imaging sometimes proves difficult. The purpose of this study is to investigate variable manifestations of pulmonary tuberculoma mimicking lung cancer on fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) image and pathologic(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal hypothermic level during circulatory arrest is controversial. The aim of our study was to comprehensively assess the impact of moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest with antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) on total aortic arch replacement. METHODS From 2010 to 2013, data were collected from 99 consecutive patients with acute type A(More)
Esophageal carcinoma is one of the most virulent malignant diseases and a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite improvements in surgical techniques and perioperative management and surgery combined with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, the prognosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) at an advanced stage remains poor. ESCC shows(More)
Bronchogenic cysts occurring in the left ventricle are a medical rarity. One successfully operated case is reported herein. The location of the cyst was just between the epicardium and myocardium of the inferior left ventricular wall, adjacent to the apex of the heart. Complete excision was achieved through a left anterolateral thoracotomy without(More)