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Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), an inflammation index, is considered a prognostic predictor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of preoperative peripheral NLR in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated HCC after radical hepatectomy. Clinical data were collected from patients with HBV-associated(More)
Antibiotic fitness and acquired resistance are the two critical factors when bacteria respond to antibiotics, and the correlations and mechanisms between these two factors remain largely unknown. In this study, a TMT-labeling-based quantitative proteomics method was used to compare the differential expression of proteins between the fitness and acquired(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of adjuvant chemobiotherapy via portal vein for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombi (PVTT) following hepatectomy plus thrombectomy. METHODS Eighty-six HCC patients with tumor thrombi in the portal trunk and/or the first-order branch were divided(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic fistula (PF) remains the most challenging complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors of PF and delineate its impact on patient outcomes. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 532 patients who underwent PD and divided them into PF group and no PF group.(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary tract cancers encompass gallbladder carcinoma, and intrahepatic, perihilar and distal cholangiocarcinoma. Upregulated serum CYFRA 21-1 has been reported in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. AIMS The present study aimed to explore the clinical significance of serum CYFRA 21-1 in all biliary tract cancer subtypes. METHODS Serum CYFRA(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the expressions of angiogenic factors and elucidate their angiogenic and prognostic roles in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with background of hepatitis B virus (HBV). We evaluated microvessel density (MVD) of HCC, and investigated immunohistochemical expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF),(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in the oral cavity of gastritis patients and analyze the genotype similarity of Hp in the oral cavity with that in the stomach. METHODS A total of 384 plaque samples were collected from 32 patients with chronic gastritis and chronic periodontitis, one supragingival plaque sample and one(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been proven effective for treating small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) nodules. However, post-RFA local recurrence is a major factor limiting prognosis. Up to now, there is no consensus on a standardized treatment strategy for these local recurrences. The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of(More)
During smile evaluation and anterior esthetic construction, the anatomic and racial variations should be considered in order to achieve better matching results. The aims of this study were to validate an objective method for recording spontaneous smile process and to categorize the smile and upper lip curvature of Chinese Han-nationality youth. One hundred(More)
AIM To investigate whether adjuvant antiviral treatment could improve prognosis and entecavir is the optimal nucleoside/nucleotide analog (NA) regimen after curative therapy of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A comprehensive electronic search was performed. All controlled trials comparing antiviral treatment with(More)