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HER-2/neu overexpression is an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer
Background and aimsThe HER-2/neu protein is intimately involved with normal cell proliferation and tissue growth, as it is extensively homologous and is related to the epidermal growth factorExpand
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Proximal Gastrectomy Reconstructed by Jejunal Pouch Interposition for Upper Third Gastric Cancer: Prospective Randomized Study
Proximal gastrectomy with jejunal pouch interposition (PGJP) has been advocated as an alternative operation for upper third gastric cancer. However, there has been no prospective randomized trialExpand
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Nasogastric decompression is not necessary in operations for gastric cancer: prospective randomised trial.
OBJECTIVE To assess the need for routine nasogastric decompression after extensive resections in patients with gastric cancer. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING University hospital,Expand
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Pain after laparoscopic appendectomy: a comparison of transumbilical single-port and conventional laparoscopic surgery
Purpose Conventional laparoscopic appendectomy is performed using three ports, and single-port appendectomy is an attractive alternative in order to improve cosmesis. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Thyroid hormone levels and incident chronic kidney disease in euthyroid individuals: the Kangbuk Samsung Health Study.
BACKGROUND Overt and subclinical hypothyroidism are associated with higher levels of serum creatinine and with increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The prospective association betweenExpand
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Thyroid hormones and mortality risk in euthyroid individuals: the Kangbuk Samsung health study.
CONTEXT Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, both overt and subclinical, are associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. The association between thyroid hormones and mortality in euthyroidExpand
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100 Cases of Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: Breast Approach
Neck surgery is one of the newest fields of endoscopic surgical application. One hundred patients underwent endoscopic thyroidectomy. We used 3 incisions: 1 on both upper circumareolar areas and 1Expand
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Predictive value of preoperative serum CEA, CA19-9 and CA125 levels for peritoneal metastasis in patients with gastric carcinoma.
PURPOSE Peritoneal metastasis is a crucial factor for the prognosis in gastric cancer, but its diagnosis is difficult before laparotomy. This study analyzed the usefulness of diagnostic imaging andExpand
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Age Over 80 is a Possible Risk Factor for Postoperative Morbidity After a Laparoscopic Resection of Colorectal Cancer
Purpose With extended life expectancy, the mean age of patients at the time of diagnosis of colorectal cancer and its treatment, including radical resection, is increasing gradually. We aimed toExpand
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Long-term results of proximal and total gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma of the upper third of the stomach.
PURPOSE The choice of surgical strategy for patients with adenocarcinoma of the upper one third of the stomach is controversial. This study was performed to analyze the surgical results of a 11-yearExpand
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