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OBJECTIVE Bone metastasis is a major complication of advanced breast cancer. The present prospective case-control study investigated the involvement of microRNA (miR)-10b in the development of bone metastasis arising from primary breast carcinoma. METHODS Serum miR-10b concentrations were determined by quantitative real-time reverse(More)
Tourette's syndrome is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder, characterized by tics. Bilateral globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been considered to be an effective treatment for refractory Tourette's syndrome. Postoperative outcomes are described after 12 months' follow-up in a 41-year-old male patient and a 22-year-old male(More)
We demonstrate a one-step approach for selecting the number of walls formed during carbon nanotube (CNT) growth by catalytic decomposition of CH(4) over Fe-Mo/MgO catalysts. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and Raman spectroscopy analyses indicate that high(More)
Phenotypic variations in α-thalassemia mainly depend on the defective α-globin gene number. Genetic modifiers of the phenotype of Hemoglobin H (HbH) disease were poorly reported, apart from β-thalassemia allele that was identified ameliorating the severity of α-thalassemia. Because erythroid Krüppel-like factor (KLF1) mutations can modulate the red blood(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore surgical strategies for unexpected gallbladder carcinoma (UGC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A study of hospital records was performed in 26 patients with UGC treated in our institution from January 1990 to December 2002. The surgical therapies and disease prognosis were analyzed. RESULTS Five cases of GBC were noted during open(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness and cosmetic results of tissue adhesive or surgical staples in thyroidectomy through a supraclavicular incision. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized study of consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy by a supraclavicular approach. Eligible patients were randomized into two(More)
Mechanical properties of self-scrolling binormal nanohelices with a rectangular cross-section are investigated under uniaxial tensile and compressive loads using nanorobotic manipulation and Cosserat curve theory. Stretching experiments demonstrate that small-pitch nanohelices have an exceptionally large linear elasticity region and excellent mechanical(More)
Few studies have presented a comparison of myeloablative cord blood transplantation (CBT) and HLA-identical sibling hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for AML in a disease-specific analysis, and the evaluation of GvHD-free and relapse-free survival (GRFS) in AML patients after unrelated CBT has not been reported. A total of 162 consecutive AML(More)
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