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OBJECTIVE To determine the role of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 during focal cerebral ischemia. METHODS Left middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was undergone after the introduction of a nylon suture to the left internal carotid artery in 70 male adult CD-1 mice. ERK 1/2 phosphorylation was detected using Western blot analysis, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE By 2010 there had been 14 published trials of surgery for intracerebral hemorrhage reported in systematic reviews or to the authors, but the role and timing of operative intervention remain controversial and the practice continues to be haphazard. This study attempted to obtain individual patient data from each of the 13 studies(More)
The study was designed to investigate the effects of ischemic preconditioning (IP) on permeability of blood-brain barrier (BBB) and expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in subsequent ischemic hemisphere. Rats were divided into four groups, one group was used as control, and the other three groups were given three different pretreatments: the(More)
In this study, we investigated the association between common variants in the matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) gene and the risk of developing sporadic brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM). We performed genotyping analyses for five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in MMP-3 in a case-control study involving 319 Chinese patients with BAVM and 333(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinicopathological characteristics, prognosis, pathology, and differential diagnosis of LPM by analyzing our experience and reviewed relevant literature. We also postulated the necessity of postoperative adjuvant therapy. METHODS 19 patients with LPM underwent surgical treatment from 2007 through 2010 in our department. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Metaplastic meningioma is a rare subtype of benign meningiomas, classified as WHO grade I with well prognosis. Here we presented our experiences on 15 cases of metaplastic meningioma, to investigate the clinicopathological features, therapies and prognosis of these cases. METHODS 15 patients underwent surgical treatment for intracranial(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND To test the expression level of CD40 on ovarian cancer tissues and its correlation to clinicopathological features of patients and to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of adenovirus-mediated CD40 ligand on ovarian cancer in vitro. MATERIAL AND METHODS The expression of CD40 on paraffin-embedded ovarian cancer tissues (n=58) and(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to combine the use of ultrasound contrast agents with intraoperative ultrasound techniques to identify intraoperatively a patient's vascular anatomy, including feeding arteries and draining veins of an intracranial arteriovenous malformation (AVM). METHODS The authors examined 12 consecutive patients with AVMs that had(More)
OBJECTIVE Intracranial meningiomas, especially those located at anterior and middle skull base, are difficult to be completely resected due to their complicated anatomy structures and adjacent vessels. It's essential to locate the tumor and its vessels precisely during operation to reduce the risk of neurological deficits. The purpose of this study was to(More)