Xiang Lin Yuan

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine how to disclose bad news to patients with cancer in China. METHODS One hundred fifty pairs of hospitalized patients and their family members were investigated using a self-designed questionnaire. RESULTS More patients than their families believed that patients should be informed of their illnesses(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of vagus nerve stimulation on haemodynamics, pulmonary histopathology, arterial blood gas and pro-inflammatory responses to thermal injury. INTERVENTIONS Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into six equal groups: normal control (NC) group; thermal injury (TEM) group subjected to 40% total(More)
The treatment of nasal hemangiomas continues to be controversial. The authors' experience with early surgical treatment of nasal hemangiomas is presented. This retrospective study includes 11 patients. Surgical intervention consisted of excision of the nasal hemangioma and reconstruction by local tissue transfer or rearrangement. Age at surgery ranged from(More)
MicroRNA-155 (miR-155) is overexpressed in many human cancers; however, the function of miR-155 is largely unknown in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In the present study, we found that miR-155 is dramatically increased in ESCC tissues compared with the paired adjacent normal tissues, which suggested that miR-155 acts as an oncogene in ESCC. We(More)
OBJECTIVES The primarily aim of this phase II study is to evaluate the response rate (RR) and disease control rate (DCR). The secondary aim of this study is to assess the progression-free survival and overall survival of recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with lobaplatin in combination with docetaxel. MATERIALS AND(More)
Testis specific 10 (TSGA10) was originally identified as a testis-specific protein and tumor-associated antigen in a number of cancer types. In this study, we found that down-regulation of TSGA10 was associated with increased malignancy and clinical features of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs). Moreover, increased expression of TSGA10 inhibited,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports have documented greater mortality for bariatric surgery in Medicare (MC) patients compared with patients from other payors. METHODS We reviewed our database for the mortality and outcomes of 282 MC and 3169 non-Medicare (NMC) patients undergoing bariatric surgery. RESULTS Of the MC patients, 27 were >65 years of age, and 255(More)
Mounting evidence suggests a causal relationship between specific bacterial infections and the development of certain malignancies. However, the possible role of the keystone periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unknown. Therefore, we examined the presence of P. gingivalis in esophageal mucosa,(More)
In traditional therapy with Chinese medicine, vitexin has several pharmacological properties, including antinociceptive, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antimyeloperoxidase, and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities. Recently, vitexin was shown to protect the heart against ischemia/reperfusion injury in an in vitro model by inhibiting apoptosis. The purpose of(More)
Dracocephalum heterophyllum was a traditional Tibetan medicine possesses various pharmacological effects involved in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial activities. However, its anti-hepatitis, antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds have not been reported, the objective of this research work was to investigate the pharmacological activity and bioactive(More)