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Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important driver of tumor invasion and metastasis, which causes many cancer deaths. Cancer stem cells (CSC) that maintain and initiate tumors have also been implicated in invasion and metastasis, but whether EMT is an important contributor to CSC function is unclear. In this study, we investigated whether a(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to establish the prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity (DH) in Chinese urban adults and the possible effects of smoking on DH. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 2640 subjects were distributed equally in 12 communities in Chengdu and Xian City, respectively, and of all age groups (10 years for an age group) including the(More)
Laparoscopic liver resection has not been widely used because of intraoperative bleeding. This problem should be solved with instruments and techniques that require a short learning curve. The aim of this work was to present the technique used in our center to perform laparoscopic liver resection using the ‘curettage and aspiration’ technique with(More)
A 55-year-old male patient, complaining of skin and sclera yellowing, came in for clinical investigation. After complete evaluation, the primitive diagnosis of periampullary carcinoma was made and radical surgical resection was planned to be performed. Later, a complete laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed successfully. The mean operating time(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of replacing tetracycline with amoxicillin in bismuth quadruple therapy. DESIGN Subjects who were infected with Helicobacter pylori and naïve to treatment were randomly (1:1) assigned to receive a 14-day modified bismuth quadruple therapy: lansoprazole 30 mg, amoxicillin 1 g, bismuth potassium citrate(More)
OBJECTIVE Levofloxacin has been proposed to replace clarithromycin for Helicobacter pylori treatment. Seven- and 10-day fluoroquinolone triple therapies have generally failed to achieve cure rates of ≥90%, whereas 14-day therapy has achieved 95% success. The aim was to assess the efficacy and effect of fluoroquinolone resistance on 14-day(More)
Dysregulation of apoptosis is a pilot event before cancer development and plays important roles for cancer to develop resistance to chemical therapeutics. So exploring strategies to recovery the apoptosis balance is a charming and long-endeavored aim in the attempts to conquer cancers. The present study shows an exciting potency of a fusion peptide to(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic right hepatectomy (LRH) is increasingly performed for the treatment of many liver diseases. However, it remains a challenging procedure and is limited to highly specialized centers. Increasing the safety and efficacy of LRH is crucial. This study evaluated the safety and feasibility of the novel caudal approach (CDA) in LRH and in(More)
In 1998, the technique of laparoscopic hepatectomy by curettage and aspiration was developed and a special instrument, laparoscopic multifunctional operative dissector (LPMOD), was designed for this procedure. In the past 17 years, this procedure was developed gradually and had become the routine procedure for laparoscopic hepatectomy in local area. This(More)