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BACKGROUND AND AIM Screening and early detection reduces mortality due to colorectal cancer (CRC). Methylated Septin 9 (SEPT9) is a new blood-based biomarker for CRC. We evaluated the performance of the second-generation SEPT9 assay for the detection of colorectal neoplasm, and compared it with fecal immunochemical test (FIT). METHODS A total of 135(More)
SEPT9 gene methylation was validated as a biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) for >10 years and available as the Epi proColon test as an aid in CRC detection for >6 years. It was proven to be an accurate, reliable, fast, and convenient molecular test. In this opportunistic screening study, we validated a further simplified SEPT9 gene methylation assay in(More)
Epigenetic markers based on differential methylation of DNA sequences are used in cancer screening and diagnostics. Detection of abnormal methylation at specific loci by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) has been developed to enable high-throughput cancer screening. For tests that combine the results of multiple PCR replicates into(More)
In recent years, CuZr-based bulk metallic glass (BMG) composites ductilized by a shape memory B2 CuZr phase have attracted great attention owing to their outstanding mechanical properties. However, the B2 CuZr phase for most CuZr-based glass-forming compositions is only stable at very high temperatures, leading to the uncontrollable formation of B2 crystals(More)
This study aims to examine the influence of algorithm and subject-related factors, including cancer stage, age, sex, and cancer location, on the performance of the SEPT9 gene methylation test, an assay approved by the US FDA for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. A total of 1225 subjects were recruited in this opportunistic screening study, including 388(More)
AIM This study validated the detection of colorectal adenoma in opportunistic screening using the SEPT9 gene methylation assay. MATERIALS & METHODS Plasma samples including 85 colorectal cancers, 364 adenomas, 216 hyperplastic polyps, 372 other gastrointestinal diseases and 324 normal subjects, were obtained and tested using the Epi proColon 2.0 CE assay.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of the traditional center of tibial plateau as the entry point and digital technology in the design of intramedullary tibial nail point positioning method in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS Between October 2011 and October 2012, 60 cases undergoing unilateral TKA and meeting the selection criteria were(More)
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