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OBJECTIVES It has been hypothesized that the accumulation of beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) in the brain is a triggering event leading to the pathological cascade of Alzheimer's disease. The steady-state levels of Abeta are determined by the metabolic balance between anabolic and catabolic activity and the dysregulation of this activity leads to Alzheimer's(More)
In this article, we assessed the pooled sensitivity and specificity of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in studies during the last 10 years that have solely used EBUS-TBNA as a minimally invasive technique, with or without computed tomography or positron-emission tomography screening. The meta-analysis included(More)
OBJECTIVE This meta-analysis is to evaluate the overall diagnostic yield and accuracy of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB)-based targeted biopsies in detecting peripheral lesions. METHODS A systematic search in PubMed was performed using "electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy" crossed with "peripheral lesions" and "lung nodules". Test(More)
Lung cancer is one of the most deadly diseases worldwide. The current first-line therapies include chemotherapy using epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors and radiotherapies. With the current progress in identifying new molecular targets, acquired drug resistance stands as an obstacle for good prognosis. About half the patients(More)
Monosialoganglioside (GM1) has been considered to have a neurotrophic factor-like activity. Nerve growth factor (NGF), a member of the neurotrophin family, is essential for neuronal survival, differentiation and maturation. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether co-administration of GM1 and NGF reverses glutamate (Glu) neurotoxicity in(More)
Innovation in the last decade has endowed nanotechnology with an assortment of tools for drug delivery system, imaging, and sensing in cancer research. These rapidly emerging tools are indicative of a burgeoning field ready to expand into medical applications. The aim of this study is to analyze the applications of nanotechnology in oncology with(More)
Monosialoganglioside GM1 is a known neurotrophic factor. Nerve growth factor (NGF), a member of the neurotrophin family, is important for the survival, differentiation and maturation of neurons. The aim of this study was to test whether administration of GM1 and NGF can ameliorate glutamate (Glu) neurotoxicity in primary cultured embryonic rat dorsal root(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for most lung cancer and carries a 5-year survival rate of 15%. The squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma are the most common types of NSCLC. The data on long term use of hyperfractionated radiotherapy (HRT) in(More)