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BACKGROUND For muscle invasive bladder cancer, radical cystectomy is the most effective treatment now and urinary diversion is often necessary. The use of intestinal tissue for urinary diversion is frequently associated with complications. In this study, we aimed to make a tissue-engineered conduit (TEC) using bladder epithelial cells and bladder acellular(More)
Inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, no meta-analysis has comprehensively and quantitatively investigated the prognostic value of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in EOC patients. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to quantify the prognostic impact of this(More)
Intrathecal (IT) clonidine is an effective analgesic, but it also produces hemodynamic depression and sedation which are likely to be related to IT clonidine's cephalad spread within the cerebrospinal fluid. We hypothesized that IT clonidine's side effects could be reduced without compromising the duration and quality of analgesia by injecting clonidine IT(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the diagnostic value of SPECT for multiple myeloma (MM). METHODS Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) bone scan, marrow puncturing, x-ray and other related examinations were performed in 46 patients with MM. We analysed the diagnostic value of SPECT bone scan combined with marrow puncturing and other examinations for MM.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the risk factors for accelerated junctional escape rhythm (AJER) in children early after percutaneous ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure. METHODS A retrospective controlled study was conducted on 42 children who had AJER within one week after percutaneous VSD closure between January 2008 and October 2012. These subjects were(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between multi-slice computed tomographic perfusion imaging (CTPI) parameters and immunohistologic markers of angiogenesis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Fifty patients with histologically proven esophageal squamous cell carcinoma were enrolled in this study. All subjects underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the significance of Tp-Te interval for risk stratification of ventricular premature contractions (VPC) in children. METHODS A total of 120 children with VPC were divided into benign VPC (n=40), organic disease (n=40) and ventricular parasystole groups (n=40) according to the etiology of VPC; another 40 children who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of radiotherapy on the thyroid of patients with nasopharyngeal cancer. METHODS Thyroid dynamic imaging was performed on 51 patients with nasopharyngeal cancer who had the metastasis of the jugular lymph node before and after the radiotherapy. The peak time of the thyroid artery perfusion and the constant K were obtained.(More)