Xinxin Dong

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OBJECT The authors compared the effectiveness of single-session (SS) and multisession (MS) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of spinal metastases. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of the clinical outcomes of 348 lesions in 228 patients treated with the CyberKnife radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Over 140 million people in the United States have at least one chronic medical condition, but they receive fewer than 60% of guideline-recommended services for these conditions. Increasing patients' involvement in their own care may improve the receipt of guideline-recommended services. We evaluated patients' patterns of responses to(More)
Prostate cancer (PCa) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in elder men. This disease has limited therapeutic options and poor prognosis as the underlying molecular mechanisms are not clearly understood. LncRNA UCA1 functions as an oncogene in many types of cancers. However, the role of UCA1 in PCa remains unclear. In the present study, we showed(More)
Noninvasive imaging methodologies are needed to assess treatment responses to novel molecular targeting approaches for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging do not effectively distinguish tumors from fibrotic tissue commonly associated with SCCHN tumors. Positron emission(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the protective effect of hydrogen against hyperoxia-induced oxidative stress injury in premature rat type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECs). METHODS The type II AECs isolated from premature rats were randomly divided into air (21% oxygen) control group, hyperoxia (95% oxygen) control group, air + hydrogen group, and hyperoxia+(More)
Ni-M (M = Mo, Fe, Co, Mn or Cr) bicomponent catalysts were prepared through the co-impregnation method for upgrading low H2/CO ratio biomass gas into urban gas through partial methanation coupling with water gas shift (WGS). The catalysts were characterized by N2 isothermal adsorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), H2 temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR),(More)
Traditional model-based tracking methods apply template of changeless size and shape to represent the object, which are only suitable for target translation. Whereas, in the course of tracking there are various transformations for the object, including flip, rotation, scaling and shear. This paper presents a new method that can perform well in coping with(More)
Puerarin is a major active ingredient extracted from the root of P. lobata, a traditional Chinese herb, and possesses anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. However, the low oral bioavailability of puerarin limits its further application. Therefore, we synthesized tetraacetyl puerarin (4AC) through acetylation to improve its liposolubility and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the distribution of P levels on the day of oocyte retrieval as it relates to pregnancy outcome in an antagonist protocol, which may be at higher risk for elevated P levels. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Academic IVF center. PATIENT(S) One hundred eighty-six women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with an(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to develop and validate clinically relevant, early assessment continuous tumor measurement-based metrics for predicting overall survival (OS) using the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) 1.1 data warehouse. METHODS Data from 13 trials representing 2096 patients with breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC),(More)