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AIM To characterize the histological types of esophageal and cardiac mucosa by endoscopic survey of a population in a high-risk area of esophageal cancer of China. METHODS A selected cohort of residents in Cixian County during December 2001 and May 2002 was surveyed by using Lugol's staining, followed by computer-based statistical analysis of the data(More)
PURPOSE Small cell carcinoma of esophagus (SCEC) is characterized by high malignancy and early metastasis. Although the morbidity of SCEC is very low, few studies of patients with SCEC have been conducted in China, there are no sufficient studies of SCEC conducted and reported in the existing published works, and the choices of treatment remain(More)
BACKGROUND Primary gastric small cell carcinomas (GSCCs) are increasingly identified by endoscopy, and account for 15-20% of all gastric neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). GSCCs have the worst prognosis with the highest rate of metastases. PURPOSE To provide useful information for clinicians and researchers to better manage patients with GSCC, we studied the(More)
Treatment guidelines recommend combination antifungal therapy with amphotericin B (AmB) as an induction therapy for cryptococcal meningitis. The objective of this study was to compare the survival benefit between 5-FC (flucytosine) and fluconazole as second-line drugs given in combination with AmB. We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of(More)
We compared the curative and side-effects in esophageal carcinoma treated by conventional fraction (CF) and late course accelerated hyperfraction (LCAF) three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy. Ninety-eight patients were randomly assigned to two different radiotherapy model groups. Fifty patients were treated using CF three-dimensional conformal(More)
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