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The predictive value of C-reactive protein for prognosis in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma treated with radical nephroureterectomy: a multi-institutional study.
BACKGROUND Few studies have discussed the prognostic impact of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level in upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the perioperativeExpand
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Degradation of microcrystalline cellulose and non-pretreated plant biomass by a cell-free extracellular cellulase/hemicellulase system from the extreme thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor
Caldicellulosiruptor bescii is a cellulolytic/hemicellulolytic anaerobe, which extracellularly secretes various proteins, including multidomain cellulases with two-catalytic domains, for plantExpand
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The Prognostic Significance of Vasohibin-1 Expression in Patients with Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma
Purpose: Vasohibin-1 (VASH1) is a novel angiogenic molecule that is specifically expressed in activated vascular endothelial cells, and the status of VASH1 expression has been documented in cancerExpand
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The predictive value of positive urine cytology for outcomes following radical nephroureterectomy in patients with primary upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a multi-institutional study.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Few studies have addressed the predictive value of positive urine cytology for prognosis in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). We investigated whether theExpand
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HOXD3 enhances motility and invasiveness through the TGF-β-dependent and -independent pathways in A549 cells
Homeobox genes regulate sets of genes that determine cellular fates in embryonic morphogenesis and maintenance of adult tissue architecture by regulating cellular motility and cell-cell interactions.Expand
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Hemodynamic Changes in Stripping Operation or Saphenofemoral Ligation of the Greater Saphenous Vein for Primary Varicose Veins
The aim of this study was to assess early hemodynamic improvement after a stripping operation or saphenofemoral ligation by means of air plethysmography. This prospective study assessed 109 limbs ofExpand
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Impact of an adjuvant chemotherapeutic regimen on the clinical outcome in high risk patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma: a Japanese multi-institution experience.
PURPOSE Current guidelines do not yet provide any recommendations for adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma managed with radical nephroureterectomy. We evaluatedExpand
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Patient characteristics and outcomes in metastatic upper tract urothelial carcinoma after radical nephroureterectomy: the experience of Japanese multi‐institutions
To investigate oncological outcomes and prognostic factors in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) who experienced disease recurrence after radical nephroureterectomy (RNU). FewExpand
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Initial experience of transumbilical laparoendoscopic single-site surgery of partial adrenalectomy in patient with aldosterone-producing adenoma
BackgroundLaparoscopic single-site surgery has recently emerged in the field of urology and this minimally-invasive surgery has resulted in a further reduction in morbidity compared with traditionalExpand
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Impact of Combined Use of Blood-based Inflammatory Markers on Patients with Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Following Radical Nephroureterectomy: Proposal of a Cumulative Marker Score as a Novel
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed the prognostic impact of preoperative levels of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), plasma fibrinogen, and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in surgically treatedExpand
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