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Reinforcing the Staple Line During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Does It Have Advantages? A Meta-analysis
BackgroundThis study aims to identify whether reinforcing the staple line during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has advantages.MethodsWe searched MEDLINE (PubMed; till August 2011), EMBASEExpand
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Antimicrobial resistance, virulence-associated genes, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium isolated from piglets with diarrhea in
Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium was isolated from diarrheic piglets in 2 periods, 2000-2001 (n = 25) and 2005-2006 (n = 17). To compare the characteristics of the isolatesExpand
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Efficacy of allergen-specific immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
BACKGROUND Allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergen-SIT) is the only treatment directed at the cause of IgE-mediated allergic diseases. However, there is controversy over the use of SIT for patientsExpand
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Is microsatellite instability a prognostic marker in gastric cancer?: A systematic review with meta‐analysis
The relationship between survival in gastric cancer patients and the status of microsatellite instability (MSI) has not yet been established. The purpose of this meta‐analysis was to obtainExpand
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Comparing the short-term outcomes of totally intracorporeal gastroduodenostomy with extracorporeal gastroduodenostomy after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a single surgeon’s
BackgroundSince delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy was introduced, many surgeons have utilized laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) with totally intracorporeal Billroth I (ICBI) for gastric cancer,Expand
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Comprehensive expression profiles of gastric cancer molecular subtypes by immunohistochemistry: implications for individualized therapy
Gastric cancer (GC) is a leading cause of death. We aim to establish a clinically relevant assay that encompasses recent molecular classifications and provides useful clinical information in a largeExpand
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Controlled-size embryoid body formation in concave microwell arrays.
Embryonic stem (ES) cells hold great potential as a renewable cell source for regenerative medicine and cell-based therapy. Despite the potential of ES cells, conventional stem cell culture methodsExpand
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The benefit of microsatellite instability is attenuated by chemotherapy in stage II and stage III gastric cancer: Results from a large cohort with subgroup analyses
We previously reported that the prognosis of microsatellite instability high (MSI‐H) gastric cancer is similar to that of MSI‐low/microsatellite stable (MSI‐L/MSS) gastric cancer. The reason for thisExpand
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Notch1 signaling in FIZZ1 induction of myofibroblast differentiation.
  • T. Liu, B. Hu, +5 authors S. Phan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of pathology
  • 1 May 2009
Notch1 is an evolutionarily conserved receptor that regulates cell fate, including such events as differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis. Myofibroblast differentiation is a key feature of lungExpand
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Microfluidic spinning of flat alginate fibers with grooves for cell-aligning scaffolds.
Alginate microribbons with longitudinally grooved microstructures are continuously fabricated by means of a microfluidic system. The number and dimensions of the microgroovesare successfullyExpand
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