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The introduction of metallic drug-eluting stents has reduced the risk of restenosis and widened the indications of percutaneous coronary intervention in treatment of coronary artery disease. However, this medical device can induce hypersensitive reaction that interferes with the endothelialization and healing process resulting in late persistent or acquired(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that have been suggested to play an essential role in tumorigenesis. miR-206 functions as a tumor suppressor in several cancers. However, its role in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. METHODS Expression levels of miR-206 in NSCLC tissues and cell lines were determined by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive percutaneous pedicle screw for the management of neurologically intact patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures and posterior ligamentous complex injuries. METHODS In the study, 35 patients were reviewed,including 20 males and 15 females, with an average age of 34.1 years (18 to 52),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of modified transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in patients with lumbar disc herniation. METHODS Forty-six cases of lumbar disc herniation were treated by modified transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. There were 32 males and 14 females with a mean age of 47 years old (range: 27 - 65). The mean course of disease was(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to explore the correlations of genetic polymorphisms in LIG4 and HSPB1 genes with the radiation-induced lung injury (RILI), especially radiation pneumonitis (RP), in lung cancer patients. METHODS A total of 160 lung cancer patients, who were diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and received radiotherapy, were included in the(More)
Clathrin, a three-legged triskelion composed of three clathrin heavy chains (CHCs) and three light chains (CLCs), plays a critical role in clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) in eukaryotic cells. In this study, the genes ZmCHC1 and ZmCHC2 encoding clathrin heavy chain in maize were cloned and characterized for the first time in monocots. ZmCHC1 encodes a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the early clinical efficacy of large soft-tissue wounds with intermittent vacuum sealing drainage. METHODS From March 2009 to June 2010, the study group was comprised of 56 patients treated with intermittent vacuum sealing drainage. There were 47 males and 9 females with a mean age of 37.5 years (range: 16 - 65). Intermittent vacuum(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the efficacy of intravenous scopolamine in the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after cesarean section (CS). METHODS A total of 260 pregnant women with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Status Classification class I-II who underwent elective CS under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA)(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that have been suggested to play critical roles in tumorigenesis. Recently, miR-152 was reported to be dysregulated in some human cancers. However, the function and mechanism of miR-152 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still unclear. In the present study, our findings showed that the expression(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the hemodynamic responses to orotracheal intubation using a Shikani Optical Stylet (SOS) laryngoscope or a Macintosh direct laryngoscope (MDLS). METHODS Totally 41 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists ASA physical status -aged 20-60 years and scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia requiring orotracheal(More)