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OBJECT Allergy and immunoglobulin E levels are inversely associated with glioma risk. Previous studies have focused on respiratory and food allergies, and little information is available regarding drug allergies. This study evaluated the rate of positive penicillin skin tests (PenSTs) and blood eosinophil counts in a large population of patients with glioma(More)
PURPOSE The paired box gene 6 (PAX6) is an essential transcription factor for eye formation. Genetic alterations in PAX6 can lead to various ocular malformations including aniridia. The purpose of this study was to identify genetic defects as the underlying cause of familial ocular coloboma in a large Chinese family. METHODS After linkage analysis was(More)
Serum albumin level is a reliable and convenient marker of the nutritional status of patients, and has been identified as a prognostic marker in glioblastoma. However, because of the recent wide application of standard radio-chemotherapy for the treatment of glioblastoma patients, the prognostic effect of preoperative serum albumin levels needs to be(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether cytochalasin D-eluting stents (CDES) suppress intimal hyperplasia in porcine coronary arteries and to compare the efficacy of paclitaxel and cytochalasin D as inhibitors of vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and platelet aggregation in vitro. METHODS Rabbit platelet-rich plasma and SMC cultures derived from(More)
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