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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the potential value of entropy of T2-weighted imaging combined with apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) before uterine artery embolization (UAE) for prediction of uterine leiomyoma volume reduction (VR) after UAE. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study, 11 patients with uterine leiomyomas who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Over-expression of thrombin in ovarian cancer cells is associated with poor prognosis. In this study, we investigated the role of thrombin in inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in SKOV3 epithelial ovarian cancer cells. METHODS After thrombin treatment SKOV3 cells were subjected to western blots, reverse-transcription PCR, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce a method in which a long sheath is used instead of the traditional short sheath, to reduce the radiation exposure of operators in uterine artery embolization (UAE). METHODS 52 patients undergoing UAE were randomly divided into two groups before the procedure: an 11-cm short sheath was used in Group A (n = 25), and a 45-cm-long(More)
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