Yi-ming Yu

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Published data on the association between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) -2578C/A polymorphism and cancer risk is inconclusive. To derive a more precise estimation of association between VEGF -2578C/A polymorphism and the risk of cancer, we performed a meta-analysis of 5415 cancer cases and 5848 controls from 16 published case-control studies. We(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A number of investigators have studied the possible association between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) polymorphisms and cancer risk, but the results have been conflicting. To examine the risk of cancer associated with the +936C/T and +405G/C polymorphisms of VEGF, all available studies were considered in the present(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have evaluated the association between polymorphisms of encoding excision repair cross complementation group 1 (ERCC1) enzyme and lung cancer risk in diverse populations but with conflicting results. By pooling the relatively small samples in each study, it is possible to perform a meta-analysis of the evidence by rigorous(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a major regulator of angiogenesis in the process of tumor growth and metastasis. In present study, we conducted a case–control study and meta-analysis to evaluate the genetic effects of VEGF -634G/C and VEGF -2578C/A polymorphisms and risk of lung cancer. A total of 175 subjects were recruited for case–control(More)
A total of 87 patients were enrolled and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) samples were obtained from all subjects. A significant difference was found in BALF VEGF-C level between patients with squamous cell carcinoma and benign diseases (P = 0.043). In addition, the concentration of NSE in BALF form the malignant group was significantly higher compared(More)
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a pulmonary disorder associated with nonspecific clinical presentations. The macrolide class of antimicrobial agents is widely used to treat infectious and inflammatory respiratory diseases in humans. The present study reports a case of COP that was effectively treated with azithromycin in combination with(More)
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