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BACKGROUND Currently, short-axis out-of-plane (SA-OOP) and long-axis in-plane (LA-IP) ultrasound techniques are used to guide radial artery cannulation. In this study, we compared the success rate of a modified SA-OOP technique with that of traditional LA-IP. METHODS One hundred sixty-four patients who were to undergo liver surgery or splenic resection(More)
Tumor-infiltrating immune cells are a pivotal component of the tumor microenvironment (TME), but their indicative role remains poorly defined. A meta-analysis was performed to reveal the prognostic efficiency of tumor-infiltrating immune cells in gastric cancer (GC). By searching PubMed and Embase, we identified a total of 35 eligible articles that involved(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Vasopressors ephedrine and phenylephrine are commonly used with spinal anesthesia during cesarean delivery. Studies on them have focused on the period before the umbilical cord is clamped, although anesthesia is continuously administered throughout and after this event. This study aimed to compare the effects of these drugs on(More)
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