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BACKGROUND Dementia, which leads to disability, is one of the important diseases occurring among older populations. However, the exact mechanism of the disease remains unknown. The potential risk factor of general anesthesia (GA) in the development of dementia is a controversial topic. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the association between previous(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the RapidArc plan for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with 3-D conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plans using dosimetric analysis. METHODS Nine patients with unresectable HCC were enrolled in this study. Dosimetric values for RapidArc, IMRT, and 3DCRT were calculated for total doses of(More)
Hinokitiol ( β -thujaplicin), a tropolone-related compound found in the heartwood cupressaceous plants, is widely used in hair tonics, tooth pastes, cosmetics, and food as an antimicrobial agent. Increasing evidence has confirmed that hinokitiol exhibits anticancer activity in a variety of cancers through inhibition of cell proliferation. In the present(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is a great public health problem worldwide. The cause and mechanism of AD are not well understood. Inhalational anesthetics have been suggested to induce neurotoxicity, leading to memory deficits and the progression of AD. However, recent data have shown that inhalational anesthetics may protect(More)
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