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BACKGROUND Vitamin D status in relation to pancreatic cancer risks is still inconsistent. This study was performed to evaluate the association between vitamin D status and risk of pancreatic cancer using a meta-analysis approach. METHODS A systemic review of all relevant literature in English was performed by searching Pubmed, Web of Science and Embase to(More)
Management of community-origin complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs) requires surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy. This multinational, randomised, double-blind clinical trial carried out in Asia compared the efficacy and safety of moxifloxacin monotherapy and ceftriaxone/metronidazole combination therapy in adults with confirmed or(More)
Prognostic factors influencing long-term survival after radical resection for distal bile duct cancer have not been well established because of the rarity of this malignancy. The goal of this study was to identify main prognostic factors in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy for distal bile duct carcinoma. A retrospective study consisting of 122(More)
OBJECTIVE A multi-center randomized phase III clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy, clinical benefit response (CBR) and toxicity profile of germcitabine (GEM) or GEM plus cisplatin (CDDP) for locally advanced (LAPC) or metastatic pancreatic cancer (MPC). METHODS From July 2000 to May 2001, 42 untreated patients with LAPC or MPC were(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic surgery is gaining momentum with advantages for minimally invasive management of pancreatic diseases. The objective of this meta-analysis is to compare the clinical and oncologic safety and efficacy of robotic versus open pancreatectomy. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed to identify studies comparing robotic(More)
BACKGROUND The indications for laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (LSPDP) and its morbidity compared with laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (LDPS) are ill-defined. This study aimed to share the indications for spleen-preservation and investigate the safety and outcome of LSPDP at our institution. METHODS A retrospective(More)
Studies have been published comparing spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (SPDP) with distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (DPS), but the results remain inconsistent.The aim of this study was to compare SPDP with DPS by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. Literature searches of the Medline/PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown the clinical significance of epidermal growth factor-like domain 7 (EGFL7) in a variety of cancers. However, the relationship between EGFL7 and the prognosis of pancreatic cancer (PC) remains unclear. The present study was undertaken to investigate the role of EGFL7 in the prognosis of PC. METHODS The expression of(More)
Human leucocyte antigen G (HLA-G) was shown to be associated with immune suppression and unfavorable prognosis in multiple types of cancers. However, its expression in pancreatic cancer (PC) was less investigated. Particularly, its roles in PC remain unknown. The present study aimed to address the issues. Expression of HLA-G was detected by Western blot and(More)
We aimed to explore the optimal follow-up time for benign gastric Schwannoma. Benign gastric Schwannoma is an uncommon type of gastric neoplasias. Most of the studies are case reports and case series. Although it is generally considered to be benign, the optimal follow-up time and the chance of recurrence have not yet been investigated fully. We presented a(More)