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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as key molecules in human cancer. Highly upregulated in liver cancer (HULC), an lncRNA, has recently been revealed to be involved in hepatocellular carcinoma development and progression. It remains unclear, however, whether HULC plays an oncogenic role in human gastric cancer (GC). In the present study, we(More)
Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has become one of the main options for treating choledocholithiasis associated with cholelithiasis. Our objective was to assess the short-term outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic primary closure of the common bile duct (CBD) compared with laparoscopic choledochotomy plus T-tube drainage. We(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are recently identified regulators in tumorigenesis and tumour progression. BRAF-activated lncRNA (BANCR) is overexpressed in melanoma and has a potential functional role in melanoma cell migration. However, little is known concerning the role of BANCR in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). The current study examined(More)
This paper reports a facile synthesis of anatase TiO(2) nanocrystals with exposed, chemically active {001} facets. The nanocrystals were prepared by digesting electrospun nanofibers consisting of amorphous TiO(2) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) with an aqueous acetic acid solution (pH = 1.6), followed by hydrothermal treatment at 150 degrees C for 20 h. The(More)
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) (i.e., renal hyperparathyroidism) is one of the most serious complications in long-term hemodialysis patients. The purpose of this retrospective study was to explore the feasibility of a new surgical approach—endoscopic total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation (ETP+AT)—and evaluate its practical application for(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are novel regulators in cancer biology. BRAF-activated lncRNA (BANCR) is overexpressed in melanoma and has a potential functional role in melanoma cell migration. However, little is known about the role of BANCR in the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). In the present study, BANCR expression was examined in six(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic minimally invasive surgery of the cervical region is currently used to treat benign thyroid disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and inflammatory response to endoscopic thyroidectomy (ET) via an anterior chest wall approach. METHODS Between January 2007 and January 2012, 320 patients underwent(More)
Cancer cells are characterized by altered glucose metabolism known as the Warburg effect in which aerobic glycolysis is increased. Glucose is converted to lactate even under sufficient oxygen tension. Interfering with this process may be a potential effective strategy to cause cancer cell death because these cells rely heavily on glucose metabolism for(More)
Magnetic silica nanocomposites (magnetic nanoparticles core coated by silica shell) have the wide promising applications in the biomedical field and usually been prepared based on the famous Stöber process. However, the flocculation of Fe3O4 nanoparticles easily occurs during the silica coating, which limits the amount of magnetic silica particles produced(More)
To date, many studies have shown that microRNAs (miRNA) exhibit altered expression levels in various cancers and may play a potential role as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of cancers. This meta-analysis was designed to evaluate the exact role of microRNA-31 (miR-31) for survival and discuss the possibility of utilizing miR-31 to predict the prognosis(More)