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Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) localizes at focal adhesion sites, plays an important role in cell-matrix interactions and is involved in the regulation of tumor cell growth and migration. The aim of the present study was to clarify the functional characterization of ILK in prostate cancer (PCa) cells. ILK was shown to be overexpressed in 57.1% (36/63) of PCa(More)
BACKGROUND Chinese physicians are not only facing heavy work overloads, but also abuse and injury because of patient mistrust of physicians. The primary objective of the present study was to measure psychological distress, burnout levels and job satisfaction among Chinese emergency physicians. METHODS All the physicians from the EDs of three large general(More)
An increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been linked with obesity and metabolic syndrome. However, the mechanisms by which lipid metabolic disorders affect the development of RCC remain unclear and highly controversial. Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) is a serine/threo-nine protein kinase involved in the regulation of tumor cell growth and(More)
OBJECTIVE To tentatively evaluate the usefulness of self-management interventions in improving the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and quality of life (QoL) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS Two-hundred twent-two men were recruited from a teaching hospital at Peking University from March 2008 to September 2009. They were(More)
Abnormal serum lipid profiles are associated with the risk of some cancers, but the direction and magnitude of the association with renal cell carcinoma is unclear. We explore the relationship between serum lipids and renal cell carcinoma via a matched case-control study. A 1∶2-matched case-control study design was applied, where one renal cell carcinoma(More)
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