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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether 3 months' preoperative treatment with lanreotide improved outcome in newly diagnosed patients with acromegaly resulting from invasive pituitary macroadenoma. METHODS After baseline evaluation, untreated patients were randomized to undergo direct transsphenoidal surgery or lanreotide treatment (30 mg via intramuscular(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of treatment modality (endovascular coiling or surgical clipping) on incidence of cerebral vasospasm and infarction following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) remain controversial. This study compared outcomes between endovascular coiling versus surgical clipping to treat patients with acute (< 72 h) aSAH. METHODS Patients(More)
This project aimed at breeding new seedless grape cultivars by embryo rescue through three hybridization methods: 1) using cross-breeding between seedless Vitis vinifera cultivars and wild Chinese Vitis spp; 2) crossing with two seedless cultivars, and 3) hybridization between grapes of different ploidy. Genotype, sampling times, and media were confirmed to(More)
This retrospective study reviewed and compared the efficacy and safety outcomes following trans-sphenoidal endoscopy or microsurgery approaches in patients with functioning pituitary adenomas: 68 patients underwent endoscopic trans-sphenoidal resections and 59 patients had microsurgical resections. Tumours were classified according to diameter and clinical(More)
It has been known that rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated antigenic peptides CII263-272 are coupled with human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1 and recognized by T-cell receptor (TCR), which in turn induced T-cell proliferation and pathogenesis of RA. Non-T-cell-stimulating type II collagen (CII) peptides might be generated by removing the amino acids(More)
A mathematical model was presented in this paper for the combustion of municipal solid waste in a novel two-stage reciprocating grate furnace. Numerical simulations were performed to predict the temperature, the flow and the species distributions in the furnace, with practical operational conditions taken into account. The calculated results agree well with(More)
This study determined whether cutaneous antibodies were present in excised skin explants of grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella, immune to Scophthalmus maximus rhabdovirus (SMRV). Culture fluid from immune skin explants were assayed by indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (iELISA), Western blot, indirect immunofluorescent assay (IFA) and flow(More)
Leukemic lymphoblasts within different immunophenotypic populations possess stem cell properties. However, whether or not the self-renewal program is retained from stem cells or conferred on progenitors by leukemogenic molecules remains unknown. We have addressed the issue in the context of TEL-AML1-associated acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) by profiling(More)
Our previous study showed that solute carrier family 22 (organic cation transporter) member 18 (SLC22A18) downregulation via promoter methylation was associated with the development and progression of glioma, and the elevated expression of SLC22A18 was found to increase the sensitivity of glioma U251 cells to the anticancer drug(More)
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