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We applied a robust combinatorial (multi-test) approach to microarray data to identify genes consistently up- or down-regulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). RNA was extracted from 22 paired samples of HNSCC and normal tissue from the same donors and hybridized to the Affymetrix U95A chip. Forty-two differentially expressed probe sets(More)
Hepatic veins remain patent during complete inflow occlusion (CIO) and bleeding from them may continue. Occlusion of the inferior vena cava (ICV) during CIO may reduce blood loss from hepatic veins. This study was designed to compare the overall outcomes after application of CIO with or without occlusion of the ICV below the liver in complex mesohepatectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the degree and mechanism of hepatic sinusoidal injury in different graft sizes in right lobe live donor liver transplantation (LDLT). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Liver grafts from living donors are likely to be small-for-size for adult recipients. Graft injury after reperfusion is common, but the mechanism and degree of injury remain(More)
BACKGROUND Partial hepatectomy with clear surgical margins is the main curative treatment for hepatic malignancies. The safety of liver resection, to a great extent, depends on the volume of future liver remnant. This manuscript reviews some important strategies that have been developed to increase resectability for patients with borderline volume of future(More)
The ideal surgical treatment of giant liver hemangioma is still controversial. This study aims to compare the outcomes of enucleation with those of resection for liver hemangioma larger than 10 cm in different locations of the liver and establish the preoperative predictors of increased intraoperative blood loss.Eighty-six patients underwent enucleation or(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether proton MR spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) and diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging can be used to differentiate intracranial tuberculomas from high grade gliomas (HGGs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 41 patients (19 with intracranial tuberculomas and 22 with HGGs) were examined in our study. (1)H MRS and(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of bromocriptine (BCT) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) multidrug resistance (MDR) in nude mouse MDR model of liver neoplasm. METHODS Human hepatocarcinoma cell line HepG(2), drug resistant hepatocarcinoma cell line HepG(2)/adriamycin (ADM) and hepatocarcinoma cell line transfected(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of coronary arterial fistula (CAF) is being utilized increasingly as an alternative to surgical closure, but most of the literature on transcatheter closure of CAF in children and adolescents consists of case reports and reports of small series. The aim of this study was therefore to describe our experience of percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA-200a (miR-200a) has been reported to regulate tumour progression in several tumours but little is known about its role in neuroblastoma. Our aim was to investigate the potential role and mechanism of miR-200a in neuroblastomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Expression levels of miR-200a in tissues were determined using RT-PCR. The effect of(More)
The objective of the study was to determine the precision of total- and regional-body composition measurements from a total-body scan using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This is critical information necessary to determine the smallest change from baseline that could be detected with statistical significance when conducting longitudinal(More)