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OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of carbon-dioxide (CO(2)) insufflation on hemodynamic and respiratory function during laparoscopic inguinal hernioplasty and to evaluate the safety of transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP) and extraperitoneal hernia repair (TEP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with inguinal(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the inflammatory response and acid-base equilibrium index, as well as other clinical facts of the endoscopic thyroidectomy via the anterior chest wall approach. METHODS Thirty-nine patients who received thyroidectomy in our surgical center during September 2007 and January 2008 were included in this study.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the anesthetic outcomes of elderly and younger patients perioperatively, and to evaluate the safety of this procedure in elderly. METHODS A total of 25 patients undergoing elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery were enrolled in this study prospectively. Ten patients were more than or equal to 70 years(More)
Metastasis remains to be one of the most prevalent causes leading to poor long-term survival of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The clinical significances of tumor metastatic suppressor, N-myc downregulated gene 1 (NDRG1), have been inconsistently reported in a variety of cancerous diseases. In this study with 240 CRC clinical specimens, we showed that(More)
AIMS To be more aware of the presence of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) and find a better surgical measure of its treatment. METHODS Data from 74 cases of XGC treated between May 1996 and May 2008 at our hospital were retrospectively analyzed and reported here. Laparoscopic and laparotomy group were compared with respect to operative time,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to summary the experiences and lessons from periduodenal perforations related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST). METHODS A retrospective review from 2004 to 2007 identified 9 patients (0.37%) of periduodenal perforation related to ERCP/EST. Charts were reviewed(More)
E2A gene, which encodes two basic helix–loop–helix (bHLH) transcription factors E12 and E47, has been identified as regulator of B lymphoid hematopoiesis and suppressor of lymphoma. E47 protein was found to decrease E-cadherin expression and induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the role of E2A in colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis is(More)
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