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In a multicenter study of patients with painful functional bowel disorders (FBD), we compared the demographic, health status, and diagnostic features of patients with FBD and developed a functional bowel disorder severity index (FBDSI) for research and clinical care. Two hundred seventy patients with FBD in the United States, England, and Canada were(More)
Our objective was to obtain national data of the estimated prevalence, sociodemographic relationships, and health impact of persons with functional gastrointestinal disorders. We surveyed a stratified probability random sample of U.S householders selected from a data base of a national market firm (National Family Opinion, Inc.). Questions were asked about(More)
We extended our previous genome-wide association study for psoriasis with a multistage replication study including 8,312 individuals with psoriasis (cases) and 12,919 controls from China as well as 3,293 cases and 4,188 controls from Germany and the United States and 254 nuclear families from the United States. We identified six new susceptibility loci(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research has shown a correlation between immune microenvironment and lymphoma biology. This study aims to investigate the prognostic significance of the immunologically relevant lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the rituximab era. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We analyzed retrospective data(More)
Currently, there are no satisfactory biomarkers available to screen for diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) or to identify patients who do not benefit from standard anti-cancer therapies. In this study, we used serum proteomic mass spectra to identify potential serum biomarkers and biomarker patterns for detecting DLBCL and patient responses to therapy.(More)
The clear cell myomelanocytic tumor (CCMMT) is a recently reported and very rare member of the perivascular epithelioid cell family of tumors (PEComa). All CCMMTs reported to date have occurred in or immediately adjacent to the falciform ligament/ligamentum teres. We report a case of CCMMT that occurred in the right thigh of a 43-year-old woman. Histologic(More)
The goal of this study was to systematically review the effects of biliary stenting on postoperative morbidity and mortality of patients with obstructive jaundice. PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and other relevant databases were searched by computer and manually for published and unpublished studies on the impact of preoperative biliary drainage on(More)
An increasing number of genetic studies suggest that the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and cancer share common genes, pathways, and mechanisms. Despite a disruption in a wide range of similar biological processes, the end result is very different: uncontrolled proliferation and early neurodegeneration. Thus, the links between the molecular(More)
Multifunctional nanoprobes are designed to own various functions such as tumor targeting, imaging and selective therapy, which offer great promise for the future of cancer prevention, diagnosis, imaging and treatment. Herein, silica was applied to replace cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) molecules on the surface of gold nanorods (GNRs) by the classic(More)
UNLABELLED The prognostic value of interim PET or PET/CT performed after 1-4 cycles of chemotherapy has been widely confirmed in Hodgkin lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma but remains unknown in T-cell and natural killer (T/NK) cell lymphomas. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the prognostic value of interim and posttherapy PET/CT in T/NK-cell(More)