Conjugating functional molecules onto the cardiovascular biomaterials surface to obtain the selective cell adhesion is the mainstream strategy currently. The concept of authority is more inclined to promote endothelial cells (EC) to grow directly on the materials surface but inhibit smooth muscle cells (SMC) growth. However, our recent research discovered that EC might not directly
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The increase of hematopoiesis turbulence by the last years of life is typical for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCC) that leads to the risk of their overtreatment. The hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and mitotic index (MI) in the blood’ lymphocytes of thirty-five patients were measured by flow cytometry before conventional cytotoxic therapy
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This is a feasibility study on improving the spatial resolution of clinical PET, by slightly renovating the PET scanner design such that high spatial resolution working modes (HSRWM) are achievable. Introduction: The poor spatial resolution of prevalent PET imaging has restrained its sensitivity in imaging small lesions, e.g. early-stage cancers or small metastasis. This drawback
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The advent of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is rapidly changing the field of Radiation Oncology. IMRT has the potential to improve clinical implementation of highly conformal non-convex dose distributions. The ability of IMRT to reduce dose to nearby normal structures without sacrificing dose coverage of the target makes it an ideal treatment modality for
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This study was conducted to investigate the validity of serum sorbitol and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (VEGF-A) in diagnosing DR and differentiating it from diabetes without retinopathy (DNR). A cross-sectional study included 164 diabetes mellitus patients: 30 patients with no retinopathy (the control group), 86 patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), and 48 patients
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This study aims to compare the dosimetric coverage of the Planning Target Volume (PTV) and the dose to main organs at risk (OARs) between two dif-ferent algorithms fast superposition (FSUP), superposition (SUP) using in-tensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) techniques for prostate cancer. Ten patients with prostate cancer were selected for this study. For each patient, IMRT plans
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Introduction: Spinal cord injury due to traumatic accidents is a major cause of disability throughout theworld. Among the spinal injury patients more than 30% suffered from Thoracolumbar Spine (TLS) injury with great preponderance to Thoracolumbar Junction (T10-L2) injury. Methods and Materials: This was a prospective study on 38 patients who were admitted in the NeurosurgeryDepartment
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The current chapter has been aimed to discuss the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of portal biliopathy (PB), supported by a series of 9 cases from a personal series. Most patients remain asymptomatic, but some may present with raised alkaline phosphatase level, abdominal pain, fever, and cholangitis. It tends to be associated with gallbladder (GB)
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We conducted phase II randomized study to determine whether oligometastatic NSCLC without disease progression after first line chemotherapy, have pro-longed progression free survival when treated with local consolidation therapy of residual disease followed by surveillance compared with no local consolidation therapy (observation). Forty eight eligible patients were randomized to either immediate or no local consolidation
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Dear Editor, Colorectal cancer is the fourth (4th) common cancer in both sexes, worldwide and is the third most common cancer in men and the second in women [1–22].It accounts for over 9% of all cancer incidence [23,24,25]. With abnormally heightened replication and survival, the hyper-proliferative cells give rise to a benign adenoma, which may
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