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Clinicopathological and prognostic significance of circulating tumor cells in patients with esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis

Clinicopathological and prognostic significance of circulating tumor cells in patients with esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis Jinxuan Hou,1,2,* Kun Zou,2,* Chaogang Yang,2 Xiaohua Leng,1 Yu Xu1,3 1Hubei Key Laboratory of Tumor Biological Behaviors and Hubei Cancer Clinical Study Center, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China; 2Department of Thyroid and Breast...

Energy-Efficient UAV Communication with Multiple GTs Based on Trajectory Optimization

F. Monserrat Copyright © 2018 Yu Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction

Supplementation of Micronutrient Selenium in Metabolic Diseases: Its Role as an Antioxidant

conflict of interest. Authors’ Contributions Yibin Feng conceived the review. Ning Wang retrieved the literatures and drafted the paper. Hor-Yue Tan, Sha Li, Yu Xu, and Wei Guo helped to analyse the

User-Authentication on Wearable Devices Based on Punch Gesture Biometrics

Due to commoditization and convenience, wearable technology are interwoven with our daily life. However, privacy sensitive data stored on those devices such as personal email, message can be easily stolen. Most devices require a PIN input to unlock. However, this mechanism is vulnerable to shoulder surfing attack. Thus many novel authentication approaches have been proposed to...

Combination of Intravitreal Injection of Ranibizumab and Photocoagulation for the Treatment of Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity with Vitreous Hemorrhage

; Accepted 22 November 2016 Academic Editor: Kathrin Hartmann Copyright © 2016 Yu Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits ... regarding the publication of this article. Acknowledgments The authors are grateful for support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (81400408 (Yu Xu) and 81470642 (Peiquan Zhao)) and the

Combination of Intravitreal Injection of Ranibizumab and Photocoagulation for the Treatment of Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity with Vitreous Hemorrhage

; Accepted 22 November 2016 Academic Editor: Kathrin Hartmann Copyright © 2016 Yu Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits ... regarding the publication of this article. Acknowledgments The authors are grateful for support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (81400408 (Yu Xu) and 81470642 (Peiquan Zhao)) and the

Robust transmit design for secure AF relay networks with imperfect CSI

This paper studies robust transmit design for secure AF relay networks with imperfect channel state information (CSI). Two CSI error models, deterministically bounded error model and stochastic error model, are considered. In order to use the power at relays more efficiently, a joint cooperative relaying and jamming scheme is considered, where relays cooperate to forward the...

Asymmetric Outcomes of Type 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity after Bilateral Intravitreal Ranibizumab Treatment

, Beijing, China (81271045 and 81470642 to Peiquan Zhao, 81400408 to Yu Xu, and 81500725 to Fei Ping); (2) Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Shanghai, China (15XD1502800 to Peiquan Zhao

Multiple-stacked Hybrid Plays of lacustrine source rock intervals: Case studies from lacustrine basins in China

Hydrocarbon-producing lacustrine basins are widely developed in the world, and China has a large number of lacustrine basins that have developed since the early Permian. The organic-rich shale-dominated heterogeneous source rock intervals in Chinese lacustrine basins generally contain frequent thin interbeds of stratigraphically associated sandstone, siltstone, marl, dolomite...

Phosphorylated Mammalian Target of Rapamycin p-mTOR Is a Favorable Prognostic Factor than mTOR in Gastric Cancer

, and (5) the article was published in English and Chinese. Two investigators (Guo-dong Cao and Xing-yu Xu) extracted the data independently based on consensus. The following data were extracted: first ... ) and a consensus was reached. Two investigators (Guo-dong Cao and Xing-yu Xu) assessed the quality of included studies using the Newcastle±Ottawa scale [ 15 ]. All the statistical analyses were

Analysis of Poyang Lake water balance and its indication of river–lake interaction

In recent years, water shortage is becoming one of the most serious problems in the Poyang Lake. In this paper, the long-term water balance items of the Poyang Lake have been analyzed to reveal the coupling effects of Three Gorges Dam (TGD) and droughts on the water balance of Poyang Lake. The results indicate that: (1) the water balance items of Poyang Lake vary greatly, e.g...

Compensatory patterns of collateral flow in stroke patients with unilateral and bilateral carotid stenosis

Background Collateral pathways are important in maintaining adequate cerebral blood flow in patients with carotid stenosis. We aimed to evaluate the hemodynamic patterns in relation to carotid stenosis in acute stroke patients. Methods Consecutive 586 stroke patients in a hospital based cohort were included in the present study. Carotid duplex was performed to identify patients...

The Efficacy and Safety of Selective H1-Antihistamine versus Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Meta-Analysis

Background Both selective H1-antihistamine (SAH) and leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA) have been shown to be effective in treating patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), but it is still uncertain which treatment option is optimal. This meta-analysis was aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of SAH and LTRA for SAR. Materials and Methods PubMed, EMBASE and the...

Different definitions of esophagus influence esophageal toxicity prediction for esophageal cancer patients administered simultaneous integrated boost versus standard-dose radiation therapy

We aim to evaluate whether different definitions of esophagus (DEs) impact on the esophageal toxicity prediction for esophageal cancer (EC) patients administered intensity-modulated radiation therapy with simultaneous integrated boost (SIB-IMRT) vs. standard-dose IMRT (SD-IMRT). The esophagus for 21 patients diagnosed with primary EC were defined in the following four ways: the...

A Miniature Integrated Navigation System for Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Academic Editor: Christopher J. Damaren Copyright © 2014 Yu Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use

Thyroid hormones associate with risk of incident chronic kidney disease and rapid decline in renal function: a prospective investigation

Background Thyroid hormones have been associated with renal dysfunction in cross-sectional studies. However, prospective studies exploring the effect of thyroid hormones on renal function decline were sparse and got contradictive results. We aimed to prospectively explore the associations of thyroid hormones with incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) and rapid decline in...

Thyroid hormones associate with risk of incident chronic kidney disease and rapid decline in renal function: a prospective investigation

Background Thyroid hormones have been associated with renal dysfunction in cross-sectional studies. However, prospective studies exploring the effect of thyroid hormones on renal function decline were sparse and got contradictive results. We aimed to prospectively explore the associations of thyroid hormones with incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) and rapid decline in...

Co-prevalence of carotid stenosis and coronary artery disease in Chinese patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Objectives To investigate the co-prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and carotid stenosis and to determine predictors related to CAD in Chinese patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), presenting without previously diagnosed or excluded CAD.