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  1. Several studies have indicated an association between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) or interleukin (IL)-6 gene polymorphisms and lung cancer risk. However, the conclusions remain controversial.

    Authors: Wei Zhou, Shuxiang Zhang, Yingchun Hu, Jianrong Na, Na Wang, Xuan Ma, Lizhi Yuan and Fanzhen Meng
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:28

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in European Journal of Medical Research 2016 21:31

  2. The metalloproteinase family of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS) degrades extracellular matrix. However, the relevance of the ADAMTS family to cardiovascular diseases rem...

    Authors: Wenjing Wu, Yifeng Zhou, Yiyang Li, Jiahui Li, Yuannan Ke, Yong Wang and Jingang Zheng
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:27
  3. Cystic lesions of the pancreas resembling intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) have been reported to develop in an increased rate following liver transplantation and immunosuppression. The cause for...

    Authors: Vittorio Branchi, Philipp Lingohr, Winfried A Willinek, Alexander Semaan, Hui Zhou, Glen Kristiansen, Günter Klöppel, Jörg C Kalff, Nico Schäfer and Hanno Matthaei
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:26

    The Erratum to this article has been published in European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:53

  4. To assess the efficacy of thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) with or without general anesthesia (GA) versus GA in patients who underwent cardiac surgery, PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane online database, and Web o...

    Authors: Shengsuo Zhang, Xinmin Wu, Hang Guo and Li Ma
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:25
  5. To conduct a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with the aims of comparing relevant clinical outcomes (that is, visual analog scores (VAS), total and sub-Western...

    Authors: Jatupon Kongtharvonskul, Thunyarat Anothaisintawee, Mark McEvoy, John Attia, Patarawan Woratanarat and Ammarin Thakkinstian
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:24
  6. One of the main reasons for organ shortage is insufficient education on organ donation. Knowledgeable medical students could share the information with friends and families resulting in a positive attitude to ...

    Authors: Sonia Radunz, Tamás Benkö, Sabrina Stern, Fuat H Saner, Andreas Paul and Gernot M Kaiser
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:23
  7. Silent information regulator 2 related enzyme 1 (SIRT1) is one of the key factors in the mechanism of calorie restriction (CR) extending lifespan of animals. The aim of the study is to investigate if CR prolon...

    Authors: Wei-Juan Liu, Xing-Mei Zhang, Na Wang, Xiao-Ling Zhou, Yu-Cai Fu and Li-Li Luo
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:22
  8. A meta-analysis was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DESs).

    Authors: Jianfeng Lv, Yazhou Wu, Xingmei Zhang, Tao Jing, Li Zhang, Shifei Tong, Zhiyuan Song, Mingli Wang, Gang Wang and Luxiang Chi
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:21
  9. Right ventricle (RV) dysfunction is a key outcome determinant and a leading cause of death for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). In this report, we followed the 5-year clinic...

    Authors: Dan Liu, Kai Hu, Heinz-Theo Pelzer, Stefan Störk and Frank Weidemann
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:20
  10. The clinical outcome of hip resurfacing (HR) as a demanding surgical technique associated with a substantial learning curve depends on the position of the femoral component. The aim of the study was to investi...

    Authors: Maik Stiehler, Jens Goronzy, Stephan Kirschner, Albrecht Hartmann, Torsten Schäfer and Klaus-Peter Günther
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:18
  11. The distinguishing of intrapulmonary metastatic tumors from multiple primary lung cancers is difficult but of great importance for the therapeutic management and prognosis of these patients.

    Authors: Cheng Shen, Xin Wang, Long Tian, Yubin Zhou, Dali Chen, Heng Du, Weiya Wang, Lunxu Liu and Guowei Che
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:17
  12. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) eventually transforms into acute leukemia (AL) in about 30% of patients. Hypermethylation of the inhibitor of DNA binding 4 (ID4) gene may play an important role in the initiatio...

    Authors: Huiyuan Kang, Xinrong Wang, Li Gao, Jian Cen, Mianyang Li, Wei Wang, Nan Wang, Yonghui Li, Lili Wang and Li Yu
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:16
  13. So far, a number of case-control or cohort studies have been carried out to investigate the relationship between rs759853 polymorphism in the promoter of aldose reductase (AR) gene and the risk of diabetic nep...

    Authors: Wenpeng Cui, Bing Du, Yingchun Cui, Lili Kong, Hao Wu, Yangwei Wang, Lining Miao and Wenhua Zhou
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:14
  14. Plasma expanders are commonly used in the management of critically ill patients, which may exhibit altered hemorheology. We evaluated the effects of various synthetic colloids and Lactated Ringer’s (LR) soluti...

    Authors: Gan Chen, Jingxiang Zhao, Penglong Li, Xuemei Kan, Guoxing You, Ying Wang, Yujing Yin, Xin Luo, Yuhua Zhang, Lian Zhao and Hong Zhou
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:13
  15. To evaluate the feasibility and security of complete remission (CR) of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) achieved with sorafenib treatment, and investigate the previously described predictive factors in CR.

    Authors: Daizhong Liu, Aixiang Liu, Junping Peng, Yong Hu and Xielin Feng
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:12
  16. Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy are multifaceted complications that follow severe illnesses involving the sensorimotor axons and proximal skeletal muscles. These syndromes have rarely been reporte...

    Authors: Guo-wei Tu, Jie-qiong Song, Simon Kang Seng Ting, Min-jie Ju, Hong-yu He, Ji-hong Dong and Zhe Luo
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:11
  17. Microenvironment signals play a critical role in directing the differentiation of stem cells. Sertoli cells (SCs) provide a unique microenvironment that is essential for germ cell differentiation.

    Authors: Lichun Xie, Limin Lin, Qiuliu Tang, Weizhong Li, Tianhua Huang, Xiao Huo, Xiaoshan Liu, Jikai Jiang, Guyu He and Lian Ma
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:9
  18. Exosomes secreted by tumor cells contain specific antigens that may have immunotherapeutic purposes. The aim of this study was to characterize the proteomic content of lymphoma cell-derived exosomes (LCEXs).

    Authors: Ye Yao, Wei Wei, Jing Sun, Linjun Chen, Xiaohui Deng, Liyuan Ma and Siguo Hao
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:8
  19. Cytokines have always been of great interest due to their vast potential and participation in the progression and pathogenesis of various ailments. Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a recently identified cytokine, who...

    Authors: Babar Khawar, Muddasir Hassan Abbasi and Nadeem Sheikh
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:7
  20. Early hospital readmissions, defined as rehospitalization within 30 days from a previous discharge, represent an economic and social burden for public health management. As data about early readmission in Ital...

    Authors: Fabio Fabbian, Arrigo Boccafogli, Alfredo De Giorgi, Marco Pala, Raffaella Salmi, Roberto Melandri, Massimo Gallerani, Andrea Gardini, Gabriele Rinaldi and Roberto Manfredini
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:6
  21. Increases in C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell (WBC) counts after orthopedic surgical procedures can give evidence of postoperative infection. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the kineti...

    Authors: Klemens Horst, Frank Hildebrand, Roman Pfeifer, Karin Köppen, Philipp Lichte, Hans-Christoph Pape and Thomas Dienstknecht
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:5
  22. Endorectal ultrasonography (ERUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow exploring the morphology of the rectum in detail. Use of such data, especially assessment of the rectal wall, is an important tool f...

    Authors: Franciszek Burdan, Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, Elzbieta Staroslawska, Malgorzata Kolodziejczak, Robert Klepacz, Agnieszka Mocarska, Marek Caban, Iwonna Zelazowska-Cieslinska and Justyna Szumilo
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:4
  23. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have reported that the polymorphism rs5219 of the potassium inwardly rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 11 (KCNJ11) is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). ...

    Authors: Nai-Jia Liu, Hui-Hui Wu, Yan-Liang Li, Zhen Yang, Xiao-Ming Tao, Yan-Ping Du, Xuan-Chun Wang, Bin Lu, Zhao-Yun Zhang, Ren-Ming Hu and Jie Wen
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:3
  24. There are more and more women with recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). The mechanism of RSA is still unclear. Immunological factors have been postulated to play a role in the etiology of RSA. Dendritic cells...

    Authors: Zhi-Da Qian, Li-Li Huang and Xiao-Ming Zhu
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:2
  25. Despite extensive research, the underlying pathological mechanisms of osteoporosis are not completely understood. Recent studies have indicated a distinct role for the IFN-β/STAT1 pathway in bone metabolism. A...

    Authors: Claudine Seeliger, Lilianna Schyschka, Zienab Kronbach, Angela Wottge, Martijn van Griensven, Britt Wildemann and Helen Vester
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:1
  26. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system probably based on the autoimmune mechanism against myelin and the action of lymphocyte T. In the last 50 years, more than 150 descriptive stud...

    Authors: Ligia Rusu, Marius Cristian Neamtu, Eugenia Rosulescu, Germina Cosma, Mihai Dragomir and Mihnea Ion Marin
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:73
  27. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the dynamic changes of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in the early stage post renal transplantation and renal allograft dysfunction.

    Authors: Guisheng Qi, Qunye Tang and Ruiming Rong
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:72
  28. Recognition of different genetic variants underlying osteoporosis would make it possible to introduce individual, symptomatic treatment as well as early prophylaxis of osteoporosis.

    Authors: Dariusz Boroń, Seremak-Mrozikiewicz Agnieszka, Kotrych Daniel, Bogacz Anna and Kamiński Adam
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:69
  29. Gliomas are the most common human brain tumors. Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiform (GBM), is the most aggressive, malignant, and lethal glioma. The investigation of prognostic and diagnostic mo...

    Authors: Yu Bai, Quan-Geng Zhang and Xin-Hua Wang
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:66
  30. Our objective is to investigate the genetic polymorphisms of the glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 genes (GSTM1 and GSTT1) and evaluate oxidative damage in patients with non-small lung cancer (N-SCLC).

    Authors: Hongyan Zhang, Xuwei Wu, Yi Xiao, Mei Chen, Zhidong Li, Xing Wei and Kaifa Tang
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:67
  31. Aberrant expression of microRNA-148a (miR-148a) has been reported in several types of malignancies. However, its expression and clinicopathological significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been e...

    Authors: Linjiang Pan, Suning Huang, Rongquan He, Minhua Rong, Yiwu Dang and Gang Chen
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:68
  32. Osteoarthritis (OA) is defined by signs and symptoms of inflammation within the affected joint. The aim of this study is to determine the mRNA expression levels of selected cytokines and matrix-metalloproteina...

    Authors: Martin Sauerschnig, Josef Stolberg-Stolberg, Anne Schulze, Gian Max Salzmann, Carsten Perka and Christian Jiri Dynybil
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:65
  33. Patients with congenital absence of the portal vein (CAPV) often suffer from additional medical complications such as hepatic tumors and cardiac malformations.

    Authors: Kun Zhang, Qingjun Wang, Haiyi Wang, Huiyi Ye, Aitao Guo and Weidong Duan
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:63
  34. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is an aggressive neoplasm exclusively occurring in AIDS patients. Recently, increasing cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative PBL have been reported. No standard ther...

    Authors: Pengli Jiang, Min Liu, Bailong Liu, Bin Liu, Yuhua Zhou and Lihua Dong
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:64
  35. Knowledge of the oncogenic signaling pathways of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) remains limited. Constitutive aberrant activation of the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway has been d...

    Authors: Yu Ma, Ziwei Liao, Yi Xu, Ziyun Zhong, Xu Wang, Fan Zhang, Shaohua Chen, Lijian Yang, Gengxin Luo, Xin Huang, Suming Huang, Xiuli Wu and Yangqiu Li
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:62
  36. Endostatin is an endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis that inhibits neovascularisation. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of elective surgery on endostatin levels.

    Authors: Torbjörn Åkerfeldt, Lena Gunningberg, Christine Leo Swenne, Göran Ronquist and Anders Larsson
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:61
  37. The application of systemic isotretinoin in the treatment of cutaneous photoaging has been well investigated. In addition, well-recognized topical antiaging therapies such as superficial chemical peeling (CP) ...

    Authors: Peter Arne Gerber, Gabriela Kukova, Edwin Bölke, Bernhard Homey and Evelyn Diedrichson
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:60
  38. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical efficacy of radical nephrectomy (RN) with nephron-sparing surgery (NSS) in treating patients with localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

    Authors: Wentao Li, Yanlei Cheng, Yi Cheng, Hui Ren and Na Han
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:58
  39. Surgical treatment modalities for post-traumatic kyphosis (PTK) remain controversial. Like vertebral column resection, closing-opening wedge osteotomy (COWO) can achieve satisfactory results for kyphosis with ...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Junwei Zhang, Hehu Tang, Zhen Lu, Shizheng Chen and Yi Hong
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:59
  40. The aim of this study was to identify the candidate genes of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).

    Authors: Yuzhou Shen, Jicheng Tantai and Heng Zhao
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:52

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in European Journal of Medical Research 2015 20:37

  41. Cardiomyopathy is a progressive myocardial disorder. Here, we attempted to reveal the possible mechanism of cardiomyopathy at the transcription level with the roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) and transcription fact...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Jihua Hu, Haijian Xing, Min Sun, Juanli Wang, Qiang Jian and Hua Yang
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:57
  42. Multiple epidemiological studies have shown that low testosterone levels are associated with and predict the future development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome.

    Authors: Shota Janjgava, Tamar Zerekidze, Lasha Uchava, Elene Giorgadze and Ketevan Asatiani
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:56
  43. The aim of this retrospective investigation was to evaluate the position of the nasotracheal tube in the nose and to show its anatomical relationship with the maxillary sinus ostium.

    Authors: Lili Plümer, Gerhard Schön, Jan Klatt, Henning Hanken, Rainer Schmelzle and Philipp Pohlenz
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:55
  44. Organ shortage remains a major challenge in transplantation medicine. The aim of this study was to analyze the public’s willingness to donate organs and to observe whether increased knowledge about organ donat...

    Authors: Matthias Heuer, Sonia Radunz, Friederike von Hugo, Carmen Kirchner, Natalie Wittenburg, Karl-Heinz Stammen, Andreas Paul and Gernot Kaiser
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:43
  45. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC) has gained increasing attention worldwide and is characterized by extensive ventricular akinesis, Beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are the ...

    Authors: Yin-yan Xi, Bei Liu, Li-xia Yang, Chen-wei Kuang and Rui-wei Guo
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:54
  46. Symptomatic paroxysmal hypertension without significantly elevated catecholamine concentrations and with no evidence of an underlying adrenal tumor is known as pseudopheochromocytoma.

    Authors: Alida Páll, Gergely Becs, Annamária Erdei, Lívia Sira, Árpád Czifra, Sándor Barna, Péter Kovács, Dénes Páll, György Pfliegler, György Paragh and Zoltán Szabó
    Citation: European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:53

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