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The association between usual health care utilization and stage at diagnosis in laryngeal cancer
Background: A significant number of laryngeal cancer patients are diagnosed with advanced-stage disease. Since stage at diagnosis is an important prognostic factor, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of ...
The Influence of Alcohol Consumption, Smoking, and Physical Activity on Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Telomere Length
BACKGROUND: Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences and associated proteins that cap the ends of chromosomes. Functional telomeres protect genetic information and maintain chromosomal stability. Critically short telomeres ...
POST-OPERATIVE LIVER DECOMPENSATION EVENTS FOLLOWING PARTIAL HEPATECTOMY AMONG PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS AND HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA
Background: Partial hepatectomy, or liver resection, is a potentially-curative therapy for patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Because the majority of patients with HCC have pre-existing cirrhosis, ...