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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270764/erratum-to-chinese-medicine-formula-shenqi-san-extract-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells-via-inducing-apoptosis
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Yu Xia, Lu Shi, Zhong-Zhu Ai, De-Zhong Zhang, Yan-Wen Liu, Peng-Tao You
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The presentation of the affiliation number was incorrect. The corrected one is given below.Zhong-zhu AI () 1†.
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270763/new-name-for-journal-of-huazhong-university-of-science-and-technology-medical-sciences-current-medical-science
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December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270762/hepatic-resection-combined-with-radiofrequency-ablation-versus-hepatic-resection-alone-for-multifocal-hepatocellular-carcinomas-a-meta-analysis
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Liang-Liang Xu, Ming Zhang, Peng-Sheng Yi, Xiao-Bo Zheng, Lei Feng, Chuan Lan, Jian-Wei Tang, Sheng-Sheng Ren, Ming-Qing Xu
This meta-analysis aimed to comprehensively assess the efficacy and safety of hepatic resection combined with radiofrequency ablation versus hepatic resection (HR) alone for the treatment of multifocal hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). A literature search was conducted from the database including MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and China Biology Medicine (CBM) disc. The primary outcomes included the 1-, 3-, 5-year overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) rate...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270761/correlation-between-survivin-expression-and-laryngeal-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Juan Geng, Yan-Rong Lei, Sheng-Guang Pei
In order to provide evidence for evidence-based medicine in the treatment and prognosis of laryngeal cancer in China, the meta-analysis electronically retrieved the case-control studies published in China about the Survivin expression and its association with clinical pathological features in the tissues of laryngeal carcinoma. The results showed that a total of 25 case-control studies were finally included with 1333 cases of laryngeal cancer and 528 cases of controls. The difference in the expression of Survivin between the two groups was statistically significant [OR=18...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270760/incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-off-pump-versus-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials-and-propensity-score-matching-trials
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Chuang-Yan Wu, Si-Hua Wang, Yu-Qiang Shang, Jia-Hong Xia
The association between atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and the surgical techniques selected has been extensively reported. However, no consistent results were obtained. In the present study, a meta-analysis was conducted by searching the electronic databases PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane to identify the association of post-CABG AF with on-pump (conventional CABG, cCABG) or off-pump CABG (OPCABG). Outcomes from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and propensity score matching (PSM) trials were pooled by using the fixed-effect or the random-effect modeling method, and verified by the quality-effect modeling method...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270759/prognosis-of-591-fetuses-with-ultrasonic-soft-markers-during-mid-term-pregnancy
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Jin-Wen Lu, Li Lin, Li-Ping Xiao, Ping Li, Yin Shen, Xiao-Li Zhang, Ming Zhang, Ming-Xia Yu, Yuan-Zhen Zhang
The present study aimed to examine the value of ultrasonic soft markers in prenatal screening by analyzing the clinical outcome of fetuses with ultrasonic soft markers during the second trimester of pregnancy. A retrospective analysis was performed to evaluate the outcome of 591 fetuses with ultrasonic soft markers from January 2015 to August 2016 in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, China. It was found that 591 fetuses showed ultrasonic soft markers in 4927 cases with the occurrence rate being 12.0%. Among them, 564 fetuses (95...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270758/safety-and-efficacy-of-etanercept-monotherapy-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-a-prospective-12-week-follow-up-study
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Fang Xie, Rui Wang, Zi-Gang Zhao, Xian-Fu Meng, Bi-Wen Lin, Jie Yang, Wen-Juan Wang, Xiang-Yu Ding, Yi Yang, Hua Zhao, Cheng-Xin Li, Heng-Jin Li, Yong Zhou
Etanercept has been shown to be effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Since most clinical trials examined etanercept in combination with other drugs, the efficacy and safety of etanercept monotherapy for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis have not been well established. This prospective study enrolled 61 Chinese patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis to explore the efficacy and safety of etanercept monotherapy. These patients were treated with etanercept at a subcutaneous dose of 25 mg, twice a week, for 12 weeks...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270757/three-dimensional-orbital-magnetic-resonance-t2-mapping-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-graves-ophthalmopathy
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Kai Hou, Tao Ai, Wei-Kun Hu, Ban Luo, Yi-Ping Wu, Rong Liu
The clinical application of orbital magnetic resonance (MR) T2-mapping imaging in detecting the disease activity of Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO), and the predictive values of therapy response to intravenous glucocorticoid (ivGC) were investigated. Approved by the local institutional review board (IRB), 106 consecutive patients with GO were included in this prospective study. All subjects were divided into two groups according to the patients' clinical activity score (CAS): the CAS positive group (CAS ≥3) or the CAS negative group (CAS <3)...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270756/transposition-of-branches-of-radial-nerve-innervating-supinator-to-posterior-interosseous-nerve-for-functional-reconstruction-of-finger-and-thumb-extension-in-4-patients-with-middle-and-lower-trunk-root-avulsion-injuries-of-brachial-plexus
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Xia Wu, Xiao-Bing Cong, Qi-Shun Huang, Fang-Xin Ai, Yu-Tian Liu, Xiao-Cheng Lu, Jin Li, Yu-Xiong Weng, Zhen-Bing Chen
This study aimed to investigate the reconstruction of the thumb and finger extension function in patients with middle and lower trunk root avulsion injuries of the brachial plexus. From April 2010 to January 2015, we enrolled in this study 4 patients diagnosed with middle and lower trunk root avulsion injuries of the brachial plexus via imaging tests, electrophysiological examinations, and clinical confirmation. Muscular branches of the radial nerve, which innervate the supinator in the forearm, were transposed to the posterior interosseous nerve to reconstruct the thumb and finger extension function...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270755/congenital-vaginal-atresia-a-report-of-39-cases-in-a-regional-obstetrics-and-gynecology-hospital
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Meng Zhang, Ming-Xing Zhang, Gui-Ling Li, Cong-Jian Xu
To investigate the clinical course and management of congenital vaginal atresia. This retro-spective analysis included patients with congenital vaginal atresia treated from March 2004 to August 2014 at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University. Thirty-nine patients were included in this study. Their average age was 16.87±2.2 years when they came to our hospital. Totally, 51% of the patients had isolated congenital vaginal atresia with a normal cervix, whereas the others had either cervical atresia or imperforate hymen...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270754/reproductive-outcomes-in-women-with-prior-cesarean-section-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Ya-Qin Wang, Tai-Lang Yin, Wang-Min Xu, Qian-Rong Qi, Xiao-Chen Wang, Jing Yang
The impact of prior cesarean section (CS) on the pregnancy and neonatal outcomes of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) was investigated. A retrospective analysis was performed on 144 patients with prior CS between January 2013 and December 2015. The pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes of patients who had previous CS delivery and received IVF-ET were analyzed. The control group comprised 166 patients who had only previous vaginal delivery (VD) and received IVF-ET during the same period...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270753/acetyl-l-carnitine-an-effective-antioxidant-against-cryo-damage-on-human-spermatozoa-with-asthenospermia
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Yu-Jie Zou, Jing Yang, Shuo Chang, Wang-Ming Xu, Tai-Lang Yin, Wen Long
A variety of natural and artificial cryoprotectant extenders have been explored to enhance sperm recovery following cryopreservation-thawing process. The current investigation is aimed at evaluating the effect of acetyl-L-carnitine on human spermatozoa and reactive species oxygen (ROS) level after freezing-thawing process. The spermatozoa were collected from 35 male patients diagnosed as having asthenospermia. The cryopreservation of human spermatozoa treated with acetyl-L-carnitine at different concentrations (group B: 2...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270752/expression-of-e2a-in-mid-secretory-endometrium-of-women-suffering-from-recurrent-miscarriage
#13
Zhi-Nang Yin, Jin-Li Ding, Yi Zhang, Sai-Jiao Li, Yan Zhang, Jing Yang
E2A is involved in promoting forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) and retinoid-related orphan receptor gamma t (RORγt) gene transcription, which are pivotal transcription factors of T regulatory cells and Th17 cells, respectively. Little is known about the involvement of E2A in pregnancy process. This study aimed to investigate the expression of E2A, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), and Foxp3 in luteal phase endometrium of women suffering recurrent miscarriage (RM) (n=21) and control group (n=11) by immunohistochemistry, with the Vectra® automated quantitative pathology imaging system for analysis...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270751/cardiac-myeloperoxidase-activity-is-elevated-in-hypertensive-pregnant-rats
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Ming-Lin Zhu, Jin-Ping Zhao, Ning Cui, Victor H Gonçalves-Rizzi, Jose S Possomato-Vieira, Regina A Nascimento, Carlos A Dias-Junior
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is released from activated neutrophils. The inflammation in preeclampsia was found to be associated with endothelial dysfunction. We hypothesized that cardiac and circulating MPO levels are elevated in hypertensive pregnancy. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were measured on pregnancy days 14, 16, 18 and 20 in normal pregnant and hypertensive pregnant rats. Left and right ventricle weights, the number of viable fetuses, litter size, fetal and placenta weights were recorded on gestational day 21...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270750/rnai-mediated-human-nestin-silence-inhibits-proliferation-and-migration-of-malignant-melanoma-cells-by-g1-s-arrest-via-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-rb-pathway
#15
Xu-Hui Yang, Tian Xia, Jie Zhang, Shao-Fen Yang, Hui-Xia Tang, Ting Tang, Zhi-Cheng Huang, Yue-Si Zhong, Feng He, Andy Peng Xiang
Human Nestin (hNestin) has been found to express in melanoma, and its expression is positively correlated with the advanced stage of melanoma. However, the precise role of hNestin in the development of melanoma has not been fully understood. The present study aimed to explore the role of hNestin in the proliferation and invasion of melanoma cells. The lentivirus vector carrying a short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) targeting hNestin (hNestin-shRNA-LV) was stably infected into human melanoma cells UACC903, which expressed high levels of hNestin...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270749/mmp26-a-potential-biomarker-for-prostate-cancer
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Teng Cheng, Fei Li, Rui Wei, Meng-Qin Lv, Yin Zhou, Yun Dai, Yuan Yuan, Gui-Ying Jiang, Ding Ma, Qing-Lei Gao
The application of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) has improved the clinical management of PCa patients. However, the PSA assay has been faced with criticism due to its potential association with over-diagnosis and subsequent overtreatment of indolent patients. Matrix metalloproteinase-26 (MMP26) is a member of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and has been reported to be highly expressed in many cancers. This investigation evaluated the potential of serum MMP26 as a biomarker for PCa...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270748/overexpression-of-circrna-bcrc4-regulates-cell-apoptosis-and-microrna-101-ezh2-signaling-in-bladder-cancer
#17
Bo Li, Fei Xie, Fu-Xin Zheng, Guo-Song Jiang, Fu-Qing Zeng, Xing-Yuan Xiao
Emerging evidence has indicated that circular RNAs (circRNAs) play pivotal roles in the regulation of cellular processes and are found to be aberrantly expressed in a variety of tumors. However, the clinical role of circRNAs in bladder cancer (BC) and the molecular mechanisms have yet to be fully understood. In this study, the clinical specimens were obtained and the expression level of a circRNA BCRC4 was detected by real-time PCR in both BC tissues and cell line. The circular RNA over-expression plasmid was constructed and transfected into BC cells and related cell line...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270747/knockdown-of-grhl3-inhibits-activities-and-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-of-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#18
Xiao-Kang Wang, Fen-Fang Zhou, Hao-Ran Tao, Xin Wang, Chi Zhang, Fei Su, Shi-Pei Wang, Li-Hua Xu, Xue-Kai Pan, Mao-Hui Feng, Wei Xie
The Grainyhead-like 3 (GRHL3) is involved in epidermal barrier formation, neural tube closure and wound repair. Previous studies have suggested that GRHL3 has been linked to many different types of cancers. However, to date, its effects on human colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been clarified yet. Our microarray analysis has indicated predominant GRHL3 expression in CRC. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression and significance of GRHL3 in CRC tumorigenesis using CRC tissues and paired paracancerous tissues, as well as using distinct CRC cell lines (HT29 and DLD1)...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270746/look-into-hepatic-progenitor-cell-associated-trait-histological-heterogeneity-of-hepatitis-b-related-combined-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma
#19
Xiong Cai, Jun Xiong, Qing-Gang Hu, Qiu-Dong Zhao, Dong Wu, Li-Gong Tang, Chi-Dan Wan, Li-Xin Wei
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHC) is a mixed tumor containing elements of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC). Its remarkable histological heterogeneity has been linked to putative hepatic progenitor cell (HPC) origin. However, detailed histological or phenotypic description is rarely documented. In the present study, we reassessed 68 cases previously diagnosed as hepatitis B-related CHCs by immunohistochemistry and double-fluorescence immunostaining, focusing on HPC associated phenotypic observation of intermediate area of the tumor...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270745/efficacy-of-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-harboring-different-types-of-egfr-mutations-a-retrospective-analysis
#20
Hua-Li Liu, Guang Han, Min Peng, Yi-Ming Weng, Jing-Ping Yuan, Gui-Fang Yang, Jin-Ming Yu, Qi-Bin Song
With the development of molecular pathology, many types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations have been identified. The efficacy of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with different types of EGFR mutations, especially in patients with single rare mutations or complex mutations (co-occurrence of two or more different mutations), has not been fully understood. This study aimed to examine the efficacy of EGFR-TKIs in NSCLC patients with different types of EGFR mutations...
December 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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