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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623551/which-patients-will-benefit-from-a-switch-in-therapy-from-premixed-insulin-to-insulin-glargine-plus-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-further-analysis-of-the-lantus-registry-study
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Shi Bu, Xuelian Zhang, Haiqing Zhu, Ying Shuai, Xiaoyan Xing, Wenying Yang
INTRODUCTION: This subgroup analysis of data from the 16-week Lantus Registry Study in China investigated the characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) associated with clinical benefits of transitioning therapy from premixed insulin to insulin glargine (100 U/ml) plus oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs). METHODS: The modified intention-to-treat population of the Lantus Registry Study, comprising 1847 patients with T2DM, were included in the current subgroup analyses...
June 16, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617242/a-subset-of-iprgcs-regulates-both-maturation-of-the-circadian-clock-and-segregation-of-retinogeniculate-projections-in-mice
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Kylie S Chew, Jordan M Renna, David S McNeill, Diego Carlos Fernandez, William Thomas Keenan, Michael B Thomsen, Jennifer L Ecker, Gideon S Loevinsohn, Cassandra VanDunk, Daniel C Vicarel, Adele Tufford, Shijun Weng, Paul A Gray, Michel Cayouette, Erik D Herzog, Haiqing Zhao, David M Berson, Samer Hattar
The visual system consists of two major subsystems, image-forming circuits that drive conscious vision and non-image-forming circuits for behaviors such as circadian photoentrainment. While historically considered non-overlapping, recent evidence has uncovered crosstalk between these subsystems. Here we investigated shared developmental mechanisms. We revealed an unprecedented role for light in the maturation of the circadian clock and discovered that intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are critical for this refinement process...
June 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608836/evaluation-of-the-antidiabetic-activity-and-chemical-composition-of-geranium-collinum-root-extracts-computational-and-experimental-investigations
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Sodik Numonov, Salamet Edirs, Khayrulla Bobakulov, Muhammad Nasimullah Qureshi, Khurshed Bozorov, Farukh Sharopov, William N Setzer, Haiqing Zhao, Maidina Habasi, Mizhgona Sharofova, Haji Akber Aisa
The root of Geranium collinum Steph is known in Tajik traditional medicine for its hepatoprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory therapeutic effects. The present study was conducted to evaluate of potential antidiabetic, antioxidant activities, total polyphenolic and flavonoid content from the different extracts (aqueous, aqueous-ethanolic) and individual compounds isolated of the root parts of G. collinum. The 50% aqueous-ethanolic extract possesses potent antidiabetic activity, with IC50 values of 0...
June 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592852/soil-respiration-of-the-dahurian-larch-larix-gmelinii-forest-and-the-response-to-fire-disturbance-in-da-xing-an-mountains-china
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Tongxin Hu, Long Sun, Haiqing Hu, David R Weise, Futao Guo
Despite the high frequency of wildfire disturbances in boreal forests in China, the effects of wildfires on soil respiration are not yet well understood. We examined the effects of fire severity on the soil respiration rate (Rs) and its component change in a Dahurian Larch (Larix gmelinii) in Northeast China. The results showed that Rs decreased with fire burning severity. Compared with the control plots, Rs in the low burning severity plots decreased by 19%, while it decreased by 28% in the high burning severity plots...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587371/outcome-of-antegrade-intramedullary-fixation-for-juvenile-fifth-metacarpal-neck-fracture-with-titanium-elastic-nail
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Kaiying Shen, Yunlan Xu, Dan Cao, Zhigang Wang, Haiqing Cai
The purpose of the current study was to assess the outcome of antegrade intramedullary fixation with titanium elastic nail (TEN) in displaced fifth metacarpal neck fractures. The present study included 69 consecutive juvenile patients with displaced fifth metacarpal fractures. The head-shaft angle of the fifth metacarpal and range of motion (ROM) of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint were evaluated. A disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire was used to assess upper arm function. The head-shaft angle of the affected side was significantly improved postoperatively (P<0...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587322/novel-variant-in-the-fgd1-gene-causing-aarskog-scott-syndrome
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Yihua Ge, Niu Li, Zhigang Wang, Jian Wang, Haiqing Cai
Aarskog-Scott syndrome (ASS) is a rare, X-linked recessive inherited disorder. Affected individuals may develop short stature and exhibit distinctive skeletal and genital development. Mutations in the FYVE, rhogef and pleckstrin homology domain-containing protein 1 (FGD1) gene, located within the Xp11.21 region, are responsible for the occurrence of ASS. Since it is rare and complex, it can take a long time to obtain a definitive clinical diagnosis unless clinicians are familiar with the disease. In the present study, whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed to screen for causal variants in a Chinese pediatric patient who exhibited a number of clinical symptoms of ASS, including short stature, facial abnormalities, stubby metacarpals and swollen testis...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579505/relationship-between-post-thrombolysis-blood-pressure-and-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-undergoing-thrombolysis-therapy
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Longfei Wu, Xiaoqin Huang, Di Wu, Wenbo Zhao, Chuanjie Wu, Ruiwen Che, Zhen Zhang, Fang Jiang, Tingting Bian, Tingting Yang, Kai Dong, Qian Zhang, Zhipeng Yu, Qingfeng Ma, Haiqing Song, Yuchuan Ding, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND: The management of blood pressure (BP) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients undergoing thrombolysis is still under debate. The purpose of this study was (1) to explore the association between post-thrombolysis BP and functional outcome and (2) to examine whether post-thrombolysis BP can predict functional outcome in Chinese AIS patients undergoing thrombolysis therapy. METHODS: From December 2012 to November 2016, AIS patients undergoing thrombolysis were reviewed retrospectively in the Department of Neurology at Xuanwu Hospital...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571870/numerical-simulation-study-on-air-quality-in-aircraft-cabins
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Yingjie Zhao, Bingrong Dai, Qi Yu, Haiqing Si, Gang Yu
Air pollution is one of the main factors that affect the air quality in aircraft cabins, and the use of different air supply modes could influence the distribution of air pollutants in cabins. Based on the traditional ceiling air supply mode used on the B737NG, this study investigated another 3 different kinds of air supply modes for comparison: luggage rack air supply mode, joint mode combining ceiling and luggage rack air supply, and joint mode combining ceiling and individual air supply. Under the above 4 air supply modes, the air velocity, temperature and distribution of air pollutants in a cabin full of passengers were studied using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and carbon dioxide (CO2) and formaldehyde were selected as 2 kinds of representative air pollutants...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566171/achieving-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-70mg-dl-may-be-associated-with-a-trend-of-reduced-progression-of-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Qian Zhang, Shimeng Liu, Yumei Liu, Yang Hua, Haiqing Song, Yi Ren, Yang Song, Ran Liu, Wuwei Feng, Bruce Ovbiagele, Jianping Ding, Xunming Ji
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether an intensive lipid-lowering strategy is more beneficial on atherosclerotic plaque progression in the stroke survivors. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed data that was prospectively collected on 106 ischemic stroke patients from one academic stroke center. Patients with various degrees of common carotid artery atherosclerosis were followed for one year. Patients were classified into intensive lipid-lowering therapy (ILLT) group if they achieve low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c)<70mg/dL (n=38) and conventional lipid-lowering therapy (CLLT) group if their LDL-c is within 70-120mg/dL (n=68) at end of one year...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562577/bowel-management-program-for-pediatric-postoperative-fecal-incontinence-in-china-a-surgeon-s-experience
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Yong Wang, Huiying Liang, Qiang Wu, Haiqing Zheng, Guangjian Liu, Zhe Wen, Menglong Lan, Jiakang Yu, Deli Zhu, Jiankun Liang, Jingqi Zhang, Xiaogang Xu, Huimin Xia
The purpose of this article is to report the status of the efficacy of and long-term adherence to the Bowel Management Program (BMP) for fecal incontinence (FI) postoperation in China.Children over 3 years of age with FI postoperation referred to our medical center were included in the study. Evaluations were performed before and 2 years after their clinic visit. The cost of bowel care, improvement in incontinence, health-related quality of life, and family functioning with the BMP were analyzed.A total of 48 children with FI were included in our study, of whom 38 were boys...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559843/altered-functional-connectivity-of-cognitive-related-cerebellar-subregions-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Weimin Zheng, Xingyun Liu, Haiqing Song, Kuncheng Li, Zhiqun Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. Previous studies have found disrupted resting state functional connectivities (rsFCs) in various brain networks in the AD patients. However, few studies have focused on the rsFCs of the cerebellum and its sub-regions in the AD patients. In this study, we collected resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) data including 32 AD patients and 38 healthy controls (HCs). We selected two cognitive-related subregions of the cerebellum as seed region and mapped the whole-brain rsFCs for each subregion...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549174/phosphorylated-sirt1-associates-with-replication-origins-to-prevent-excess-replication-initiation-and-preserve-genomic-stability
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Koichi Utani, Haiqing Fu, Sang-Min Jang, Anna B Marks, Owen K Smith, Ya Zhang, Christophe E Redon, Noriaki Shimizu, Mirit I Aladjem
Chromatin structure affects DNA replication patterns, but the role of specific chromatin modifiers in regulating the replication process is yet unclear. We report that phosphorylation of the human SIRT1 deacetylase on Threonine 530 (T530-pSIRT1) modulates DNA synthesis. T530-pSIRT1 associates with replication origins and inhibits replication from a group of 'dormant' potential replication origins, which initiate replication only when cells are subject to replication stress. Although both active and dormant origins bind T530-pSIRT1, active origins are distinguished from dormant origins by their unique association with an open chromatin mark, histone H3 methylated on lysine 4...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539214/validation-of-the-eighth-edition-of-the-tnm-staging-system-for-lung-cancer-in-2043-surgically-treated-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kezhong Chen, Haiqing Chen, Fan Yang, Xizhao Sui, Xiao Li, Jun Wang
PURPOSE: The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer has proposed a revision of the Tumor, Node, Metastasis (TNM) classification for lung cancer. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of the eighth edition of the TNM staging system in surgically treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: Data from 2043 consecutive patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who underwent surgical treatment in our single center between January 2006 and September 2015 were collected and analyzed retrospectively...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537755/a-pilot-study-of-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnosis-of-alpha-and-beta-thalassemia-with-target-capture-sequencing-of-cell-free-fetal-dna-in-maternal-blood
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Wenjuan Wang, Yuan Yuan, Haiqing Zheng, Yaoshen Wang, Dan Zeng, Yihua Yang, Xin Yi, Yang Xia, Chunjiang Zhu
AIMS: Thalassemia is a dangerous hematolytic genetic disease. In south China, ∼24% Chinese carry alpha-thalassemia or beta-thalassemia gene mutations. Given the fact that the invasive sampling procedures can only be performed by professionals in experienced centers, it may increase the risk of miscarriage or infection. Thus, most people are worried about the invasive operation. As such, a noninvasive and accurate prenatal diagnosis is needed for appropriate genetic counseling for families with high risks...
May 24, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532047/porous-chitosan-microspheres-for-application-as-quick-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-hemostat
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Jixiang Li, Xiaowei Wu, Yanqing Wu, Zonghao Tang, Xun Sun, Meng Pan, Yufeng Chen, Juanjuan Li, Rongdong Xiao, Zhengchao Wang, Haiqing Liu
Controlling massive hemorrhage is of great importance to lower transfusional medical cost, and to reduce death and mobility rate in battlefield and civilian accidents. We reported the fabrication of porous chitosan microspheres (CSMS) with tunable surface pore size by microemulsion combined with thermally induced phase separation technique, and its application as a quick hemostat. Their hemostatic property was characterized by blood clotting kinetics, adherence interaction between red blood cells/platelets and CSMS, in vitro and in vivo hemostasis by rat tail amputation and liver laceration models, and histological analysis...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523165/plasma-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) has recently emerged as a risk predictor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the significance of increased plasma MMP9 in patients with perioperative myocardial injury. We aimed to investigate the role of MMP9 in the occurrence of myocardial injury during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) were recruited in this prospective, observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523159/nomograms-for-predicting-recurrence-and-survival-of-invasive-pathological-stage-ia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-by-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy
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Haiqing Chen, Xizhao Sui, Fan Yang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: A considerable portion of pathological stage (p-stage) IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients suffered from death and recurrence after video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. The purpose of our study was to develop nomograms to predict which subgroup patients were more likely to suffer from recurrence or death. METHODS: Data of invasive p-stage IA NSCLC patients who underwent VATS lobectomy at Peking University People's Hospital from September 2006 to April 2014 were analyzed...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521633/cd30-expression-in-pediatric-neoplasms-study-of-585-cases
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Jinjun Cheng, Haiqing Zhu, John Kim Choi
CD30 is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 8 (TNFRSF8), and its normal expression is restricted to activated T and B cells. In tumor cells, CD30 expression is most commonly associated with lymphoid malignancies (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas) and is a therapeutic target using anti-CD30 antibody. CD30 expression has been reported also in mostly adult non-lymphoid malignancies, raising the possibility of CD30-targeted therapy for additional tumors. In this study, we examined the incidence of CD30 expression in 251 hematopoietic and 334 non-hematopoietic cases of pediatric tumors...
June 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507120/highly-active-catalyst-derived-from-a-3d-foam-of-fe-po3-2-ni2p-for-extremely-efficient-water-oxidation
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Haiqing Zhou, Fang Yu, Jingying Sun, Ran He, Shuo Chen, Ching-Wu Chu, Zhifeng Ren
Commercial hydrogen production by electrocatalytic water splitting will benefit from the realization of more efficient and less expensive catalysts compared with noble metal catalysts, especially for the oxygen evolution reaction, which requires a current density of 500 mA/cm(2) at an overpotential below 300 mV with long-term stability. Here we report a robust oxygen-evolving electrocatalyst consisting of ferrous metaphosphate on self-supported conductive nickel foam that is commercially available in large scale...
May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495971/cilia-and-flagella-associated-protein-69-regulates-olfactory-transduction-kinetics-in-mice
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Anna K Talaga, Frederick N Dong, Johannes Reisert, Haiqing Zhao
Animals detect odorous chemicals through specialized olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) that transduce odorants into neural electrical signals. We identified a novel and evolutionarily conserved protein, cilia- and flagella-associated protein 69 (CFAP69), in mice that regulates olfactory transduction kinetics. In the olfactory epithelium, CFAP69 is enriched in OSN cilia, where olfactory transduction occurs. Bioinformatic analysis suggests that a large portion of CFAP69 can form Armadillo-type α-helical repeats, which may mediate protein-protein interactions...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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