1. Ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide and α-methyltrimethylene carbonate catalyzed by magnesium and zinc complexes derived from binaphthyl-based iminophenolate ligands.

    Dalton Transactions (Print Edition) 44(27):12420 (2015) PMID 25997024

    A series of racemic 2-[(2'-(dimethylamino)binaphthyl-2-ylimino)methyl]-4-R(2)-6-R(1)-phenols () were reacted with 1 equiv. of Mg[N(SiMe3)2]2 or Zn[N(SiMe3)2]2 to provide three heteroleptic magnesium silylamido complexes [()MgN(SiMe3)2] (: R(1) = R(2) = cumyl; : R(1) = CPh3, R(2) = Me; : R(1) = C...
  2. OY-TES-1 may regulate the malignant behavior of liver cancer via NANOG, CD9, CCND2 and CDCA3: A bioinformatic analysis combine with RNAi and oligonucleotide microarray.

    Oncology Reports 33(4):1965 (2015) PMID 25673160

    Given its tumor-specific expression, including liver cancer, OY-TES-1 is a potential molecular marker for the diagnosis and immunotherapy of liver cancers. However, investigations of the mechanisms and the role of OY-TES-1 in liver cancer are rare. In the present study, based on a comprehensive ...
  3. OY-TES-1 may regulate the malignant behavior of liver cancer via NANOG, CD9, CCND2 and CDCA3: a bioinformatic analysis combine with RNAi and oligonucleotide microarray.

    Oncology Reports 33(4):1965 (2015) PMID 25673160

    Given its tumor-specific expression, including liver cancer, OY-TES-1 is a potential molecular marker for the diagnosis and immunotherapy of liver cancers. However, investigations of the mechanisms and the role of OY-TES-1 in liver cancer are rare. In the present study, based on a comprehensive ...
  4. [Serum adiponectin levels in children with Kawasaki disease].

    Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journa... 17(1):35 (2015) PMID 25616290

    To explore the change in serum adiponectin levels and its significance in children with Kawasaki disease (KD). Forty-five KD patients were enrolled in this study, including 18 with coronary artery lesions (CAL group) and 27 without coronary artery lesions (NCAL group). Twenty healthy children we...
  5. [Serum adiponectin levels in children with Kawasaki disease].

    Zhongguo dang dai er ke za zhi = Chinese journa... 17(1):35 (2015) PMID 25616290

    To explore the change in serum adiponectin levels and its significance in children with Kawasaki disease (KD). Forty-five KD patients were enrolled in this study, including 18 with coronary artery lesions (CAL group) and 27 without coronary artery lesions (NCAL group). Twenty healthy children we...
  6. [Case-control study on suture-assisted locking plate for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures in elderly].

    Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedi... 27(12):1015 (2014) PMID 25638889

    To explore clinical effects of suturing-assisted locking plate in treating elderly proximal humeral fractures. From January 2005 to January 2013, 55 elderly patients with three- and four-part fractures of proximal humeral fractures were divided into treatment group and control group. In treatmen...
  7. Outcome and management of pacemaker-induced superior vena cava syndrome.

    Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 37(11):1470 (2014) PMID 25040311

    We aimed to determine the long-term outcomes of percutaneous lead extraction and stent placement in patients with pacemaker-induced superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. The study retrospectively screened patients who underwent lead extraction followed by central vein stent implantation at Mayo Cli...
  8. Outcome and management of pacemaker-induced superior vena cava syndrome.

    Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 37(11):1470 (2014) PMID 25040311

    We aimed to determine the long-term outcomes of percutaneous lead extraction and stent placement in patients with pacemaker-induced superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. The study retrospectively screened patients who underwent lead extraction followed by central vein stent implantation at Mayo Cli...
  9. Symptomatic sinus tachycardia with perpetuating slow pathway: successful treatment with radiofrequency ablation.

    Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 37(10):e1 (2014) PMID 21077914

    We report a case of sinus tachycardia with perpetuating slow pathway (SP) conduction in a 42-year-old woman who developed severe symptoms as a result of atrioventricular (AV) desynchronization. The restoration of an AV synchrony, achieved with selective radiofrequency ablation of the SP, elimina...
  10. Outcomes of lead revision for myocardial perforation after cardiac implantable electronic device placement.

    Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 25(10):1119 (2014) PMID 24863054

    Cardiac perforation is an infrequent but potentially life-threatening complication associated with placement of a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes of percutaneous lead revision in patients who had lead perforation of the myoc...
  11. MRI-compatible Nb-60Ta-2Zr alloy used for vascular stents: haemocompatibility and its correlation with protein adsorption.

    Materials Science and Engineering: C 42:385 (2014) PMID 25063132

    Nb-60Ta-2Zr is a newly developed MRI-compatible alloy used for vascular stents. In this work, its haemocompatibility was investigated, including platelet adhesion (lactate dehydrogenase activity), platelet activation (P-selectin expression), coagulation and haemolysis. For comparison, parallel a...
  12. Dual-modality micro-positron emission tomography/computed tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4 in orthotopic glioblastoma xenograft models.

    Molecular Imaging & Biology 16(1):74 (2014) PMID 23918654 PMCID PMC3947091

    In glioblastoma, EphB4 receptors, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, are overexpressed in both tumor cells and angiogenic blood vessels. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the EphB4-binding peptide TNYL-RAW labeled with both (64)Cu and near-infrared fluore...
  13. Dual-modality micro-positron emission tomography/computed tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4 in orthotopic glioblastoma xenograft models.

    Molecular Imaging & Biology 16(1):74 (2014) PMID 23918654 PMCID PMC3947091

    In glioblastoma, EphB4 receptors, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, are overexpressed in both tumor cells and angiogenic blood vessels. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the EphB4-binding peptide TNYL-RAW labeled with both (64)Cu and near-infrared fluore...
  14. Dual-modality micro-positron emission tomography/computed tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4 in orthotopic glioblastoma xenograft models.

    Molecular Imaging & Biology 16(1):74 (2014) PMID 23918654 PMCID PMC3947091

    In glioblastoma, EphB4 receptors, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, are overexpressed in both tumor cells and angiogenic blood vessels. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the EphB4-binding peptide TNYL-RAW labeled with both (64)Cu and near-infrared fluore...
  15. Dual-modality micro-positron emission tomography/computed tomography and near-infrared fluorescence imaging of EphB4 in orthotopic glioblastoma xenograft models.

    Molecular Imaging & Biology 16(1):74 (2014) PMID 23918654 PMCID PMC3947091

    In glioblastoma, EphB4 receptors, a member of the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases, are overexpressed in both tumor cells and angiogenic blood vessels. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the EphB4-binding peptide TNYL-RAW labeled with both (64)Cu and near-infrared fluore...
  16. Relative efficacy of catheter ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs in treating premature ventricular contractions: a single-center retrospective study.

    Heart Rhythm 11(2):187 (2014) PMID 24157533

    It is unknown whether radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or antiarrhythmic therapy is superior when treating patients with symptomatic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). To determine the relative efficacy of RFA and antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) on PVC burden reduction and increasing left ventr...
  17. Relative efficacy of catheter ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs in treating premature ventricular contractions: A single-center retrospective study

    Heart Rhythm 11(2):187 (2014)

    Background It is unknown whether radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or antiarrhythmic therapy is superior when treating patients with symptomatic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs).
  18. Enhanced corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of β-type Ti–25Nb–25Zr alloy by electrochemical anodization

    Thin Solid Films 549:87 (2013)

    The biocompatibility of implants is largely determined by their surface characteristics. This study presents a novel method for performing electrochemical anodization on β-type Ti–25Nb–25Zr alloy with a low elastic modulus (approximately 70GPa). This method results in a thin hybrid lay...
  19. MCTP2 is a dosage-sensitive gene required for cardiac outflow tract development.

    Human Molecular Genetics 22(21):4339 (2013) PMID 23773997 PMCID PMC3792692

    Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) and hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have been reported in rare individuals with large terminal deletions of chromosome 15q26. However, no single gene important for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) development has been identified in this region. Using ar...
  20. MCTP2 is a dosage-sensitive gene required for cardiac outflow tract development.

    Human Molecular Genetics 22(21):4339 (2013) PMID 23773997 PMCID PMC3792692

    Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) and hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have been reported in rare individuals with large terminal deletions of chromosome 15q26. However, no single gene important for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) development has been identified in this region. Using ar...