1. Population-representative Incidence of Acute-On-Chronic Liver Failure: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study.

    Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 50(8):670 (2016) PMID 27136963

    Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a major cause of hepatic death in the world, but no population-based studies have evaluated the incidence of ACLF. This study was conducted to determine the incidence and short-term outcomes of ACLF in a region of Eastern China. In this prospective cross-...
  2. The distribution of α-kleisin during meiosis in the holocentromeric plant Luzula elegans.

    Chromosome Research 24(3):393 (2016) PMID 27294972

    Holocentric chromosomes occur in a number of independent eukaryotic lineages, and they form holokinetic kinetochores along the entire poleward chromatid surfaces. Due to this alternative chromosome structure, Luzula elegans sister chromatids segregate already in anaphase I followed by the segreg...
  3. Infections in hospitalized patients with decompensated cirrhosis should be used in determining prognosis: a validation on a large Chinese cohort.

    European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepato... 28(9):1102 (2016) PMID 27465350

  4. Palladium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Dearomatization of Indoles via Decarboxylative Alkynyl Termination.

    Organic Letters 18(16):4016 (2016) PMID 27508407

    A highly diastereoselective dearomatization of indoles via palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative alkynyl termination was developed. This protocol provides dissimilar tetracyclic and tetrasubstituted indoline scaffolds bearing congested stereocenters, which led to operationally simple conditions, s...
  5. Attention selectively modulates cortical entrainment in different regions of the speech spectrum.

    Brain research 1644:203 (2016) PMID 27195825 PMCID PMC4915733

    Recent studies have uncovered a neural response that appears to track the envelope of speech, and have shown that this tracking process is mediated by attention. It has been argued that this tracking reflects a process of phase-locking to the fluctuations of stimulus energy, ensuring that this e...
  6. Impact of Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Infusion on Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot, 2-Year Observational Study.

    CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics 22(8):677 (2016) PMID 27219819

    We evaluate safety and efficacy of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a potential treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). Fifteen patients with NMOSD were recruited. All patients received a single intravenous infusion of 1.0 × 10(8) autologous M...
  7. [Postoperative Survival for Patients with Thymoma Complicating Myasthenia Gravis
- Preliminary Retrospective Results of the ChART Database].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):418 (2016) PMID 27339718

    It is so far not clear that how myasthenia gravis (MG) affected the prognosis of thymoma patients. The aim of this assay is to compare the postoperative survival between patients with thymoma only and those with both thymoma and MG. The Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas (ChART) registry ...
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  8. [Comparison of the Masaoka-Koga and The IASLC/ITMIG Proposal for The TNM 
Staging Systems Based on the Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas (ChART)
Retrospective Database].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):425 (2016) PMID 27339719

    To compare the predictive effect of the Masaoka-Koga staging system and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)/the International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group (ITMIG) proposal for the new TNM staging on prognosis of thymic malignancies using the Chinese Alliance ...
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  9. [Application of Postoperative Chemotherapy on Thymomas and Its Prognostic Effect].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):473 (2016) PMID 27339725

    To study the role of postoperative chemotherapy and its prognostic effect in Masaoka-Koga stage III and IV thymic tumors. Between 1994 and 2012, 1,700 patients with thymic tumors who underwent surgery without neoajuvant therapy were enrolled for the study. Among them, 665 patients in Masaoka-Kog...
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  10. [Role of Postoperative Radiotherapy for Stage I/II/III Thymic Tumor - Results of the ChART Retrospective Database].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):465 (2016) PMID 27339724

    Postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) for thymic tumor is still controversial. The object of the study is to evaluate the role of PORT for stage I/II/III thymic tumor. The database of Chinese Alliance of Research for Thymomas (ChART) was retrieved for patients with stage I/II/III thymic tumor who un...
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  11. [Preoperative Induction Therapy for Locally Advanced Thymic Tumors: A Retrospective Analysis Using the ChART Database].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):445 (2016) PMID 27339721

    To evaluate the role of preoperative induction therapy on prognosis of locally advanced thymic malignancies. Between 1994 and 2012, patients received preoperative induction therapies (IT group) in the Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas (ChART) database, were compared with those having sur...
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  12. [Perioperative Outcomes and Long-term Survival in Clinically Early-stage Thymic 
Malignancies: Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy versus Open Approaches].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):453 (2016) PMID 27339722

    Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) theoretically offers advantages over open thymectomy for clinically early-stage (Masaoka-Koga stage I and II) thymic malignancies. However, longterm outcomes have not been well studied. We compared the postoperative outcomes and survival from a cohort ...
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  13. [Thymectomy versus Tumor Resection for Early-stage Thymic Malignancies: A Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas (ChART) Retrospective Database Analysis].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):459 (2016) PMID 27339723

    To evaluate the surgical outcomes of tumor resection with or without total thymectomy for thymic epithelial tumors (TETs) using the Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas (ChART) retrospective database. Patients without preoperative therapy, who underwent surgery for early-stage (Masaoka-Koga...
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  14. [Management of Thymic Tumors - Consensus Based on the Chinese Alliance for Research in Thymomas Multi-institutional Retrospective Studies].

    Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 19(7):414 (2016) PMID 27339717

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  15. A μCT-based investigation of the influence of tissue modulus variation, anisotropy and inhomogeneity on ultrasound propagation in trabecular bone.

    Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedica... 60:416 (2016) PMID 26974585

    Ultrasound propagation is widely used in the diagnosis of osteoporosis by providing information on bone mechanical quality. When it loses calcium, the tissue properties will first decrease. However, limited research about the influence of tissue properties on ultrasound propagation have been don...
  16. Selective Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor 1 Modulation Attenuates Experimental Intracerebral Hemorrhage.

    Stroke 47(7):1899 (2016) PMID 27174529

    Preclinical studies and a proof-of-concept clinical study have shown that sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) modulator, fingolimod, improves the clinical outcome of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, the specific subtype of the S1PRs through which immune modulation provides protection...
  17. ZrO2-Nanoparticle-Modified Graphite Felt: Bifunctional Effects on Vanadium Flow Batteries.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(24):15369 (2016) PMID 27229444

    To improve the electrochemical performance of graphite felt (GF) electrodes in vanadium flow batteries (VFBs), we synthesize a series of ZrO2-modified GF (ZrO2/GF) electrodes with varying ZrO2 contents via a facile immersion-precipitation approach. It is found that the uniform immobilization of ...
  18. Which Patients With Ossifying Fibroma of the Jaws Would Be Suitable for Radical Ablative Surgery?

    Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 27(4):927 (2016) PMID 27192645

    The aim of authors' study was to present their 10-year experience in the treatment of giant ossifying fibroma (GOF), and to prove if GOF can be totally excised preventing recurrence. The authors' secondary goal was to study the aesthetic and functional outcomes after radical resection of GOF fol...
  19. Application of Computed Tomography Angiography Mapping and Located Template for Accurate Location of Perforator in Head and Neck Reconstruction with Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flap.

    Plastic &amp Reconstructive Surgery 137(6):1875 (2016) PMID 27219241

    The authors introduce a new method of preoperative computed tomography angiography mapping and virtual and printed located template for accurate location of perforators in the anterolateral thigh perforator flap for head and neck reconstruction. Between April and December of 2014, a cohort study...
  20. Thyroid Disturbance in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

    Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases ... 25(2):227 (2016) PMID 27308655

    The involvement of thyroid autoimmunity and dysfunction in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection before interferon-α (IFN-α) therapy remains controversial. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the association of HCV infection with the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies ...