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Peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in women with iron deficiency anaemia.
To evaluate peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in adult women with iron deficiency anaemia and healthy control subjects. Women with iron deficiency anaemia and age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were sequentially recruited and underwent detailed ophthalmic examinatio...
Co-prevalence of carotid stenosis and coronary artery disease in Chinese patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
To investigate the co-prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and carotid stenosis and to determine predictors related to CAD in Chinese patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), presenting without previously diagnosed or excluded CAD. Consecutive patients with PAF were recruited. CAD...
Correspondence--'A study of noninvasive positive-pressure mechanical ventilation in the treatment of acute lung injury with a complex critic...
Metabolic syndrome, adiponectin and proinflammatory status in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and evaluate proinflammatory status in patients with type 1 diabetes, and to analyse the relationship between inflammation, metabolic control and insulin resistance in these patients. Patients with type 1 diabetes were stratified according to the presen...
Serum concentrations of interleukin-2 and tumour necrosis factor-α under cyclosporine versus acitretin treatment in plaque-type psoriasis.
A prospective, randomized clinical study to compare the short-term effects of cyclosporin and acitretin on psoriasis severity, and serum interleukin (IL)-2 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α concentrations. Patients with moderate-to-severe plaque-type psoriasis were randomly assigned to receive eith...
Ephrin B2 and EphB4 selectively mark arterial and venous vessels in cerebral arteriovenous malformation.
Ephrin type B receptor 4 (EphB4, Eph receptor) selectively binds ephrin B2 (Eph ligand). EphB4/ephrin B2 is involved in embryonic vessel development, vascular remodelling and pathological vessel formation in adults (including tumour angiogenesis). Binding of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
RNA granule component TDRD7 gene polymorphisms in a Han Chinese population with age-related cataract.
To examine whether polymorphisms in the RNA granule component tudor domain-containing protein 7 (TDRD7) gene are associated with susceptibility to age-related cataract (ARC) in a Han Chinese population. Patients with ARC, and age-, sex- and ethnically-matched healthy control subjects were enrolled i...
Clinical evaluation of thrombus aspiration combined with tirofiban in patients with acute myocardial infarction with elective percutaneous c...
To compare the efficacy and safety of combined treatment with thrombus aspiration and intracoronary tirofiban in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), with elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients undergoing elective PCI during recovery from acute MI were randomized into...
Age-specific Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-associated myocardial damage in children.
To measure Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP)-associated myocardial damage in different age groups of children with pneumonia. Children aged 0-14 years with pneumonia and myocardial damage (serum creatine kinase isoenzyme-MB [CK-MB] concentration >25 U/l) were enrolled in the study. The children...
Comparison of the safety and efficacy of conventional monopolar and 2-micron laser transurethral resection in the management of multiple non...
To compare the safety and efficacy of conventional monopolar transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) and 2-micron continuous-wave laser resection (2-µm laser) techniques in the management of multiple nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), and to investigate long-term effects on tumour...