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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...
Surgery is an effective and reasonable treatment for degenerative scoliosis: a systematic review.
A systematic review to evaluate the role of surgery for treating degenerative scoliosis (DS) in terms of improved function (Oswestry Disability Index [ODI]) and correction of deformity (Cobb angle); safety outcomes included complication and repeat surgery rates. A sea...
Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the Yan-an region of northwest China.
To evaluate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a sample population from northwest China, and to determine the optimal cut-off point for waist circumference for diagnosing the metabolic syndrome in this population. A total of 1290 residents of the Yan-an regio...
Advantages of single-stage surgical treatment with salter innominate osteotomy and Pemberton pericapsular osteotomy for developmental dyspla...
This study retrospectively compared the clinical and radiological outcomes of patients with bilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip who underwent either a single-stage operation (using a Salter innominate osteotomy for one hip and a Pemberton pericapsular osteotomy for the other...
Effect-site concentration of remifentanil for nasotracheal versus orotracheal intubation during target-controlled infusion of propofol.
The concentration of remifentanil required for acceptable nasotracheal intubation in adults after target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol without neuromuscular blockade was compared with that required for orotracheal intubation. Twenty-five patients undergoing oral and maxillofa...
Stabilizing microtubules decreases myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury.
Microtubules are important components of the cytoskeleton that forms the backbone of myocardial architecture, sustaining its form and size. This study investigated whether stabilizing microtubules with paclitaxel (0.1 or 1 μM) could decrease myocardial ischaemia- reperfusion injury...
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus endoscopic sclerotherapy in the elective treatment of recurrent variceal bleeding.
The present study was designed to compare elective transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) and endoscopic sclerotherapy (EST) in terms of their efficacy in preventing recurrent bleeding from gastro-oesophageal varices in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. O...
Effect of antegrade graft cardioplegia combined with passive graft perfusion in on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.
I levels 12 h after operation compared with group A and this was more pronounced in subgroups with severe right coronary artery stenosis and poor left ventricular ejection fraction than in the whole population. It is concluded that antegrade graft cardioplegia and graft perfusion with warm blood dur...
Predictive value of assessment of different modalities in the diagnosis of infantile cholestasis.
This study investigated the relative accuracy and roles of abdominal ultrasonography, hepatobiliary scintigraphy and liver biopsy in the diagnosis of infantile cholestasis. A total of 50 infants (27 females) aged 1 - 12 months were classified into those with intrahepatic causes of cholestasis (n = 2...
Trauma scores and neuron-specific enolase, cytokine and C-reactive protein levels as predictors of mortality in patients with blunt head tra...
This study evaluated serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE), cytokine and high-sensitivity C-reactive-protein (hs-CRP) levels, along with the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and Revised Trauma Score (RTS), as predictors of mortality in the early posttraumatic period, in 100 Turkish patients wi...