Journal of International Medical Research

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0300-0605
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1473-2300
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  1. Epidemiological investigation of metabolic syndrome and analysis of relevant factors in north-eastern China.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(1):150 (2010) PMID 20233524

    This epidemiological study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and associated risk factors in Chinese subjects from Dehui in north-eastern China. Using a random sampling method, a questionnaire was completed by 3785 permanent residents aged 18 - 72 years and relevan...
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  2. Pre-measured length using landmarks on posteroanterior chest radiographs for placement of the tip of a central venous catheter in the superior vena cava.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(1):134 (2010) PMID 20233522

    Central venous catheterization (CVC) is a common procedure but catheter misplacement is a frequent complication and can be lethal. Most CVCs are inserted at a recommended mean depth of 15 cm from the skin puncture site. Chest radiographs are used to confirm the positioning of CVCs, with the cari...
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  3. Association of macrophage migration inhibitory factor gene promoter polymorphisms with multiple sclerosis in Turkish patients.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(1):69 (2010) PMID 20233515

    Elevated levels of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) have been observed in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis. This study was designed to determine if MIF gene polymorphisms are associated with multiple sclerosis and disease severity. In total, 120 relapsing-r...
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  4. Comparison of anastomotic leakage and stricture formation following layered and stapler oesophagogastric anastomosis for cancer: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(1):227 (2010) PMID 20233534

    The objective of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial, conducted from May 2002 to December 2007, was to compare post-operative anastomotic leakage and stricture formation following layered manual versus stapler oesophagogastric anastomosis in patients who underwent resection of oesopha...
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  5. Trigeminal neuralgia caused by a choroid plexus papilloma of the cerebellopontine angle: case report and review of the literature.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(1):289 (2010) PMID 20233541

    This report describes a 59-year old woman with a rare choroid plexus papilloma of the cerebellopontine angle presenting with trigeminal neuralgia. The patient was admitted complaining of a 12-year history of paroxysmal lancinating pain throughout the right side of her face. Treatment with carbam...
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  6. Correlation between thymidylate synthase gene variants, RNA and protein levels in primary colorectal adenocarcinomas.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):484 (2010) PMID 20515563

    This study was designed to compare thymidylate synthase (TS) genotype, mRNA and protein levels in primary colorectal adenocarcinoma, and to examine the correlation between microsatellite instability (MSI) and TS expression. The TS genotype of 68 patients with colorectal cancer was determined by ...
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  7. Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain: expert panel recommendations for the middle East region.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):295 (2010) PMID 20515552

    Neuropathic pain (NeP) has been the focus of extensive basic and clinical research over the past 20 years. This has led to an increased understanding of underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and the development of new therapeutic agents, as well as a clearer definition of the role of establis...
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  8. Effect of combined treatment with methylprednisolone and Nogo-A monoclonal antibody after rat spinal cord injury.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):570 (2010) PMID 20515570

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of combination therapy with methylprednisolone (MP) and Nogo-66 antagonistic peptide (NEP1-40) on morphological and functional recovery in adult rats subjected to thoracic compression spinal cord injury (SCI). Animals were randomized into ...
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  9. Ferrous chelator 2,2'-dipyridyl attenuates cerebral vasospasm after experimental subarachnoid haemorrhage in rabbits.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):583 (2010) PMID 20515571

    The effect of 2,2'-dipyridyl (DP) on cerebral vasospasm was investigated in a double-injection rabbit model of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Thirty-six animals were divided between four groups: control (sham-operated), SAH (model alone), SAH + DP (the SAH model in which DP dissolved in dimethy...
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  10. Effect of sperminated pullulans on drug permeation through isolated rabbit cornea and determination of ocular irritation.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):526 (2010) PMID 20515566

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of two sperminated pullulans (SP) with a different number of amino groups (SP-L, amino group content 0.124 mmol/g polymer; and SP-H, amino group content 0.578 mmol/g polymer) on the permeation of drugs through isolated rabbit corneas. Determina...
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  11. Influence of acute anterior cruciate ligament deficiency in gait variability.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):511 (2010) PMID 20515565

    The objective of this study was to compare the gait variability of patients with isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency (experimental group) with that of healthy individuals (control group). The hypothesis was that the gait variability of the experimental group would be higher than...
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  12. Evaluation of myocardial bridges with optical coherence tomography.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(2):681 (2010) PMID 20515583

    This study investigated the morphological characteristics of myocardial bridges (MBs) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging compared with coronary artery angiography (CAG) and also evaluated atherosclerotic lesions in the proximal segments of MBs. Twelve patients (seven males, five fe...
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  13. Clonal status and clinicopathological features of Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):1099 (2010) PMID 20819448

    Some studies have demonstrated that Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a neoplastic hyperplasia of Langerhans cells, however some researchers consider that clonality should be assessed in more patients with LCH, both at disease presentation and during the disease course. Monoclonality is a m...
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  14. Neuroprotective effect of gypenosides against oxidative injury in the substantia nigra of a mouse model of Parkinson's disease.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):1084 (2010) PMID 20819446

    Oxidative injury has been implicated in the aetiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) and gypenosides (GP), which are saponins with various bioactivities, have shown antioxidative effects in vitro. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of GP on a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydrop...
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  15. Malignant atrophic papulosis with severe gastrointestinal perforation and omental necrosis: a case report.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):1164 (2010) PMID 20819456

    Malignant atrophic papulosis (MAP) is a rare disease with an extremely grim prognosis, death being due to gastrointestinal perforation and neurological disorders. We report a severe case of MAP in a 37-year old woman. The patient had three emergent laparotomies in 3 months for recurrent acute pe...
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  16. Impaired mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation in multiple insulin-sensitive tissues of humans with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):769 (2010) PMID 20819414

    Alteration of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) may contribute to insulin resistance. It is unclear, however, which characteristics are common to insulin-sensitive tissues. Using an oligonucleotide microarray and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, the gene expressio...
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  17. Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is not increased but distensibility is reduced in normotensive patients with type 2 diabetes compared with control subjects.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):860 (2010) PMID 20819422

    This study evaluated carotid artery parameters in normotensive patients with type 2 diabetes compared with non-diabetic control subjects. Using a high-resolution B-mode ultrasound scanner, common carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and carotid tree atheroma thickness were measured in 82 ...
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  18. Validity of proxy data obtained by different psychological autopsy information reconstruction techniques.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):833 (2010) PMID 20819420

    Two informants were interviewed for each of 416 living controls (individuals sampled from the normal population) interviewed in a Chinese case-control psychological autopsy study. The validity of proxy data, obtained using seven psychological autopsy information reconstruction techniques (types ...
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  19. Tumour necrosis factor-alpha polymorphisms and hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(3):760 (2010) PMID 20819413

    The genetic basis of susceptibility to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is poorly understood. To summarize the quantitative association between polymorphisms of the tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFA) gene and HCC, a meta-analysis of relevant studies was performed. Ten case-control studies involvi...
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  20. Trauma scores and neuron-specific enolase, cytokine and C-reactive protein levels as predictors of mortality in patients with blunt head trauma.

    Journal of International Medical Research 38(5):1708 (2010) PMID 21309485

    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 with blunt hea...
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