Ai-zhen Lu

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OBJECTIVE To study the effects of prolonged 75% oxygen exposure on the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors (VEGFR1 and VEGFR2) in the neonatal rat lungs and to elucidate the effects of prolonged exposure of high concentration of oxygen on lung vascular development and its relationship with bronchopulmonary dysplasia(More)
OBJECTIVE Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp) infection is one of major causes of community-acquired pneumonia. Isolation and culture of Mp are very difficult, fluorescent quantitative PCR is a new technique to detect Mp. The aim of this study was to explore the diagnostic value of fluorescent quantitation PCR for Mp infection. METHOD Mp-DNA from the deep(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) specimens in detecting lower respiratory pathogens remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of aspirates (NPAs) specimen in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children. METHODS The prospective study was designed to collect the data of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the association of interleukin 8 (IL-8)-251T/A and 781 C/T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with the susceptibility of infants and young children to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. METHOD This study included 101 hospitalized patients under 2 years of age who suffered from RSV pneumonia, 108 hospitalized patients(More)
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