Bao-Ying Meng

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Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is an endemic disease that occurs in certain parts of the People's Republic of China and in Russia. The etiology of the disease is unknown. Selenium deficiency, mycotoxins, and chelating agents such as humic acid and decaying plant material from walnut tree forests have been suggested as causal agents. The primary lesion of this(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD) is associated with coronary artery injury. Studies have shown that the endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) participates in the process of arterial repair. Data have been reported that the number of EPC increased significantly in the subacute phase of KD. However, until now, there are no data about the functions of EPC in KD patients. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To preliminarily investigate the relationship between serum apelin level and pulmonary artery pressure in children with congenital heart disease. METHODS One hundred and twenty-six children with congenital heart disease undergoing surgical treatment were enrolled as subjects. The serum level of apelin was determined before surgery and at 7 days(More)
OBJECTIVE To sum up one-stage complete correction of infantile aortic coarctation (CoA) or interrupted aortic arch (IAA) associated with intracardiac anomalies through median sternotomy. METHODS The clinical data of 52 infants with CoA or IAA associated with intracardiac anomalies from May 2004 to March 2010 was analyzed. There were 32 male and 20 female,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the protective effect of cold autologous blood cardioplegic solution on the heart of infants with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD). METHODS Ninety-six infants with CCHD who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were randomly and equally divided into three groups: histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution, cold(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of cold autoblood cardioplegia on oxygen free radicals in the myocardium in infants who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass and to explore the possible mechanism of myocardial protection of autoblood cardioplegia. METHODS Thirty infants with acyanotic congenital heat disease (CHD) (weight< or =8 kg) were randomized to receive(More)
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