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OBJECTIVE To investigate the correlation between serum resistin level, cardiovascular risk factors and severity of coronary disease in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS After evaluated by clinical history, electrocardiography, exercise tolerance tests, laboratory tests, and coronary angiography, 220 consecutive patients with suspected chest pain were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the levels of sex hormones and androgen receptor (AR) in elderly male patients and to explore a possible correlation with obesity. METHODS The cross-sectional study included 314 Elderly males (age ≥ 65 year). Of these subjects, 104 were healthy (age range 65-92 year; mean 71.38 ± 5.154 year), 74 were obese (65-87 year; 71.32 ±(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the variation of nasal resistance and its possible relationship to obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS The detection of nasal resistance and polysomnography were performed in 30 normal subjects, 30 snoring patients and 60 patients with OSAS. RESULTS The study reveal that nasal resistance of the patients with OSAS (1.06 +/- 4.25) Pa.s/ml,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the variation of sex hormone and its receptor level in elderly male patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and to evaluate the correlations between CHD and sex hormone as well as sex hormone receptor. METHODS Altogether 139 male CHD patients (CHD group) aged 60-92 years and 400 healthy men (control group) aged 60-90 years were(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Resistin, a recently discovered proinflammatory cytokine, has been strongly linked to kidney dysfunction. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of serum resistin with serum cystatin C (sCysC) and albuminuria, two sensitive endogenous markers of renal function, in elderly male patients with essential hypertension (EH).(More)
  • Meng Zhang, Shu-hong Fu, Hua Cui, Bing-po Zhu, Lin Liu, De-Long Wang
  • Aging clinical and experimental research
  • 2014
OBJECTIVE The aim of this cross-sectional case-control study was to determine the relationship between serum cystatin C (sCysC) levels and lung function in elderly male patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS This study included 251 Chinese men (age ≥ 65 years) who were divided into COPD (n = 129) and non-COPD (n = 122) groups.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness and safety of various agents on paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in the elderly over 75 years old. METHODS Totally 264 in-patients (75-91 years old, 185 males and 79 females) with atrial fibrillation history of less than 7 days were enrolled in this study. A total of 611 atrial fibrillation episodes were recorded,(More)
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