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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of ω-3 fish oil lipid emulsion via vein on the inflammatory response, immune and organ function in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS A total of 53 patients with severe acute pancreatitis were randomized into conventional therapy plus fish oil group (FO group) and conventional therapy group (CON group).(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the changes of brachial flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sFLT) in patients with severe sepsis and evaluate their prognostic values. METHODS A total of 128 patients with severe sepsis were consecutively recruited from January 2009 to January 2011 at Intensive Care(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to evaluate the value of heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (hFABP) as a novel clinical biomarker in patients with severe sepsis. METHODS Serum concentrations of hFABP and traditional cardiac biomarkers including cardiac troponin I, creatine kinase-MB, and B-type natriuretic peptides levels were measured within 6(More)
Blood natriuretic peptide (NP) levels have been reported to be useful for predicting postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to quantitatively synthesize the current evidence of the accuracy of using NP levels in predicting postoperative AF. Medline, Embase, and reference lists were searched. Studies were included if either brain natriuretic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression profile of integrin genes in heart of septic rat and relevant mechanisms responsible for sepsis-induced heart injury. METHODS Twelve 3-month-old male Wistar rats were randomized to 2 equal groups, sepsis model group (CLP group) undergoing ligation and perforation with needle of the distal caecum so as to establish(More)
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