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BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer is often accompanied by severe abdominal or back pain. It's the first study to evaluate the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture on pancreatic cancer pain. A randomized controlled trial compared electroacupuncture with control acupuncture using the placebo needle. METHODS Sixty patients with pancreatic cancer pain were(More)
OBJECTIVE Chest compressions performed by some medical workers are of poor quality, which are too few and shallow with incomplete release. This study was designed to compare the effects of these clinical quality chest compressions with standard manual chest compressions in a porcine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS Ventricular fibrillation was induced in(More)
PURPOSES The purposes of the study are to investigate the renal function in ventricular fibrillation (VF) and asphyxiation cardiac arrest in a swine model and to estimate the value of novel biomarkers in the acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac arrest. METHOD Thirty-two healthy inbred Wu-Zhi-Shan miniature piglets were randomized into 2 groups (n = 16(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of Shen-Fu Injection (SFI) and epinephrine on the expression of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) in a pig model with post-resuscitation myocardial dysfunction. METHODS Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was electrically induced in Wu-zhi-shan miniature pigs. After 8 min of untreated VF and 2 min of(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to characterize postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in 2 porcine models of cardiac arrest (CA): ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest (VFCA) and asphyxiation cardiac arrest (ACA). METHODS Thirty-two pigs were randomized into 2 groups. The VFCA group (n = 16) were subject to programed electrical stimulation, and the ACA group(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of Xue Bijing injection in related proinflammatory factors and blood coagulation factors of vascular endothelial cell in severe septic patients. METHODS Fifty-two patients were randomly divided into Xue Bijing injection treatment group (Group B) and control group (Group A). Both groups were treated with routine integration(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether Shenfu Injection (, SFI) might attenuate the impact of cerebral energy dysfunction after resuscitation in a pig model of cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS Thirty-four Wuzhishan miniature inbred pigs were randomly divided into three groups: the SFI group (n=12), the saline group (SA group, n=12), and the sham-operated group (sham(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperglycemia has been detected in many critically ill patients in the department of emergency medicine. But its mechanism and prognosis have not been well elucidated. In this study, we measured the serum level of glycated hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) in critically ill patients to evaluate the effects of hyperglycemia on the prognosis of the patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Morbidity and mortality after resuscitation largely depend on the recovery of brain function. Ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest (VFCA) and asphyxial cardiac arrest (ACA) are the two most prevalent causes of sudden cardiac death. Up to now, most studies have focused on VFCA. However, results from the two models have been largely variable.(More)
Interleukin-24 (IL-24) is a novel tumor suppressor and can mediate the induction of Th1-type cytokines from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The individual properties of IL-24 have been previously examined; however, its in vivo immunological consequences and antitumor properties have not been previously evaluated with respect to colon cancer, the most(More)