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Recent developments in depression studies have heightened the need for investigating adolescent major depressive disorder (MDD). Many previous neuroimaging studies used task designs and found consistent results in the dysfunction of brain regions in depressed adolescent patients. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the topological properties of brain(More)
Chinese herbal medicines possess the therapeutic potential for mood disorders. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of the herbal medicine called Free and Easy Wanderer Plus (FEWP) as an adjunct to carbamazepine (CBZ) in patients with bipolar disorders. One hundred and twenty-four(More)
Although first-episode drug naive patients with schizophrenia are known to show cognitive impairment, the cognitive performances of these patients, who suffer deficit syndrome, compared with those who suffer non-deficit syndrome is undetermined. The aim of this study was to compare cognitive performances in first-episode drug-naive schizophrenia with(More)
The association of seven GDNF tag SNPs with depression, heroin dependence (HD) and schizophrenia was evaluated in Chinese. An increased risk of HD and depression was associated with rs2910709 T/T genotype and rs884344 C allele, respectively, suggesting GDNF is a novel susceptibility gene for depression and HD.
BACKGROUND Years of education are inversely related to the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD), but the relationship between the clinical features of MDD and educational status is poorly understood. We investigated this in 1970 Chinese women with recurrent MDD identified in a clinical setting. METHODS Clinical and demographic features were(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment in patients with schizophrenia is a core symptom of this disease. The computerized CogState Battery (CSB) has been used to detect seven of the most common cognitive domains in schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the CSB (CSB-C), in Chinese patients with(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously found that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide (PA-LPS) induced MUC5AC in airway epithelial cells. Dual oxidase1 (Duox1), a member of NADPH oxidase(Nox), is known to be responsible for ROS production in respiratory tract epithelial cells. Our aim was to clarify whether Duox1(More)
OBJECTIVE Since gastric cancer (GC) cells exhibited higher grades of SHP-2 encoded by PTPN11 than normal cells, it would be intriguing to explore whether PTPN11 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) would influence chemotherapy effectiveness and GC prognosis among a Chinese population. METHODS Altogether 430 late-stage GC patients and 960 healthy(More)
Schizophrenia is a genetically related mental illness, in which the majority of genetic alterations occur in the non-coding regions of the human genome. In the past decade, a growing number of regulatory non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified to be strongly associated with schizophrenia.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of high-dose tirofiban in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (ASTEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS A total of 104 consecutive ASTEMI patients undergoing primary PCI were enrolled from January 2010 to February 2011. They were randomized into the high-dose(More)