Chun-ping Ning

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OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical value of strain ratio in differentiating thyroid solid nodules and explore its distribution characters based on pathological results. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the ethic committee and the informed consents were signed. Ninety nine solid thyroid nodules (67 benign and 32 malignant) from 71 female (mean(More)
UNLABELLED PURPSOE: To investigate the diagnostic value of quantitative analysis of a tissue diffusion and virtual touch tissue imaging quantification (VTIQ) technique with acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for assessing enlarged cervical lymph nodes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-six enlarged cervical lymph nodes confirmed by pathologic(More)
Distant metastases stemming from a papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) are quite rare. Here we report an exceptional case of PTC presenting with cervical lymphatic and uterine metastases. This is the first case report of a PTC with uterine involvement. A 60-year-old Chinese woman came to our hospital complaining of discomfort in the throat that she had been(More)
The aim of our study was to evaluate the association between polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and the risk for congenital heart disease (CHD). Electronic literature databases were searched to identify eligible studies published before Jun, 2014. The association was assessed by the odds ratio (OR) with a 95% confidence(More)
Tuberculosis of the thyroid gland is an extremely rare disease. It can be misdiagnosed as thyroid cancer, thyroiditis, or multinodular goiter. Here we describe one case of thyroid tuberculosis with contralateral cervical lymphadenopathy mimicking a thyroid cancer on conventional sonograms and elastograms. A 60-year-old woman presented to our hospital with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical value of transvaginal elastography (TVES) in diagnosing cervical malignancies by detecting changes of tissue stiffness. METHODS One hundred and ten consecutive patients with cervical lesions were enrolled. Pathological results were used as the gold standards. TVES was employed to detect the stiffness changes of the(More)
Endogenous nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a cardiovascular risk factor. We tested the hypothesis that L-citrulline may ameliorate the endothelial function altered by ADMA in porcine coronary artery (PCA). Myograph study for vasorelaxation, electrochemical measurement for NO, RT-PCR, and Western blot analysis for(More)
We investigated the effect of using a novel segmentation algorithm on radiologists' sensitivity and specificity for discriminating malignant masses from benign masses using ultrasound. Five-hundred ten conventional ultrasound images were processed by a novel segmentation algorithm. Five radiologists were invited to analyze the original and computerized(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using 3-D transvaginal tomographic ultrasound imaging (TUI) to stage patients with cervical carcinoma. Eighty women with cervical cancer who underwent transvaginal TUI examinations were enrolled. In all patients, cancer was confirmed pre-operatively by pathologic examination. Staging on the(More)