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  • C Wang, N Zhao, +7 authors E Li
  • 2015
Several intraoperative ventilation strategies are available for obese patients. However, the same ventilation interventions have exhibited different effects on PaO2 /FIO2 concerning obese patients in different trials, and the issue remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted a network meta-analysis to identify the optimal mechanical ventilation strategy.(More)
To identify the best lung ventilation strategy for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), we performed a network meta-analysis. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and the Web of Science were searched, and 36 eligible articles were included. Compared with higher tidal volumes with FiO2-guided lower positive(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that the application of a lung-protective mechanical ventilation strategy can improve the prognosis of patients with acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, the optimal mechanical ventilation strategy for intensive care unit (ICU) patients without ALI or ARDS is uncertain. Therefore, we(More)
INTRODUCTION There are approximately 19 million new cases of sepsis worldwide each year. Among them, more than one quarter of patients die. We aimed to assess the effects of heparin on short-term mortality in adult patients with sepsis and severe sepsis. METHODS We searched electronic databases (Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases; the(More)
There has been growing interest in exhaled breath analysis for cancer screening and disease monitoring; however, limited breath biomarker information exists regarding colorectal cancer (CRC). The objective of this study was to screen for breath biomarkers of CRC. Exhaled breath was collected from 20 CRC patients and 20 healthy controls; subsequently,(More)
In this study, single-lung ventilation was used to detect differences in the volatile organic compound (VOCs) profiles between lung tissues in healthy and affected lungs. In addition, changes that occurred after lung cancer resection in both the VOCs profiles of exhaled breath from ipsilateral and contralateral lungs and the VOCs profiles of exhaled breath(More)
In recent years, researchers show considerable interests in identification of communities in complex networks. Diverse methods have been developed to address this problem. This paper presents a new algorithm for identifying communities in complex networks. The algorithm was inspired by studies on the effect of structural holes in networks. We tested the(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapid progressive motor neuron disease. Currently, there are no specific or reliable biomarkers for the diagnosis of this disease, and there are no effective medical treatments. The early diagnosis and treatment of this disease has the potential to prolong the survival of ALS patients, but typically, approximately 1(More)
Many recent studies have focused on the connection between the composition of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath and various forms of cancer. However, the composition of exhaled breath is affected by many factors, such as lung disease, smoking, and diet. VOCs are released into the bloodstream before they are exhaled; therefore, the(More)
Compared with other types of cancer, thyroid cancer incidence rates have increased rapidly worldwide in the past few decades. In recent years, potential thyroid cancer biomarkers have been studied, but these biomarkers have neither specificity nor good positive predictive value. Exhaled breath analysis is a recently developed convenient and noninvasive(More)