Chuntao Liu

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OBJECTIVE To explore the significance of assessing persistent airway obstruction (PAO) in asthma patients by airway wall remodeling with bronchoscopy, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), and biological markers in the induced sputum and serum, exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), and lung function. METHODS The study was conducted in 119 patients with PAO(More)
Irreversible airway obstruction (IAO) is a subtype of asthma and relates to poorer prognosis in some asthma patients. However, the prevalence and risk factors for IAO are unknown. A systematic review regarding controlled clinical studies (cohort, case-control studies) on IAO asthma in adult and/or children affected by asthma/early wheeze was performed.(More)
The Ezh2 gene is an important member of the polycomb-group (PcG) family. As a newly identified oncogene, the expression of Ezh2 has been shown to be significantly increased in prostate cancer, breast cancer, renal cell carcinoma and hepatic cancer; however, a role for Ezh2 in the occurrence of glioma has not yet been(More)
OBJECTIVES Understanding the interactions between allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma is important for asthma management. This study explored the clinical features of AR as a comorbidity in Chinese asthmatic patients and its impact on asthma control. METHODS This cross-sectional survey was conducted among 20 051 patients with asthma in an out-patient(More)
OBJECTIVE Base on the China asthma and risk factors epidemiologic investigation (CARE study), we analyzed the current status of asthma control in China. METHODS With the multi-stage random cluster sampling method, epidemiological survey was performed among Chinese residents who aged over 14 years in 8 provinces (cities) from 2010 to 2011. Detailed clinic(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with asthma demonstrate circadian variations in the airway inflammation and lung function. Pinealectomy reduces the total inflammatory cell number in the asthmatic rat lung. We hypothesize that melatonin, a circadian rhythm regulator, may modulate the circadian inflammatory variations in asthma by stimulating the chemotaxins expression(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about asthma control and perception of asthma among asthmatic patients on a national scale in China due to the difficulty of conducting a survey of the large, vastly distributed population of the country. We know that the medical insurance system may not evenly cover all patients and that socioeconomic status varies greatly across(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about asthma control and perception of asthma among asthmatic patients in China. This study marked the first survey conducted on a national scale that aimed at obtaining baseline information on asthma control and patients' perception of asthma and providing a point of reference for future studies. METHODS This face-to-face,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore the significance of assessing irreversible airway obstruction (IAO) in asthma patients by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT), biological markers in induced sputum, and exhaled nitric oxide (FENO). METHODS The study was conducted in 34 patients with IAO, 46 patients with reversible airway(More)
Gene silencing in liver disease could be achieved by delivering siRNA with nonviral vectors. However, the transfection efficiency of plasmid siRNA (psiRNA) applied through this approach in hepatocytes is generally low. Based on the fact that the asialoglycoprotein receptors present on hepatocytes can recognize galactose, we synthesized galactosylated(More)