Chunyan Xing

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To investigate the complex appearance of vascularity of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) in ankylosing spondylitis. Sixty-eight patients and 35 controls were included in the study. Blood flow was examined at the SIJ by using color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS). The location of color flow signs and flow pattern were observed. Arteries do not present reversed phase in(More)
Our study investigated the epidemiology of respiratory viruses in adult patients with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) between August 2009 and September 2010 in Jinan, northern China. Nasal and throat swabs (n = 596) were collected from adult patients with URTIs. Nine respiratory-related viruses, including IFV, PIV, HRV, HMPV, HBoV, HCoV, ADV, RSV,(More)
The dominant viral etiologies responsible for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are poorly understood, particularly among hospitalized patients. Improved etiological insight is needed to improve clinical management and prevention of ARIs. Clinical and demographic information and throat swabs were collected from 607 patients from 2011 to 2013 in Shandong(More)
BACKGROUND After the 2009 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic, China established its first severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) sentinel surveillance system. METHODS We analyzed data from SARI cases in 10 hospitals in 10 provinces in China from February 2011 to October 2013. RESULTS Among 5,644 SARI cases, 330 (6%) were influenza-positive. Among(More)
Hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH) is a refractory disease characterized by increased proliferation of pulmonary vascular smooth cells and progressive pulmonary vascular remodeling. The level of nitric oxide (NO), a potential therapeutic vasodilator, is low in PAH patients. l-arginine can be converted to either beneficial NO by nitric(More)
BACKGROUND To reveal the aetiology of diabetes, the relationships between the islet autoantibodies, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A and DRB1 genotypes in the Chinese patients with type l diabetes (T1D) were investigated in our study. METHODS In the cross-sectional and case-control study, peripheral blood samples were collected from 600 T1D patients and(More)
INTRODUCTION This report evaluates the efficacy of percutaneous needle puncture under sonographic guidance in treating lateral epicondylitis (tennis-elbow). METHODS Ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle puncture was performed on 76 patients who presented with persistent elbow pain. Under a local anesthetic and sonographic guidance, a needle was advanced(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate whether aspiration affects patient outcome during ultrasound-guided needle puncture treatment for calcifying supraspinatus tendinitis. METHODS Eighty-one patients with calcifying supraspinatus tendinitis received needle puncture therapy under ultrasonography guidance. Group A received ultrasound-guided(More)
Atherosclerosis, a multifactorial chronic inflammatory response, is closely associated with oxidatively modified low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL). High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a DNA-binding protein, which upon release from cells exhibits potent inflammatory action. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) can elicit a repertoire of cellular responses(More)
The evaluation of susceptibility loci is an important addition to the current predictive and screening models in type 1 diabetes of Chinese Han population. Therefore, the aim of this study is to provide evidence for the association between type 1 diabetes and two polymorphisms (rs3747517, rs1990760) from interferon induced with helicase C domain 1 (IFIH1).(More)