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Anti-malarial agent artesunate inhibits TNF-alpha-induced production of proinflammatory cytokines via inhibition of NF-kappaB and PI3 kinase/Akt signal pathway in human rheumatoid arthritis
OBJECTIVES Recent studies indicate that the anti-malarial agent artemisinin and its derivatives may exert an anti-inflammatory effect. In this study, we explored the effect of artesunate, anExpand
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Uterine Artery Embolization Combined with Local Methotrexate and Systemic Methotrexate for Treatment of Cesarean Scar Pregnancy with Different Ultrasonographic Pattern
PurposeThis study was designed to compare the effectiveness of systemic methotrexate (MTX) with uterine artery embolization (UAE) combined with local MTX for the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancyExpand
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Lupus mesenteric vasculitis: clinical features and associated factors for the recurrence and prognosis of disease.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical characteristics of lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) and identify the potential factors and appropriate treatments that are associated with disease relapse andExpand
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Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells transplantation via portal vein improves microcirculation and ameliorates liver fibrosis induced by CCl4 in rats
IntroductionAdipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs), carrying the similar characteristics to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, only much more abundant and easier to obtain, may be aExpand
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WNT6 is a novel target gene of caveolin-1 promoting chemoresistance to epirubicin in human gastric cancer cells
Resistance to chemotherapy is a major obstacle for curative treatment of human gastric cancer (GC). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. Wingless-type MMTV integrationExpand
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Correlation Between Serum Anti-C1q Antibody Levels and Renal Pathological Characteristics and Prognostic Significance of Anti-C1q Antibody in Lupus Nephritis
Objective. To investigate the relationship between serum anti-C1q antibody levels and renal pathological characteristics in lupus nephritis as well as the prognostic significance of serum anti-C1qExpand
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Incidence and predictive factors for malignancies with dermatomyositis: a cohort from southern China.
OBJECTIVES We aimed to explore the incidence of malignancy in dermatomyositis and assess the potential risk factors of occurrence of malignancy in DM from southern China. METHODS A retrospectiveExpand
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Farnesoid X receptor protects human and murine gastric epithelial cells against inflammation-induced damage.
Bile acids from duodenogastric reflux promote inflammation and increase the risk for gastro-oesophageal cancers. FXR (farnesoid X receptor/NR1H4) is a transcription factor regulated by bile acidsExpand
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Clinical features and independent predictors of pulmonary arterial hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a devastating complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We aim to estimate the putative predictors contributing to early identification of PAH, thusExpand
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Clinical features and hyperferritinemia diagnostic cutoff points for AOSD based on ROC curve: a Chinese experience
Hyperferritinemia has been reported in adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD). This study aims to investigate clinical features of AOSD in Chinese population and diagnostic value of differentExpand
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