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AIM To investigate the effect of rhein on liver fibrosis induced by the exposure of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)/ethanol in rats. METHODS Male Wistar rats were divided into four study groups (n=10 each group): healthy controls, CCl4/ethanol-injured rats left untreated, and CCl4/ethanol-injured rats treated with rhein of low-dose (25 mg/kg) and high-dose(More)
BACKGROUND It is uncertain whether amnioinfusion (infusion of saline into the amniotic cavity) in women who have thick meconium staining of the amniotic fluid reduces the risk of perinatal death, moderate or severe meconium aspiration syndrome, or both. METHODS We performed a multicenter trial in which 1998 pregnant women in labor at 36 or more weeks of(More)
Pre-eclampsia has been dubbed as 'a disease of primiparity'. However, the effects and mechanisms of the association of primiparity with pre-eclampsia have not been clearly defined. We conducted a systematic review of studies evaluating the effect of primiparity on the risk of pre-eclampsia, and studies (published between January 1966 and July 2005) on the(More)
BACKGROUND For a child with osteosarcoma, prediction of the limb length discrepancy at maturity is important when planning for limb salvage surgery. The purpose of this study was to provide a reliable prediction method. METHODS A retrospective review of Chinese children receiving chemotherapy for osteosarcoma before skeletal maturity was conducted.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of rhein on the development of hepatic fibrosis. METHODS The animal models were made with carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)) mixed with vegetable oil (3/2, v/v), which was injected subcutaneously twice a week for 6 weeks, and with 5% ethanol for free drinking water. At the same time, Rhein was administrated at the dose of 25(More)
This study aimed to analyze the volatile chemical profile of Longjing tea, and further develop a prediction model for aroma quality of Longjing tea based on potent odorants. A total of 21 Longjing samples were analyzed by headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Pearson’s linear correlation(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the therapeutic effect and mechanism of modified Banxia Houpu decoction on globus hystericus. METHODS The 95 patients with globus hystericus were randomly divided into a treatment group of 46 cases treated with modified Banxia Houpu decoction and a control group of 49 cases treated with Manyanshuning (Granula for Clearing the Throat).(More)
Using six rice varieties with different phosphorus (P) use efficiency as the materials, the photosynthesis and active-oxygen-scavenging enzyme activities of the rice varieties under different P conditions were studied. Under deficient P condition, the photosynthetic rate (Pn) and soluble protein content (pro) were all gradually decreased with the growth(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the therapeutic effect and safety of acupuncture of Back-shu points [Xinshu (BL 15), Pishu (BL 20), etc.] in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS A total of 120 CFS patients were equally randomized Into acupuncture and control groups. Acupuncture needles were inserted into bilateral Xinshu (BL 15), Pishu (BL 20),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the inhibitory effect of 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) on HT-1080 human fibrosarcoma cells in vitro. METHODS HT-1080 human fibrosarcoma cells were cultured for 3 days in the proliferation period. Then adriamycin or 5-Fu at different concentrations were used to treat these cells for 24 h, 72 h and 144 h. MTT assay was used to evaluate the(More)