Hanzhang Wang

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The proliferation of cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) and excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) are the main pathological characteristics of cardiac fibrosis. In recent years, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to be a new kind of regulator in cardiac fibrosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of microRNA-9 (miR-9) in the process(More)
Multi-view plus depth (MVD) video is an efficient three dimensional (3D) video representation format that allows the sender only transmit two pairs of texture and depth videos, arbitrary virtual view can be synthesized at the receiver. However, constrained by the limited-bandwidth, inevitable packet loss will induce transmission distortion, which will(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare various techniques of open non-microsurgical, laparoscopic or microsurgical varicocelectomy procedures to describe the best method for treating varicocele in infertile men. PATIENTS AND METHODS We searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) - Science Citation Index and the Chinese(More)
There is an obvious urgent need to find effective and safe therapies to prevent both recurrence and progression of bladder cancer. In the present study, we report that fisetin-induced apoptosis in human bladder cancer is mediated via modulation of two related pathways: up-regulation of p53 and down-regulation of NF-kappa B activity, causing a change in the(More)
Chinese herbs Desmodium styracifolium (Ds) and Pyrrosiae petiolosa (Pp) have been widely used to treat urolithiasis with few side effects in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In vitro crystallization study has confirmed their prophylaxis of Calcium oxalate (CaO x ) stones formation. However, little is known on their possible mechanisms in vivo. In the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of tamsulosin as a medical expulsive therapy of ureteral stones. METHODS We searched PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and ISI-Science Citation Index up to December 2011. All randomized controlled trials were identified in which patients were randomized to receive either tamsulosin or standard therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To use meta-analysis to determine the accuracy of percutaneous core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of small renal masses (SMRs ≤ 4.0 cm). MATERIALS AND METHODS Studies were identified by searching PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library database up to March 2013. Two of the authors independently assessed the study quality using QUADAS-2 tool(More)
BACKGROUND Ki-67 is an established marker of cell proliferation, and the Ki-67 index correlates with the clinical course of several cancer types, including bladder cancer (BC). However, the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of Ki-67 in bladder cancer remains unclear. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify this(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies have reported conflicting results concerning the role of central obesity in lower urinary tract symptoms. We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether larger waist circumference (WC) is a predicted signal for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUT). Data resource: Eligible studies were retrieved by searching(More)