Hong-Jun Ba

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Increased gastric acid secretion, enhanced acid delivery to the duodenum, and reduced alkaline secretion in the proximal duodenum are relatively well-established pathophysiologic abnormalities in duodenal ulcer. Impaired duodenal motility, however, may also contribute to duodenal ulceration by altering the distribution of acid and alkaline secretions along(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate possible correlations between apelin-12 levels and obesity in children in China and associations between apelin-12 and obesity-related markers, including lipids, insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR). METHODS Forty-eight obese and forty non-obese age- and gender-matched Chinese children were enrolled between(More)
Acral melanoma is a rare disease, but is common in Asia. Knowledge of its prognostic indicators is limited. Growing evidence indicates that inflammation plays a critical role in the development and progression of acral melanoma. We developed a novel prognostic model on the basis of preoperative inflammatory markers and examined its prognostic value in a(More)
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