Hongye Dong

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BACKGROUND Many studies have suggested a correlation between the C677T mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and diabetic nephropathy (DN), but their results are inconclusive. METHODS To confirm this correlation, we performed a meta-analysis of 15 studies. The dichotomous data are presented as odds ratios (OR) with 95%(More)
AIM An arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) is the preferred vascular access for maintenance haemodialysis patients. Its dysfunction is often due to venous stenosis, which is mainly caused by neointimal hyperplasia. Additionally, haemodynamic forces, especially wall shear stress (WSS), as a mechanical stimuli to venous wall have a significant role in neointimal(More)
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