Hou-yuan Hu

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BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) is currently a reliable alternative to surgery, even though challenging in patients with multiple ASDs. HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficiency and safety of transcatheter closure in multiple ASDs. METHODS Multiple ASDs were diagnosed by transthoracic(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a common pathogen capable of causing life-threatening infections. Staphylococcal superantigen-like protein 5 (SSL5) has recently been shown to bind to platelet glycoproteins and induce platelet activation. This study investigates further the interaction between SSL5 and platelet glycoproteins. Moreover, using(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficiency and safety of transcatheter interventional therapy for compound congenital cardiovascular abnormalities. METHODS From Nov 2001 to Jun 2006, a total of 36 patients (17 male, 19 female), aged 17.20 +/- 10.52, with compound congenital cardiovascular abnormalities underwent transcatheter interventional procedure. These(More)
Coronary arterial disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death globally. Percutaneous coronary interventions are frequently used nonsurgical techniques for treating CAD, which may unfortunately lead to arterial restenosis. Currently, there are no effective drugs that can thoroughly prevent restenosis. We hypothesize inflammation-triggerable(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical evidence regarding the influence of tailored antiplatelet strategy on adverse outcomes has been controversial. The aim of the study was to evaluate the significance of tailored antiplatelet therapy with respect to clinical adverse events in antiplatelet-resistant patients. METHODS Randomised studies that assess clinical relevance of(More)
Oxidative stress, resulting from excessive generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), plays a pivotal role in the initiation and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To develop an efficacious and safe nanotherapy against IBD, we designed and developed a superoxide dismutase/catalase mimetic nanomedicine comprising a hydrogen(More)
Celastrol is an active ingredient of the traditional Chinese medicinal plant, Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F, which is known especially for its anti-inflammatory effects. However, on the cellular and molecular levels, celastrol's mechanism of action is only poorly understood. Because platelets contribute to inflammatory events, this study investigates the(More)
Pathogens-induced platelet activation contributes to inflammation in cardiovascular diseases, but underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Staphylococcal superantigen-like protein 5 (SSL5) is a known activator of platelets. Here we examined whether SSL5 is implicated in Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus)-induced inflammation and potential mechanisms involved.(More)
Numerous clinical conditions have been linked to ectopic mineralization (EM). This process of pathological biomineralization is complex and not fully elucidated, but thought to be started within matrix vesicles (MVs). We hypothesized that high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), a cytokine associated with biomineralizing process under physiological and(More)