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Identifying new indications for existing drugs (drug repositioning) is an efficient way of maximizing their potential. Adverse drug reaction (ADR) is one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized patients. As both new indications and ADRs are caused by unexpected chemical-protein interactions on off-targets, it is reasonable to predict these(More)
MiR-140 is a microRNA specially involved in chondrogenesis and osteoarthritis pathogenesis. However, its transcriptional regulation and target genes in cartilage development are not fully understood. Here we detected that miR-140 was uniquely expressed in chondrocyte and suppressed by Wnt/β-catenin signalling. The miR-140 primary transcript was an(More)
PURPOSE Myopia is an important cause of correctable visual impairment worldwide. Genetic and environmental factors contribute to its development. The population of Chinese university students consists of approximately 30 million young people characterized by academic excellence and similar ages. To date, little is known about their refractive status. Our(More)
AIMS To examine possible benefits of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) pretreatment in vitrectomy for severe diabetic retinopathy. METHODS A comprehensive literature search was performed using the Cochrane Collaboration methodology to identify randomised controlled trials and comparative studies of vitrectomy with or without IVB pretreatment for severe or(More)
PURPOSE To examine possible differences in the clinical outcomes of topical anesthesia (TA) and regional anesthesia including retrobulbar anesthesia (RBA) and peribulbar anesthesia (PBA) in phacoemulsification. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. PARTICIPANTS Patients from previously published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of(More)
Advances in wireless communication technologies have enabled vehicles on a highway to communicate in order to share state information and provide drivers with potential collision warnings. This paper proposes a protocol to support such a vehicle collision warning system. By sharing vehicle state information, the protocol is able to predict potential(More)
AIM To evaluate the accuracy of a practical method (the Actual K(a+p) method) of corneal power measurement for post-LASIK eyes undergoing cataract surgery. METHODS Ten eyes of 7 patients (4 male, 3 female, average age 50.10±4.01 years, with -11.01±3.55D mean refraction before LASIK), underwent post-LASIK phaco+IOL cataract surgery. We used the posterior(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of beta-blockers versus corticosteroids in the treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IHs) is controversial. This study aimed to summarize evidence described in the literature and to assess the quality of studies involving beta-blockers and corticosteroids for the treatment of cutaneous IHs. METHODS Comparative studies were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of different intraocular lens (IOL) materials and optic edge designs in preventing posterior capsular opacification (PCO). DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS Pertinent studies were selected through an electronic search of the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, and Embase. The randomized controlled trials meeting(More)
Wnt proteins are diffusible morphogens that play multiple roles during vertebrate limb development. However, the complexity of Wnt signaling cascades and their overlapping expression prevent us from dissecting their function in limb patterning and tissue morphogenesis. Depletion of the Wntless (Wls) gene, which is required for the secretion of various Wnts,(More)