Ji-yao Jiang

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OBJECT The goal of this study was to investigate the protective effects of long-term (3-14 days) mild hypothermia therapy (33-35 degrees C) on outcome in 87 patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Glasgow Coma Scale score < or = 8). METHODS In 43 patients assigned to a mild hypothermia group, body temperatures were cooled to 33 to 35 degrees C(More)
OBJECTIVE Rebleeding from ruptured intracranial aneurysms is a major cause of death and disability. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of rebleeding and the risk factors related to rebleeding before early aneurysm repair. METHODS The incidence of rebleeding, demographic data, and clinical data from 326 patients with aneurysmal(More)
A number of factors, including Glasgow coma scale (GCS) score, age, pupillary response and size, hypoxia, hyperthermia, and high intracranial pressure, may play an important role in predicting the outcome of traumatic brain injury. Eight hundred forty-six cases of severe traumatic brain injury (GCS < or = 8) were analyzed retrospectively to clarify the(More)
To compare the effect of long-term mild hypothermia versus short-term mild hypothermia on the outcome of 215 severe traumatic brain injured patients with cerebral contusion and intracranial hypertension. At three medical centers, 215 patients aged 18 to 45 years old with an admission Glasgow Coma Scale < or =8 within 4 h after injury were randomly divided(More)
Abstract In this study we retrospectively analyzed the outcome of bilateral decompressive craniectomy (BDC) for 37 patients with bilateral malignant diffuse brain swelling following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our 37 patients (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score </=8) were retrospectively analyzed from September 2005 through September 2008. All patients(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces a rapid and excessive elevation in extracellular glutamate that induces excitotoxic brain cell death. The peptide neurotransmitter N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) is reported to suppress neurotransmitter release through selective activation of presynaptic group II metabotropic glutamate receptors. Therefore, strategies(More)
Necroptosis has been shown as an alternative form of cell death in many diseases, but the detailed mechanisms of the neuron loss after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rodents remain unclear. To investigate whether necroptosis is induced after TBI and gets involved in the neuroprotecton of therapeutic hypothermia on the TBI, we observed the pathological and(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery has gradually come to be regarded as a preferred option in the treatment of pituitary adenomas because of its advantages of improved visualization and its minimal invasiveness. The aim of this study was to compare and evaluate the outcomes and complications of endoscopic and microscopic transsphenoidal surgery(More)
Small direct current (DC) electric fields (EFs) guide neurite growth and migration of rodent neural stem cells (NSCs). However, this could be species dependent. Therefore, it is critical to investigate how human NSCs (hNSCs) respond to EF before any possible clinical attempt. Aiming to characterize the EF-stimulated and guided migration of hNSCs, we derived(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore pathological mechanisms of central hyponatremia and its treatment. METHODS Synchronous assay was made for changes of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), endogenous digitalis-like substance (EDLS), antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in blood, and Na(+) concentrations in blood and urine, and plasma- and(More)