Jia-hui Zhao

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OBJECTIVE To search for the best method of increasing clinical therapeutic effect of facial spasm. METHODS One hundred and twenty cases of facial spasm were selected and divided randomly into a scalp point-through-point electroacupuncture group (EA treatment group), an electroacupuncture control group (EA control group) and a carbamazepine control group,(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the risk factors and short-term outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in elderly patients. METHODS A total of 232 elderly AKI patients at Chinese PLA General Hospital from June 2008 to December 2009 were enrolled. They were divided into two groups according to their outcomes at 28 days and at 29 days to 3 months after AKI(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the protective effects and the mechanism of kidney stem cells (KSC) on the injured tubular epithelial cells. METHODS KSC were isolated from rat renal papilla. The human kidney epithelial cells (HKC) injury model was induced with 0.1 μmol/L antimycin A for 30 minutes. The injured HKC were co-cultured with KSC or supernatant of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term effects of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty with stent (PTRAS) on hypertension and renal function in elderly patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS). METHODS The data of elderly ARAS patients as diagnosed by angiography (stenosis ≥ 70%) were retrospectively collected. PTRAS was performed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting NF-kappaB signal pathway on the expression level of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) released by lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-stimulating-macrophages. METHODS Human monocytic THP-1 cell was induced by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and transformed into macrophage. Two groups(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether taking atorvastatin for long time has positive effects on age-related renal impairment. METHODS 20-month-age normal female Wistar rats were divided into three groups (n = 9). First group were fed atorvastatin 10 mg/(kg x d). Second group were fed atorvastatin 1 mg/(kg x d). Third group were fed the same volume normal saline(More)
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