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In normal subjects, thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) is not involved in the control of growth hormone secretion. Paradoxical growth hormone (GH) responses to TRH have been described in acromegalic subjects and, recently, in some constitutionally tall children. To confirm this finding, we have examined the GH response to combined LHRH-TRH tests performed(More)
63 patients of cardiac and cerebral vascular diseases were observed at 3 hours and/or one week after taking Andrographis paniculata (AP) extracts. Results showed that both 1 min. and 5 min. platelet aggregation induced by ADP were significantly inhibited (P < 0.001), 33 cases of them were observed for one week. The aggregation rate was even significantly(More)
The inhibitive effects on angiogenesis and the potential mechanism by terpenoids from Bletilla striata were investigated in the study. Terpenoids were separated and purified from Bletilla striata by extraction and chromatography. The terpenoid and its crude extracts were used to treat on blood vessel of chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM), as well as human(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether there is heterogeneous antigen-specific CD90 expressing on the surface of cultured orbital fibroblasts, and comparatively to study the distribution and proportion of CD90 positive cells in thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) and normal orbital tissue. METHODS Human orbital fibroblasts were cultivated for normal control(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the CD-31 and vonWillebrand factor (vWF) expressions and the cell morphological alterations ofarachnoid villus endothelium in different stages of animal hydrocephalus. METHODS Silicon oil was injected into the fourth ventricle of experimental canine for buildinghydrocephalus model. The post-injection(More)
In this study peripheral blood mononuclear cells were tested for T lymphocyte subpopulations, interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R) and HLA-DR antigen by monoclonal antibodies in 14 LN patients. In comparison with normal controls, 14 LN patients showed a decrease of T4 lymphocyte (0.01 < P < 0.05) and increase of T8 cells (P < 0.01) with reduction of T4/T8 ratio(More)
28 cases of hemophilia were examined for HCV infection status by using the Kehua anti-HCV ELISA kit of second generation. It was found that the infection rate was 78.5% and the infection rate was even higher with patients who had received transfusions or preparations of coagulatory factors. 10 families of 15 patients were also investigated. It was found(More)
  • H Tan, J Z Tang
  • 1989
This article deals with the antiplatelet aggregation effect of Andregraphis paniculata (AP), 61 blood samples and 8 volunteers were investigated to observe the effect of AP on platelet function in vitro and in vivo respectively. The results showed that the crude extract of AP could inhibit significantly one-phase and two-phase platelet aggregation induced(More)
115 plasma exchange (PE) procedures were performed in 27 patients using the Haemonetics V50 plasmapheresis system 20 patients improved; among them 15 improved remarkably. Adverse reactions were observed 30 times (26.1%). PE showed beneficial effects in certain disease states which did not respond to conventional treatment or traditionally known therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of rh-leptin on the proliferation, migration of orbital preadipocytes of thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). METHODS Preadipocytes were cultured from orbital tissues of TAO patients after orbital decompression. The subcultured preadipocytes were incubated with different concentrations of rh-leptin. The(More)
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