Jian-feng Liang

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OBJECTIVES It is known that levels of brain natriuretic peptide predict outcomes of treatment for adults with decompensated heart failure. We hypothesized that it could predict outcomes in children with this condition. METHODS We divided retrospectively 82 patients with serial measurements of brain natriuretic peptide into 3 groups: those who survived and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive value of umbilical cord serum (UCS) bilirubin for subsequent jaundice in healthy term newborns. METHODS Five hundred and twenty-three healthy term newborns (275 boys, 248 girls) were selected. The cord blood total serum bilirubin concentration and the serum albumin concentration were determined. All the infants were(More)
BACKGROUND One of the challenges that pediatricians face when examining birth defects is to understand the trends in its occurrence and provide clues to etiology. This study was undertaken to retrospectively assess the prevalence of 10 common neonatal congenital malformations by reviewing a database of all deliveries from 28 weeks up until 7 days of birth(More)
OBJECTIVE To improve prognosis of the patients with advanced Wilms' tumor, the authors compared different therapeutic strategies including preoperative transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), conventional preoperative chemotherapy and initial surgery. METHODS Sixty-two patients aged from 5 months to 10 years (mean 3.2 years) were identified from(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent evidence has suggested that circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) can repair the arterial endothelium during vascular injury. However, a reliable source of human EPCs is needed for therapeutic applications. In this study, we isolated human fetal aorta (HFA)-derived EPCs and analyzed the capacity of EPCs to differentiate into(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) weaning mode with the classical weaning mode for extubation in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. METHODS Fifty-seven patients showing stabilized condition after mechanical ventilation, were divided into two groups. In 21 patients, admitted from June 2004 to December 2005, a gradual(More)
Cholazol H (Alpha-Beta Technology, Worcester, MA), a chemically functionalized, insoluble dietary fiber with bile acid sequestrant properties, was studied in 30 male F1 B Golden Syrian hamsters for its effect on plasma lipid concentrations and early atherogenesis in experiment 1. In experiment 2, 30 male Golden Syrian hamsters were studied for the effects(More)
According to the composition of the traditional facial prosthetic adhesives, most of adhesives can be classified into two categories: acrylic polymer-based adhesive and silicone-based adhesive. In previous studies, measurements of various mechanical bond strengths were carried out, whereas the functional groups of the adhesives were evaluated seldom during(More)
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