Jiangfeng Mao

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Pellagra usually results from niacin deficiency and presents with the classic triad of dermatitis, diarrhea, and dementia. It is most commonly associated with malnutrition and poverty and is extremely rare in industrialized societies. Furthermore, pellagra can be induced by special clinical conditions that interfere with the intake, absorption, and(More)
Individuals with male karyotype (46,XY) affected by 5α-reductase type 2 deficiency, a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder, can have an almost female phenotype or partially virilized external genitalia. Mutations in the steroid-5-α-reductase (SRD5A2) gene, leading to functional impairment of 5α-reductase type 2, are responsible for this disorder. Our(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a rare disease in children, and lobectomy is traditionally considered as a first-line treatment. As the tumor is characterized by intraluminal growth, low malignancy and superficial infiltration of bronchial walls, bronchoscopic interventional therapy may provide an alternative treatment with(More)
OBJECTIVE To show mutational analysis for androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)-associated male pseudohermaphroditism (MPH). DESIGN Case report. SETTING Key laboratory of endocrinology at a university hospital. PATIENT(S) Four unrelated Chinese patients with MPH referred to our clinic were investigated in this study. INTERVENTION(S) Genomic DNA was(More)
Recurrent cerebral hemorrhages caused by hypertension secondary to reninoma are extremely rare in children. Because of its detrimental effects on children's health, the importance of early diagnosis of and treatment for reninoma should be emphasized. Here, the authors present a 10-year-old boy with intermittent headaches and neurologic deficiency symptoms(More)
STUDY QUESTION Do patients with congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CCPHD) have different responses to gonadotrophin-induced spermatogenesis compared with those with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH)? SUMMARY ANSWER CCPHD patients have a better response to gonadotrophin therapy than IHH patients. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the protective effects of calcitriol on diabetic nephropathy by modulating the expressions of transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and Cdc42 interacting protein-4 (CIP4). METHODS Streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy rats (n=36) were randomly divided into control group (control-H, control-M, control-L) and calcitriol group(More)
Autoimmune antibodies, induced by exogenous insulin preparations, may result in labile glucose control and frequent hypoglycemia in some rare cases. In addition to insulin cessation, immune suppressants and/or plasmapheresis have been used as the primary remedies for these patients. Some previous studies also indicate that the condition tends to remit(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacies of pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) versus human chorionic gonadotropin/human menopausal gonadotropin (HCG/HMG) for spermatogenesis in male idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (IHH). METHODS For this retrospective study, a total of 92 male IHH outpatients from May 2010 to October 2014 were recruited(More)
BACKGROUND Mobile health interventions (mHealth) based on smartphone applications (apps) are promising tools to help improve diabetes care and self-management; however, more evidence on the efficacy of mHealth in diabetes care is needed. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)(More)