Jianghua Zhan

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to the development of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy seen in chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN). As molecular hydrogen gas can act as a scavenger of ROS, we tested the effect of treatment with hydrogen water (HW) in a model of kidney transplantation, in which allografts from Lewis rats were orthotopically(More)
Lipoma is a rare benign neoplasm of mature fat cells. Asymptomatic abdominal mass, progressive abdominal distension, and intraperitoneal radiolucent fat density mass on computed tomography are the main clinical symptoms and signs. An unusual case is presented in this report. A complete excision was performed on an 11-month-old boy with a giant omental(More)
PURPOSE It has been suggested that routine division of short gastric vessels (SGVs) results in a more "floppy" Nissen fundoplication leading to improved outcomes, that is, less dysphagia and lower incidences of recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this retrospective study was to assess whether laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that nitrite serves as an endogenous reservoir of nitric oxide (NO), particularly in the presence of hypoxia and ischemia. We hypothesized that exogenous nitrite supplementation would protect cardiac allografts. METHODS Fully allogeneic heterotopic heart transplantation was performed in LEW to BN combination under(More)
This report describes a new experimental procedure, a rat unilateral, orthotopic lung transplantation with cold storage, and evaluates its relevancy and reliability to study the early events during cold ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. This model, using the cuff technique, does not require extensive training and is relatively easy to be established. The(More)
OBJECTIVES In previous work we have demonstrated that delivery of low concentrations (250 ppm) of carbon monoxide by means of inhalation to donors, recipients, or both protects transplanted lungs from ischemia-reperfusion injury (improved gas exchange, diminished intragraft and systemic inflammation, and retention of graft vascular endothelial cell(More)
BACKGROUND Some patients with biliary atresia (BA) have associated anomalies. Our study aimed to investigate the incidence of BA-associated malformations in mainland China, and compare the results with those reported in the Western literature. METHODS Clinical data were collected retrospectively from five medical centers in mainland China. BA patients(More)
The novel immunomodulator FTY720 is a prototypic sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor agonist that regulates lymphocyte migration and prolongs allograft survival. Skin dendritic cells (DC) play important roles in cutaneous immunity. We investigated the migration and function of skin DC exposed to FTY720 in vivo, or to its metabolite FTY720 phosphate (P)(More)
BACKGROUND Choledochal cyst, an isolated defect unrestricted to the bile duct, is more appropriately regarded as the sentinel feature of a constellation of anomalies affecting the pancreatobiliary system. This study was to assess the relationship between the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and the p53 gene as well as the pathogenesis of(More)
Carcinoid tumors of common bile duct (CBD) are rare, with fewer than 60 cases reported worldwide. Typically, jaundice is the most common presenting symptom. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult because methods for obtaining adequate specimens for histologic analysis are limited. Surgery is the primary treatment for CBD carcinoids to have disease-free(More)