Jin-ling Wu

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BACKGROUND Impaired renal function is common among older patients. Deficiency of vitamin D is a frequent phenomenon among patients with impaired renal function, who are likely to develop cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to explore the association of 25 (OH) D levels with left ventricular mass and arterial stiffness in older patients with impaired(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION Patients with diabetes frequently develop orthostatic hypotension (OH). The present study was designed to examine the relationship of blood pressure (BP) circadian rhythms and outcomes in diabetes with OH. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present study, 173 inpatients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled. Patients were divided into an OH group(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical and pathological features of the centronuclear myopathy (CNM) in 5 Chinese patients and evaluate their diagnostic and differential diagnostic value. METHODS A standard series of histochemical and enzymohistochemical investigations were performed on all muscle specimens of CNM cases obtained via biopsy. The clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the expression patterns of dysferlin in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and Miyoshi myopathy (MM), and to investigate the frequency and clinicopathologic features of dysferlinopathy. METHODS The expressing patterns of dysferlin were analyzed by immunohistochemistry, with a set of antibodies against dystrophin, alpha-sarcoglycan(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the clinical and pathological features and prognosis of Chinese patients with distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (DMRV). METHODS The clinical data of 17 Chinese DMRV patients with the courses of disease of 1-21 years, 5 males and 12 females, aged 28.9 (19-41), were collected. Biopsy of muscle specimens of 17 Chinese DMRV patients(More)
Recent studies suggest that cardiac myocyte apoptosis contributes to the progress of CHF (congestive heart failure). In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that metoprolol in conjunction with the standard treatment regime for CHF [an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor, diuretics and digoxin] may significantly reduce the plasma(More)
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