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Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is the most common bacterium in sepsis and pneumonia involving gram-positive bacteria. Lipoteichoic acid (LTA) is a cell wall component of gram-positive bacteria. It is a potent inducer of inflammatory mediators in human dendritic cells, human pulmonary epithelial cells, and murine macrophages. However, the effect of LTA on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical characteristics of invasive pulmonary fungal infections (IPFI). METHODS The clinical data of 48 patients with confirmed IPFI at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2004 to December 2008 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into primary IPFI group and secondary IPFI groups based on their(More)
Objective To investigate the clinical characteristics of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in adults in Peking Union Medical College Hospital and explore the sleep quality,fatigue degree,daytime sleepiness,disease severity,depression and anxiety of RLS patients.Methods Totally 4739 consecutive patients who visited the outpatient departments with any sleep(More)
Obesity, with an increasing prevalence,has become one of the most common metabolic diseases. Obesity is associated with many respiratory diseases, especially sleep-related breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, and overlap syndrome. This article reviews the association between obesity and(More)
Macrophages play an important role in inflammatory responses; however, miRNA-mediated repolarization of macrophages is essential for fulfilling this function. To clarify a series of changes at the RNA level in alveolar macrophages under normal and inflammatory conditions, bronchial alveolar lavage liquid (BALF) was collected from healthy volunteers or(More)
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