Jinghao Zheng

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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism C667T has been associated with congenital malformation; this common missense mutation in the MTHFR gene may reduce enzymatic action, and may be involved in the etiology of congenital heart defects (CHD). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism with the(More)
OBJECTIVES Management of complete atrioventricular (AV) septal defect (CAVSD) with a large ventricular component (>1 cm) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of the one-and-a-half patch technique in repairing this lesion. METHODS This was a retrospective review of patients undergoing surgical repair of CAVSD with(More)
BACKGROUND Primary pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a rare congenital heart condition and carries a poor prognosis. METHODS A retrospective review of 18 patients who underwent surgical therapy for primary PVS (2006-2014) was conducted. According to the degree of stenosis severity, the involved pulmonary veins (PVs) were divided into 3 categories: mild (34(More)
Electrospinning has recently received considerable attention, showing notable potential as a novel method of scaffold fabrication for cartilage engineering. The aim of this study was to use a coculture strategy of chondrocytes combined with electrospun gelatin/polycaprolactone (GT/PCL) membranes, instead of pure chondrocytes, to evaluate the formation of(More)
Tracheal injuries are one of major challenging issues in clinical medicine because of the poor intrinsic ability of tracheal cartilage for repair. Tissue engineering provides an alternative method for the treatment of tracheal defects by generating replacement tracheal structures. In this study, core-shell nanofibrous scaffold was fabricated to encapsulate(More)
Genetic and environmental factors may be similar in certain CHD. It has been widely accepted that it is the cumulative effect of these risk factors that results in disease. Pulmonary atresia is a rare type of complex cyanotic CHD with a poor prognosis. Understanding the molecular mechanism of pulmonary atresia is essential for future diagnosis, prevention,(More)
Electrospinning has recently received much attention, showing great potential as a novel scaffold fabrication method for cartilage tissue engineering. In this study, we developed a biodegradable hybrid nanofibrous membrane of collagen and poly(L-lactic acid-co-epsilon-caprolactone) (PLCL, 75:25) by electrospinning for cartilage tissue engineering. The(More)
We evaluated the effects of different respiratory assist modes on cerebral blood flow (CBF) and arterial oxygenation in single-ventricle patients after bidirectional superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (BCPA). We hypothesized that preserved auto-regulation of respiration during neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) may have potential advantages for CBF(More)
AIM To study the feasibility of electrospun collagen-poly(L-lactic acid-co-ε-caprolactone) (collagen-PLCL) membranes for cartilage tissue engineering. MATERIALS & METHODS Characteristics and mechanical properties of collagen-PLCL membranes were analyzed. The cell affinity of collagen-PLCL membranes with chondrocytes was also assessed. Then, the(More)
BACKGROUND Various surgical techniques have been introduced to treat supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS). However, there is no consensus upon the optimal approach. This study reviewed our institutional experience in the management of SVAS. METHODS Ninety patients undergoing surgery for SVAS were identified between 2009 and 2016. Based on surgical(More)