Jixing Liang

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OBJECTIVE Determine the serum levels of endogenous secretory receptor for advanced glycation end products (esRAGEs) in patients with type 2 diabetes and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and in control patients with type 2 diabetes but no MCI, and examine the relationship of esRAGE and MCI with other clinical factors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of(More)
CONTEXT Ages at menarche and menopause are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and osteoporosis in Caucasian women, but associations remain unexplored in Chinese women. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess associations between age at menarche and menopause with CVD, diabetes, and osteoporosis in Chinese women. DESIGN AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of the endogenous secretory receptor for advanced glycation end products (esRAGE) in depression of diabetes patients and its clinical significance are unclear. This study investigated the role of serum esRAGE in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with depression in the Chinese population. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred nineteen(More)
Gitelman syndrome (GS) is a salt-wasting tubulointerstitial disease of autosomal recessive inheritance (OMIM613395) caused by genic mutation of SLC12A3, which codes thiazide-sensitive Na-Cl cotransporter (NCCT) gene. The gene mutation of the majority of GS patients is compound heterozygous. This study analyzes two cases of GS gene mutation and the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the impact of family history of diabetes (FHD) on β-cell function among Chinese with normal glucose tolerance. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A multistage, stratified, cluster random sampling method was used to select a provincially representative sample from Fujian Province. Eventually, a total of 1,183 subjects were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations of body mass index (BMI) with insulin resistance and β-cell function in subjects with normal glucose tolerance. A cross-sectional study was carried out in Fujian province by multistratified sampling from July 2007 to May 2008. The sample consisted of 2931 subjects aged from 20 to 79 years. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in prehypertensive subjects and evaluate whether high blood pressure (BP) is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and β-cell dysfunction. METHODS A total of 2949 people aged 20-94 years old were selected in Fujian province of China. We assessed CVD risk using Minnesota code-indicated major(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate the clinical and pathological characteristics of adrenal masses. METHODS The clinical data of 249 cases of adrenal masses which were confirmed at operation and by pathology were analyzed. RESULTS The series comprised 103 males and 146 females. Overall, females were more commonly represented than males,(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the associations of green tea and rock tea consumption with risk of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). METHODS A multistage, stratified, cluster, random-sampling method was used to select a representative sample from Fujian Province in China. In total, 4808 subjects without cardiovascular disease,(More)
CONTEXT Associations between sleep, daytime nap duration, and osteoporosis remain uncertain, and far less is even known about the influence of sex, menopause, and sleep quality on them. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to test the associations between sleep, daytime nap duration, and osteoporosis and whether they vary by sex, menopause, and sleep(More)