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Thirteen cases of primary adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder (GB), 1 of malignant fibrous histocytoma, 3 of metastatic adenocarcinoma, 5 of adenoma, 5 of polypus, 2 of xanthogranuloma, 6 of chronic cholecystitis, 4 of acute cholecystitis, and 8 of subacute cholecystitis were studied by image-directed and color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS). All of the 14(More)
BACKGROUND Marie Unna hereditary hypotrichosis (MUHH) is a rare autosomal congenital alopecia with progressive hair loss starting in early childhood and accelerating at puberty. A locus for MUHH has been mapped on chromosome 8p21 but no genes for MUHH have been identified to date. OBJECTIVES To refine the MUHH locus to a narrow chromosome region to(More)
Nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected from 813 children ≤ 14 years old with acute lower respiratory tract infections in Lanzhou, China, from December 2006 to November 2009. PCR or RT-PCR was used to screen for the presence of 10 respiratory viruses. Viral agents were identified in 73.92% (601/813) of specimens, including RSV in 40.71%, hMPV in 6.15%, IFVA(More)
BACKGROUND Punctate palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) is a rare autosomal dominant cutaneous disorder characterized by numerous hyperkeratotic papules distributed on the palms and soles. Two loci for punctate PPK were recently found to be located on 8q24.13-8q24.21 and 15q22-15q24. However, no genes for this disease have been identified to date. Objectives To(More)
Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) tracings showed a bidirectional connection between the optic tectum (OT) and the ipsilateral nucleus isthmi (NI) pars magnocellularis (Imc) in nocturnal Gekko gekko and diurnal Shinisaurus crocodilurus. We found that, in addition to a direct neuronal pathway, there is an indirect pathway from OT to Imc via the nucleus profundus(More)
OBJECTIVES Psoriasis is common in childhood. The aim of this study was to present the clinical and epidemiological profile of childhood psoriasis in China. METHODS A total of 277 childhood psoriasis patients younger than 16 years old were enrolled. Statistical analysis and heritability were performed using EPI INFO 6.0, spss 10.0 and Falconer's method. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect and safety of using thermo-sensitive Matrigel as artificial ascites on minimizing thermal injury to the nearby structures in a rat model of radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the liver. METHODS In this research, the morphological characterization of Matrigel was observed at different temperatures in vitro. In vivo study was(More)
Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH) is a pigmentary genodermatosis of autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by a mixture of hyperpigmented and hypopigmented macules distributed on the dorsal aspects of the hands and feet. It is caused by mutations of the RNA-specific adenosine deaminase gene. We report the identification of a Chinese family(More)
Visual responses of 125 units have been extracellularly recorded with glass micropipettes from the left nucleus isthmi in the frog Rana nigromaculata, and 101 electrode tip positions marked with cobalt staining to reconstruct a visual field map in the nucleus. 80% of the units recorded show ON-OFF responses to a stationary spot of light and many are(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in identifying the tumour number, ablation range and feeding vessels before ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and to compare the efficacy of RFA after CEUS with the efficacy of RFA after non-enhanced ultrasonography (US)(More)