Kai-Xuan Wang

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BACKGROUND EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) permits both morphologic and cytologic analysis of lesions within or adjacent to the GI tract. Although previous studies have evaluated the accuracy of EUS-FNA, little is known about the complications of EUS-FNA. Moreover, the frequency and severity of complications may vary from center to center and may be related to(More)
BACKGROUND Celiac plexus neurolysis for the palliative reduction of pain in unresectable pancreatic carcinoma (PC) is safe but provides limited relief. In a previous study, we found that EUS-guided implantation of iodine-125 ((125)I) around the celiac ganglia is a safe procedure and can induce apoptosis of local neurons in a porcine model. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Aims Mechanical factors play significant roles in neointimal hyperplasia after vein grafting, but the mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we investigated the roles of microRNA-33 (miR-33) in neointimal hyperplasia induced by arterial mechanical stretch after vein grafting. Methods and results Grafted veins were generated by the 'cuff' technique.(More)
This article proposes a solution to the problem of forcing multiple agents to formation tracking a family of given concentric spheres when the communication topology is directed. Each agent under consideration has intrinsic second-order nonlinear dynamics. By using our previous concentric compression method, the cooperative control system can be regarded as(More)
Abnormal proliferation of endothelial cells (ECs) is important in vascular remodeling during hypertension, but the mechanisms are still unclear. In hypertensive rats caused by abdominal aortic coarctation, the expression of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6) in ECs at common carotid artery was repressed in vivo, and EC proliferation was increased.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess bone health in epileptic children who have been treated with topiramate (TPM) or carbamazepine (CBZ). METHODS Sixty-three epileptic children who received TPM or CBZ treatment and 36 eileptic children who did not receive any drug treatment (control group) were enrolled. Bone mineral density (BMD) at lumbar vertebrae (L1-L4) and(More)
OBJECTIVES There have been few reports regarding the incidence of hyperamylasemia after endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). In particular, the potential risk factors involved in the development of hyperamylasemia have not been analyzed owing to the small number of cases reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are being discovered in multiple diseases at a rapid pace. However, the contribution of lncRNAs to hypertension remains largely unknown. In hypertension, the vascular walls are exposed to abnormal mechanical cyclic strain, which leads to vascular remodelling. Here, we investigated the mechanobiological role of(More)
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