Meijuan Wang

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Thinning of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) may reflect neurodegeneration of the central nervous system, which has been reported as part of the neuropathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Specifically, AD patients have thinner RNFL as compared to age-matched normal controls. However, whether reduction of RNFL over time can predict those at higher risk(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the epidemiological profiles of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) activity in Suzhou, China, and the relationship between meteorological factors and enterovirus71 (EV71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CoxA16) infection. Children < 14 years old with probable HFMD at Soochow University Affiliated Children’s Hospital were(More)
Transcriptional responses of a heat-shock transcription factor from the salt-resistant Populus euphratica, PeHSF, were assessed in transgenic tobacco seedlings subjected to salinity stress. Moreover, their relevance to NaCl-induced anti-oxidative defense responses in higher plants was also explored. Expression of PeHSF was induced by high-salinity (150 mM(More)
Extracellular ATP (eATP) has been implicated in mediating plant growth and antioxidant defense; however, it is largely unknown whether eATP might mediate salinity tolerance. We used confocal microscopy, a non-invasive vibrating ion-selective microelectrode, and quantitative real time PCR analysis to evaluate the physiological significance of eATP in the(More)
BACKGROUND Wheezing is a common symptom in early childhood. However, refractory wheezing is difficult to treat, and it may thus account for extensive use of medical resources. It is therefore important to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of refractory childhood wheezing. METHODS In this descriptive study, we studied 156 children with(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of meta-analyses (MAs) on depression remains uninvestigated. OBJECTIVE To assess the overall reporting and methodological qualities of MAs on depression and to explore potential factors influencing both qualities. METHODS MAs investigating epidemiology and interventions for depression published in the most recent year (2014-2015)(More)
Our previous studies have shown that longitudinal reduction in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness is associated with cognitive deterioration. However, whether the combination of longitudinal reduction in RNFL thickness with baseline episodic memory performance can better predict cognitive deterioration remains unknown. Therefore, we set out to(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative delirium is one of the most common postoperative complications in geriatric patients. Mini-mental state examination (MMSE) assesses cognitive function in patients and is associated with postoperative delirium. However, whether there is an age-dependent relationship between preoperative MMSE score and postoperative delirium remains(More)
Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is the common cause of chronic cough in children worldwide, but its etiology has not been fully recognized in China. We retrospectively investigated a total of 66 hospitalized infants under the age of three years with chronic wet cough enrolled in the Affiliated Children's Hospital of Soochow University from October(More)
Wavelet-based compression is widely used to reduce image redundancy for efficiently storing and transmitting the data. Thus it is an important part in digital image forensics to trace the wavelet-based image compression history. The wavelet-based compression leaves comb-like quantization artifacts in the DWT (Discrete Wavelet Transform) histogram, which(More)