Min Wang

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Myocardial infarction (MI) is a predominant and severe complication in patients that undergo aortocoronary bypass surgery. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) activation is reportedly a protective mechanism in MI; therefore , in the present study, the association between serum ACE2 levels and postoperative MI following coronary artery bypass grafting(More)
Background. In order to assess the diagnostic accuracy of linear EUS for evaluating clinically suggestive CBD stones in high-risk groups. Methods. 202 patients with clinically suggestive CBD stones in high-risk groups who underwent linear EUS examination between January 2012 and January 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Endoscopic retrograde(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess whether procalcitonin (PCT) can be used as a diagnostic marker for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in cardiac surgery patients. Between January 2012 and June 2013, a total of 92 patients were recruited and divided into non-VAP (59 patients) and VAP (33 patients) groups. The preoperative and postoperative(More)
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