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AIM To evaluate the palliative therapeutic effects of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) complicated by portal hypertension. METHODS We performed TIPS for 14 patients with PVTT due to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Of the 14 patients, 8 patients had complete occlusion of the main portal vein, 6(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the neuron apoptosis induced by i.p 3,4-methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA) and the expression of apoptosis-related factors in rat brain. METHODS Twenty rats were divided into 4 groups. In group A, the rats were injected intraperitoneally with single dosage of saline, while the rats of group B, C, D were injected i.p with MDMA in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and efficacy of psychoeducational family intervention for persons with schizophrenia in rural China. METHODS A cluster randomised controlled trial of psychoeducational family intervention for families experiencing schizophrenia (three groups, 326 cases) was conducted in Xinjin County,(More)
AIM To evaluate long-term effect of ethanol embolization for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with severe hepatic arterioportal shunt (APS), compared with Gelfoam embolization. METHODS Sixty-four patients (ethanol group) and 33 patients (Gelfoam group) with HCC and APS were respectively treated with ethanol and Gelfoam for APS before the(More)
PURPOSE To explore the clinical value of uterine artery embolization (UAE) combined with methotrexate in the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) before and after uterine curettage. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 2009 to April 2012, 15 patients with CSP treated with UAE (before or after uterine curettage) were analyzed retrospectively. Eleven(More)
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a substituted amphetamine with stimulating and hallucinogenic properties. Since MDMA induces "ecstasy" it is extensively used as a "recreational" drug. It has been well established that MDMA is neurotoxic and can result in long-term degeneration of cerebral 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) nerve terminals in many(More)
PURPOSE In vivo magnetic resonance (MR) tracking of magnetically labeled bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) administered via the mesenteric vein to rats with liver fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rat BMSCs were labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) and the characteristics of the BMSCs after labeling were investigated. Eighteen rats with(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND As a powerful technique allowing analysis of large numbers of cells, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) is used more and more widely. For FACS analysis, adherent cells are usually detached by trypsinization, followed by centrifugation and resuspension. However, trypsinization can cut off some receptors from the cell surface like(More)
AIM To evaluate the value of endovascular stent in the treatment of portal hypertension caused by benign main portal vein stenosis. METHODS Portal vein stents were implanted in six patients with benign main portal vein stenosis (inflammatory stenosis in three cases, postprocedure of liver transplantation in another three cases). Changes in portal vein(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between ApoE epsilon4 allele and hippocampal atrophy in patients with AD. METHODS Using MRI-based volumetry technique and PCR-FRLP, the hippocampal volume and ApoE genotype of 34 AD patients were examined, and the difference in hippocampal volume between the ApoE epsilon4 positive AD group (n=17) and the ApoE(More)