Panpan Feng

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There are controversial reports about cardiac differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and there is still no well-defined protocol for the induction of cardiac differentiation. The effects of retinoic acid (RA) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) on the proliferation and differentiation of human fetal liver-derived MSCs (HFMSCs) as well as the(More)
Visual curve completion is a fundamental problem in understanding the principles of the human visual system. This problem is usually divided into two problems: a grouping problem and a shape problem. On one hand, though perception of the visually completed curve is clearly a global task (for example, a human perceives the Kanizsa triangle only when seeing(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the correlation of CHADS₂and CHA₂DS₂-VASc scores for left atrial thrombus in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and the differences in the results between the two scoring systems. METHODS A total of 397 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation were enrolled in this study. The CHADS₂and CHA2DS2-VASc scoring systems were(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between alcohol intake and left ventricular mass (LVM) independent of the effects of blood pressure and other factors in rural areas of Western China. The present study included 1007 subjects (487 men and 520 women) aged ≥35 years from the Tongan district, Chongqing, China. The quantity and frequency(More)
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