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AIMS To investigate whether nisoldipine and olmesartan improve endothelial function, decrease asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and alleviate the inflammatory and oxidative process. METHODS Fifty-five essential hypertensive patients were randomized to receive nisoldipine or olmesartan for 8 weeks according to a parallel-group, active-controlled, single(More)
The study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (XELOX) with 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin plus oxaliplatin (FOLFOXs) in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Five databases were searched up to June 2014, without language restrictions. The outcomes included overall response rate (ORR), clinical benefit rate (CBR), and(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the risk factors of preprocedural laboratory investigations and drug effects to the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients with diabetes who underwent coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention and to assess the short-term safety. We retrospectively studied a total of 568 patients(More)
Our previous study suggested that co-administration of celecoxib increased chemo-sensitivity of multidrug-resistant human gastric cancer SGC-7901/DDP cells to cisplatin (DDP) in vitro. The present study was designed to investigate whether celecoxib had the similar activities in vivo. SGC-7901/DDP and SGC-7901 xenograft mouse models were established. At the(More)
Recently studies indicated that cyclooxygenase-2 might induce P-glycoprotein expression, and was involved in the development of drug resistance phenotype in human gastric cancer cells. The present study was to explore the correlation of celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 specific inhibitor, and P-glycoprotein in drug-resistant gastric cancer cells. The results(More)
Some biomarkers play important roles in the endothelial dysfunction of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), including nitric oxide (NO), endothelin-1 (ET-1), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), galectin-3 (Gal-3), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and uric acid (UA). However, studies on these biomarkers in pulmonary artery blood in(More)
The present study was carried out to investigate the clinical significance of TMPRSS3 and TNFRSF11B in breast cancer. Thus, the expression levels of TMPRSS3 and TNFRSF11B and the correlation with prognosis in patients with breast cancer were analyzed in silico using gene microarray and hierarchical clustering analysis. Then, the differential expression in(More)
Aims. The study was designed to explore whether hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and nitric oxide (NO) generation changed in D-galactose- (D-gal-) induced ageing, the possible effects of exogenous H2S supplementation, and related mechanisms. Results. In D-gal-induced senescent mice, both H2S and NO levels in the heart, liver, and kidney tissues were decreased(More)
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