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BACKGROUND We developed a new combined strategy of thrombus aspiration plus intra-infarct-related artery (IRA) bolus administration of tirofiban via the aspiration catheter in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This strategy can reduce the distal embolism and achieve highly localized concentrations of tirofiban, which can(More)
The effect of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) on reducing the risk of long-term complications (LTCs) remains unclear so far. To study whether long-term nucleos(t)ide analogues therapy can reduce the risk of long-term complications. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, OVID, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Relative risks (RRs) of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the findings in optical coherence tomography (OCT) in eyes with metamorphopsia after scleral buckling surgery for macula-off retinal detachment. METHODS A total of 46 patients (46 eyes) with macula-off retinal detachment were prospectively studied 2 months after successful scleral buckling surgery. Patients were examined with the(More)
BACKGROUND There are few evidences about the value of drug eluting stent in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We prospectively designed a randomized controlled trial to compare the safety and efficacy of Firebird sirolimus eluting stent (Firebird stent) and bare metal stent (BMS). METHODS Patients with STEMI enrolled during(More)
AIM To investigate the action of genistein (GST), a broad spectrum tyrosine kinase inhibitor, on voltage-gated potassium channels in guinea pig proximal colon smooth muscle cells. METHODS Smooth muscle cells in guinea pig proximal colon were enzymatically isolated. Nystatin-perforated whole cell patch clamp technique was used to record potassium currents(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency medical service plays a key role in the early recognition and treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but studies indicate that the patients experiencing STEMI symptoms often fail to call an ambulance as recommended. This study aimed to examine the current ambulance transport frequency and ascertain predictors and(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of emodin on the voltage dependent potassium (K(V)) currents in rat proximal colon smooth muscle cells. METHODS Whole cell patch clamp technique was used to record potassium currents including fast transient outward current (I(KA)) and delayed rectifier current (I(Kdr)). Contamination of calcium-dependent potassium currents(More)
Amnesic shellfish poisoning toxin domoic acid (DA) is a marine neurotoxin that accumulates in fish and shellfish, and has been implicated to be involved in human and marine wildlife mortality. The transcriptional responses of cytochrome P-450 1A (CYP1A), glutathione S-transferase alpha (GSTA), glutathione S-transferase rho (GSTR), heat shock protein 70(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the current status of eye bank construction in Western China. METHODS The numbers of eye banks, equipments of eye banks, methods of donor cornea preservation, fund for managing eye banks, technicians of eye banks, and difficulties in the construction of eye bank were surveyed by questionnaires from ophthalmology associations and eye(More)