Shu-juan Zhang

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BACKGROUND Shensong Yangxin (SSYX), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has long been used clinically to treat arrhythmias in China. However, the mechanism of SSYX on atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the effect of SSYX on the progression of paroxysmal AF is correlated with the regulation of autonomic nerve(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mortality trend of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among residents in Liaoning province during the period of 1984-2010. METHODS The cut-points were ascertained by Monte Carlo Permutation test in COPD mortality trend lines of Poisson regression with Joinpoint Regression Program. The annual percent changes (APC) before(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effects of Xuesetong Soft Capsules, Notoginseng total saponin) on angiogenesis and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) mRNA expression in ischemic myocardium of rats with myocardial infarction. METHODS The left coronary artery of rats was ligated to establish the animal model of acute myocardial infarction. Rats were(More)
OBJECTIVE The specific autoantibodies and antigens that mediate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-related organ injuries remain largely unknown. This study was undertaken to investigate the antibody-mediated immune response that leads to SLE skin lesions. METHODS The study included 85 SLE patients with lupus-specific skin lesions and 31 without skin(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of mortality by age and causes of death on life expectancy at birth among residents of Liaoning province. METHODS The study included mortality data of urban and rural residents in two periods (1973 - 1975 and 2004 - 2005). Both Abridged Life Table and Arriaga method were used to calculate and to decompose life expectancy(More)
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