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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Experimental and clinical studies have suggested that magnesium has neuroprotective and vasodilatation properties. A meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effectiveness and safety of intravenous magnesium therapy in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). RESEARCH DESIGN Meta-analysis. METHODS AND PROCEDURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic effect of mild hypothermia on severe traumatic brain injury. METHODS Eighty-six in-patients with severe traumatic brain injury treated ordinarily were consecutively randomized into two groups: a hypothermia group (n=43) and a normothermia group (the control group, n=43). In the hypothermia group, the core(More)
Genetically engineered neural stem cell (NSC) lines are promising vectors for the treatment of regenerative diseases, especially Parkinson's disease (PD). Neurturin (NTN), a member of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor-family, has been demonstrated to act specifically on mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons, suggesting its therapeutic potential(More)
Chronic levodopa (L-dopa) treatment in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is often associated with the development of motor complications, but the corresponding epidemiological data is rare in Chinese PD patients. The present survey was to investigate the prevalence rate of wearing-off (WO) and dyskinesia among the patients with PD in China. From May 2012 to October(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the correlation between brain edema, elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) and cell apoptosis in traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS In this study, totally 42 rabbits in 7 groups were studied. Six of the animals were identified as a control group, and the remaining 36 animals were equally divided into 6 TBI groups. TBI models were(More)
Neural stem cells (NSCs) are currently considered very hopeful candidates for cell replacement therapy in neurodegenerative pathologies such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), but like embryonic neural tissue transplantation, levodopa medication may still be required to improve symptoms even after cell transplantation. The issues of whether levodopa induces(More)
Despite optimal treatment of post-operative radiotherapy and chemotherapy for newly diagnosed high-grade astrocytoma, nearly all patients eventually recur. However, the efficacy of reoperation for recurrent astrocytoma is still debatable as to different surgical indications. To investigate the therapeutic effect of reoperation on patients with recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Many small veins are called accessory, short hepatic veins in addition to the right, middle and left hepatic veins. The size of these veins varied from a pinhole to 1 cm; the size of inferior right hepatic veins (IRHVs) is thicker than that of short hepatic veins or more than 1 cm occasionally. Adults have a higher incidence rate of the IRHV. (More)
BACKGROUND Glioma is the most common type of malignant brain tumor and the prognosis of glioma is still poor. Moreover, the prognosis of patients diagnosed with grade III gliomas varies significantly. In this study, we assessed the factors that contribute to the prognosis of patients with grade III gliomas. METHODS Data from 97 patients with grade III(More)
We evaluated the protein levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S-100beta in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in an animal model of acute spinal cord injury and ascertained their relevance. Spinal cord injury was induced at the T8 level in rats. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to measure the protein levels of NSE and S-100beta in both(More)