Weidong Liang

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Early detection of cardiovascular disease would allow timely institution of preventive measures. Arterial endothelium play a primary role in processes leading to the development of atherosclerotic plaque and cardiovascular disease in general. Determination of flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial arteries from B-mode ultrasound image sequences offers a(More)
A semi-automated method for two- and three-dimensional analysis of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) images and image sequences is reported based on detection of epicardial and endocardial borders using graph searching. The border detection method was applied to 50 ICE images acquired in vivo in five dogs and to 108 images in 16 volumetric ICE image(More)
Tubular epithelial-myofibroblast transition (TEMT) is an important process in renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis. Interleukin-1α (IL-1α) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) have been demonstrated to be key inducers of TEMT. In mouse embryonic fibroblast cells (NIH3T3), P311 protein induces phenotypic changes that are consistent to myofibroblast(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the indications and effect of surgical treatment of basilar invagination (BI) with atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) on the basis of retrospective analysis of the clinical and imaging data of patients. METHODS Consecutive 21 patients with BI and AAD were surgically treated in Department of Spinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Basilar invagination (BI) is a malformation of craniovertebral junction. However, surgical procedures on BI with atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) remain controversial. PURPOSE This research aimed to investigate the selection of surgical procedures and its significance in the surgical treatment of patients with BI and AAD. STUDY DESIGN(More)
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