Weiping Tu

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Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TwHF) is a Chinese herbal medicine with immunosuppressive effects and an established history of use in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We have carried out a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs which assessed the effectiveness of TwHF in the treatment for idiopathic(More)
OBJECTIVES The existed literatures indicated that galectin-1 has anti-inflammatory effects and plays a pivotal role in autoimmune diseases. Present study was to identify the roles of galectin-1 in acute animal renal allograft rejection. METHODS Rat acute rejection models were erected by allogeneic renal transplantation. Galectin-1 injection was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) patients with additional inflammatory diseases and IgA nephropathy (IgAN) have not been reported before. It was unclear that if the prognosis of these patients is better or worse than patients with IgAN and TBMN, or IgAN patients with normal glomerular basement membrane (GBM). METHODS We first reported(More)
H. pylori infection. This combination is often used with a stomach acid reducer called proton pump inhibitor (PPI). The 1-week course of PPI-based triple therapy has achieved a high eradication rate of H. pylori infection in CRF and hemodialysis patients [5] . Rabeprazole, a PPI, is able to rapidly achieve and maintain a pH of 1 4, although all PPI are(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, there have been increasing concerns about the emergence of mupirocin resistance and increased infections due to lowered inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus. We conducted this systemic analysis to find out whether the application of mupirocin was effective for the prevention of exit-site infection (ESI) and peritonitis in patients(More)
BACKGROUND The variations and their correlation of inflammation and oxidative stress in chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been thoroughly understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS Biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress were measured in a cohort of 176 patients with CKD ranging from stage 1 to 5 and 67 healthy controls. Correlation analysis in levels(More)