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INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with impaired coronary flow by means of Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) frame count (TFC). Mean platelet volume (MPV) is elevated in patients with AF. In the present study we aimed to investigate the relationship between MPV and TFC in patients with AF in the absence of obstructive coronary(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION Angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-[1-7]), recognized as a new bioactive peptide in the renin-angiotensin system, shows biological and pharmacological properties in diabetic cardiovascular diseases. The leptin-induced p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway has been reported to contribute to high glucose (HG)-induced injury. In the present(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and safety of combined Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy based on nourishing marrow to improve intellect and reinforcing Qi to activate bloodon mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS Sixty-six patients with AD, whose Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score were from 10-24, were randomized equally(More)
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