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BACKGROUND To study the morphology and the density of conjunctival goblet cells (GC) in patients with Sjögren's syndrome dry eye with in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM), and to explore its correlation with the GC density detected by impression cytology. METHODS A total of 43 Sjögren's syndrome dry eye patients were recruited. All were(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify whether hyperthyroidism (HT) itself confers an additional effect on the hypercoagulable state and the risk of ischemic stroke among patients with hyperthyroid atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS We prospectively evaluated plasma D-dimer levels and thromboembolic events among three groups of patients (hyperthyroid AF, n = 62; nonthyroid(More)
Stem cell transplantation has become a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI). However, the poor survival of the donor cells after transplantation has restricted its therapeutic efficacy. Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S), one gaseous signaling molecule, has been applied to inhibit cell apoptosis and promote cell survival. (More)
The batch experiments were conducted to study the copper(II) removal by formaldehyde inactivated Cladosporium cladosporioides, Gliomastix murorum and Bjerkandera sp., at conditions of agitation speed of 150 rpm, temperature of 25 degrees C, biosorbent dose of 2 g l(-1) and contact time of 12h. It was found that, for each biomass, the optimum pH was 6.0 and(More)
Chengdu is located at the center of Sichuan Province in southwestern China, and its primary demographic group is the Han population. The aim of this study was to contribute data detailing 17 Y-short tandem repeat (Y-STR) loci from 3291 Chengdu Han male samples analyzed with the AmpFLSTR® Yfiler® PCR Amplification Kit. We observed 2228 different haplotypes,(More)
AIMS To analyse age-related changes of human conjunctiva by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM). METHODS 80 healthy subjects were enrolled and divided into four groups according to age: A (0-19 years), B (20-39 years), C (40-59 years) and D (over 60 years). In vivo LSCM was performed on the subjects' bulbar conjunctivas, and the images were(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of femtosecond laser-induced lenticule transplantation in the rabbit cornea and to observe the relative histologic characteristics of corneal tissue and nerve repair after transplantation. METHODS Eight healthy, purebred, New Zealand white rabbits underwent femtosecond laser small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE)(More)
BACKGROUND To demonstrate the morphological characteristics of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) by using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM). DESIGN Descriptive analysis of VKC by LSCM performed in EENT Hospital of Fudan University. PARTICIPANTS 26 patients diagnosed as VKC and 26 age-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study.(More)
PURPOSE To observe morphologic changes and the distribution of dendritic cells in pterygium using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM). DESIGN Prospective comparative study. METHODS Twenty-six eyes of 26 patients with pterygium and 17 eyes of 17 healthy subjects were recruited. Using LSCM, in vivo images of the pterygium and adjacent clear(More)
PURPOSE To study healing at the donor-recipient interface after Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) in rabbits by ultrastructural and in vivo confocal microscopic evaluation. METHODS The right eye of eight New Zealand White rabbits underwent DSEK. Postoperatively, each rabbit was subjected to routine slitlamp examination daily for 2 weeks(More)