X. F. Chen

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PURPOSE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is suggested as a potential risk factor of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the underlying mechanism is still far from clear. The aim of this observational study was to investigate the influence of OSA-related hypoxia on severity of liver injury in patients with NAFLD. METHODS Consecutive patients(More)
The purpose of our study was to assess the alteration of the brainstem raphe (BR) on transcranial sonography (TCS) in depression patients with or without Parkinson's disease (PD) and to explore whether the different changes of BR could reflect an increasing impairment of raphe structures. TCS was performed in patients with PD, depression with PD, depression(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the functional brain pain center and default mode network response to electro acupuncture stimulate in weizhong acupoints(BL40) and dachangshu acupoints(BL25). METHODS During January to February 2015, volunteers were enrolled in this study from the staff and student interns of Gansu Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital.(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is severely affected by visceral adiposity (VA) that correlates to another disorder-metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, little is known concerning the relation of visceral adiposity index (VAI)-a novel and simple indicator of VA, with OSA and MetS. The objective of the study was to analyze the association of VAI with(More)
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