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OBJECTIVE Previous studies have indicated that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) values are related to clinical outcome in stroke patients. This prospective study explored whether DTI values were predictive for hand function outcome in chronic stroke patients. METHODS The DTI parameters (rλ1, rλ23, fractional anisotropy [rFA] and mean diffusivity [rMD]) were(More)
Recent studies have suggested a significant increase in corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) in maternal plasma and placenta during the course of maternal infection. The aim of this study was to examine the possible role of CRH in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine expression using the well-established human extravillous trophoblast(More)
  • X-L Nan
  • Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of…
  • 1985
From 1962 to 1980, 24 patients with primary urethral carcinoma and 1 vulval cancer involving the urethra were treated in our hospital. In this series, the mean age was 52 years. 23 lesions in the distal (anterior) urethra were all diagnosed preoperatively. Pathological classification were as follows: squamous cell carcinoma 16, adenocarcinoma 3,(More)
  • X-L Nan
  • Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of…
  • 1992
From 1985 to 1990, we treated 60 patients with adrenopathy, in which 4 (6.6%) had atypical adrenopathy. In the 4 patients, 1 showed Cushing's syndrome caused by an unilateral cortical adenoma and cortical hyperplasia on the contralateral side, 1 aldosteronism and pheochromocytomatic syndrome due to right cortical and medullary hyperplasia and a left(More)
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