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BACKGROUND Although serum uric acid level appears to be associated with mortality in individuals treated with hemodialysis, the relationship between serum uric acid level and death is uncertain in patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 985 patients from a single PD center in South China followed(More)
BACKGROUND Although clinical experience suggests that patients with diabetes mellitus are more susceptible to several types of infections, the overall scope of pneumonia in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) has received little attention. METHODS This was a prospective observational cohort study in(More)
Self-organizing maps (SOM) have become a commonly-used cluster analysis technique in data mining. However, SOM are not able to process incomplete data. To build more capability of data mining for SOM, this study proposes an SOM-based fuzzy map model for data mining with incomplete data sets. Using this model, incomplete data are translated into fuzzy data,(More)
The paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 2 (PITX2) gene plays a critical role in cell proliferation, differentiation, hematopoiesis and organogenesis. This gene regulates several genes' expressions in the Wnt/beta-catenin and POU1F1 pathways, thereby probably affecting milk performance. The goal of this study was to characterize the genetic variants(More)
Eukaryotic translation elongation factor 1 delta (EEF1D) gene encodes guanine nucleotide exchange protein eEF1Bδ, which participates in the eukaryotic protein synthesis, and plays important roles in regulating cell cycling and milk production. This study firstly focused on detecting the isoforms of dairy goat EEF1D gene and their mRNA expression(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of high peritoneal dialysate glucose concentration (PDGC) on all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is unclear. OBJECTIVE Our study aimed to investigate the effect of high PDGC on all-cause and CVD mortality in continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) patients. METHODS The study enrolled(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain HEK293T cell line which expresses deformed epidermal autoregulatory factor-1 (DEAF1) highly and stably, and to screen candidate proteins which can interact with DEAF1 by co-immunoprecipitation (Co-IP) and mass spectrometry (MS). METHODS Plasmids pEGFP-mDEAF1 and pEGFP-N1 were transfected into HEK293T and 2F-2B cell lines with TurboFect(More)
UNLABELLED ♦ BACKGROUND To investigate patient survival and technical failure of patients with prior stroke receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in Southern China. ♦ METHODS This was a retrospective study. All subjects were recruited from the peritoneal dialysis center in The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University from(More)
BACKGROUND Periodontal disease is common among adults and is associated with an increasing risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of CKD in patients with periodontal disease in China. METHODS In the current cross-sectional study, patients with periodontal disease were included from Guangdong(More)