Xiao-Bin Zhang

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A side-effect of treatment with antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia is increased body fat, which leads to further morbidity and poor adherence to treatment. The 5-hydroxytryptamine 2C receptor (5-HT2C) has been associated with this effect; we aimed to establish whether a genetic polymorphism of the promoter region of this receptor affects weight gain(More)
The aim of this paper is to investigate whether urosepsis is related to irrigation pressure of ureteroscopy (URS) and evaluate the prognostic value of adrenomedullin (ADM) and atrial and brain natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) in URS-induced uroseptic patients. From July 2008 to October 2013, we enrolled 332 patients with untreated unilateral ureteral(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on serum testosterone in men with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS Two reviewers independently searched PubMed, Cochrane library, Embase and Web of Science before June 2014. Information on characteristics of subjects, study design, pre- and post-CPAP treatment of serum(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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