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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Formation and progression of atherosclerotic vulnerable plaque (VP) is the primary cause of many cardio-cerebrovascular diseases such as acute coronary syndrome and stroke. It has been reported that bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) exhibit protective effects against many kinds of diseases including myocardial infarction.(More)
PURPOSE Urapidil is putatively effective for patients with hypertension and acute heart failure, although randomized controlled trials thereon are lacking. We investigated the efficacy and safety of intravenous urapidil relative to that of nitroglycerin in older patients with hypertension and heart failure in a randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Our study was designed to identify the differential attractor modules related with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) by integrating clustering-based on maximal cliques algorithm and Attract method. METHODS We firstly recruited the HCM-related microarray data from ArrayExpress database. Next, protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks of normal(More)
Urapidil has been proposed to be an effective vaso-dilator for the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF); however, its effect on cardiac function, as compared with that of nitroglycerin, in elderly patients with hyperten-sion and ADHF has yet to be determined. In the present study, a multicenter, open-label clinical trial was performed, in(More)
The backward Lagrangian stochastic (BLS) model and open-path tunable diode laser (OPTDL) analyzer were used to monitor ammonia (NH3) emissions from urea applied to winter wheat in the North China Plain. The high-temporal resolution measurements of ammonia concentrations provided an opportunity for estimating the diel patterns of ammonia emissions, as well(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that mutation of the slow delayed rectifier potassium channel (IKs) contributes to familial atrial fibrillation (FAF). In the current study, we identified common genetic variants of KCNQ1 and explored the potential association between KCNQ1 polymorphism with lone AF (LAF). METHODS Clinical data and blood samples were(More)
A viable method—open-path tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (OPTDL) in conjunction with a backward Lagrangian stochastic (bLS) dispersion model—has been used for micrometeorological monitoring of ammonia fluxes. In this technique, the gas concentration measured with the OPTDL sensor is used to infer the surface emission rate with the aid of(More)
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