Xiao - juan Zhu

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are limited studies on the morphologic characteristics of MCA atherosclerotic stenosis. Our aim was to quantitatively assess the remodeling pattern and plaque distribution of atherosclerotic MCAs with 3T high-resolution MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-seven consecutive patients with symptomatic atherosclerotic(More)
The efficacy of homocysteine (Hcy)-lowering therapy in reducing the risk of CVD among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether pooling the data from the few small randomised, controlled trials that address this topic would improve the statistical power of the analysis and resolve(More)
Our aim was to better understand and improve the accuracy of the preoperative diagnosis of intraspinal MM by a combined analysis of MR imaging and pathologic findings. All 5 patients had undergone unenhanced and contrast-enhanced MR imaging examinations. All tumor samples had immunohistochemical reactions to HMB-45, vimentin, S-100, EMA, and Leu-7(More)
BACKGROUND Use of conventional dialysate (CD) (powdered sodium bicarbonate dissolved manually with reverse osmosis water before dialysis) is common in Chinese haemodialysis (HD) centres. However, this preparation carries the risk of degradation and contamination, potentially negatively impacting host defense. Commercially available high-purity dialysate(More)
The efficacy of homocysteine (Hcy)-lowering therapy in reducing the risk of CVD among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether pooling the data from the few small randomised, controlled trials that address this topic would improve the statistical power of the analysis and resolve(More)
Interleukin-18 (IL-18), a member of IL-1 cytokine family, is a potent interferon-γ (IFN-γ) inducing factor and is synthesized by Kupffer cells in the liver, pancreas, kidney, skeletal muscle, lung, osteoblasts, and keratinocytes. IL-18 binding protein (IL-18BP) is a constitutively secreted protein able to bind IL-18 with high affinity, providing a potential(More)
PURPOSE Previous study has shown an independent association of low body fat percentage and fat loss over time with higher mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. High-purity dialysis fluid (HPDF) used in place of conventional dialysis fluid (CDF) may decrease inflammation and improve nutritional status. Its effect on adipocytes and therefore fat storage is(More)
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