Xiao-qin Liu

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OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that single-nucleotide polymorphisms of inflammatory genes C-reactive protein (CRP) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) may exert influence on susceptibility to Kawasaki disease and its arterial sequelae. METHODS We analyzed the CRP +1444 C-->T and TNF-alpha -308 G-->A polymorphisms in 167 patients aged 8.9 +/-(More)
AIM To elucidate the clinical, radiological and laboratory profiles of renal abscess (RA) and perinephric abscess (PNA), along with related treatment and outcome. METHODS Ninety-eight patients diagnosed with RA or PNA using the primary discharge diagnoses identified from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems(More)
Fishbones are the most commonly ingested foreign bodies that cause gastrointestinal tract penetration. However, fishbones embedded in the gastrointestinal tract that lead to foreign body granulomas that mimic submucosal tumors are rare. Herein, we describe a 56-year-old woman who presented with a 20-day-history of upper abdominal pain. Endoscopy revealed an(More)
Pancreatic tuberculosis (TB) is a rare condition, even in immunocompetent hosts. A case is presented of pancreatic TB that mimicked pancreatic head carcinoma in a 40-year-old immunocompetent male patient. The patient was admitted to our hospital after suffering for nine days from epigastralgia and obstructive jaundice. Computed tomography revealed a(More)
AIM To investigate the potential protective effect of exogenous recombinant interleukin-22 (rIL-22) on L-arginine-induced acute severe pancreatitis (SAP)-associated lung injury and the possible signaling pathway involved. METHODS Balb/c mice were injected intraperitoneally with L-arginine to induce SAP. Recombinant mouse IL-22 was then administered(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possible mechanism of placental dysfunction in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). METHODS Serum level of cholylglycine (CG) in 30 cases with ICP (ICP group) and 27 normal pregnant women (control group) was examined by radio-immunoassay before delivery. bax and bcl-2 level in placenta was detected by(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the influence of abnormally higher white blood cell (WBC) on hemoglobin (Hb) determination and work for its redress. METHODS High WBC concentration suspensions of 48 concentration gradients were prepared to be determined in the pre-dilution pattern of automated hematology analyzer while the changes of Hb concentration before and after(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate left ventricular wall function after ST segment elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI) by layer-specific analysis and determine if the layer-specific parameters can predict left ventricular remodeling(LVR). METHODS Thirty nine patients with first STEMI who had successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention(P-PCI) were(More)
The nuclear proto-oncogene c-myb is an essential regulator of hematopoiesis, it involves in the growth, survival, proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic cells. More recently, different cell lines and transgenic mouse studies have suggested that c-myb plays a pivotal role in the megakaryocyte-erythroid progenitor cell lineage commitment. The(More)
Necroptosis is a caspase-independent programmed cell death, its regulation, induction and blocking mechanism are a complex process involving in a series of molecular expression and regulation. The studies found that the necroptosis is not only involved in the physiological regulation mechanism, but also directly correlated to the occurrence, development and(More)