Xiao-yan Xing

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BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has traditionally been considered to affect mainly the elderly; however, the age at diagnosis has gradually reduced in recent years. Although the incidence of young-onset T2DM is increasing, it is still not fully clear the onset characteristics and risk factors of early-onset T2DM. The aim of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE Over-dose glucocorticoid was frequently used in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the aim of the present study is to investigate the frequency and risk factors of corticosteroid-induced diabetes in this situation. METHODS One hundred thirty-three cases of SARS admitted from May to June 2003 in our hospital were included in(More)
Klinefelter’s syndrome (KS) is the most common sex chromosome disease in men. Classical features of the syndrome include a eunuchoidal body habitus, small testes and hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism. There has been an increased risk of diabetes mellitus and autoimmune disease for KS patients. This paper reports a case of KS in association with type 1(More)
BACKGROUND The association of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes/subgenotypes with clinical characteristics is increasingly recognized. However, the virologic and clinical features of HBV genotypes/subgenotypes in pediatric patients remain largely unknown. METHODS Four hundred and eighty-seven pediatric inpatients with CHB were investigated, including 217(More)
The use of threatened animals as a source of traditional medicines is accelerating the extinction of such species and imposes great challenges to animal conservation. In this study, we propose a feasible strategy for the conservation of threatened medicinal animals that combines trade monitoring and the search for substitutes. First, DNA barcoding provides(More)
OBJECTIVES To study perioperative inflammatory response status in patients with acute aortic dissection. To analyze the reason and outcome of the inflammatory activation. METHODS Between August 2011 and December 2011, 30 patients (22 male and 8 female, mean aged (43 ± 9) years) had undergone open repairs of aortic dissection or aneurysm with deep(More)
OBJECTIVES An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is one of most common congenital anomalies, but the coexistence of type B dissection and an ARSA is extremely rare. Repair of type B dissection poses a technical challenge due to an ARSA. We retrospectively reviewed our experience of surgical treatment of a complicated type B dissection with an ARSA. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possibility and utility of metformin alone or in combination with fosinopril to reduce blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension. METHODS A total of 140 cases of non-diabetic essential hypertension with hyperinsulinemia were recruited and randomly assigned to two groups: a group of 68 treated with metformin 500 mg(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of high plasma LDL-C level with or without metabolic syndrome (MS) on the incidence of stroke in Chinese adults. METHODS Totally 42 626 subjects (25-75 years old) from Chinese National Health and Nutrition Survey in 2002 were stratified four groups based on plasma LDL-C level:<2.00 mmol/L group, 2.00-2.50 mmol/L group,(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The present study investigated the liver protection and toxicity of rhubarb against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced chronic liver injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS The rats were treated by intraperitoneal injection of 10% CCl4 for 12 weeks. At the end of week 4, rhubarb at doses of 40 g kg(-1) (high-dose group), 20 g kg(-1)(More)