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C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular diseases. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for OSA, but the impact of CPAP therapy on CRP levels in patients with OSA remains unclear. To obtain this information, we performed a meta-analysis to determine(More)
A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies was conducted to clarify the association between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and future risk of all-cause mortality. Eligible studies were identified by searching the PubMed and EMBASE databases up to July 2015. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) and their corresponding 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated(More)
OBJECTIVES Our meta-analysis was performed to estimate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on systemic inflammation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS A comprehensive literature search of PubMed and EMBASE was performed for literature published up to January 2013. Standardized mean difference (SMD) was(More)
The role of leptin in the development of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been identified. However, the effects of OSA treatment using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on serum leptin levels remain controversial. To address this issue, a meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effects of CPAP therapy on serum leptin levels in OSA. A(More)
BACKGROUND Anabolic steroids are known to improve body composition and muscle strength in healthy people. However, whether anabolic steroids improve the physical condition and function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains undetermined. A meta-analysis was conducted to review the current evidence regarding the effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor (sEHi) tAUCB on the function of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in EPCs in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS Mononuclear cells, from the peripheral blood of CHD patients, were isolated by ficoll(More)
We report here a case of nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma with metastasization into the pancreas. A 43-year-old Chinese female patient presented with right nasal obstruction and purulent rhinorrhea that lasted for the past half year and worsened gradually despite antibiotic medical treatment. Physical examination revealed a mass in the right nasal(More)
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