Xing-wei Zhang

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BACKGROUND Zonulin is a newly discovered protein that has an important role in the regulation of intestinal permeability. Our previous study showed that probiotics can decrease the rate of infectious complications in patients undergoing colectomy for colorectal cancer. OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine the effects of the perioperative(More)
BACKGROUND Many of the acute alterations after peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may be of little clinical significance, while others may herald major clinical problems. The question whether pneumomediastinum/pneumoperitoneum is a normal postoperative finding after POEM, or should be regarded as a sign of a complication needs to be evaluated. Familiarity(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the advantages and disadvantages of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in patients with chronic appendicitis. METHODS Two hundred twenty- four patients were divided into laparoscopic group (n=98) and open appendectomy group (n=126) according to individual willing. Prospective non- randomized study was performed to compare the(More)
Appendicectomy has been the gold standard treatment of acute appendicitis for more than a century, while nonoperative therapies, including antibiotics, have acquired increased interest in recent years. The present meta-analysis aimed to compare the therapeutic effects of antibiotics versus appendicectomy for the treatment of acute appendicitis. Medline,(More)
The open-bud mutant plant has a flower bud that is open at its tip due to the shortening of the corollas, resulting in exposure of the stigma and upper anthers. This mutant plant is potentially useful as a parent for producing hybrid cotton seeds. We have identified the open-bud trait to be inherited as recessive duplicate genes and finely mapped them in(More)
CONTEXT  Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (Labiatae) (SbG), one of the fifty fundamental herbs of Chinese herbology, has been reported to have anti-asthmatic, antifungal, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory activities. OBJECTIVE  This study was designed to determine the protective effects of the extract of SbG against the acrolein-induced oxidative stress(More)
The long-term prognostic value of interleukin (IL)-18 in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been conflicting. Thus, the purpose of this study was to test whether the level of interleukin-18 measured on admission can predict long-term adverse clinical events in patients with STEMI who were undergoing percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Rupture of unstable plaque with subsequent thrombus formation is the common pathophysiological substrate of the acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It is of potential significance to explore the blood indexes predicting plaque characteristics. Little studies have focused on this field. Therefore we investigated the relationship between hypersensitive(More)
We performed a meta analysis to assess the relationship of FCGRs polymorphisms with the risk of SLE. Thirty-five articles (including up to 5741 cases and 6530 controls) were recruited for meta-analysis. The strongest association was observed between FCGR2B rs1050501 and SLE under the recessive genotypic model of C allele in the overall population (CC vs(More)
Genotype imputation is now routinely applied in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and meta-analyses. However, most of the imputations have been run using HapMap samples as reference, imputation of low frequency and rare variants (minor allele frequency (MAF) < 5%) are not systemically assessed. With the emergence of next-generation sequencing, large(More)