Xusheng Huang

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BACKGROUND The measurement of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is important for the diagnosis of intracranial or intraspinal trophoblastic tumours. The current study was performed to establish reference values for hCG in CSF and to explore the relationship of CSF hCG and serum hCG in patients who are not pregnant or do not(More)
The aim of this study is to analyze cognitive impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Forty-four participants matched for age, sex, and educational background were enrolled as the sporadic ALS group (n = 22) and the control group (n = 22). All participants completed comprehensive neuropsychological tests, including the Mini-Mental State(More)
The study evaluated the efficacy of low-dose tacrolimus for treating Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Data were collected from 97 patients treated with low-dose tacrolimus from February 2011 to April 2015. Metabolic analysis was performed to determine more accurate tacrolimus dosing and patients were followed-up within clinic every 6 months for up to 4 years. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease characterized by degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons. In this study, we aimed to measure both plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) phosphorylated neurofilament heavy chain (pNF-H) levels in patients with ALS, and determine if there is a correlation. We also(More)
Intracranial germinomas may arise in sites besides pineal and suprasellar regions, which we call intracranial ectopic germinomas (IEGs). In this article we evaluated the rationality of radiotherapy in IEGs when histopathological evidence could not be obtained. Criteria for initiating experimental radiotherapy in patients with clinically presumed IEGs was(More)
POEMS syndrome is a potentially fatal disease, and prediction of prognostic factors for POEMS syndrome is important for clinicians. Papilloedema is an early sign of the syndrome. The present study was carried out to evaluate whether papilloedema is a prognostic factor for POEMS syndrome. Between January 2003 and December 2012, 94 patients with POEMS(More)
BACKGROUND Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is a form of hearing loss in which auditory signal transmission from the inner ear to the auditory nerve and brain stem is distorted, giving rise to speech perception difficulties beyond that expected for the observed degree of hearing loss. For many cases of ANSD, the underlying molecular pathology(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease. The imbalance of T helper type 17 cells (Th17) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of thymomatous MG. But the regulatory mechanism for Th17 cell development in MG-related thymoma remains undefined. Here we demonstrated that thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is significantly decreased in(More)
OBJECTIVES Distal myopathy with rimmed vacuoles (DMRV) is a typical autosomal recessive hereditary inclusion body myopathy, characterized by slowly progressive distal muscle weakness with relative sparing of the quadriceps. This study aimed to investigate the variability of clinical and morphological presentation and the spectrum of Glucosamine(More)