Yan Chai

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes deleterious critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency (CIRCI), leading to high mortality and morbidity. However, the incidence of CIRCI following different TBI severities is not fully defined. This study was designed to investigate mechanistically the effects of injury severity on corticosteroid response and(More)
Emerging evidence demonstrates that severe illness could induce critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) and cause poor prognosis. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that methylprednisolone (MP), a synthetic glucocorticoid, promotes post-traumatic apoptosis in both the hypothalamus and pituitary, resulting in acute(More)
INTRODUCTION The spectrum of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not fully defined and no effective treatments for TBI-induced CIRCI are available to date. Despite growing interest in the use of stress-dose hydrocortisone as a potential therapy for CIRCI, there remains a paucity of data(More)
BACKGROUND Depression related cognitive deficits are frequently considered as simple epiphenomena of the disorder. However, whether or not the depression might directly bring about cognitive deficits is still under investigation. This study was to investigate the distinct pattern of cognitive deficits in patients with depression by comparing the cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop a scale to assess infectious disease-specific health literacy (IDSHL) in China and test its initial psychometric properties. METHODS Item pooling, reduction and assessment of psychometric properties were conducted. The scale was divided into 2 subscales; subscale 1 assessed an individual's skills to prevent/treat infectious diseases(More)
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