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)
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)
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)
Canines represent a crucial animal model for studying human diseases and organ transplantation, as well as the evolution of domestic animals. MHCs, with a central role in cellular immunity, are commonly used in the study of dog population genetics and genome evolution. However, the molecular basis for the peptide presentation of dog MHC remains largely(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a heterogeneous condition that can lead to critical LLLness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) causing a high mortality and morbidity. Glucocorticoids were widely used in the clinical management of TBI, but their benefit has been challenged in some studies and their efficacy, especially for treating CIRCI(More)
Depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in people with Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Depression after TBI is closely related with social and psychological factors and hypothalamic-pituitary -adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction. However, there is a lack of evidence regarding effective treatment approaches for depression. A total of 68(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of Fructus Toosendan. METHODS HPLC method was used to determine the content of rutin, isoquercitrin and quercetin in Fructus Toosendan from different origins, and the HPLC fingerprints were established correspondingly. RESULTS There were significant differences among the HPLC fingerprints, and the contents of rutin,(More)