Yan-wen Jiang

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OBJECTIVE The levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) were investigated to analyze the systemic inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with and without pulmonary hypertension. METHODS From January 2006 to December 2010, 89 patients with COPD(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) is widely used for the treatment of hemoptysis. The immediate and long-term results of BAE for hemoptysis in patients with benign and malignant pulmonary diseases were inconsistent in previous studies and were thus investigated. METHODS This was a retrospective review of the clinical records of 154 patients(More)
Sepsis causes neutrophil sequestration in the lung, which leads to acute lung injury (ALI). Neutrophil elastase (NE) is thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of ALI. This study investigated whether Sivelestat, a specific NE inhibitor, can attenuate ALI induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In vivo, 30 male Wistar rats were divided into three(More)
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide for both men and women, and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 80% of all cases. Despite improvements in early diagnosis and newly developed therapies, the 5-year survival rate for NSCLC patients remains low (15%). Therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the treatment responses of asthmatics with and without sputum eosinophilia to inhaled glucocorticoids, and therefore to verify whether low sputum eosinophils predict poor response to treatment with inhaled glucocorticoids. METHODS Forty-two symptomatic asthmatic patients, who had not received glucocorticoid therapy in the 3 months(More)
Sepsis causes neutrophil sequestration in the lung which leads to acute lung injury (ALI). Radix Ginseng (RG), a traditional herb used as herbal remedy in eastern Asia for thousands of years, which has been traditionally used in China to improve blood circulation and ameliorate pathological hemostasis. This study investigated whether Ginsenoside Rb1, the(More)
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