• Citations Per Year
Learn More
BACKGROUND Previously, we reported the preservation method of donor hearts in an empty beating status with mild hypothermic perfusion. To completely avoid cardiac arrest and myocardial ischemia, we performed the beating preservation technique from procurement of hearts to transplants and assessed its efficacy for long-term preservation and feasibility for(More)
Pituitary imaging abnormality is a specific indicator of hypopituitarism. This study involved a retrospective review of 59 children diagnosed with pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS). Of the 59 eligible patients, 54 were born by breech delivery, and there was a significant difference between numbers of patients with breech and head-presenting(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the protective effect of proanthocyanidins anoxia-reoxygenation injury of myocardial cells and its association with phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/Akt and glycogen synthase kinase (PI3K/Akt/GSK)-3β and ATP-sensitive potassium channels. Neonatal rat myocardial cells were cultured and an anoxia-reoxygenation model(More)
AIM Few studies have investigated the relationship between paediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). This study, carried out from July 2013 to September 2015, aimed to fill the gap and added metabolic parameters to the analysis. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 168 obese children and(More)
Low serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. Insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1) levels have been proven to be positively associated with HDL-C, but few studies were based on the dataset of children or adolescents. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship among(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac surgery during an empty beating heart state has proven to be beneficial in myocardial protection. Based on this, we hypothesized that maintaining this state for donor heart preservation would have the same efficacy and a prolonged preservation period. METHODS Part 1: 12 pigs were divided into two groups (n = 6 per group). Donor hearts(More)
Till now, no functional studies for FGF-16 in diabetic heart have been reported. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the potential function of FGF-16 in inhibiting adverse cardiac remodeling in post myocardial infarction (MI) of diabetic heart. We investigated the role of fibroblast growth factor-16 (FGF-16) in post-MI remodeling and role of(More)
Since the tissue of children with combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) is not readily accessible, a new focus in children with CPHD is the blood-based expression profiling of non-protein coding genes, such as microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs), which regulate gene expression by inhibiting the translation of mRNAs. In this study, to address this, we(More)
Objective. The follow-up of GH levels in short-stature children with pituitary hyperplasia secondary to primary hypothyroidism (PPH) is reported in a few cases. We aimed to observe changes in GH secretion in short-stature children with PPH. Methods. A total of 11 short-stature children with PPH accompanied by low GH levels were included. They received(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the efficacy and safety of medium dose of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) in the treatment of prepubescent girls with idiopathic short stature (ISS). METHODS Fifty-one prepubescent girls with ISS were recruited into the study and divided into the treatment group (n = 27) and the control group (n = 24) depending on whether or(More)
  • 1