Learn More
The prognostic role of inflammation index like neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains controversial. We conduct a meta-analysis to determine the predictable value of NLR in the clinical outcome of CRC patients. The analysis was carried out based on the data from 16 studies (19 cohorts) to evaluate the association between NLR(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent disease which severely impacts the quality of life of the patients. The surgical options are limited to such patients who are not satisfied with medical therapies. Magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) is a new antireflux surgical technique for treating GERD, which could physiologically reinforce the(More)
Interleukin (IL)-17A plays important roles in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-induced liver diseases. This study aims to investigate IL17A single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and the predispositions to chronic HBV infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk and the correlations to IL-17A and IgE levels. Three hundred ninety-five chronic HBV patients, 75(More)
Aerobic granulation is an advanced biological wastewater treatment technology. This study for the first time identified the microbial communities of sliced samples of mature granules by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) technique and those of whole growing granules by high-throughput sequencing(More)
A new approach to combining invariants computing and guard strengthening methods is presented in the context of parameter abstraction for parameterized model checking of cache coherence protocols. The approach uses a small instance of a parameterized protocol as a " reference model " to compute candidate invariants. References to a specific node in these(More)
Water-soluble and luminescent ZnO quantum dots (QDs) capped by (3-aminopropyl) triethoxysilane (APTES) are environment-friendly with strong photoluminescence (max. wavelength: 530 nm). Interestingly, it was found that the fluorescence could be quenched by dopamine (DA) directly. On the basis of above, a novel ZnO QDs based fluorescent probe has been(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Tupaia belangeri (Tupaia) represents an important model of HCV infection. Xanthohumol (XN), a major prenylated chalcone from hops, has various biological activities including hepatopreventive and anti-viral activities. In this study, Tupaias infected with HCV RNA positive serum were used to evaluate the effects of XN on(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to explore the prevalence, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) after solid organ transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study, we retrospectively analyzed data of 1947 renal transplant recipients and 85 liver transplant recipients. RESULTS TB developed in 28 organ transplant(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with the development of acute and chronic liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). T-cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain-containing molecule-3 (Tim-3), which negatively regulates T-cell response and mediates phagocytosis of apoptotic cells, has been implicated in HBV infection and(More)
BACKGROUND Whether the mesenteric lymphatic system could serve as a route of transport by which gut-derived inflammatory mediators contribute to the induction of remote organ injuries is uncertain. We therefore made a gut-induced lung injury canine model by portal vein occlusion and reperfusion (PV O/R) and studied the role of mesenteric lymphatic ducts(More)