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BACKGROUND Few clues were found in the literature about the independent risk factors for PTSD among earthquake survivors in Sichuan province three years after the 2008 earthquake. Ours was the first case-control study with matching factors of age and distance from the epicenter among survivors age 16 years or older, three years after the catastrophe. (More)
BACKGROUD Cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may cause inflammatory responses, which can deteriorate the outcomes. Inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6,-8 and -10, can act as both the effector and the predictor for post-operative inflammatory responses. Plasma mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) was found as(More)
In this study we investigated cardiomyocyte differentiation of rat bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) by treating the stem cells with conditions mimicking that of myocardial infarction. The extract from infarcted rat myocardium contained the biochemical factors arising after infarction. The cardiac contraction and relaxation were simulated by(More)
OBJECTIVE The conventional surgical repair and transcatheter closure of muscular ventricular septal defects are known to have undesirable limitations. This communication describes the short-term results of perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects with the heart beating in 8 children with 15 muscular ventricular septal defects,(More)
Most surgery scheduling is done 1 day in advance. Caused by lack of overall planning, this scheduling scheme often results in unbalanced occupancy time of the operating rooms. So we put forward a rolling horizon mixed integer programming model for the scheduling. Rolling horizon scheduling refers to a scheduling scheme in which cyclic surgical requests are(More)
BACKGROUND Both surgical repair and transcatheter closure of isolated ventricular septal defects are known to have limitations in children. This report describes the short-term results of perventricular device closure of nonmuscular ventricular septal defects without cardiopulmonary bypass in young children. METHODS Thirty patients who had nonmuscular(More)
OBJECTIVES Perventricular device closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect as a novel technique has recently been described in several small series with initial experience. Further studies with larger cohorts and longer-term follow-up are needed to confirm the validity of this new approach. This report describes our recent experience with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Approximately 35%-40% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell Lung cancer have locally advanced disease. The average survival time of these patients only have 6-8 months with chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to explore and summarize the probability of detection of micrometastasis in peripheral blood for molecular(More)
Atherosclerosis (AS) is a disease induced by multiple factors, including genetic and environmental elements. The aim of the present study is to investigate the comprehensive effects of high cholesterol, high methionine diet, and apolipoprotein E deficiency (ApoE(-/-)) on the pathogenesis of AS. ApoE(-/-) mice were fed with high cholesterol and methionine(More)
OBJECTIVES To conclude experience and lessons from emergency medical rescue after Wenchuan Earthquake from national and overall review for consideration on worldwide catastrophe rescue in the future. METHODS To systematically collect huge amount of primary data, and to make analysis, draw conclusions and lessons in terms of five aspects respectively as(More)