Yong-Bing Shi

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STUDY DESIGN Thoracic pedicle screws were stimulated electrically while recording electromyography (EMG) activity in associated muscle groups intraoperatively. Screw position was then evaluated after surgery using computed tomography (CT). The CT results were compared with evoked EMG threshold values. OBJECTIVE To report our experience with pedicle screw(More)
Hydrogen sulfide has recently been found decreased in chronic kidney disease. Here we determined the effect and underlying mechanisms of hydrogen sulfide on a rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction. Compared with normal rats, obstructive injury decreased the plasma hydrogen sulfide level. Cystathionine-β-synthase, a hydrogen sulfide-producing enzyme,(More)
Depression is often coincident with chronic tinnitus, and several studies have suggested that antidepressant medications may play a role in relieving tinnitus as well as depression. We conducted a retrospective study of the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) by patients at a large tinnitus clinic to assess the effects of these(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin 35 (IL-35) is likely to contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, as the Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene protein 3 (EBI3) is the specificity subunit of IL-35. Nevertheless, until recently, no studies have evaluated its role in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in humans. The objective of this study was to investigate the(More)
Syndromic hearing impairment encompasses hundreds of phenotypes. We identified a young female patient affected by the unique combination of dysplasia of the auricular system, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), choroideremia, and enamel hypoplasia. The patient was treated with PDA ligature and left exploratory tympanotomy. Impairment in all four systems(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the protein and mRNA levels of interleukin-9(IL-9) and the frequencies of CD4(+)IL-9(+)T-cells in peripheral blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and explore the roles of double positive T cells and IL-9 in the pathogenesis of SLE and the effects of glucocorticoid. METHODS Twenty-eight hospitalized SLE patients(More)
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