Yu-Hang Ai

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The present study investigated the expression patterns of glial cells and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) in the rat spinal cord after a surgical incision, which is closely related with clinical postoperative pain. Microglia and astrocytes became activated in the spinal cord following incision. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunohistochemisty(More)
INTRODUCTION Information about sepsis in mainland China remains scarce and incomplete. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock in mixed ICU in mainland China, as well as the independent predictors of mortality. METHODS We performed a 2-month prospective, observational cohort study in 22(More)
BACKGROUND To describe the knowledge and attitudes of critical care clinicians during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. METHODS A survey conducted in 21 intensive care units in 17 provinces in China. RESULTS Out of 733 questionnaires distributed, 695 were completed. Three hundred and fifty-six respondents (51.2%) reported their experience of caring for(More)
S100β and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) are brain injury biomarkers, mainly used in brain trauma, cerebral stroke and hypoxic ischemia encephalopathy. The aim of this study was to study the clinical significance of serum S100β and NSE in diagnosing sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) and predicting its prognosis. This was a prospective and observational(More)
BACKGROUND Urine output (UO) is an essential criterion of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) definition and classification system for acute kidney injury (AKI), of which the diagnostic value has not been extensively studied. We aimed to determine whether AKI based on KDIGO UO criteria (KDIGOUO) could improve the diagnostic and prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) is a common complication of sepsis that is associated with high mortality. Intracellular Ca2+ overload plays an important role in the pathophysiology of sepsis-induced ALI, and cyclic adenosine diphosphate ribose (cADPR) is an important regulator of intracellular Ca2+ mobilization. The cluster of differentiation 38(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its high prevalence, morbidity, and mortality, sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) is still poorly understood. The aim of this prospective and observational study was to investigate the clinical significance of calcium-binding protein A8 (S100A8) in serum and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) in peripheral(More)
The pathogenesis of sepsis is complex. Mitochondrial dysfunction, which is responsible for energy metabolism, intrinsic apoptotic pathway, oxidative stress, and systemic inflammatory responses, is closely related with severe sepsis induced death. Mitochondria DNA (mtDNA) contain un-methylated cytosine phosphate guanine (CpG) motifs, which exhibit immune(More)
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