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BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has emerged as the major cause of chronic liver injury. Intestinal barrier plays an important role in the pathogenis of NAFLD. The aim of this article was to assess intestinal immune barrier function during the development of NAFLD. METHODS Totally 60 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into 2(More)
BACKGROUND Jaw osteonecrosis possibly associated with the administration of bisphosphonates is expected to be treated with a non-pharmacologic approach. This study aimed to determine whether noninvasive, mechanically mediated vibration would inhibit the decline in bone mineral density (BMD) that follows menopause, enhance the BMD of the lumbar and femoral(More)
Our aim was to compare rectal perception of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C), functional constipation (FC), and healthy controls and to evaluate the therapeutic effect of acupoint transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS). Age- and sex-matched patients (24(More)
BACKGROUND Most physicians in China may neglect portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in clinical practice. In fact, portal vein thrombosis is an important cause of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. As the diversity of its clinical manifestations, misdiagnosis is common if we donot bear PVT in mind during differential diagnosis. Therefore, we systematically(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Serum cancer antigen (CA) 125 elevation has been reported in patients with liver disease, but it is poorly characterized. The present study aimed to evaluate the range of serum and ascitic CA 125 levels in patients with liver cirrhosis and to explore possible factors associated with CA 125 elevation. METHODS A total of 70 patients were(More)
AIM To summarize the characteristics of patients suffered from primary biliary cirrhosis associated with ulcerative colitis. METHODS To report a new case and review the literature. RESULTS There were 18 cases (including our case) of primary biliary cirrhosis complicated with ulcerative colitis reported in the literature. Compared with classical primary(More)
AIM To investigate the prevalence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) and to assess corresponding health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in hospitalized cirrhotic patients in China. METHODS This multi-center cross-sectional study included 16 teaching hospitals, which were members of "Hepatobiliary Cooperation Group, Society of Gastroenterology,(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the current state of research in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). DATA RESOURCES Searching Medline (1994-2002) and Chinese Medical Journals Index (1998- 2002) for articles on NAFLD. RESULTS NAFLD is a new and challenging field with increasing recognition although its pathogenesis is poorly understood. "Two hits" hypothesis(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of resveratrol on interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) induced catabolism in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) derived chondrocytes cultured on chitosan-gelatin scaffolds (CGS). METHODS The chondrogenesis of alginate-encapsulated MSCs was evaluated by toluidine blue staining, RT-PCR, and immunostaing. MSC-derived chondrocyte(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the protective effects and the possible mechanism of shengmai for injection(SM) against the experimental acute cardiogenic shock. METHOD The experimental acute cardiogenic shock model was established by ligating the anterior descending cornonary in dogs. The effects of SM on cardiogenic shock were investigated by measuring the(More)