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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)
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)
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 analyze the significance of pH monitoring and reflux symptom index (RSI) in the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) and the characteristics of LPRD in symptoms and pH monitoring. METHODS RSI questionnaire survey and laryngopharyngeal pH monitoring were conducted on. 31 patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux-related symptoms,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor (rhVEGF) on autologous free granular fat grafts in rats. METHODS Forty-eight Sprague Dawley (SD) rats, weighing 190-280 g and regardless sex, were randomly divided into three groups, sixteen in each. After fat transplantation, the rats were treated with plasmid DNA(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 Gastrointestinal graft versus host disease (GI-GVHD) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) enteritis are important complications following allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We explored the role of colonoscopy in the diagnosis of GI-GVHD and CMV enteritis following allo-HSCT to identify the endoscopic manifestations of GI-GVHD(More)