Yu-chun Zhu

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This systematic review was performed to compare the efficacy and complications of transperineal (TP) vs. transrectal (TR) prostate biopsy. A systematic research of PUBMED, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library was performed to identify all clinical controlled trials on prostate cancer (PCa) detection rate and complications achieved by TP and TR biopsies. Prostate(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical effects of the no-flip procedure with the Chinese Shang Ring when circumcising adult males with redundant prepuce or phimosis, and to discuss its advantages and disadvantages. METHODS Using the no-flip Shang Ring technique, we performed circumcision for 167 adult males aged 18 -72 (mean 27.8) years with redundant prepuce(More)
This paper was aimed to compare the clinical effectiveness and safety of adult male circumcision using the Shang Ring™ (SR) with the no-flip technique compared with Dorsal Slit (DS) surgical method. A single-centered, prospective study was conducted at the West China Hospital, where patients were circumcised using the no-flip SR (n = 408) or the DS (n = 94)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of ischemic postconditioning(IPo) on cellular apoptosis in acute renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI) in rats. METHODS Model of acute renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI) was constructed using Wistar rats. Forty healthy male rats were divided into 4 groups randomly,including group C,group IRI, group IPo and group(More)
INTRODUCTION So far the only endovascular option to treat patients with thoraco abdominal aortic aneurysms is the deployment of branched grafts. We describe a technique consisting of the deployment of standard off-the- shelf grafts to treat urgent cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS The sandwich technique consists of the deployment of ViaBahn chimney grafts in(More)
Human bladder smooth muscle cells (HBSMCs) were subjected to pressure cycles of up to 200 cm H2O to a pressure of 0 cm H2O for 24 hours. The total RNA extracted from each group was subjected to microarray analysis. miR-3180-5p emerged as the most overexpressed of all the differentially expressed microRNAs, and this finding was validated by PCR. We then used(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of growth and proliferation of bladder urothelial cell and smooth muscle cell in 3-dimension (3-D) polyethylene glycol polyurethane (PEGPU) porous scaffolds. METHODS The PEGPU scaffolds with 4 different pore size (90.8, 76.7, 40.9 and 39.6 microm) were prepared. Mouse fibroblasts, human bladder smooth muscle cells and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the secondary structure of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) for the prediction and screening of candidate receptor-binding domain of CTGF. METHODS Bioinformatics method was employed to predict and screen CTGF receptor-binding domain based on the analysis of secondary structure of CTGF, and its hydrophilicity and physical(More)