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The article compares the incidence of public healthcare across 11 Asian countries and provinces, testing the dominance of healthcare concentration curves against an equal distribution and Lorenz curves and across countries. The analysis reveals that the distribution of public healthcare is prorich in most developing countries. That distribution is(More)
BACKGROUND Left-sided heart disease (LHD) is the most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH). In patients with LHD, elevated left atrial pressure causes a passive increase in pulmonary vascular pressure by hydrostatic transmission. In some patients, an active component caused by pulmonary arterial vasoconstriction and/or vascular remodeling(More)
Previous studies demonstrate that leptin has an osteogenic differentiation effect on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). However, the effect of adenovirus-mediated leptin on MSCs differentiation has not been reported. To explore the mechanism, we constructed a recombinant adenoviral vector Ad-leptin and transfected propagated MSCs in vitro. The(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of VTE before anticancer therapy in patients with lung cancer is not well defined. METHODS A total of 673 hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer were examined for VTE within 1 week after admission at five hospitals between January 2009 and January 2011. Additionally, VTE diagnoses within the last 3 months were reviewed.(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of qili qiangxin capsules in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Qili qiangxin capsules are a traditional Chinese medicine that has been approved in China for the treatment of CHF, but the evidence supporting its efficacy remains unclear. METHODS A total of 512 patients(More)
Aggression in socially monogamous mandarin vole (Microtus mandarinus) was observed after castration. Levels of serum sex hormones and their central receptors were also measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunohistochemistry methods. The data indicate that adult males showed higher levels of aggression after castration. However, castration(More)
OBJECTIVES Galectin-3 has been shown to be involved in the process of cardiac fibrosis and to predict adverse events in heart failure (HF), but the association of galectin-3 with cause-specific death has not been well established. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of baseline galectin-3 for all-cause, cardiovascular (CV), and(More)
BACKGROUND The haplotypes in the gene vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit 1 (VKORC1) have been found to affect warfarin dose response through effects on the formation of reduced-form vitamin K, a cofactor for gamma-carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins, which is involved in the coagulation cascade and has a potential impact on(More)
Aortoarteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease mainly affecting the aorta and its major branches. Recent immunogenetic studies indicate that certain human leucocyte antigen (HLA) alleles are significantly associated with aortoarteritis in several populations. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the HLA-DRB1 alleles(More)
BACKGROUND Glioma remains a diagnostic challenge because of its variable clinical presentation and a lack of reliable screening tools. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate gene function in a wide range of pathophysiological processes and are therefore emerging biomarkers for prostate cancer, hepatic cancer, and other tumor diseases. However, the effective(More)