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OBJECTIVES To determine the occurrence rate, outcomes, and the characteristics of severe sepsis in surgical intensive care units in multiple medical centers within China and to assess the cost and resource use of severe sepsis in China. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective, observational study of surgical intensive care unit patients at ten university hospitals(More)
We investigated the effects of early rehabilitation therapy on prolonged mechanically ventilated patients after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).A total of 106 patients who underwent CABG between June 2012 and May 2015 were enrolled and randomly assigned into an early rehabilitation group (53 cases) and a control group (53 cases). The rehabilitation(More)
This study investigated whether the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes of interleukin-10 (IL-10) were associated with cachexia in 223 Chinese patients with gastric cancer diagnosed by histopathological examination. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes. The SNPs at positions -1082A/G, -819T/C, and -592A/C in the IL-10(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Interleukin (IL)-10 is a pleiotropic cytokine that can both stimulate and suppress the immune response. Previous studies have reported that IL-10 production was significantly elevated in cachectic patients, and it has been confirmed that polymorphisms of the IL10 gene could influence its expression. Therefore, we designed this study(More)
Many studies have shown that LPS mainly activates four signal transduction pathways to induce inflammation, namely the p38, ERK1/2, JNK and IKK/NF-κB pathways. Studies have demonstrated that 5'-AMP-induced hypothermia (AIH) exhibits high anti-inflammatory capabilities. In this study, we explore that how AIH inhibits the inflammatory response. Wistar rats(More)
Curcumin (Cur) is a hydrophobic polyphenol with diverse pharmacological effects, especially for cancer treatment. However, its weak water solubility and stability was the major obstacle for the formulation research of Cur. The complexation of Cur and hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) was done by grinding. The increasing solubility of Cur was achieved(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the causes and the clinical treatment methods of postoperative wound complications following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS From June 2005 to August 2008, 486 cases (576 knees, including 314 left knees and 262 right knees) underwent primary TKA using standard midline incision and medial parapatellar arthrotomy. There were(More)
Endothelial PAS domain protein 1 (EPAS1) is a hypoxia-inducible protein that contributes to tumor progression. Hypoxia is involved in tumor aggressiveness and resistance to chemotherapy and ionizing radiation. In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of EPAS1 silencing using polyethylenimine-poly(lactide-coglycolide) (PLGA)/poloxamer nanoparticles(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical treatment methods of deep infection after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and its effectiveness. METHODS Between January 2004 and January 2010, 32 cases (32 knees) of deep infection after TKA were treated, including 13 males and 19 females with an average age of 64.6 years (range, 52-79 years). The time from primary TKA to(More)
Our previous studies showed that recombinant high-density lipoprotein (rHDL) rHDL74 exhibited higher anti-inflammatory capabilities compared to wild-type rHDL (rHDLwt), while rHDL228 showed hyper-proinflammation. In this paper, we further investigated the potential mechanisms involved in their different inflammatory functions using two models: endotoxemic(More)