Zhan-zheng Zhao

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AIM To assess the prognostic implications of serum uric acid levels on patients with IgA nephropathy in a longitudinal 8-year follow-up study and to identify an association between serum uric acid levels and the clinical and pathological phenotypes of IgA nephropathy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We reviewed the files of all consecutive patients with IgA(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of recombinant human endostatin (Endostar) on peritoneum angiogenesis in a model of dialysate exposure in rats. METHODS Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized to five groups: normal (group 1); uraemia (group 2); 4.25% peritoneal dialysate (PD) uraemic (group 3); uraemia + PD + recombinant human endostatin 10 mg/kg PD(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and endostatin (ES) in human peritoneum and investigate the relationship between them and peritoneum neoangiogensis in the patients with uraemia and peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS Peritoneal biopsies were(More)
Down-regulation of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in the renal parenchyma has been demonstrated in children who underwent pyeloplasty due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). Urine levels of EGF were confirmed to parallel this finding before and after surgery. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between urinary EGF (uEGF)(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) is associated with ultrafiltration failure (UFF). The aim of the study was to investigate changes in cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), and vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) expressions in a rat model of UFF induced by PD solution. METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats(More)
Angiogenesis is considered to be one of the most common mechanisms leading to ultrafiltration failure (UFF) in long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The angiopoietin (Ang)/Tie system was found to play a role in the initiation of pathological neoangiogenesis and is also involved in peritoneal angiogenesis caused by peritoneal fluid. This aim of this(More)
This paper aims to study the survival and risk factors affecting the long-term prognosis of Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We collected clinical data of 1,072 SLE patients at the time of diagnosis. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate the survival rate, and the Cox proportional hazard regression model for the risk factors(More)
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) of glomerular vascular endothelial cells (GEnCs) is now considered to play a critical role in diabetic nephropathy (DN). NOD2 is newly discovered to be closely related to DN renal injury. However, the relationship between NOD2 and EndMT of GEnCs has never been reported. In the present study, we found that NOD2(More)