Zheng Lin

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BACKGROUND Chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) can cause behavioral and physiological abnormalities that are important to the prediction of symptoms of depression that may be associated with cerebral glucose metabolic abnormalities. Curcumin showed potential antidepressant effects, but whether or not it can reverse cerebral functional abnormalities and so(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To quantitatively assess daytime autonomic cardiovascular control in pediatric subjects with and without obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). DESIGN Respiration, R-R intervals, and noninvasive continuous blood pressure were monitored in awake subjects in the supine and standing postures, as well as during cold face stimulation. (More)
BACKGROUND Amino acid neurotransmitters and nitric oxide (NO) are involved in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD). Here we want to establish whether changes in their plasma levels may serve as biomarker for the melancholic subtype of this disorder. METHODS Plasma levels of glutamic acid (Glu), aspartic acid (Asp), glycine (Gly),(More)
OBJECT To explore the feasibility of using botulinum toxin type A (BTXA) to treat tinnitus due to stapedius myoclonus. METHOD A piece of gelfoam containing BTXA (25 U/ml) was placed, through a perforation in tympanic membrane, into the middle ear cavity of a patient suffering from tinnitus due to stapedius myoclonus. RESULTS The tinnitus disappeared on(More)
PURPOSE Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has become a widely accepted procedure in most of the large cardiac centers throughout the world. However, little is known regarding the knowledge, attitude, and behavior (KAB) of AF patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). Our purpose is to investigate the status and influencing(More)
OBJECTIVE Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is an effective way to prevent invasive pneumococcal diseases in high risk populations. The efficacy of this vaccine in paediatric oncology patients remains unknown. DESIGN AND SETTING The authors evaluated the antibody response to seven pneumococcal serotypes in paediatric oncology patients given two doses(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic disease with a high incidence worldwide. The various symptoms have substantial impact on the quality of life of affected individuals. A long-term self-management program can increase the ability of patients to make behavioral changes, and health outcomes can improve as a consequence. This study's aim was to(More)
Lymph node metastasis (LNM) is one of the major prognostic factors for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However there is no consensus regarding the prognostic significance of the location of LNM. Therefore, a novel classification was proposed to identify the lymph node (LN) stations which may be useful in predicting prognosis. A total of 260 ESCC(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolar disorder (BP) is a mental illness that has a high social burden estimated by disability-adjusted life years. In the present study, we investigated the efficacy of olanzapine-valproate combination therapy versus olanzapine or valproate monotherapy in the treatment of bipolar I mania in a Chinese population group. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The People's Republic of China has the largest population affected by osteoporosis in the world. However, no population-based survey of osteoporosis awareness in People's Republic of China has been reported. This study investigated the level of basic awareness of osteoporosis in a large community in People's Republic of China. The relationship(More)
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