Zhenlei Li

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Propranolol is widely used to prevent gastroesophageal variceal bleeding; however, some patients could not benefit from propranolol. This study is to evaluate the relationship between CYP2D6 and β2-adrenergic receptor (β2-AR) gene polymorphisms and the hemodynamic response to propranolol in Chinese Han patients. METHODS The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term parenteral nutrition (PN) is a standardized treatment in many patients who are unable to use their gastrointestinal tract to absorb nutrients and water. Catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) is one of the most common complications of PN. Several factors predispose patients to CRT. The main objective of this study was to assess the platelet(More)
BACKGROUND Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an established minimal-invasive procedure to treat complications of portal hypertension, and several scoring systems have been used to help choose suitable patients. However, its accuracy remains controversial. AIM To compare the performance of the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) classification(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and clinical efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) with various stents for treating patients with cirrhosis and esophageal gastric varices bleeding. METHODS One hundred and five patients were stratified according to stent type: bare stent group, covered stent-grafts group, combined stents group.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To compare the performance of the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP), the Okuda, the Cancer of Liver Italian Program (CLIP), the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC), the Chinese staging (CS), Chinese university prognostic index (CUPI), Japan integrated staging (JIS), the Tokyo and the French staging systems, in predicting the survival of patients(More)
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