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BACKGROUND The long-term association between the status of the false lumen and poor patient outcomes in acute aortic dissection (AAD) remains unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated whether the status of the false lumen was a predictor of poor long-term survival in AAD. METHODS AND RESULTS Eleven cohort studies (2924 participants)(More)
OBJECTIVES A meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the effects of ulinastatin treatment on adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS Seven electronic databases were searched for reports of randomized, controlled trials conducted up to February 2014 in which patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB were(More)
BACKGROUND Sphingosine kinase 1 (SK1) is a key regulator of the dynamic ceramide/sphingosine 1-phosphate rheostat balance and important in the pathological cancer genesis, progression, and metastasis processes. Many studies have demonstrated SK1 overexpressed in various cancers, but no meta-analysis has evaluated the relationship between SK1 and various(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and Western world. Despite increased screening and advances in treatment, the mortality rate (ca. 50,000/year) and high national health-care burden for CRC are likely to remain high unless an effective non-invasive screening test for CRC is instituted for a large segment of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of early resuscitation of active compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR) with standard CPR in pre-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS Ninety-two patients with cardiac arrest occurring out of hospital were allocated to ACD-CPR (cardio pump) or standard CPR randomly, then determine systolic blood(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of eco-nutrition on postoperative patients with colorectal diseases. METHODS 32 patients undergoing the colorectal operation were randomized into the eco-nutrition enteral nutrition (EEN) group and the normal enteral nutrition (NEN) group. A series parameters, including gastrointestinal symptom, diarrhea and diarrhea(More)
Cheyne–Stokes respiration with central sleep apnea (CSR–CSA) is very common in patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF). A current concept of the key pathophysiological mechanism leading to CSR–CSA is a fluctuation of PaCO2 below and above the apneic threshold. A number of therapeutic approaches for CSR–CSA have been proposed—all with varying(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the associations between lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and the risks of coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS) in the general population. METHODS PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for prospective cohort studies published prior to June 2016.(More)