Zhi Pang

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Epidemiologic evidence suggests that intakes of fruits and/or vegetables may play a role in the etiology of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), but the findings are inconsistent. We aimed to assess fruits and/or vegetables intakes in relation to risk of NHL by a meta-analytic approach. We searched on PubMed database from January 1966 to September 2012 to(More)
BACKGROUND Though vitamin C supplementation has shown no observed effects on stroke prevention in several clinical trials, uncertainty remains as to whether long-term, low-dose intake influences the development of stroke among general populations. Furthermore, the association between circulating vitamin C and the risk of stroke is also unclear. For further(More)
GPRC5A is a G-protein-coupled receptor expressed in lung tissue but repressed in most human lung cancers. Studies in Gprc5a(-/-) mice have established its role as a tumor-suppressor function in this setting, but the basis for its role has been obscure. Here, we report that GPRC5A functions as a negative modulator of EGFR signaling. Mouse tracheal epithelial(More)
This review aimed to summarize the epidemiology (incidence, prevalence and morality) and risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract and includes Crohn's Disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). IBD has increasing incidence and prevalence in most of countries and becomes(More)
18 cases with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) admitted to our hospital since 1985 were reported. Among them, 2 cases were mild, 10 moderate and 6 severe. All of them received a combination of treatment, including correction of primary disease, O2 therapy, medications such as corticosteroid diuretics and anti-inflammatory agents, restriction of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the probable role of Th1 and Th17 cells in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS The peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from peripheral blood specimens were collected in the study, including 40 healthy controls, 42 ulcerative colitis (UC) and 39 Crohn's disease (CD). The proportion of Th1 and Th17 cells(More)
Hip fracture is a kind of osteoporotic fractures in elderly patients. Its important monitoring indicator is to measure bone mineral density (BMD) using DXA. The stress characteristics and material distribution in different parts of the bones can be well simulated by three-dimensional finite element analysis. Our previous studies have demonstrated a linear(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of aspartate-ornithine granules in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS Seventy-two patients with NASH were included in this multiple-dose parallel controlled clinical trial and received a 12-week course of aspartate-ornithine granule treatment at either high-dose (6 g bid(More)