Zhi-jie Zhao

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the underlying mechanism of age related increase of pulmonary fibrosis incidence METHODS The levels of pulmonary collagen and TGF-beta1 protein, MMP2,9 mRNA and TIMP 1,2,3 mRNA expression were measured by ELISA and realtime PCR. RESULTS As compared with adult rats [(756 +/- 160) pg/g vs (1 000 +/- 246) pg/g, P<0.05] the aged(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the efficiency of both the APACHE II/III scoring systems in predicting the prognosis of patients older than 75 years. METHODS We calculated both the APACHE II and III scores in patients older than 75 years who were admitted to the geriatric intensive care unit (GICU) of our hospital in a duration of 6 months. The scores and predicting(More)
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