Zhongbo B. Chen

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Changes of cytokines in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) reflect immunologic reactions of the lung in pulmonary malignancies. Detection of biomarkers in BALF might serve as an important method for differential diagnosis of lung cancer. A total of 78 patients admitted into hospital with suspected lung cancer were included in our study. BALF samples were(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate whether VEGF polymorphisms (-460 T/C, +405 G/C, and +936 C/T)/haplotypes influence the susceptibility of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHOD A prospective case-control study was conducted to evaluate the genetic effects of VEGF polymorphisms on the development of OSA. 150 patients and 225 healthy controls were recruited for(More)
Tricuspid regurgitation is a common abnormality , which is often only diagnosed on echocardio-graphy, and not on clinical examination. This case report describes the rare presentation of eyeball pulsation seen in a patient with tricuspid regurgitation, presenting with severe congestive cardiac failure. The eyeball pulsation diminished after treatment with(More)
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