Zun-Qiang Zhou

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OBJECTIVE Little is known about the role of antiviral therapy for patients with hepatitis B who underwent curative hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to assess whether antiviral therapy after hepatectomy improves the prognosis of HCC in preoperatively antiviral-free patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a(More)
BACKGROUND Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) as a common acute abdomen due to complicated causes is characterized by lots of morbidities, difficult treatment, and high mortality. This study was designed to investigate the role of individually staged nutritional support (ISNS) in the treatment of SAP. METHODS One hundred patients with SAP admitted to our(More)
BACKGROUND Studies investigating the association between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and the occurrence of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), especially intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), have shown inconsistent findings. Although previous meta-analyses referred to HCV and CCA, they mainly focused on ICC rather than CCA or extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma(More)
Current treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) remains ineffective because knowledge of ICC carcinogenesis is unclear. Increasing evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs), including miR-191, play an important role in tumorigenesis; but expression and biological functions of miR-191 in ICC remain to be established. This study investigated the(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that the combination of APACHE II and Model for End-Stage Liver Disease systems would work satisfactorily in patients admitted to intensive care unit after living-donor liver transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were retrospectively collected from the database of our surgical team. The study included 38 patients (hepatitis B(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 has been identified to protect allograft from ischemia/reperfusion and immunologic rejection. Activity of heme oxygenase-1 is regulated by a guanine-thymine dinucleotide length polymorphism in the heme oxygenase-1 gene promoter. In this study, we aimed to explore the impact of the heme oxygenase-1 gene promoter polymorphism of donors and(More)
Although the combination of cisplatin and gemcitabine (GEM) is considered the standard first-line chemotherapy against unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC), its efficacy is discouraging. The present randomized open-label clinical trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the GEM plus S-1 (GEM-S-1) combination against unresectable HC.(More)
In this study, we developed a folate (FA)-conjugated and pH-responsive active targeting micellar system for anti-cancer drug delivery. In this system, FA was attached to the terminal of the hydrophilic segment of poly(lactic acid)-poly(L-lysine) (PLA-PLL), and PLL was modified by a citric acid group. The FA receptor-mediated active targeting and(More)
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic and progressive cholestatic liver disease with unknown causes. The initiation of PBC is associated with bacterial infections and abnormal immune correlates, such as the presence of self-reactive anti-mitochondrial antibodies and shifted balance of T cell subsets. In particular, the CD4+CXCR5+ follicular helper(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers in HBV-endemic regions, with irreversible progression and poor prognosis. HBV-related HCC patients lack effective antiviral/antitumor B cell antibody responses. We hypothesize that dysregulation of PD-1-expressing follicular helper T (Tfh) cell, induced by(More)