Publications by authors named "Yuxing Ge"

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Simultaneous Determination of Typical Chlorinated, Oxygenated, and European Union Priority Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Milk Samples and Milk Powders.

J Agric Food Chem 2021 Apr 29;69(13):3923-3931. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China.

An increasing number of studies have suggested that PAH contamination in dairy products demands high concern. This study established an efficient determination method for the European Union 15 + 1 PAHs and four PAH derivatives in dairy samples using a QuEChERS method coupled with GC-QqQ-MS. The optimized method obtained a recovery of 63.38-109.17% with a precision of 3.82-15.62%, and the limit of detection and limit of quantification were 0.08-0.78 and 0.27-2.59 μg/kg, respectively. The validated method was then successfully applied to identify the 20 PAHs in 82 dairy samples, including 43 commercial milk samples and 39 milk powders. The total PAH concentrations ranged from 2.37 to 11.83 μg/kg, and benzo[]pyrene was only quantified in one milk and one milk powder sample at 0.35 and 0.42 μg/kg, respectively. The concentrations of PAH4 in milk samples and milk powders were not quantified (nq)-3.99 and nq-4.51 μg/kg, respectively. The results confirmed the appreciable occurrence of PAHs in dairy products, especially in infant formula. The data in this study provide a scientific basis for assessment on origin tracing, dietary exposure, and health risk of PAHs and their derivatives.
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April 2021

The Effects of Levetiracetam on Cerebrospinal Fluid and Plasma NPY and GAL, and on the Components of Stress Response System, hs-CRP, and S100B Protein in Serum of Patients with Refractory Epilepsy.

Cell Biochem Biophys 2015 Nov;73(2):489-494

Department of Neurology, (Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital), Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, No. 301 Middle Yanchang Road, Shanghai, 200072, China.

Our objective is to explore the effects of levetiracetam on the levels of neuropeptides, serum activity and concentrations of oxidative stress and inflammatory response proteins, and levels of brain injury marker in patients with refractory epilepsy. Seventy-two patients with refractory epilepsy received levetiracetam treatment. Neuropeptides galanin (GAL) and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were detected using double-antibody sandwich immunoassay and radioimmunoassay, respectively. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to detect serum activity of paraoxonase (PON1) and serum concentrations of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) and S100B. Arylesterase (ARE) activity was measured by colorimetric assay, and immune scatter turbidimetry was used to detect a high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). After treatment, NPY and GAL in plasma and CSF of the patients were significantly decreased as compared to concentrations before treatment (P < 0.05). Levetiracetam reduced serum activities of PON1 and ARE (P < 0.05) and led to markedly increased serum levels of ox-LDL (P < 0.05). Serum concentrations of hs-CRP and S100B protein were significantly lower after levetiracetam administrations than before treatment (P < 0.05). Levetiracetam treatment had a clear beneficial effect on the overall quality of life (QOL) scores of the patients, as indicated by significantly improved cognitive functioning, behavior problems, emotional conditioning, physical condition, social functioning, self-assessed life quality score, self-assessed health score, and the total QOL score (P < 0.05). Levetiracetam can improve life quality of patients with refractory epilepsy, decrease NPY and GAL in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid, serum PON1 and ARE activities, and serum levels of ox-LDL, hs-CRP, and S100B. Levetiracetam therefore may be considered a drug of choice for treating refractory epilepsy.
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November 2015

24-h residual urine volume at hemodialysis initiation: a possible predictor for acute ischemic stroke incurrence in hemodialysis patients.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2013 May 13;115(5):557-61. Epub 2012 Jul 13.

Department of Nephrology, Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.

Background: Residual renal function (RRF) recently has been confirmed to be a significant predictor of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. As RRF is not exactly the same with 24-h residual urine volume, the aim of our study is to evaluate the association of residual urine volume with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) among HD patients.

Methods: 282 patients starting chronic HD in our center during January 2005 and December 2008 were enrolled. The clinical data at HD initiation and the occurrence of AIS since starting HD were recorded and obtained from our database. According to the prevalence of AIS, we divided 282 patients into the AIS group (n=69) and non-AIS (n=213) group.

Results: A total of 69 (24.5%) patients suffered from AIS since HD initiation. Patients with AIS were much older, with more diabetes, had higher levels of hemoglobin, while lower levels of residual urine volume and serum uric acid. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, old age (OR, 1.036; 95% CI, 1.009-1.063; P=0.008), diabetes (OR, 2.385; 95% CI, 1.074-5.294; P=0.033) and 24-h residual urine volume<1290 ml at HD initiation (OR, 2.446; 95% CI, 1.219-4.907; P=0.012) was significant predictors for future AIS occurrence during HD.

Conclusion: This study indicates that residual urine volume levels at HD initiation are inversely associated with AIS risk in future in chronic HD patients. Besides, aging and diabetes should also be noticed for prevention of AIS.
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May 2013