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[Management of blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1876-1881

Department of Neurology, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing 102218, China.

We are aiming at conducting a meta-analysis of the literature to elucidate the efficacy and safety of anti-hypertension therapy in acute stage of ischemic stroke (AIS). Researches on the efficacy and safety of anti-hypertension therapy published on PubMed before 1st September 2017 were independently retrieved by two authors.Clinical benign prognosis and death measured as modified Rankin Scale (mRS) ≤2 and mRS=6 were taken as primary indicators of efficacy and safety, respectively. Read More

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June 2018
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[Effect of CD4(+) T cell surface CD1d molecules on progression of multiple sclerosis in mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1873-1875

Department of Neurology, Xinxiang Central Hospital of Henan, Xinxiang 453000, China.

To investigate the effect of CD1d molecules on the surface of CD4(+) T cells on the progression of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (experimental, allergic, encephalomyelitis, EAE) mouse models. EAE model of C57BL/6 mice was established, Splenic cells were isolated at different stages of the progression of the disease.The proportion of CD1d(+) cells on the surface of activated and non activated CD4(+) T cells was detected by flow cytometry. Read More

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[Effect of N-acetyl-L-cysteine on vascular heterogeneity of microcirculation in endotoxemia rabbits and its mechanism].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1869-1872

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.

To study the effect of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) on vascular heterogeneity in microcirculation dysfunction caused by endotoxemia and its mechanism. Eighteen Japanese big ear rabbits were divided into three groups: Control group, Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) group and LPS+ NAC group.A dose of 2 mg/kg LPS was injected to set up endotoxemia rabbit models. Read More

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[Feasibility of screw placement on posterior occipital condyle assisted by occipital tangent angulation].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1863-1868

Ningbo University School of Medicine, Ningbo 315000, China.

To investigate the practicability of occipital tangent angle in assisting posterior occipital condylar screw placement and to verify the safety and accuracy of self-made screw placement device for auxiliary screw. Occipito-cervical region specimens of 12 adult corpses were selected and scanned by thin-cut CT examination.The three-dimensional reconstruction of occipital and atlas was simulated for each specimen, and 3-matic software was used to measure the setting parameters, including occipital tangent angle, head obliquity, internal inclination angle, length of the screw and the distance from the inferior margin of hypoglossal canal to the screw axis. Read More

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[Microsurgical resection of sellar tumors via lateral supraorbital approach: clinical analysis of 20 cases].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1859-1862

Department of Neurosurgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China.

To research the application of lateral supraorbital (LOS) approach for resecting sellar tumors. Clinical symptoms of 20 patients with surgery via LOS approach were analyzed retrospectively.According to the neuroradiological findings and the improvement of symptoms, and some score scale, the efficacy and safety of LOS were assessed for removing sellar tumors. Read More

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June 2018
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[The expressions and the roles of SDF-1/CXCR-4 and SDF-1/CXCR-4 in human endometriosis].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1854-1858

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China.

To investigate the expressions and significances of SDF-1 and its receptor CXCR-4 in endometriosis. 50 hysteromyoma patients treated at Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University between 1(st) January 2016 and 31(st) December 2017 were divided into control group, that is, non-endometriosis group, while another 50 endometriosis patients were divided into experimental group.The endometrial tissues, endometriosis lesions, and peritoneal fluid samples of hysteromyoma patients were collected by operation. Read More

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[The efficacy of immunoadsorption with Infliximab theraepy on the modulation of disease activity in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1849-1853

Department of Rheumatology, the Second Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116027, China.

To evaluated the efficacy of additional immunoadsorption therapy (2 times) besides infliximab (IFX) ondisease remission in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 90 patients with serve RA were included in this study.There were 43 patients in the control group who were treated with IFX 3 mg/kg+ methotrexate (MTX) therapy, and other 47 patients were experimental group, who were previous given 2 times additional immunoadsorption therapy before IFX 3 mg/kg+ MTX therapy. Read More

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[A clinic analysis of thoracolumbar vertebral fracture cascade].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1844-1848

Department of Orthopaedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215006, China.

To observe the clinical characteristics of thoracolumbar vertebral fracture cascade, analyze the relationship between the baseline fractures and the subsequent fractures and compare the distribution differences of subsequent fractures following vertebral augmentation or non-operation. From July 2012 to August 2016, 1 363 patients admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University with vertebral augmentation for the treatment of vertebral fractures were retrospectively analyzed.There were 190 cases of vertebral fracture cascade, 160 females and 30 males, with an average age of (74±9) years. Read More

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June 2018
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[Comparative study of cone-beam CT and spiral CT in measuring the length of styloid process].

Authors:
Y S Song L F Liu

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1841-1843

Department of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China.

To compare the difference of measuring the length of styloid process between spiral CT with high resolution and cone-beam CT(CBCT). Five specimens (including 5 pairs of styloid processes) were selected randomly from the Anatomy Laboratory of Otolaryngology Department, all the specimens underwent spiral CT with high resolution and cone-beam CT retrospectively.With the original DICOM data, the styloid processes were shown in one plate by multiple plate reconstruction technique, and later the length of styloid processes of each specimen were measured separately by software NNT Viewer (to CBCT) or Osrix (to spiral CT with high resolution). Read More

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[Dosimetry of cone-beam computed tomography and multi-slice computed tomography scanning for temporal bone].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1837-1840

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China.

To compare the effective radiation dose levels of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with those of multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) when scanning for the temporal bone. The absorbed doses of CBCT and MSCT scanners were detected using thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) that were placed in a head and neck phantom and a RGD-3D dose reader.Then the effective doses were calculated and expressed according to the International Commission on Radiation Protection (ICRP) 2007 guidelines. Read More

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[Feasibility study of cone-beam CT in displaying facial nerve canal].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1832-1836

Department of Radiology, Beijing Unicare ENT Hospital, Beijing 100122, China.

To evaluate the image clarity of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in displaying facial nerve canal and to investigate the feasibility of CBCT to display facial nerve canal and whether there are some advantages compared with MSCT. Eight cadaveric heads were scanned using CBCT and MSCT and images of 16 temporal bones of each scanner were obtained.The imaging clarity of facial nerve canal of the two scanners was scored. Read More

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[Application prospect of cone-beam CT in temporal bone].

Authors:
Z C Wang

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(23):1809

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[Effect and mechanism of mulberry leaf polysaccharide on type 1 diabetic nephropathy in rats].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1792-1796

the 2nd Clinical Medical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China.

To observe the effects of mulberry leaf polysaccharide (MLP) on insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor blinding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) as well as the expression of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 mRNA in the kidney of type 1 Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) rats, and to investigate its therapeutic effects and underlying mechanisms. Type 1 DN rat model was established by intraperitoneally injecting streptozocin (STZ). SD rats were randomly divided into the control, model, insulin and MLP groups, with eight rats in each group. Read More

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[Establishment of a canine slow transit constipation model and evalution of defecation, gastrointestinal transit and pathological sections].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1786-1791

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China.

To establish a canine model of slow transit constipation (STC), and to test the changes in defecation, gastrointestinal transit time and pathology sections. Baseline information was measured in 8 beagle dogs, and these dogs were randomly divided into the control group and the model group. The dogs in model group were given a diet of canned meat, as well as a combination of compound diphenoxylate and alosetron hydrochloride for 5 weeks. Read More

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[Role and mechanism of lipopolysaccharide induced exosome in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1780-1785

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chronic Airway Disease Laboratory, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China.

To explore the effect and mechanism of exosome derived from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mouse macrophage (RAW264.7) on acute lung injury. RAW264. Read More

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[Risk factors and preoperative evaluation of lymph nodes posterior to right recurrent laryngeal nerve metastasis in thyroid papillary carcinoma].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1775-1779

Department of Thyroid Surgery, the First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, China.

To investigate the risk factors and preoperative evaluation of lymph nodes posterior to right recurrent laryngeal nerve (LN-prRLN) metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Clinical data of 301 patients with right or double lobes who underwent surgery between August 2015 and October 2016 in the Department of Thyroid Surgery, the First Hospital of China Medical University, were retrospectively analyzed. The relationships between LN-prRLN metastasis and clinical pathology data and other factors were analyzed. Read More

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[Stereotactic biopsy in the accurate diagnosis of lesions in the brain stem and deep brain].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1771-1774

Department of Neurosurgery, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China.

To investigate the value of stereotactic biopsy in the accurate diagnosis of lesions in the brain stem and deep brain. A total of 29 consecutive patients who underwent stereotactic biopsy of brainstem and deep brain lesions between May 2012 and January 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. The Cosman-Roberts-Wells (CRW) stereotactic frame was installed under local anesthesia. Read More

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[Expression of platelet miR-223 in coronary artery disease patients and its clinical significance].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1766-1770

Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China.

To investigate the correlation of the expression of platelet microRNA-223 (miR-223) with the degree of platelet activation and the severity of coronary lesions in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of 204 consecutive patients underwent coronary artery angiography (CAG) at Beijing Anzhen Hospital between April and December 2016 were enrolled. According to CAG results, all the patients were divided into two groups: 112 patients in CAD group and 92 patients in control group. Read More

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[Clinical features of post-splenectomy pulmonary hypertension and effects of its target therapy].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(22):1761-1765

State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China.

To analyze the clinical features of post-splenectomy pulmonary hypertension and effects of its target therapy, and improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Clinical data of 18 patients with post-splenectomy pulmonary hypertension admitted to Fuwai Hospital from October 2006 to March 2017 were systematically reviewed and analyzed. Among the 18 patients with a mean age of (41±11) years old, 11 were women and 7 were men. Read More

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[Analysis of the entrance and suture method of umbilical incision in gynecological laparoscopy].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1713-1716

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China.

To explore the entrance and suture method of umbilical incision in gynecological laparoscopy. A total of 204 cases of gynecologic laparoscopy in our hospital from 2013 to 2016 were reviewed respectively. All the cases used two kinds of approach of umbilical incision: intra-umbilical incision and peri-umbilical incision (longitudinal/transverse oblique/arc incision according to the bellybutton natural skin folds) and two methods of suture: the suture of "U" and the suture of the whole subcutaneous tissue. Read More

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[Analysis of relationship between (18)F-FDG PET/CT SUVmax of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma before treatment and postoperative survival].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1707-1712

The First Department of Thoracic Surgery, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education), Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute, Peking University School of Oncology, Beijing 100142, China.

To evaluate the value of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in predicting long-term survival of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma(ESCC) before initial treatment. A total of 167 ESCC patients were retrospectively analyzed who underwent surgery between January 2010 and December 2014 in prospective database of Peking University Cancer Hospital Thoracic Surgery Department One, all cases were included according to inclusion and exclusion criteria.The relationship between SUVmax of the primary tumor and patients' age, gender, tumor location, tumor differentiation, tumor regression grade as well as long term survival were compared. Read More

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[Clinical relevance of common inhibitory immune checkpoint genes in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma].

Authors:
N Sun Y Li J He

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1703-1706

Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China.

To analyze the potential clinical relevance of inhibitory immune checkpoint genes, including PD1, PD-L1, CTLA4, LAG3 and TIM3 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Expression were extracted from mRNA microarray data from 119 paired ESCC and adjacent normal tissues, which were collected from National Cancer Center/Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences between December 2005 and December 2007.Differential expression analyses and survival analyses were then performed to identify potential clinical relevance using R software. Read More

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[Combined application of multi-parameter semiquantitative Alberta stroke program early CT score to assess infarction severity in acute ischemic stroke].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1697-1702

Beijing Institute of Geriatrics, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology, Beijing 100730, China.

To explore the significance of multi-parameter semiquantitative Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) in detecting core infarction in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. Twenty-one consecutive AIS patients from Beijing Hospital were retrospectively reviewed in this study from August 2016 to August 2017. All the patients presented within 6 hours since symptom onset. Read More

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[Similar coronal curvature may not represent the same 3-dimensional deformity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a matched-pair study using EOS imaging system].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1691-1696

Department of Spine Surgery, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing 210008, China.

To analyze the preoperative axial plane and the surgical outcomes of the Lenke type 1A patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) whose coronal curve type was matched but thoracic kyphosis (TK) was different. This study retrospectively reviewed a series of Lenke type 1A female AIS patients who underwent corrective surgery in the Department of Spine Surgery of Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital from May to August 2017. After matched with the Cobb angle of the main thoracic curve, the apical vertebral, the vertebra number included in the curve, the lumber modifier in the Lenke classification and Risser sign, 12 pairs of AIS patients, whose coronal curve was matched but thoracic kyphosis was different, were included in this study. Read More

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[Effect of carpentry of Bryan disc on long-term efficacy of cervical artificial disc replacement].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1686-1690

Department of Spine Surgery, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Fourth Clinical Medical College of Peking University, Beijing 100035, China.

To evaluate the influence of carpentry of Bryan disc, including artificial disc coverage ratio and shell angular, on long-term efficacy and complications cervical artificial disc replacement. To retrospectively analyze the clinical data of 86 patients who underwent Bryan disc replacement in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital between 2003 and 2007 (including 101 operated segments). All the patients were followed-up for more than 10 years. Read More

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[Minimally invasive small incision direct anterior total hip arthroplasty in the lateral decubitus position: complications and early outcome].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1679-1685

Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui Provincial Hospital, Hefei 230001, China.

To analyze the feasibility, perioperative complications and early outcomes of minimally invasive small incision in direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty in lateral decubitus position. From January 2015 to January 2017, 212 patients (228 hips) received minimally invasive small incision (approximately 8 cm in length) direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty in modified lateral decubitus position and approach. Sixteen cases underwent bilateral hip arthroplasty separately. Read More

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[Clinical and immunological characteristics and predicted factors of vision outcome in patients with acute severe bilateral optic neuritis].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1674-1678

Department of Neurology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China.

To analyze the clinical and immunological characteristics of acute severe bilateral optic neuritis, and to explore the predictive factors of vision outcome and relapse so as to save visual function and avoid or alleviate vision disability. Forty-eight inpatients confirmed with acute severe bilateral optic neuritis from January 2013 to June 2015 were included and followed up. The clinical features, immunological findings, optic nerve imaging, visual function outcome and predictors of relapse were statistically analyzed. Read More

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[Clinical features of late-onset neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1669-1673

Department of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116044, China.

To study the clinical features of late-onset neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders(LONMOSD). Twenty-eight patients with LONMOSD and fifty-one patients with early-onset neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders(EONMOSD) hospitalized in Navy General Hospital from January 2014 to May 2017 were enrolled and were followed up by telephone or outpatient visiting. The clinical manifestations, laboratory examinations and imaging features of the two groups were compared. Read More

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[Efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil in treating neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: a multicenter, prospective, self-control study in Guangzhou City].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1664-1668

Department of Neurology, the Third Affiliated Hospital of SUN Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China.

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). From September 2014 to February 2017, NMOSD patients with seropositive aquaporin4-IgG was enrolled through a multicenter, prospective study, and the annual recurrence rate (ARR), Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) and MMF-related side effects before and after MMF treatment were compared. Ninety patients were enrolled in the study. Read More

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[Clinical presentations of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders with ultra-longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Jun;98(21):1658-1663

Department of Neurology, Beijing Luhe Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 101100, China.

To analyze the clinical presentations of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) with ultra-longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (uLETM), in order to improve the diagnostic accuracy of this disorder. Twenty-two uLETM patients was recruited and retrospectively analyzed for general clinical characteristics, laboratory tests and MRI characteristics, as well as therapeutic. (1)The Male-to-female ratio was 1∶6. Read More

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Respiratory Failure, Hepatic Failure, and Hemoptysis with Thrombocytopenia in a 79-Year-Old Man.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1511-1512

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010, China.

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A Successfully Resuscitated Case of Air Embolism during Vitrectomy.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1509-1510

Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150086, China.

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Feasibility of Diagnosing a Submucosal Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma by Endonasopharyngeal Ultrasound-Guided Transnasopharyngeal Needle Aspiration.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1506-1508

Department of Endoscopy Center, Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute, Sichuan Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China.

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Reply to "Placenta Previa Accreta and Previous Cesarean Section: Some Clarifications".

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 06;131(12):1505

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China.

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Placenta Previa Accreta and Previous Cesarean Section: Some Clarifications.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 06;131(12):1504-1505

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.

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Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Caused by Venlafaxine.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1502-1503

Department of Pharmacy, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710068, China.

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Structural and Functional Alterations in Brains of Patients with Schizophrenia following Electroconvulsive Therapy.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1500-1501

Department of Psychiatry, Wenzhou Seventh People's Hospital, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325000, China.

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Crouzon Syndrome Associated with Congenital Coarctation of Aorta.

Authors:
Bing Meng Hui Zhang

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1498-1499

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Affiliated to the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing 100020, China.

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Surgical Treatment of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1496-1497

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Institute and Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing 100037, China.

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Prevalence of Coronary Artery Fistula in a Single Center of China.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 06;131(12):1492-1495

Department of Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China.

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Metformin for Antipsychotic-Related Metabolic Syndrome in Children: Fact or Fiction?

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1490-1491

Paediatrics Department, Cleveland Clinic Children's, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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Muscle Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Various Clinical Subtypes of -Related Muscular Dystrophy.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1472-1479

Department of Neurology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.

Background: LMNA-related muscular dystrophy can manifest in a wide variety of disorders, including Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), and LMNA-associated congenital muscular dystrophy (L-CMD). Muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a useful tool in the diagnostic workup of patients with muscle dystrophies. This study aimed to investigate whether there is a consistent pattern of MRI changes in patients with LMNA mutations in various muscle subtypes. Read More

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Audiovisual Sexual Stimulation and RigiScan Test for the Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1465-1471

Department of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Institute of Urology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China.

Background: Currently available evaluation criteria for penile tumescence and rigidity have been fraught with controversy. In this study, we sought to establish normative Chinese evaluation criteria for penile tumescence and rigidity by utilizing audiovisual sexual stimulation and RigiScan™ test (AVSS-Rigiscan test) with the administration of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor.

Methods: A total of 1169 patients (aged 18-67 years) complained of erectile dysfunction (ED) underwent AVSS-RigiScan test with the administration of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor. Read More

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June 2018
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Septation of the Intrapericardial Arterial Trunks in the Early Human Embryonic Heart.

Chin Med J (Engl) 2018 Jun;131(12):1457-1464

Department of Histology and Embryology, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030001, China.

Background: Outflow tract (OFT) septation defects are a common cause of congenital heart disease. Numerous studies have focused on the septation mechanism of the OFT, but have reported inconsistent conclusions. This study, therefore, aimed to investigate the septation of the aortic sac and the OFT in the early embryonic human heart. Read More

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June 2018
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