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Zhao C.-C.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Wang A.-P.,454 hospital of PLA | Li L.-X.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Li T.-T.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications | Year: 2016

Aims: Elevated serum uric acid is closely associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the association of urine uric acid excretion (UUAE) with NAFLD has not been investigated. Our aims were to explore the associations between UUAE and NAFLD and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods: This cross-sectional study included 2042 Chinese inpatients with T2DM. UUAE was determined enzymatically using a single 24-h urine collection. The subjects were stratified into quartile based on UUAE levels. NAFLD was determined by ultrasonography. Elevated ALT level was defined with an ALT value >. 65. U/L. Results: There was an obvious increase in both NAFLD prevalence (26.3%, 34.6%, 43.8%, and 56.2%, respectively, p <. 0.001 for trend) and ALT value [16 (12-24), 17 (13-27), 20 (14-30), and 24 (15-38) U/L, respectively, p <. 0.001 for trend] across the UUAE quartiles after controlling for confounders. Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed independent associations between UUAE and NAFLD (p = 0.002) and elevated ALT level (p <. 0.001). Compared with the patients in the first quartile of UUAE, those in the second, third and fourth quartiles had 1.528-, 1.869-, and 1.906-fold risk of NAFLD, and 3.620-, 6.223-, and 10.506-fold risk of elevated ALT level in T2DM, respectively. Conclusions: Increased UUAE levels were significantly associated with the presence of NAFLD and increase of ALT in T2DM. UUAE may be a clinically significant measure in assessing the risk of NAFLD in T2DM. © 2016 Elsevier Inc. Source


Wang J.,Nanjing Medical University | Zhou M.,Nanjing Medical University | Wang X.,454 hospital of PLA | Xu J.,Nanjing Medical University | And 2 more authors.
Clinica Chimica Acta | Year: 2016

Background: We assessed the prognostic significance of pretreatment C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 156 patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used to generate a cutoff value for CRP. Both log-rank test and multivariable analysis by Cox regression model were used to assess the impact of pretreatment CRP concentrations on the overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Results: Among those 156 patients enrolled, increased CRP concentration was seen in 51 patients before treatment (≥. 20 mg/l), while the other 105 patients were considered with low CRP concentration. There was no obvious difference in the baseline characteristics between two groups. Increased CRP concentration was significantly associated with poorer OS and PFS than those patients with low CRP concentration (P = 0.001 and P = 0.000, respectively). Multivariable analysis further showed that CRP concentration was an independent predictor of OS (hazard ratio [HR] = 0.47; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.24-0.92, P = 0.028) and PFS (HR = 0.37; 95% CI = 0.30-0.87, P = 0.013). Conclusion: CRP concentration before treatment was an independent prognostic factor in patients with DLBCL. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.. Source


Wang A.,454 hospital of PLA | Sun X.,454 hospital of PLA | Wang W.,454 hospital of PLA | Jiang K.,454 hospital of PLA
Diabetic Foot and Ankle | Year: 2014

Objective: Few studies have identified factors as predictors of clinical prognosis of patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), especially of Chinese patients. In this study, we assessed the prognostic factors of Chinese patients with DFUs. Methods and materials: This was a retrospective study (January 2009 January 2011) of 194 DFUs conducted in an inpatient population at PLA 454 Hospital in Nanjing, China, to determine the prognostic influential factors of DFUs in Chinese patients. All of the studied patients were grouped into an amputation group, a non-healing group, and a cured group, according to the clinical prognosis. Patient parameters, including gender, age, smoking habits, education level, family history of diabetes mellitus, medical history, duration of foot lesions and complications, ankle-brachial index (ABI), transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2), urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (Alb/Cr), fundus oculi, electrocardiogram, DFU characteristics, bacterial nature, and neuropathy, were cross-studied among the three groups. Results: Compared with the other two groups, the amputation group showed a higher number of males, older in age, lower ABI and TcPO2 levels, higher Wagner wound grading and size, and significantly higher urinary Alb/Cr ratio, blood urea nitrogen, serum creatinine, white blood cell count, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Compared to the cured group (162 patients), more patients with an older age, smoking, family history of diabetes mellitus, medical history of foot ulcerations, lower ABI and TcPO2 levels, higher urine Alb/Cr ratio, and serum creatinine were found in the non-healing group. Regression analysis was used to study the correlation between various factors and clinical prognosis, and the results were as follows: age, Wagner wound classification, and heel ulcerations were negatively correlated to the DFU prognosis, whereas the female population, ABI, and TcPO2 were positively correlated with DFU prognosis. Conclusion: In this retrospective study, we conclude that the DFU prognosis may be related to age, gender, wound location (heel), Wagner wound classification, ABI, and TcPO2 levels in the Chinese population. © 2014 Aiping Wang et al. Source


Jiang D.-S.,454 hospital of PLA | Wang Y.-W.,454 hospital of PLA | Jiang J.,454 hospital of PLA | Li S.-M.,454 hospital of PLA | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Molecular Medicine | Year: 2014

Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) has been shown to have a significant role in cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a group of small non-coding RNAs that fine tune translation of multiple target mRNAs, are involved in the development and progression of human cancers. The present study was undertaken to determine the roles of TLR9 on lung cancer and whether miR-26a is involved in TLR9-mediated lung cancer growth and migration. The lung cancer models were elicited by injecting human lung cancer cells into the left ventricle. The expression of TLR9 and miR-26a in lung cancer tissues obtained from lung cancer patients was increased. TLR9 ligand CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) caused an increase in the mean tumor weight and the size of tumor mass in nude mice, and the proliferation and migration of H460 human lung cancer cells. CpG-ODN also induced an increase in the expression of miR-26a in H460 cells. The overexpression of miR-26a increased the weight and size of the tumor mass in the nude mice, and the proliferation and migration of H460 cells. Expression of phosphoinositide 3 kinase (PI3K) and phosphorylation of protein kinase B (Akt) was increased after miR-26a overexpression in the H460 cells. PI3K inhibitor wortmannin (WM) or Akt inhibitor triciribine hydrate (TCN) eliminated the increase in the proliferation and migration induced by the overexpression of miR-26a in H460 cells. These results suggested that miR-26a is involved in the TLR9-mediated growth and migration of lung cancer through the PI3K-Akt signaling pathway. Source


Jiang K.-c.,454 hospital of PLA | Sun X.-j.,454 hospital of PLA | Wang W.,454 hospital of PLA | Liu L.,454 hospital of PLA | And 6 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2012

Background: Sterile larvae-maggots of the green bottle blowfly Lucilia sericata are employed as a treatment tool for various types of chronic wounds. Previous studies reported that excretions/secretions (ES) of the sterile larvae could prevent and remove the biofilms of various species of bacteria. In the present study we assessed the effect of ES from the larvae pretreated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa on the bacteria biofilms. Methods and Findings: We investigated the effects of ES from the maggot pretreated with P. aeruginosa on the biofilms using microtitre plate assays and on bactericidal effect using the colony-forming unit (CFU) assay. The results showed that only 30 μg of the ES from the pretreated maggots could prevent and degrade the biofilm of P. aeruginosa. However, the CFU count of P. aeruginosa was not decrease when compared to the ES from non pretreated maggots in this study condition. It is suggested that the ES from the pretreated maggot was more effective against biofilm of P. aeruginosa than sterile maggot ES. Conclusions: Our results showed that the maggot ES, especially the bacteria-pretreated larva ES may provide a new insight into the treatment tool of the bacterial biofilms. © 2012 Jiang et al. Source

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