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Ren X.-L.,Peking University | Mu W.-J.,Beijing Puren Hospital | Zhan Y.-Q.,Peking University | Zhang H.-Y.,Peking University | Feng W.-Y.,Peking University
Chinese Journal of New Drugs | Year: 2014

Objective: To investigate the characteristics of drug-related lung damages in clinical practice and provide reference for rational use of drugs. Methods: ADR reports of drug-related lung damages in domestic pharmaceutical journals from 1979 to 2013 were collected and analyzed statistically. Results: Among 242 cases of drug-related lung damages, the top three classes were anticancer drugs, anti-microbial agents and anti-arrhythmic drugs. The main syndromes were interstitial pneumonia, drug-induced pulmonary edema, pulmonary fibrosis, and so on. Most cases improved after drug withdrawal and symptomatic treatment, but 38 patients died. Conclusion: A variety of drugs can induce drug-related lung damages. The pulmonary function of the patients should be monitored when using these drugs in order to reduce the incidence of ADR. Source

Ma Y.-H.,Beijing Puren Hospital | Yu C.,Peking University | Yu C.,Capital Medical University | Kayoumu A.,Peking University | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Biomedical Research | Year: 2015

Maternally inherited familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) impairs glucose metabolism and increases cardiovascular risks in the offspring to a greater degree than paternal inherited FH. However, it remains unknown whether hypertriglyceridemia affects glucose metabolism via inheritance. In this study, we sought to compare the impact of maternally and paternally inherited hypertriglyceridemia on glucose and lipid metabolism in mice. ApoCIII transgenic mice with severe hypertriglyceridemia were mated with non-transgenic control mice to obtain 4 types of offspring: maternal non-transgenic control and maternal transgenic offspring, and paternal control and paternal transgenic offspring. Plasma triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and fasting insulin (FINS) were measured. ApoCIII overexpression caused severe hypertriglyceridemia, but the transgenic female mice had unaltered fertility with normal pregnancy and birth of pups. The 4 groups of offspring had similar birth weight and growth rate. The plasma TG of maternal and paternal transgenic offspring were nearly 40-fold higher than maternal and paternal control mice, but there was no difference in plasma TG between maternal and paternal transgenic offspring. Although the FPG of the 4 groups of animals had no difference, the maternal transgenic mice showed impaired glucose tolerance, increased FINS levels and higher homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR) than the other 3 groups. In conclusion, maternally inherited hypertriglyceridemia in ApoCIII transgenic mice displayed impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia and increased HOMA-R, while paternally inherited hypertriglyceridemia did not have such impacts. © 2015 by the Journal of Biomedical Research. Source

Liu M.,Capital Medical University | Hou Q.,Beijing Puren Hospital | Guo X.,Capital Medical University | Wang S.,Capital Medical University | Ma Z.,Capital Medical University
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine | Year: 2014

The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the incidence and morphological features of coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) detected by dual-source computed tomography coronary angiography (DS-CTCA). Between January 2011 and January 2013, 19,584 consecutive patients that had undergone electrocardiogram-triggering DS-CTCA were retrospectively reviewed. Image reconstructions were performed and image quality was evaluated. The medical information of the patients with CAF was reviewed from the medical records. Among the 19,584 patients, 66 patients were diagnosed with CAFs by CTCA, including 60 patients with coronary pulmonary artery fistulas (CPAFs) and six with coronary left ventricular fistulas. Therefore, the incidence of CAFs was 0.34%. Image quality was considered to be excellent in 61 patients and moderate in five cases. CPAFs were identified as small and tortuous vessels in 24 patients and dilated vessels close to the surface of the pulmonary artery (PA) in 36 patients. The coronary left ventricular fistulas were identified as dilated vessels that were draining into the posterior wall of the left ventricle. Among the 66 patients, 54 patients had one traceable fistula and the remaining 12 patients were shown to have two fistula vessels. The average diameter of the detected fistulas, measured with CTCA, was 3.1±1.9 mm. A high-density flow jet of contrast agent shunting from the fistula into the low density PA was observed in 46 patients with CPAF. The results indicate that DS-CTCA is a reliable noninvasive tool that allows the accurate delineation of CAFs. Source

Liu L.,Peking University | Long G.,Peking University | Ren J.,Peking University | Li J.,PLA General Hospital First Hospital | And 13 more authors.
BMC Nephrology | Year: 2012

Background: Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) has been reported as helpful in identifying hypervolemia. Observation data showed that hypervolemic maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients identified using BIA methods have higher mortality risk. However, it is not known if BIA-guided fluid management can improve MHD patients survival. The objectives of the BOCOMO study are to evaluate the outcome of BIA guided fluid management compared with standard care. Methods. This is a multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. More than 1300 participants from 16 clinical sites will be included in the study. The enrolment period will last 6 months, and minimum length of follow-up will be 36 months. MHD patients aged between 18 years and 80 years who have been on MHD for at least 3 months and meet eligibility criteria will be invited to participate in the study. Participants will be randomized to BIA arm or control arm in a 1:1 ratio. A portable whole body bioimpedance spectroscopy device (BCMFresenius Medical Care D GmbH) will be used for BIA measurement at baseline for both arms of the study. In the BIA arm, additional BCM measurements will be performed every 2 months. The primary intent-to-treat analysis will compare outcomes for a composite endpoint of death, acute myocardial infarction, stroke or incident peripheral arterial occlusive disease between groups. Secondary endpoints will include left ventricular wall thickness, blood pressure, medications, and incidence and length of hospitalization. Discussions. Previous results regarding the benefit of strict fluid control are conflicting due to small sample sizes and unstable dry weight estimating methods. To our knowledge this is the first large-scale, multicentre, prospective, randomized controlled trial to assess whether BIS-guided volume management improves outcomes of MHD patients. The endpoints of the BOCOMO study are of utmost importance to health care providers. In order to obtain that aim, the study was designed with very careful important considerations related to the endpoints, sample size, inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria and so on. For example, annual mortality of Beijing MHD patients was around 10%. To reach statistical significance, the sample size will be very large. By using composite endpoint, the sample size becomes reasonable and feasible. Limiting inclusion to patients with urine volume less than 800 ml/day the day before dialysis session will limit confounding due to residual renal function effects on the measured parameters. Patients who had received BIS measurement within 3 months prior to enrolment are excluded as data from such measurements might lead to protocol violation. Although not all patients enrolled will be incident patients, we will record the vintage of dialysis in the multivariable analysis. Trial registration. Current Controlled Trials NCT01509937. © 2012 Liu et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Source

Xie Y.,Peking Union Medical College | Zhao Z.,Beijing Puren Hospital | Li P.,Peking Union Medical College | Wang Y.,Peking Union Medical College | And 7 more authors.
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2015

Aim: To document the clinicopathological characteristics and analyze the possible reasons for misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis of hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach (HAS), using data from a single center. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 19 patients initially diagnosed as HAS and 7 patients initially diagnosed as common gastric cancer with high levels of serum α-fetoprotein (AFP). All had undergone surgical treatment, except 3 patients only had biopsies at our hospital. Immunohistochemistry for AFP and Hepatocyte antigen was performed. Final diagnosis for these 26 patients were made after HE and immunohistochemistry slides reviewed by 2 experienced pathologists. Prognostic factors were determined by univariate analysis. Results: Nineteen cases were confirmed to be HAS. A total of 4 out of 19 cases initially diagnosed as HAS and 4 out of 7 cases initially diagnosed as common gastric adenocarcinoma were misdiagnosed/missed diagnosed, thus, the misdiagnosis/missed diagnosis rate was 30.8% (8/26). The incidence of HAS among gastric cancer in our center was 0.19% (19/9915). Sixteen (84.2%) patients showed T stages greater than T2, 12 (70.6%) patients had positive lymph nodes in 17 available patients and 3 (15.8%) of the patients with tumors presented liver metastasis at the time of diagnosis. Histologically, cytoplasmic staining types included 10 cases of eosinophilic, 1 case of clear, 5 cases of clear mixed with eosinophilic and 3 cases of basophilic. Fourteen (73.7%) patients expressed AFP, whereas only 6 (31.6%) were hepatocyte-positive. Univariate analysis showed that N stage (HR 2.429, P=0.007) and tumor AFP expression (HR 0.428, P=0.036) were significantly associated with disease-free survival. The median overall survival time was 12.0 months, and the median disease-free survival time was 7.0 months. Four (80%) of 5 N0 patients and 2 (50%) of 4 N1 patients survived without progression, but no N2-3 patients survived. Conclusion: HAS remains easily being misdiagnosed/missed diagnosed based on a pathological examination, probably because the condition is rare and has various cytoplasmic types. Although the survival rate for HAS is poor, a curative effect may be achieved for N0 or N1 cases. © 2015 E-Century Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved. Source

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