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Bengbu Medical College is an institution of higher learning in Bengbu, Anhui Province, of the People's Republic of China. The college was founded in July 1958 with support from the Shanghai Second Medical College and Anhui Medical College. In August 1968, the Anhui Revolutionary Commission renamed it "Bengbu Anti-Revisionism Medical College". In November 1970, the Revolutionary Commission merged four medical colleges in Anhui into one Anhui Medical College and became Anhui Medical College, Bengbu Campus. In June 1974 the State Council approved the college resuming the name Bengbu Medical College. Wikipedia.

BACKGROUND:: Couple-based interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of cancer patients and their spouses have received increasing attention in recent years, but the findings of previous studies are inconsistent. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of couple-based interventions on the HRQoL of cancer patients and their spouses using a meta-analysis approach. METHOD:: English- and Chinese-language publications were collected from PubMed, EBSCO, EMBASE, CMB, and CNKI. The outcome measures included physical health, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and marital satisfaction (MS). Pooled, weighted mean differences and 95% confidence intervals were estimated using fixed- and random-effects models. Publication bias and sensitivity analyses were performed. RESULTS:: Twelve randomized controlled trials were included in this study. Compared with the control groups, the weighted mean differences of depression, anxiety, and MS were significantly improved in the intervention groups. However, improvements in the measures of physical health and hopelessness were nonsignificant. Psychoeducational interventions yielded a larger effect size than did skill training and blending interventions. Publication bias was not significant, and a sensitivity analysis indicated that the results were robust. CONCLUSIONS:: Couple-based interventions can improve anxiety, depression, and MS among cancer patients and their spouses, and psychoeducational interventions may be an effective approach. Given the small number of studies utilized in this analysis, the results should be considered preliminary and interpreted with caution. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE:: Couple-based interventions may be an adjunctive method for cancer patients and their spouses to improve HRQoL. Further study concerning couple-based skill training and blending intervention are needed to better understand intervention effects. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Source

Wu S.W.,Bengbu Medical College
Zhonghua zhong liu za zhi [Chinese journal of oncology] | Year: 2013

To study the expression of galectin 3 (Gal-3) and CD82/KAI1 proteins in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the correlation between their expression and clinical significance. The expression of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 proteins was detected by immunohistochemistry in 160 specimens of NSCLC and 20 specimens of normal lung tissue. The positive rates of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 proteins in the NSCLC were 63.8% and 37.5%, respectively, the positive rates of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 proteins in the normal lung tissue were 25.0% and 95.0%, respectively, and there was a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01). The expression of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 proteins was significantly correlated with the grade of tumor, lymph node metastasis, and pathological-TNM stages (all P < 0.05). Spearman analysis showed that there was a negative correlation between expressions of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 in NSCLC (r = -0.732, P < 0.01). Overexpression of Gal-3 and low expression of CD82/KAI1 were related to poor prognosis: the survival rate was significantly lower in the positive Gal-3 group (survival time: 23.0 ± 17.5 months) than that in the negative group (survival time: 71.6 ± 21.6 months) (P < 0.01). The survival rates of the CD82/KAI1-positive group (survival time: 72.5 ± 19.5 months) and CD82/KAI1-negative group (survival time: 21.6 ± 16.1 months) were significantly different (P < 0.01). Multivariate analysis indicated that pTNM stage and positive expression of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 are independent prognostic factors of NSCLC (P < 0.01). The expression of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 may be related to the initiation, development and metastasis of NSCLC. Combined detection of Gal-3 and CD82/KAI1 has an important role in predicting the progression and prognosis of NSCLC. Source

Huang Y.-Y.,Bengbu Medical College
Anti-Cancer Drugs | Year: 2016

Radiotherapy and adjuvant cisplatin chemotherapy are the mainstream approaches in the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). These have been shown to effectively improve the outcome and reduce tumor recurrence. However, radiotherapy and chemotherapy resistance during the course of treatment has become more common recently, resulting in the failure of NPC therapy. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies or adjuvant drugs are urgently needed. The current study was designed to look for new treatment strategies or auxiliary drugs in the treatment of NPC. Two human NPC cell lines, HNE1 and HNE1/DDP, were used to examine the relationship between endoplasmic reticulum stress and cell resistance to ionizing radiation (IR) and cisplatin (DDP). Cell proliferation was assessed using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay. Meanwhile, propidium iodide (PI) staining and PI/Annexin V staining were used to observe cell apoptosis. Finally, western blot was used to detect the endogenous expression of glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) and other apoptosis-related proteins. GRP78 small interference RNA was transfected using Lipofectamine 2000. Compared with HNE1/DDP, IR and DDP increased the cell apoptosis and inhibited the cell proliferation of HNE1. Inhibition of GRP78 can reverse IR and DDP resistance in NPC cells by PI/Annexin V staining. Knockdown of GRP78 upregulates the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins and downregulates the expression of antiapoptotic proteins. These results indicate that HNE1 is more sensitive to DDP and IR than HNE1/DDP. Knockdown GRP78 can reverse IR and DDP resistance in NPC cells. Inhibition of GRP78 gives us a new target to overcome resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy of NPC cells. Thus, this study should be further explored in vivo and assessed for possible clinical applications. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Source

Gao Q.,Bengbu Medical College
Zhongguo ying yong sheng li xue za zhi = Zhongguo yingyong shenglixue zazhi = Chinese journal of applied physiology | Year: 2012

To investigate whether the release of nitric oxide (NO) was involved in the cardioprotection of ethanol postconditioning in isolated rat hearts. Hearts isolated from male SD rats were subjected to 30 min of regional ischemia (occlusion of left anterior descending artery) followed by 120 min of reperfusion. Ethanol postconditioning was fulfilled through perfusion of 50 mmol/L ethanol for 15 min (at the end of cardiac ischemia for 5 min and at the beginning of reperfusion for 10 min). The rats were divided into five groups: normal, ischemia and reperfusion, ethanol postconditioning, ethanol postconditioning + L-nitro-arginine-methylester (L-NAME) and ethanol postconditioning + atractyloside. The ventricular hemodynamic parameters and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release during reperfusion were measured. The infarct size was measured by TTC staining method and NO content was measured by nitric acid reductase method. The expressions of Bcl-2 and Bax mRNA were detected by RT-PCR analysis. In contrast to ischemia and reperfusion, ethanol postconditioning improved left ventricular developed pressure, rate pressure product during reperfusion, reduced LDH release and infarct size. NO content was decreased. The ratio of Bcl-2/Bax was increased. Administration of nitric oxide synthase inhibitor L-NAME or mitochondrial permeability transition pore opener atractyloside both attenuated the role of ethanol postconditioning, which inhibited the recovery of hemodynamic parameters, the decreases of LDH and infarct size. NO content was decreased further. The ratio of Bcl-2/Bax was decreased. The cardioprotection of ethanol postconditioning may be associated with reducing nitric oxide release, inhibiting the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore and decreasing the happening of apoptosis. Source

Wang H.J.,Bengbu Medical College
Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University | Year: 2012

To evaluate the anti-apoptotic effect of aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in diabetic rats. Normal male SD rats were divided into normal, diabetes and ethanol (the agonist of ALDH2) + diabetes groups. In the latter two groups, diabetes was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of 55 mg/kg STZ. Four weeks after the modeling, myocardial I/R was mimicked ex vivo, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) content in the coronary flow was determined. The activities of caspase-3 and ALDH2 were evaluated, and the expressions of Bcl-2 and Bax mRNA in the left anterior myocardium were detected using RT-PCR. In diabetic group, LDH release and caspase-3 activity were increased, while ALDH2 activity and Bcl-2/Bax mRNA expression were decreased as compared to those in normal control group. Compared with the diabetic group, ALDH2 agonist ethanol significantly reduced LDH release and caspase-3 activity, increased ALDH2 activity and Bcl-2/Bax mRNA expression. In diabetic rats, enhanced ALDH2 expression can offer mycardial protection possibly in relation to suppress cell apoptosis. Source

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