Lai G.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command
Zhonghua nei ke za zhi | Year: 2014
OBJECTIVE: To improve the understanding of pulmonary mucormycosis by analyzing the clinical manifestations, imaging features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of this disease.METHODS: The clinical data of eight patients diagnosed as pulmonary mucormycosis by histopathologic examination were retrospectively analyzed.RESULTS: Eight patients included six males and two females with age from 36 days to 66 years. Underlying conditions covered diabetes (n = 4), renal transplantation (n = 3), premature (n = 1) and long-term corticosteroid treatment in two cases. Imaging manifestations revealed multiple irregular lumps or nodules in three cases, multiple cavities with thick wall in three cases, diffuse lung infiltrate in one case and lung opacities in one case. The diagnoses of seven patients were confirmed by percutaneous needle lung biopsy and the remaining one was diagnosed with fiberoptic bronchoscopy biopsy. Surgery combined with amphotericin B liposome (60 mg/d for three weeks) was applied to one patient who was cured with no recurrence after a 22 month follow-up. Three cases were given amphotericin B liposome (a newborn with 7mg/d for 62 days, the other two 60 mg/d for 31 days and 70 mg/d for 71 days respectively). All had achieved marked response with follow up from 8 to 29 months, but one patient relapsed and died of recurrent lung mucormycosis. The other three patients were treated with itraconazole 400-200 mg/d from 21 days to 1 year with duration of follow up from 1 month to 20 months. One patient was not evaluable due to missing. Two patients relapsed and one died.CONCLUSION: Pulmonary mucormycosis is difficult to diagnose and treat with a high mortality. Percutaneous transthoracic lung biopsy is a useful diagnostic method. Amphotericin B liposome or itraconazole may be active against mucus. Early control of causes is essential to improve the prognosis and reduce the recurrence in patients with pulmonary mucormycosis.
Huang D.E.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command
Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion | Year: 2010
OBJECTIVE: To observe the influence of time factors on acupoint sticking therapy for preventing and treating bronchial asthma. METHODS: Seventy-one cases were randomly divided into a dog days group (n= 30), a Sanjiu days group (n=21) and a daily days group (n=20). They were all treated with ginger moxibustion plus acupoint sticking of Chinese medicine at Dazhui (GV 14) and Feishu (BL 13) etc. This treatment was applied once at the beginning of the first dog days, the middle dog days and the last dog days respectively in the dog days group, and once at the beginning of the first nine days, the middle nine days and the last nine days in coldest days of winter respectively in the Sanjiu days group, and once every other 10 days during 30 days except the dog days or the Sanjiu days in the daily days group. Their therapeutic effects and quality of life and changes of serum level of interleukin 13 (IL-13) were observed. RESULTS: The total effective rate of the dog days group was 83.3% (25/30), the Sanjiu days group and the daily days group were 61.9% (13/21) and 65.0% (15/20) respectively, with no significant differences among three groups (all P>0.05). After treatment, there were no significant differences in quality of life and changes of serum level of IL-13 among three groups, but there were significant differences between before and after treatment (P<0.01, P<0.001). CONCLUSION: Acupoint sticking is an effective therapy for bronchial asthma. It can be practiced in the whole year for the result of this study that medicines and acupoints are the leading factors of this therapy and the time factors have no influence on therapeutic effect.
Yang Y.,Fuzhou general hospital of Nanjing military command
BMC emergency medicine | Year: 2013
To explore the diagnostic procedure of acute fatal chest pain in emergency department (ED) in order to decrease the misdiagnosis rate and shorten the definite time to diagnosis. The ultimate aim is to rescue the patients timely and effectively. Three hundreds and two patients (56.9 ± 11.8 Years, 72% men) complained with acute chest pain and chest distress presenting to our ED were recruited. They were divided into two groups according to visiting time (Group I: from October 2010 to March 2011, Group II: from October 2011 to March 2012). The misdiagnosis rate, definite time for diagnosis and medical expense were analyzed. Patients of Group I were diagnosed by initial doctors who made their diagnosis according to personal experience in outpatient service or rescue room in ED. While patients of Group II were all admitted to rescue room and were diagnosed and rescued according to the acute chest pain screening flow-process diagram. Differences inter-group was compared. The misdiagnosis rate of fatal chest pain in Group I and Group II was 6.8% and 0% respectively, and there was statistic difference (P=0.000). The definite time to diagnosis was 65.3 min and 40.1 min in control and Group II respectively, the difference had statistic significance (P=0.000). And the mean cost for treatment was 787.5/124.5 ¥/$ and 905.5/143.2 ¥/$ respectively, and there was statistic difference too (P=0.012). Treating emergency patients with acute chest pain according to the acute chest pain screening flow-process diagram in rescue room will decrease misdiagnosis apparently, and it can also shorten the definite time to correct diagnosis. It has a remarkable positive role in rescuing patients with acute chest pain timely and effectively.
Wu D.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command |
Huang H.-J.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command |
He C.-N.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command |
Wang K.-Y.,Xiamen University
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer | Year: 2013
Background: Abnormal expression ofmiR-199a-3p, which has similar effects to oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes, can occur in various malignant tumors and is closely linked with tumor cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. However, its expression and effects in endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma (EEC) are still unclear. This study was designed to identify the impact of miR-199a-3p on the proliferation of EEC cells and its role in the carcinogenesis of EEC. Methods: The expression levels of miR-199a-3p in EEC and paired adjacent nontumor tissues were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The effects of miR-199a-3p on proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis in EEC cellswere analyzed in Ishikawa cells transfected with miR-199a-3p mimics and inhibitors. The target genes of miR-199a-3p were predicted using bioinformatics methods. The extent of regulation of the predicted target genes by miR- 199a-3p was determined using luciferase reporter assays, Western blotting, and quantitative polymerase chain reaction. The EEC cells were pretreated with target gene-specific inhibitors to further identify the relationship between the effects of miR-199a-3p and the predicted target genes. Results: Compared with the adjacent tissues and normal endometrium, reduced expression of miR-199a-3p was found in human EEC specimens. Compared with the control group transfected with control microRNA mimics, the proliferative capacity of EEC cells transfected with miR-199a-3p mimics was inhibited, whereas cells transfected with miR-199a-3p inhibitors showed increased proliferation. The inhibitory effect was associated with increased cell populations at the G1-phase, and decreased cell populations at the S-phase. The results demonstrated that miR-199a-3p could inhibit the protein expression of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) by targeted binding to the mTOR-3′ untranslated region. Inhibition of EEC cell proliferation by miR-199a-3p was mediated by its targeted regulation of mTOR. Conclusions: MiR-199a-3p inhibits tumor cell proliferation through negative regulation of mTOR expression. Restoration of intracellular miR-199a-3p levels may serve as a potential option for EEC treatment. Copyright © 2013 by IGCS and ESGO.
Wang J.P.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command
Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery | Year: 2013
To investigate the effects of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) on coagulation function, deep venous hemodynamics and prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of lower limbs in patients after rectal cancer resection. A total of 120 patients undergoing rectal cancer resection were randomly divided into non-IPC group (control group, n=60) and IPC group (n=60). The control group received routine treatment after resection and the IPC group received IPC based on the routine treatments. Prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (FIB), international normalized ratio (INR) and volume of D-dimer (D-D) were detected before operation and 1-, 3-, 5- and 7-day after operation. Meanwhile, blood flow velocity and caliber of external iliac vein, femoral vein and popliteal vein were examined by color Doppler ultrasound, then the average blood flow velocity and blood flow volume were calculated. Incidence of lower limb DVT was 13.3% (8/60) and 1.7% (1/60) in control group and IPC group respectively with significant difference (P<0.05). The differences in PT, APTT and INR were not significant (P>0.05) at 1-day after operation as compared to the preoperative level, while FIB and D-D both increased (P<0.05), all presented no significant difference among the two groups (P>0.05). PT shortened gradually (P<0.05), APTT and INR did not change significantly (P>0.05), FIB and D-D increased gradually (P<0.05), and no significant differences were found between the two groups at the same time point (all P>0.05). All the above parameters in the control group were significantly lower than those in IPC group (all P<0.05). IPC can improve hemodynamics indexes of deep veins of lower limb in patients after rectal cancer operation, and prevent the lower limb DVT. IPC is a safe, simple and convenient physical therapy.
Li Y.,Chinese PLA General Hospital |
Li Y.,Zhengzhou University |
Zhang S.,Chinese PLA General Hospital |
Zhang S.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command |
And 3 more authors.
Arthritis Research and Therapy | Year: 2012
Introduction: Literature data suggest that sleep disturbances are prevalent among patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and have a close correlation with pain. Other studies indicate that sleep disturbances are constantly accompanied by depression and anxiety in AS, but their interrelations are poorly understood. This study was designed to evaluate sleep disturbances and their association with demographic variables, pain, disease-specific variables, functional status, covering depression and anxiety in AS patients.Methods: The 314 patients with AS and age- and sex-matched controls took part in the study, completed a battery of questionnaires, and participated in long-term follow-up. Blood samples were taken to measure C-reactive protein (CRP) and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). The association among sleep, pain, disease activity, functional status, depression, and anxiety were assessed by using Pearson/Spearman correlations and multiple regression analysis.Results: The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score of the Chinese version was significantly higher in the AS group than in the control group (P = 0.020). Of the 314 patients with AS, 184 (58.6%) had a high risk for sleep disturbances. The PSQI score was associated with age, years of education, ESR, CRP, overall assessment of health, pain, morning stiffness, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), depression, and anxiety (all P < 0.001), but were not associated with disease duration, fingertip-to-floor distance, and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI) (P > 0.05). In hierarchic multiple regression analysis, the medical and psychological variables contributed significantly to the variance in sleep-disturbances scores, adding an additional 23.9% to the overall R2beyond that accounted for by demographic variables (R-square, 8.5%), resulting in a final R2of 42.6%. Multiple stepwise regression analysis revealed that anxiety was the maximal statistical contribution in predicting sleep disturbances (standardized coefficients, 0.287).Conclusions: The prevalence of sleep disturbances in AS patients is higher than it is generally thought to be. Depression, anxiety, nocturnal pain, and total back pain are the major contributors of sleep disturbances in AS. © 2012 Li et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Wang L.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command
BMC gastroenterology | Year: 2014
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the safety, efficacy and outcomes of fast-track rehabilitation applied to gastric cancer proximal, distal and total gastrectomy.METHODS: Eighty consecutive patients undergoing gastric cancer resection performed by a single surgeon, received perioperative multimodal rehabilitation. Demographic and operative data, gastrointestinal function, postoperative hospital stays, surgical and general complications and mortality were assessed prospectively.RESULTS: Of the 80 patients (mean age 56.3 years), 10 (12.5%) received proximal subtotal gastrectomy (Billroth I), 38 (47.5%) received distal (Billroth II), and 32 (40%) received total gastrectomy (Roux-en-Y). Mean operative time was 104.9 minutes and intraoperative blood loss was 281.9 ml. Time to first flatus was 2.8 ± 0.5 postoperative days. Patients were discharged at a mean of 5.3 ± 2.2 postoperative days; 30-day readmission rate was 3.8%. In-hospital mortality was 0%; general and surgical complications were both 5%.CONCLUSIONS: Fast-track multimodal rehabilitation is feasible and safe in patients undergoing gastric cancer resection and may reduce time to first flatus and postoperative hospital stays.
Zhai Y.N.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command
Zhonghua zheng xing wai ke za zhi = Zhonghua zhengxing waike zazhi = Chinese journal of plastic surgery | Year: 2013
To evaluate the efficacy and security of propranolol gel in treatment of Infantile hemangiomas. 51 consecutive infants with hemangiomas from October 2010 to September 2011 in Department of General Surgery Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command were treated with propranolol hydrochloride 3% gel. Changes in hemangioma size, texture, color, tumor blood flow peak were recorded. The results were evaluated using Achauer system, responses of IHs to propranolol were considered scale I (poor) in 4 patient (17.24%), scale II (moderate) in 18 patients (24.14%), scale III (good) in 22 patients (44.83%) and scale IV (excellent) in 7 patients (13.79%). The response of superficial hemangiomas was significantly better than other hemangiomas (P < 0.05), and no significant differences in response among different primary sites (P > 0.05). Topical use of propranolol hydrochloride 3% gel is an effective option for superficial hemangiomas.
Chen X.,Fuzhou University |
Ye H.,Fuzhou University |
Wang W.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command |
Qiu B.,Fuzhou University |
And 2 more authors.
Electroanalysis | Year: 2010
Glucose oxidase(GOD) was encapsulated in the Graphene/Nafion film modified glassy carbon electrode(GCE) and used as an ECL sensor for glucose. The GOD retains its bioactivity after being immobilized into the composite film. The sensor gives a linear response for glucose in the range of 2.0×10-6-1.0×10-4 mol/L with a detection limit of 1.0×10-6 mol/L. The sensor showed good stability, the RSD for continuous scanning for 5.0×10-5 mol/L glucose was 4.21% (n=5). After being stored in 0.05 mol/L pH 7.4 PBS in 48C for two weeks, the modified electrode maintains 80% of its initial activity. The glucose sensor provides new opportunity for clinical diagnosis applications. © 2010 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Hu B.-S.,Peoples Hospital of Jiangsu Province |
Chen K.,Peoples Hospital of Jiangsu Province |
Tan H.-M.,Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command |
Ding X.-M.,Peoples Hospital of Jiangsu Province |
Tan J.-W.,Peoples Hospital of Jiangsu Province
World Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2011
AIM: To investigate the effects of laparoscopic hepatectomy for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: From 2006 to January 2011, laparoscopic hepatectomies were performed on 30 cases of HCC at Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital. During this same time period, 30 patients elected to undergo conventional open hepatectomy over laparoscopic hepatectomy at the time of informed consent. The degree of invasiveness and outcomes of laparoscopic hepatectomy compared to open hepatectomy for HCC were evaluated. RESULTS: Both groups presented with similar blood loss amounts, operating times and complications. Patients in the laparoscopic hepatectomy group started walking and eating significantly earlier than those in the open hepatectomy group, and these more rapid recoveries allowed for shorter hospitalizations. There were no significant differences between procedures in survival rate. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic hepatectomy is beneficial for patient quality of life if the indications are appropriately based on preoperative liver function and the location and size of the HCC. © 2011 Baishideng. All rights reserved.