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Wu L.J.,Peoples Hospital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Beijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences | Year: 2012

To study the prevalence of hyperuricemia (HUA) and gout in Uygur inhabitants in Turfan of Xinjiang. A random cluster sampling was conducted, and 3 982 Uygur inhabitants(1 745 males and 2 237 females) aged over 14 years were investigated for prevalence of HUA and gout in Turfan. (1) The mean level of serum uric acid (SUA) was (284.33±88.81)μmol/L in normal Uygur males and (201.04±66.30)μmol/L in normal Uygur females in Turfan. (2) The prevalence of HUA was 3.97%(158/3 982),in which 6.36% (111/1 745) was with males and 2.10%(47/2 237) with females. The prevalence of gout was 0.025% (1/3 982),one gout patient was male, and the prevalence of gout in males was 0.06% (1/1 745). The prevalence rates of HUA and gout among the Uygur population in Turfan of Xinjiang were lower than those in other districts in China. Source

Xu R.,Peoples Hospital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Coronary Artery Disease | Year: 2016

OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis and osteoporosis (OP) are common diseases in elderly individuals and may share common pathogenetic mechanisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 186 postmenopausal women 50–80 years of age were included. BMD of the spine and femoral neck was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The coronary artery calcium score (CACS) was measured by multidetector computed tomography. RESULTS: The study included postmenopausal women aged 65.6±7.3 years, 109 of whom (58.6%) showed CAC. Thirty-three (17.7%) of the patients were found to have OP in the lumbar spine and 83 (44.6%) had osteopenia, whereas in the femoral neck, 26 patients (14.0%) had OP and 87 patients (46.8%) had osteopenia. The mean CACS was 57.6±108.3 in normal status, 89.7±143.5 in OP, and 156.4±256.9 in osteopenia at the spine (P<0.05). The mean CACS was 43.2±89.9 in normal status, 126.9±180.3 in OP, and 198.2±301.2 in osteopenia at the femoral neck (P<0.05). Multivariable logistic regression analysis showed that BMD was an independent marker for an increased risk of developing CAC in postmenopausal women. The multiple regression model showed that T-scores were the independent predictors of CACS. CONCLUSION: BMD identified on images from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry were strongly related to multidetector computed tomography measures of CAC. This low-cost, minimal radiation technique used widely for OP screening is a promising marker of generalized coronary atherosclerosis. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Source

Yuan S.-M.,Fujian Medical University | Humuruola G.,Peoples Hospital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery | Year: 2015

Objective: The clinical features of cardiac myxoma stroke have not been sufficiently described. Debates remain concerning the options and timing of treatment and the clinical outcomes are unknown. This article aims to highlight the pertinent aspects of this rare condition. Methods: Data source of the present study came from a comprehensive literature collection of cardiac myxoma stroke in PubMed, Google search engine and Highwire Press for the year range 2000-2014. Results: Young adults, female predominance, single cerebral vessel (mostly the middle cerebral artery), multiple territory involvements and solitary left atrial myxoma constituted the outstanding characteristics of this patient setting. The most common affected cerebral vessel (the middle cerebral artery) and areas (the basal ganglion, cerebellum and parietal and temporal regions) corresponded well to the common manifestations of this patient setting, such as conscious alteration, ataxia, hemiparesis and hemiplegia, aphasia and dysarthria. Initial computed tomography scan carried a higher false negative rate for the diagnosis of cerebral infarction than magnetic resonance imaging did. A delayed surgical resection of cardiac myxoma was associated with an increased risk of potential consequences in particular otherwise arterial embolism. The mortality rate of this patient population was 15.3%. Conclusion: Cardiac myxoma stroke is rare. Often does it affect young females. For an improved diagnostic accuracy, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and echocardiography are imperative for young stroke patients in identifying the cerebral infarct and determining the stroke of a cardiac origin. Immediate thrombolytic therapy may completely resolve the cerebral stroke and improve the neurologic function of the patients. An early surgical resection of cardiac myxoma is recommended in patients with not large territory cerebral infarct. © 2015 Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular. All rights reserved. Source

Teng Z.L.,Peoples Hospital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology | Year: 2013

To investigate the relation of thyroid function with hashimoto thyroiditis (HT, an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) receiving treatment with pegylated-interferon-alpha (Peg-IFNa) based on the observation that HT is common among individuals undergoing IFN-based therapy. One-hundred-and-seven patients with chronic hepatitis C were enrolled for study between January 2008 and December 2010. Thyroid function was assessed by electrochemiluminescence assays to detect serum levels of anti-thyroid peroxidase (A-TPO) antibodies, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and free thyroxine (FT4) prior to initiation of the IFN-based therapy. The treatment strategies (drugs, doses, schedules) were designed according to HT status (CHC with HT, or CHC without HT). Patients were monitored during the 24 weeks of treatment (including measuring serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), TSH, and FT4 every two to four weeks, and HCV RNA every four weeks) so that the IFNa dose could be adjusted and thyroid medications (levothyroxine sodium or methimazole) added as necessary. The response rate at end of treatment (week 24) was assessed. Twenty-one of the CHC patients were diagnosed with HT, and the incidence of thyroid dysfunction among the CHC patients with HT was 71.4% (15/21); among the CHC patients with no HT, the incidence of thyroid dysfunction was significantly lower (30.2% (26/86), X2 = 12.1995, P less than 0.01). In the CHC patients with HT, 90.5% (19/21) had serum levels of A-TPO antibodies that were more than or equal to 2-times higher than the normal value at the end of treatment. Of the 15 CHC patients with HT and thyroid dysfunction, 73.3% (11/15) continued to show thyroid dysfunction at the end of treatment. Hypothyroidism was the most common form of thyroid dysfunction observed (4/11), and all of those patients responded to levothyroxine sodium treatment. The virological response rates of the two groups (CHC with HT and CHC without HT) were not significantly different at any time point examined (treatment week 4, 12, and 24, P more than 0.05). The incidence of thyroid dysfunction is significantly higher among CHC patients with HT than among CHC patients without HT. If suspected, these patients should be carefully monitored because the clinical symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are not obvious and the drug therapy should be carefully adjusted to minimize the thyroid dysfunction while maximizing the antiviral effect. Source

Li Y.,Peoples Hospital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2012

To investigate the efficacy and safety as well as the effects of lower dose of rituximab on B-lymphocytes, serum immunoglobulin, and platelet glycoprotein-specific antibodies in patients with chronic refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Twenty chronic refractory ITP patients, median age 47 (20 to 60) years old, received intravenous rituximab at the dose of 100mg once weekly for 4 consecutive weeks. Laboratory studies included complete blood cell count, regular monitoring of liver and kidney functions, blood coagulation and serum concentrations of IgG, IgM and IgA. CD3(+), CD4(+), CD8(+), CD19(+), CD20(+) cell numbers were assayed by flow cytometry prior to and following rituximab. Platelet glycoprotein antibodies were detected by ELISA. The detection of indicators were compared by paired T test, with P < 0.05 as statistically significant. There was significant difference of the average platelet count between prior- \[(13 ± 5) × 10(9)/L\] and post-treatment \[(124 ± 106) × 10(9)/L\] with lower dose rituximab (P < 0.01). Reaching PLT peak period was of (24 ± 7) d with median time of 18 d. The responses were of 11(55%) CR, 4 (20%) R and 5 (25%) NR, respectively, with median response duration of 8 months (5 - 23 months). There were no significant changes of peripheral blood white blood cell count, hemoglobin, serum immunoglobulin, as well as CD3(+), CD4(+), CD8(+) lymphocyte counts during prior- and post-treatment. CD19(+)/CD20(+) cells were almost depleted in all patients \[(125.65 ± 14.12) × 10(6)/L vs (50.53 ± 29.11) × 10(6)/L, P < 0.01)\]. Expectedly, three cases of positive detection of platelet antibodies were negative after 4 weeks of lower dose of rituximab; one patient experienced infusion-related reaction. Treatment with lower dose rituximab may be an effective and safe approach in patient with chronic refractory ITP. However, the optimal therapeutic schedule, long-term efficacy and adverse events need further investigation. Source

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