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Zhang J.,Central South University | Chen Y.,Yongzhou Central Hospital | Jia G.,Central South University | Chen X.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital | And 6 more authors.
Neuroscience Letters | Year: 2013

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder in which CD4+CD25+ FOXP3+regulatory T cells (Tregs) are thought to play important roles in driving the ongoing autoimmune response. Although it is known that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the fork head/winged-helix transcription factor 3 (FOXP3) gene contribute to some autoimmune diseases, information about the role of this gene in MG is limited. We therefore evaluated the association between FOXP3 gene SNPs and susceptibility to MG in a Han Chinese population. In a hospital-based, case-control study, two SNPs in the FOXP3 gene (-3279 and IVS9+459) were investigated in 118 MG and 124 healthy controls, and their relationship with the four parameters of gender, onset age, thymus pathology, and clinical classification of MG were performed with a stratified analysis. We found that the frequency of the FOXP3 IVS9+459 G allele was significantly lower in MG patients than in healthy controls (P=0.041), while the frequency of the FOXP3 -3279 polymorphisms was not significantly different between the two groups. Our results suggest that FOXP3 IVS9+459 polymorphisms appear to have an effect on the risk of MG in a Han Chinese population, and the G allele may be a genetic protective factor to MG. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Yang W.,China Japan Friendship Hospital | Lu J.,Chinese People's Liberation Army | Weng J.,Sun Yat Sen University | Jia W.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | And 16 more authors.
New England Journal of Medicine | Year: 2010

BACKGROUND: Because of the rapid change in lifestyle in China, there is concern that diabetes may become epidemic. We conducted a national study from June 2007 through May 2008 to estimate the prevalence of diabetes among Chinese adults. METHODS: A nationally representative sample of 46,239 adults, 20 years of age or older, from 14 provinces and municipalities participated in the study. After an overnight fast, participants underwent an oral glucose-tolerance test, and fasting and 2-hour glucose levels were measured to identify undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes (i.e., impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance). Previously diagnosed diabetes was determined on the basis of self-report. RESULTS: The age-standardized prevalences of total diabetes (which included both previously diagnosed diabetes and previously undiagnosed diabetes) and prediabetes were 9.7% (10.6% among men and 8.8% among women) and 15.5% (16.1% among men and 14.9% among women), respectively, accounting for 92.4 million adults with diabetes (50.2 million men and 42.2 million women) and 148.2 million adults with prediabetes (76.1 million men and 72.1 million women). The prevalence of diabetes increased with increasing age (3.2%, 11.5%, and 20.4% among persons who were 20 to 39, 40 to 59, and ≥60 years of age, respectively) and with increasing weight (4.5%, 7.6%, 12.8%, and 18.5% among persons with a body-mass index [the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters] of <18.5, 18.5 to 24.9, 25.0 to 29.9, and ≥30.0, respectively). The prevalence of diabetes was higher among urban residents than among rural residents (11.4% vs. 8.2%). The prevalence of isolated impaired glucose tolerance was higher than that of isolated impaired fasting glucose (11.0% vs. 3.2% among men and 10.9% vs. 2.2% among women). CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that diabetes has become a major public health problem in China and that strategies aimed at the prevention and treatment of diabetes are needed. Copyright © 2010 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

Yang W.,China Japan Friendship Hospital | Xiao J.,China Japan Friendship Hospital | Yang Z.,China Japan Friendship Hospital | Ji L.,Peking University | And 17 more authors.
Circulation | Year: 2012

Background-Because of rapid change in lifestyle risk factors, cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death in China. We sought to estimate the national levels of serum lipids and lipoproteins among the Chinese adult population. Methods and Results-We conducted a cross-sectional study in a nationally representative sample of 46 239 adults aged ≥20 years. Fasting serum total, high-density lipoprotein, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides were measured by standard methods. The age-standardized estimates of total, high-density lipoprotein, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides were 4.72 (95% confidence interval, 4.70-4.73), 1.30 (1.29 -1.30), 2.68 (2.67-2.70), and 1.57 (1.55-1.58) mmol/L, respectively, in the Chinese adult population. In addition, 22.5% (21.8-23.3%) or 220.4 million (212.1-228.8) Chinese adults had borderline high total cholesterol (5.18-6.21 mmol/L), and 9.0% (8.5-9.5%) or 88.1 million (83.4 -92.8) had high total cholesterol (≥6.22 mmol/L). The population estimates for borderline high (3.37- 4.13 mmol/L), high (4.14-4.91 mmol/L), and very high (≥4.92 mmol/L) low-density lipoprotein cholesterol were 13.9% (13.3-14.5%) or 133.5 million (127.0 -140.1), 3.5% (3.3-3.8%) or 33.8 million (31.2-36.5), and 3.0% (2.8-3.3%) or 29.0 million (26.3-31.8) persons, respectively. In addition, 22.3% (21.6-23.1%) or 214.9 million (207.0 -222.8) persons had low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (<1.04 mmol/L). The awareness, treatment, and control of borderline high or high total cholesterol were 11.0%, 5.1%, and 2.8%, respectively, in the Chinese adult population. Conclusions-Serum total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels were high and increasing in the Chinese population. Without effective intervention, atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases may soar in the near future in China. © 2012 American Heart Association, Inc.

Xiao J.,China Japan Friendship Hospital | Weng J.,Sun Yat Sen University | Ji L.,Peking University | Jia W.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | And 7 more authors.
Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences | Year: 2014

Background.Whether insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in older Chinese differ from younger persons without diabetes has not been examined and is unknown to us.Methods.Oral glucose tolerance test was performed in a total of 32,245 Chinese without diabetes history. Insulin sensitivity was estimated by Matsuda's insulin sensitivity index (Matsuda ISI), and insulin secretion was measured by the insulinogenic index. The insulin secretion and sensitivity were compared among three age groups: 20-39 (the young), 40-59 (the middle), and greater than or equal to 60 years (the older).Results.A higher proportion of postchallenge hyperglycemia (PH), both in prediabetes and in diabetes stage, was associated with older age. In the young, middle, and older age groups, the insulinogenic index median was 10.64, 8.40, and 6.67, respectively, in individuals with normal glucose tolerance (NGT); it was 8.56, 6.12, and 4.98 in individuals with prediabetes, respectively (p <. 001 vs the young group). In these three age groups, the Matsuda insulin sensitivity index was 8.20, 8.39, and 8.84 in individuals with normal glucose tolerance, and it was 5.23, 5.94, and 6.33 in individuals with prediabetes, respectively (p <. 05 vs the young group). These differences were independent of body mass index and waist circumference.Conclusions.Older Chinese without diabetes are characterized with worse insulin secretion and better insulin sensitivity. Insulin insufficiency and insulin resistance may contribute disproportionately to abnormal glucose tolerance in people of different age. © The Author 2013.

Zheng J.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Wu C.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Ma W.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | Zhang Y.,Xi'an Jiaotong University | And 5 more authors.
International Orthopaedics | Year: 2013

Purpose: Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is an endemic degenerative osteoarthritis associated with extracellular matrix degradation. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the role of targeting genes in the pathogenesis of KBD and primary osteoarthritis (OA) involved in extracellular matrix degradation. Methods: Agilent 44 K human whole-genome oligonucleotide microarrays were used to detect the gene expression in KBD and OA cartilage. The mRNA and protein expressions of CSGalNAcT-1 and Hapln-1 in chondrocytes were verified by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blot, and their expression in cartilage were verified with immunocytochemical analysis. Meanwhile, CSGalNAcT-1 and Hapln-1 protein levels in the selenium intervention group of KBD with different concentrations (0.25, 0.1and 0.05 μg/ml) were detected by western blot. Results: CSGalNAcT-1 and Hapln-1 were down-regulated in KBD and OA at both mRNA and protein levels, and were increased in Se(Selenium) groups compared to KBD free-Se group. However, Wnt 3a, β-catenin and Runx-2 were up-regulated in OA and KBD at protein levels. Additionally, immunohistochemical staining showed that CSGalNAcT-1 and Hapln-1 were reduced in all zones of KBD and OA articular cartilage, but not significantly reduced in the up zone of OA articular cartilage. Conclusions: The CSGalNAcT-1 and Hapln-1 were down-regulated in both KBD and OA cartilage. CSGalNAcT-1 may be involved in the damage of articular cartilage of KBD and OA by regulating Hapln-1 in the Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway. It was indicated that CSGalNAcT-1 and Hapln-1 may play important roles in the pathogenesis of KBD and OA. © 2013 The Author(s).

Yang Z.-J.,China Japan Friendship Hospital | Liu J.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital | Ge J.-P.,Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions Hospital | Chen L.,Shandong University | And 2 more authors.
European Heart Journal | Year: 2012

Aims Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now the most prevalent and debilitating disease affecting the Chinese population. The goal of the present manuscript was to analyse cardiovascular risk factors and the prevalence of non-fatal CVDs from data gathered from the 20072008 China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Study. Methods and Results A nationally representative sample of 46 239 adults, 20 years of age or older, was randomly recruited using a multistage stratified design method. Lifestyle factors, diagnosis of CVD, stroke, diabetes, and family history of each subject were collected, and an oral glucose tolerance test or a standard meal test was performed. Various non-fatal CVDs were reported by the subjects. SUDAAN software was used to perform all weighted statistical analyses, with P < 0.05 considered statistically significant. The prevalence of coronary heart disease, stroke, and CVDs was 0.74, 1.07, and 1.78 in males; and 0.51, 0.60, and 1.10 in females, respectively. The presence of CVDs increased with age in both males and females. The prevalence of being overweight or obese, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, or hyperglycaemia was 36.67, 30.09, 67.43, and 26.69 in males; and 29.77, 24.79, 63.98, and 23.62 in females, respectively. In the total sample of 46 239 patients, the prevalence of one subject having 1, 2, 3, or <4 of the 5 defined risk factors (i.e. smoking, overweight or obese, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, or hyperglycaemia) was 31.17, 27.38, 17.76, and 10.19, respectively. Following adjustment for gender and age, the odds ratio of CVDs for those who had 1, 2, 3, or <4 risk factors was 2.36, 4.24, 4.88, and 7.22, respectively, when compared with patients with no risk factors. Conclusion Morbidity attributed to the five defined cardiovascular risk factors was high in the Chinese population, with multiple risk factors present in the same individual. Therefore, reasonable prevention strategies should be designed to attenuate the rapid rise in cardiovascular morbidity. © 2011 The Author.

Zhao L.Q.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital
Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi | Year: 2011

To investigate the prevalence rates of sleep disorders and the correlative in the elderly from Taiyuan city. All of the 3173 elderly (aged 60 years to 100 years) in Taiyuan city were investigated at home through questionnaires, regarding their sleep condition. Subjects with sleep disorders were then screened through questionnaires and reexamined/diagnosed by special doctors. (1) Among the 3173 elderly, 2132 subjects complained of having sleep disorders. The total prevalence of sleep disorders was 67.2%. The prevalence rates of chronic insomnia, multi-dreams, habitual snoring and daytime drowsiness were 39.65%, 38.58%, 26.66% and 34.32% respectively. (2) In the male elderly, the prevalence rates of being awaken early, having more urination at night, daytime drowsiness, sleep-respiratory disturbance and indiscriminate sleep rhythm increased with age (P < 0.01). However, in the female elderly, the prevalence rates of being awaken early, having daytime drowsiness and indiscriminate sleep rhythm also had a tendency of increase (P < 0.01). (3) Living alone, emotional disorder, pain and nocturia (P < 0.01) were the risk factors of chronic insomnia in the male elderly while living alone, numbness/pruritus (P < 0.01), emotional disorder (P < 0.05), were the risk factors of chronic insomnia in the female elderly. The prevalence rates of some sleep disturbances in the elderly in Taiyuan city were generally correspondent with prevalence rates reported elsewhere that called for more attention be paid to the effect of mood disturbance and diseases related to sleep condition among the elderly.

Shao J.K.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital
Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] | Year: 2012

To compare the safety and efficacy of RevoLix 120 W 2 μm continuous-wave (cw) laser enucleation of the prostate with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) in patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). And to evaluate clinical value of 120 W 2 μm cw laser enucleation. All 168 patients with BPH underwent 2 μm cw laser enucleation (n = 88) or TURP (n = 80) between January 2010 and January 2011. The operative time, drop in hemoglobin, drop in serum sodium, indwelling catheterization time and operative complications were recorded. International prostate symptom score (IPSS), quality of life (QOL), urinary peak flow rate (Qmax) and post-voiding residual urine (PVR) were also compared. The mean operative time was slightly longer in the 2 μm laser group ((63.2 ± 21.6) min) than the TURP group ((59.4 ± 18.6) min) (P > 0.05). Transfusions were not necessary in 2 μm laser group. Catheter indwelling time were (1.8 ± 0.6) days vs. (3.5 ± 2.6) days in 2 μm laser group than in TURP group (t = 3.912, P < 0.05). All cases were followed up for 3 - 12 months, the IPSS, QOL, Qmax and PVR were 6.1 ± 2.0, 4.4 ± 1.6, (18.8 ± 4.8) ml/s and (21.6 ± 16.5) ml in the 2 μm laser group, and were 6.3 ± 2.4, 1.9 ± 1.1, (18.4 ± 4.2) ml/s, (23.2 ± 14.6) ml in TURP group respectively. All the markers were improved significantly compared with that of preoperative in both groups (t = 12.453 - 26.213, P < 0.01), but no statistical differences could be found between the two groups. Perioperative complications were less in the 2 μm laser group. The 120 W 2 μm cw laser enucleation is an novel excellent treatment for BPH as well as TURP, and has the advantage of significantly less blood loss, shorter hospitalization, shorter catheter indwelling time and rapid recovery after surgery.

Yuan Q.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital | Li F.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital | Zhong H.,Yanan University Affiliated Hospital
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2015

The study is to investigate the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to the prognosis of epilepsy with continuous spikes and waves during slow sleep (CSWS). A total of 8 cases of CSWS children were followed up for 6 months to 4 years. Retrospective analysis of the clinical and electroencephalographic (EEG) characteristics, treatment and prognosis was performed in these 8 cases. Of the 8 cases of CSWS patients, 5 were males and 3 were females. Epilepsy onset ages were from 3 years and 1 month to 10 years and 6 months. Five cases of the patients were with brain lesions while the other 3 cases appeared normally by imaging detection. After treatment with valproic acid, clonazepam, lamotrigine and hormone for 3 months, clinical symptoms and EEG were improved significantly in 7 cases. Two cases relapsed at 6 months after comprehensive treatment. For atypical early performance of CSWS, early diagnosis and regular treatment could improve the condition of children with seizures and effectively inhibit the epileptic activity with good prognosis. © 2015, Int J Clin Exp Med. All rights reserved.

Yan C.,Harbin Medical University | Li Y.,Shanxi Province Peoples Hospital | Yu Z.,Harbin Medical University
Medicine (United States) | Year: 2016

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and patient outcomes of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in pediatric patients and adolescents who received surgical interventions for the treatment of a spinal deformity. Literature was searched in electronic databases, and studies were selected by following précised eligibility criteria. Percent prevalence values of the PJK in individual studies were pooled to achieve a weighted effect size under the random effects model. Subgroup and meta-regression analyses were performed to appraise the factors affecting PJK prevalence. Twenty-six studies (2024 patients) were included in this meta-Analysis. Average age of the patients was 13.8±2.75 years of which 32±20 % were males. Average follow-up was 51.6±38.8 (range 17±13 to 218±60) months. Overall, the percent prevalence of PJK (95% confidence interval) was 11.02 (10.5, 11.5) %; P<0.00001 which was inversely associated with age (meta-regression coefficient:-1.607 [-2.86,-0.36]; 0.014). Revision surgery rate in the patients with PJK was 10%. The prevalence of PJK was positively associated with the proximal junctional angle at last follow-up (coefficient: 2.248; P=0.012) and the change in the proximal junctional angle from surgery to last follow-up (coefficient: 2.139; P=0.014) but not with preoperative proximal junctional angle. The prevalence of PJK in the children and adolescent patients is 11%. About 10% of those affected require revision surgery. © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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