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Xu J.-L.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science | Year: 2014

Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of acupoint sticking with Chinese herbs for edema due to chronic cardiac failure.Methods: One hundred and seventy patients in conformity with the diagnostic criteria of edema due to chronic cardiac failure were randomly divided into two groups, 85 cases in each group. The observation group was treated by oral administration of diuretics plus acupoint sticking with Chinese herbs. The control group was treated just by oral administration of diuretics same as the observation group. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after continuous intervention for 14 d.Results: The total effective rate was 90.6% in the observation group, remarkably higher than 67.1% in the control group. The difference of overall therapeutic effect between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.01).Conclusion: The therapeutic effect of acupoint sticking with Chinese herbs plus oral administration of diuretics is better than simple oral administration of diuretics in treatment of edema due to chronic cardiac failure. © 2014, Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Li M.-F.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province
Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science | Year: 2014

Objective: To observe the effect of foot bath and massage on insomnia in patients with liver cirrhosis. Methods: By control design of retrospective nonconcurrent cohort study, 100 insomnia patients with liver cirrhosis admitted and treated in our clinic between October 2011 and September 2012, were recruited in the control group and given routine nursing of internal medicine. A total of 105 insomnia patients with liver cirrhosis, admitted and treated between October 2012 and September 2013, were recruited in the intervention group and given foot bath and massage on the basis of routine nursing of internal medicine. After continuous intervention for 14 d, the clinical effects and the nursing satisfaction were evaluated. Results: There were statistically significant differences in clinical effects and sleeping quality between the two groups (P<0.05, P<0.01). The therapeutic effect was better in the intervention group than in the control group, and the nursing satisfaction was remarkably higher in the intervention group than in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Foot bath and massage can obviously reduce insomnia in the patients with liver cirrhosis, improve the sleeping quality, and effectively elevate the nursing satisfaction of the patients, and are worthy of clinical popularization and application. © 2014 Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Wu J.H.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province
Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology | Year: 2012

To investigate the clinical effects of limited decomression, fixation, and fusion in treating degenerative scoliosis with spinal stennosis. From June 2002 to January 2009, 26 patients of degenerative scoliosis with spinal stenosis were treated with limited decomression, fixation, and fusion. There were 6 males and 20 females with an average age of 61.3 years (ranged, 51 to 72 years). Course of disease of spinal stenosis was from 11 months to 6 years with an average of 36 months. X-ray, CT, MRI examination were performed preoperatively for all the cases and myelography was performed for 6 cases. Preoperative Cobb's angle,focal lordosis angle,the distance between C7 plumb line (C7PL) and upper edge of S1 vertebral body (SVA), and the distance between C7PL and center sacral vertical line (CSVL) were (22.0 +/- 10.1) degrees, (21.6 +/- 10.2) degrees, (7.6 +/- 6.4) cm, (6.8 +/- 5.6) cm respectively. Measured Cobb's angle, focal lordosis angle, SVA, CSVL after operation and final follow-up were compared with preoperative data. JOA score system were used to evaluate clinical effects. The operative time All the patients were followed up from 1.3 to 5 years with an average of 2.5 years. Postoperative and final follow-up, Cobb's angle was (10.5 +/- 8.2) degrees, (8.8 +/- 5.2) degrees, respectively; focal lordosis angle was (25.4 +/- 14.2) degrees, (31.6 +/- 13.2) degrees, respectively; SVA was (0.6 +/- 3.3) cm, (-1.2 +/- 2.5) cm,respectively; CSVL was (2.8 +/- 1.3) cm, (1.6 +/- 1.2) cm, respectively. There was significant difference in data before and after operation. Preoperative, instantly postoperative, final follow-up, JOA score was 11.0 +/- 1.7, 22.4 +/- 2.4, 24.0 +/- 2.1, respectively; 13 cases obtained excellent results, 8 good, 3 fair, 2 poor. Loss of correction occurred in one case. No collapse of intervertebral space, nerve injury, breakage of fixation system were found. Surgical treatment with limited decompression, pedicle screw fixation and fusion is effective method for degenerative scoliosis with spinal stenosis, individualized surgery design should be made according to clinical symptoms, signs and imaging features.


Huang K.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Hollevoet N.,Ghent University | Giddins G.,Royal United Hospital Bath
Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume | Year: 2015

Thumb carpometacarpal joint total arthroplasty has been undertaken for many years. The proponents believe the short-term outcomes are better than trapeziectomy and its variants, but the longer term complications are often higher. This systematic review of all peer reviewed articles on thumb carpometacarpal joint total arthroplasty for osteoarthritis shows that there are reports of many implants. Some are no longer available. The reported outcomes are very variable: for some there are good long-term outcomes to beyond 10 years; for others there are unacceptably high early rates of failure. Overall the published evidence does not show that total arthroplasty is better than trapeziectomy and its variants yet there is a higher complication rate and significant extra cost of using an implant. Future research needs to compare total arthroplasty with trapeziectomy to assess short term results where the arthroplasties may be better, long-term outcomes and the healthcare and personal costs so that surgeons and patients can make fully informed choices about the treatment of symptomatic thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis. © The Author(s) 2015.


Xie B.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | He H.,Hangzhou First Peoples Hospital
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2012

Objective: Egg consumption has been suggested to increase the risk of colorectal and some other cancers. The present study summarized and quantified the current evidence relating dietary intake of eggs and prostate cancer. Materials and methods: Literature searches were conducted to identify peer-reviewed manuscripts published up to July 2012. Twenty manuscripts from nine cohort studies and 11 case-control studies were identified. Summary risk estimates with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for case-control and cohort studies separately. Results: Neither the case-control not the cohort studies showed any association of prostate cancer incidence with egg consumption (case-control studies: odds ratio 1.09, 95% CI 0.86-1.31; cohort studies: relative risk 0.97, 95% CI 0.97-1.07). The results were consistent in subgroup analysis. Furthermore, no association was observed between egg consumption and prostate cancer-specific mortality. Conclusions: Our analyses provided no evidence of a significant influence of egg consumption on prostate cancer incidence and mortality. However, more studies, particularly large prospective studies, are needed.


Liang B.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Guo X.-L.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Jin J.,Shanghai JiaoTong University | Ma Y.-C.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Feng Z.-Q.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province
World Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2015

Aim: To investigate anti-apoptotic effects of glycyrrhizic acid (GA) against fibrosis in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)- induced liver injury and its contributing factors. Methods: Liver fibrosis was induced by administration of CCl4 for 8 wk. Pathological changes in the liver of rats were examined by hematoxylin-eosin staining. Collagen fibers were detected by Sirius red staining. Hepatocyte apoptosis was determined by TUNEL assay and the expression levels of cleaved caspase-3, Bax, ?-SMA, connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 2 and MMP9 proteins were evaluated by western blot analysis, and ?-SMA mRNA, collagen type ? and III mRNA were estimated by real-time PCR. Results: Treatment with GA significantly improved the pathological changes in the liver and markedly decreased the positive area of Sirius red compared with rats in the CCl4-treated group. TUNEL assay showed that GA significantly reduced the number of TUNEL-positive cells compared with the CCl4-treated group. The expression levels of cleaved caspase-3, Bax, ?-SMA, CTGF, MMP2 and MMP9 proteins, and ?-SMA mRNA, collagen type ? and III mRNA were also significantly reduced by GA compared with the CCl4-treated group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: GA treatment can ameliorate CCl4-induced liver fibrosis by inhibiting hepatocyte apoptosis and hepatic stellate cell activation. © 2015 Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved. © 2015 The Author(s).


Zhang L.,Hangzhou Normal University | Zhao Z.-L.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province | Wei X.-H.,Hangzhou Normal University | Liu J.-H.,Hangzhou Normal University
International Journal of Nanomedicine | Year: 2013

Background and methods: A new cyclosporin A-loaded, PEGylated chitosan-modified lipid-based nanoparticle was developed to improve upon the formulation of cyclosporin A. PEGylated chitosan, synthesized in three steps using mild reaction conditions, was used to modify the nanoparticles. Cyclosporin A-loaded, PEGylated chitosan-modified nanoparticles were prepared using an emulsification/solvent evaporation method. The drug content and encapsulation efficiency of the cyclosporin A-loaded, PEGylated chitosan-modified nanoparticles were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography. The average size of the nanoparticles was determined by transmission electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering. The pharmacokinetic behavior of the nanoparticles was investigated in rabbits after intravenous injection. Cyclosporin A concentrations in a whole blood sample were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography using tamoxifen as the internal standard. The pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using the 3p87 software program. Results: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance confirmed the structure of PEGylated chitosan. The drug content and encapsulation efficiency of the cyclosporin A-loaded, PEGylated chitosan-modified nanoparticles were 37.04% and 69.22%, respectively. The average size of the nanoparticles was 89.4 nm. The nanoparticles released 30% cyclosporin A-loaded in 48 hours in vitro, with no initial burst release. The mode of release in vitro was prone to bulk erosion. The in vivo results showed the biological half-life of the elimination phase (t1/2β) of the nanoparticles was 21 times longer than that of the cyclosporin A solution, and the area under the curve for the nanoparticles was 25.8 times greater than that of the cyclosporin A solution. Conclusion: Modification of PEGylated chitosan prolonged the retention time of the nanoparticles in the circulatory system and improved the bioavailability of cyclosporin A. © 2013 Zhang et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.


To study the clinical efficacy of needle-knife to cut off the medial branch of the lumbar posterior ramus under C-arm guiding to treat low back pain caused by lumbar facet osteoarthritis. From July 2009 to June 2011, 60 patients with low back pain caused by lumbar facet osteoarthritis were reviewed,including 34 males and 26 females, ranging in age from 39 to 73 years old,averaged 61.9 years old; the duration of the disease ranged from 6 to 120 months, with a mean of 18.9 months. All the patients were divided into two groups, 30 patients (18 males and 12 females, ranging in age from 39 to 71 years old, needle-knife group) were treated with needle-knife to cut off medial branch of the lumbar posterior ramus under C -arm guiding and the other 30 patients(16 males and 14 females, ranging in age from 41 to 73 years old, hormone injection group) were treated with hormone injection in lumbar facet joint under C-arm guiding. The preoperative JOA scores and the scores at the 1st, 12th and 26th weeks after treatment were analyzed. Before treatment,the JOA scores between the two groups had no significant difference (P= 0.479); after 1 week of treatment, the JOA scores between the two groups had significant difference (P= 0.040), the improvement rate of hormone injection group was superior than that of the needle-knife group,which were (58.73+/-18.20)% in needle-knife group and (71.10+/-22.19)% in hormone injection group; after 12 weeks of treatment, the JOA scores between the two groups had no significant difference(P=0.569), and the improvement rate between the two groups had no significant difference,which were (50.09+/-19.33)% in the needle-knife group and (48.70+/-18.36)%) in the hormone injection group; after 26 weeks of treatment,the JOA scores between the two groups had significant difference (P=0.000), the improvement rate of hormone injection group was superior than that of the needle-knife group,which were (48.56+/-28.24)% in needle-knife group and (15.62+/-11.23 )% in hormone injection group. Using needle-knife to cut off the medial branch of the lumbar posterior ramus could get longer efficacy than hormone injection in the treatment of lumbar facet osteoarthritis.


Song H.P.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province
Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology | Year: 2012

To investigate the surgical therapeutic result of thoracolumbar fracture treated by two minimally invasive surgery or by traditional open operation. From June 2004 to April 2010, 76 patients (45 males and 31 females, with an average age of 36.4 years, ranging from 21 to 58 years) with thoracolumbar fracture were divided into three groups. In group A, 24 patients were treated with minimally invasive internal fixation by endoscope. In group B, 20 patients were treated by Sextant percutaneous pedicle screws fiaxation. In group C, 32 patients were performed with traditional open fixation surgery. The perioperative index and radiographic factor were compared among the three groups. All patients were followed-up for 1 year in average. The internal fixation devices were taken out averaged 1 year after operation,there were no complications related to the internal fixaton systems. The perioperative index of groups A and B including the incision size, surgical blood loss, surgical draining loss, hospital stay time and post-operation VAS score were significant smaller than group C (P < 0.05). The Cobb's angle, sagittal index, and anterior height of the fracture vertebral body were all significantly different between pre-operation and post-operation in each group (P < 0.05). These two methods of minimally invasive surgical treatments are effective and safe for patients with thoracolumbar fracture,because of less damage to muscles, less blood loss and quicker recovery, compared to the traditional open operation.


Song H.P.,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province
Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology | Year: 2012

To explore clinical effects of anterior cervical decompression and fusion by microscope in treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy. From February 2005 to March 2010,21 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy, 13 males and 8 females with an average age of 51.5 years (ranged, 32 to 71), were treated with anterior cervical decompression using high-speed bur,then bone grafting and fusion with auto iliac bone and internal fixation by microscope. According to JOA score of cervical spondylosis to evaluate clinical effects before and after operation. All patients were followed up from 18 to 24 months with an average of 20 months. JOA score improved significantly from preoperative 9.26 +/- 1.72 to postoperative 13.64 +/- 1.38 (t = 2.452, P = 0.000). According to JOA score, 12 cases were excellent, 7 good and 2 fair. Anterior cervical decompression and fusion by microscope is a refined, safe and effective surgical procedure for cervical spondylotic myelopathy.

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