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Li J.,Yue Bei Peoples Hospital
Zhongguo yi liao qi xie za zhi = Chinese journal of medical instrumentation | Year: 2011

The work presented here was to research into a kind of automatic control system that would be automatically linked to the working status of electronic endoscope. The image video output signal and signal of negative pressure sensor were used to be a sampling signal of automatic control circuit. An electronic switch of automatic control circuit was challenged the manual control device of the negative pressure system. This system simplifies the operation procedures, enhances work efficiency, reduces energy consumption and improves the service life of the machine. The paper concludes that this negative pressure automatic control system has many strengths like stable performance, easy installation and strong versatility. It also can be widely applied in different brand and different types of electronic endoscope in China. Source

Xie X.,Sun Yat Sen University | Xie X.,Hainan University | Peng J.,Yue Bei Peoples Hospital | Chang X.,Sun Yat Sen University | And 6 more authors.
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology | Year: 2013

Both RhoA/ROCK and NF-κB signaling pathways play important roles in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, it remains unknown whether and how RhoA/ROCK regulates NF-κB signaling in diabetic kidneys. In cultured glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs), the high glucose-activated NF-κB nuclear translocation and DNA binding activity were attenuated by ROCK inhibitor Y27632 or dominant-negative RhoA mutant, indicating that RhoA/ROCK signaling regulates high glucose-activated NF-κB pathway. Furthermore, NF-κB-regulated inflammatory factors ICAM-1 and TGF-β1 were markedly increased in high glucose-treated GMCs, leading to accumulation of fibronectin (FN), an important component of extracellular matrix (ECM), This effect was also effectively attenuated by Y27632 or dominant-negative RhoA mutant. In STZ-induced diabetic rats, treatment with ROCK inhibitor fasudil suppressed the RhoA/ROCK activation and NF-κB nuclear translocation, and significantly reduced the renal FN, ICAM-1 and TGF-β1 protein levels. Thus, the RhoA/ROCK pathway may regulate NF-κB to upregulate inflammatory genes and mediate the development of DN. © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Source

He Z.-X.,Chongqing Medical University | Xiang P.,University of Sichuan | Gong J.-P.,Chongqing Medical University | Cheng N.-S.,University of Sichuan | Zhang W.,Yue Bei Peoples Hospital
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management | Year: 2016

Aim: To compare the long-term survival outcomes of radiofrequency ablation and liver resection for single very early/early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: The Cochrane Library (Issue 3, 2015), Embase (1974 to March 15, 2015), PubMed (1950 to March 15, 2015), Web of Science (1900 to March 15, 2015), and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (1978 to March 15, 2015) were searched to identify relevant trials. Only trials that compared radiofrequency ablation and liver resection for single very early stage (≤2 cm) or early stage (≤3 cm) HCC according to the Barcelona clinic liver cancer (BCLC) staging system were considered for inclusion in this review. The primary outcomes that we analyzed were the 3-year and 5-year overall survival (OS) rates, and the secondary outcomes that we analyzed were the 3-year and 5-year disease-free survival (DFS) rates. Review Manager 5.3 was used to perform a cumulative meta-analysis. Possible publication bias was examined using a funnel plot. A random-effects model was applied to summarize the various outcomes. Results: Six studies involving 947 patients were identified that compared radiofrequency ablation (n=528) to liver resection (n=419) for single BCLC very early HCC. In these six studies, the rates of 3-year OS, 5-year OS, 3-year DFS, and 5-year DFS were significantly lower in the radiofrequency ablation group than in the liver resection group (risk ratio [RR] =0.90, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.83–0.98, P=0.01; RR =0.84, 95% CI: 0.75–0.95, P=0.004; RR =0.77, 95% CI: 0.60–0.98, P=0.04; and RR =0.70, 95% CI: 0.52–0.94, P=0.02, respectively). Ten studies involving 2,501 patients were identified that compared radiofrequency ablation (n=1,476) to liver resection (n=1,025) for single BCLC early HCC. In these ten studies, the rates of 3-year OS, 5-year OS, 3-year DFS, and 5-year DFS were also significantly lower in the radiofrequency ablation group than in the liver resection group (RR =0.93, 95% CI: 0.88–0.98, P=0.003; RR =0.84, 95% CI: 0.75–0.94, P=0.002; RR =0.72, 95% CI: 0.58–0.89, P=0.002; and RR =0.47, 95% CI: 0.33–0.67, P<0.0001, respectively). Conclusion: The long-term survival outcomes for patients with single BCLC very early/early stage HCC appear to be superior after liver resection compared to radiofrequency ablation. © 2016 He et al. Source

Xie X.,Sun Yat Sen University | Peng J.,Yue Bei Peoples Hospital | Huang K.,Sun Yat Sen University | Huang J.,Sun Yat Sen University | And 3 more authors.
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology | Year: 2012

A number of studies have recently demonstrated the involvement of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation and the subsequent coordinated inflammatory responses in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Polydatin has been shown to have the ability of anti-adhesive inflammation. However, the possible protective and beneficial effects of polydatin on DN via suppressing inflammatory damage and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation are not fully elucidated. We found that the polydatin could inhibit the induction and activity of NF-κB, and meanwhile ameliorating ECM accumulation in streptozotocin-diabetic rats. We aimed to investigate the effect of polydatin on fibronectin (FN) protein expression, and to elucidate its potential mechanism involving the NF-κB inflammatory signaling pathway in rat glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) cultured under high glucose. The results revealed that polydatin significantly suppressed high glucose-induced FN production, inhibited NF-κB nuclear translocation, reduced the DNA-binding activity of NF-κB, as well as decreased the protein expression of ICAM-1 and TGF-β in GMCs. These findings suggested that polydatin significantly represses high glucose-induced FN expression in rat GMCs, which may be closely related to its inhibition of the NF-κB signaling pathway. Hence, we elucidated the potential mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects and ECM accumulation alleviation of polydatin in GMCs of DN in vitro. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Source

Gao W.-H.,Guangzhou University | Gao W.-H.,Guangzhou Medical College | Liu S.-T.,Guangzhou University | Fan C.-X.,Yue Bei Peoples Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Yaoxue Xuebao | Year: 2011

Folic acid-O-carboxymethyl chitosan ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (FA-OCMCS-USPIO-NPs) are a novel molecular targeting MR contrast agent. This paper reperts the pharmacokinetics and magnetic resonance response characteristics of FA-OCMCS-USPIO-NPs in normal rats and mice, and discussed its distributing regularity in animals, providing basis for tumor targeting imaging. O-phenanthroline method was used to determine iron content in rats' plasma and mice's organs following high and low doses of nanoparticles injected through tail vein, and the blood concentration-time curve was drawn, the calculated t1/2 of two groups were greater than 7 h. The results of tissue distribution showed that only a small part of nanoparticles were swallowed by the liver and spleen, while none in the heart, lung and kidney. At the same times, the phagocytosis of nanoparticles did not change with the dose. The results of MRI showed that renal excretion occurred 4 hours after injection, and signal to noise ratio (SNR) of liver and kidney returned to normal levels 24 hours after injection. There were no nanoparticles in the lungs. So a part of nanoparticles escaped from phagocytosis of liver and spleen, and it owned lower toxicity and longer half-life. All of these indicated its use for tumor-targeting imaging. Source

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