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Emergency versus delayed hepatectomy following transarterial embolization in spontaneously ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wei Zhang, Zhangkan Huang & Xu Che
Abstract Background Spontaneous rupture is a life-threatening complication of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recent trends in surgical treatments avoid emergency hepatectomy (EH) and favor emergency transarterial embolization (TAE) followed by delayed hepatectomy (DH). Still, there is debate on which is the better treatment option and whether delaying hepatectomy increases peritoneal metastasis. Aim To provide evidence-based references for the optimal management of patients with spontaneously ruptured HCC by comparing the outcomes of EH and DH. Methods Literature...

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of vaccinated COVID-19 patients: A meta-analysis and systematic review

Wen Tian, Xingxiang Ren, Mei Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xu Gao, Zhihai Chen & Wei Zhang
Objective: With the global epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), vaccination rates are increasing globally. This study evaluated the relevant clinical manifestations of vaccinated COVID-19 patients. Methods: We searched carefully in 11 databases such as PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Ovid, China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, Wan Fang Data, Sinomed, VIP Database, and Reading Showing Database up to 26 March 2022. To search for articles that have described the characteristics of vaccinated...

Global, regional, and national burden of disease study of atrial fibrillation/flutter, 1990–2019: results from a global burden of disease study, 2019

Hong Li, Xuejing Song, Yi Liang, Xue Bai, Wu-Sha Liu-Huo, Chao Tang, Wen Chen & Lizhi Zhao
Abstract Background Data from the Global Burden of Disease, Injury, and Risk Factor Study 2019 (GBD 2019) was used to assess the burden and change in prevalence, incidence, deaths, disability-adjusted life years, and risk factors for atrial fibrillation/flutter in 204 countries and territories between 1990 and 2019. Methods Incidence, prevalence, deaths, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), and their age-standardized rates of AF/AFL were analyzed by age, sex, socio-demographic index (SDI), and human development index (HDI) using...

PrEP-related stigma and PrEP use among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada

Oscar Javier Pico-Espinosa, Mark Hull, Paul MacPherson, Daniel Grace, Mark Gaspar, Nathan Lachowsky, Saira Mohammed, James Demers, Marshall Kilduff, Robinson Truong & Darrell H. S. Tan
Abstract Background We aimed to explore the association between PrEP-related stereotypes and perceived disapproval (hereafter PrEP-related stigma), and PrEP use. Methods We used data from a cross-sectional online survey among adult gay, bisexual, other men who have sex with men in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Participants were recruited 2019–2020 in-person from sexual health clinics and outreach programs, and online through dating mobile applications and websites. We used logistic regression models to explore the relationship...

Physcomitrium patens CAD1 has distinct roles in growth and resistance to biotic stress

Shan Jiang, Xu Tian, Xiaolong Huang, Jiankang Xin & Huiqing Yan
Abstract Background Physcomitrium patens provides an evolutionary link between green algae and vascular plants. Although the genome of P. patens includes orthologs of all the core lignin biosynthetic enzymes, the occurrence of lignin in moss is very controversial. Besides, little information is available about the lignin enzymes in moss to date. For example, cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD) is a crucial enzyme that catalyzes the last step of the lignin biosynthetic pathway, suggesting an ideal way...

Spatial-temporal trends in the risk of illicit drug toxicity death in British Columbia

Kevin Hu, Brian Klinkenberg, Wen Qi Gan & Amanda K. Slaunwhite
Abstract Background Illicit drug poisoning (overdose) continues to be an important public health problem with overdose-related deaths currently recorded at an unprecedented level. Understanding the geographic variations in fatal overdose mortality is necessary to avoid disproportionate risk resulting from service access inequity. Methods We estimated the odds of fatal overdose per event from all cases captured by the overdose surveillance system in British Columbia (2015 - 2018), using both conventional logistic regression and Generalized Additive...

Implementing an audit and feedback cycle to improve adherence to the Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations: clustered randomized trail

Alexander Singer, Leanne Kosowan, Elissa M. Abrams, Alan Katz, Lisa Lix, Katrina Leong & Allison Paige
Abstract Background Audit and Feedback (A&F), a strategy aimed at promoting modified practice through performance feedback, is a method to change provider behaviour and reduce unnecessary medical services. This study aims to assess the use of A&F to reduce antibiotic prescribing for viral infections and antipsychotic prescribing to patients with dementia. Methods Clustered randomized trial of 239 primary care providers in Manitoba, Canada, participating in the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network. Forty-six practices were randomly...

Melatonin suppresses serum starvation-induced autophagy of ovarian granulosa cells in premature ovarian insufficiency

Di Wu, Wenjie Zhao, Chengjuan Xu, Xin Zhou, Xia Leng & Yanmin Li
Abstract Objectives Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) refers to the decline and cessation of ovarian functions in women under 40 years of age. Melatonin (MT) acts as a protective for the ovary. This study elucidated the role of MT in autophagy of granulosa cells (GCs) in POI via modulating the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt-mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Methods The expression levels of microRNA (miR)-15a-5p, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3), and relevant hormones in...

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of vaccinated COVID-19 patients: A meta-analysis and systematic review

Wen Tian, Xingxiang Ren, Mei Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xu Gao, Zhihai Chen & Wei Zhang
Objective: With the global epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), vaccination rates are increasing globally. This study evaluated the relevant clinical manifestations of vaccinated COVID-19 patients. Methods: We searched carefully in 11 databases such as PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Ovid, China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, Wan Fang Data, Sinomed, VIP Database, and Reading Showing Database up to 26 March 2022. To search for articles that have described the characteristics of vaccinated...

ELOVL gene family plays a virtual role in response to breeding selection and lipid deposition in different tissues in chicken (Gallus gallus)

Dandan Wang, Xinyan Li, Panpan Zhang, Yuzhu Cao, Ke Zhang, Panpan Qin, Yulong Guo, Zhuanjian Li, Yadong Tian, Xiangtao Kang, Xiaojun Liu & Hong Li
Abstract Background Elongases of very long chain fatty acids (ELOVLs), a family of first rate-limiting enzymes in the synthesis of long-chain fatty acids, play an essential role in the biosynthesis of complex lipids. Disrupting any of ELOVLs affects normal growth and development in mammals. Genetic variations in ELOVLs are associated with backfat or intramuscular fatty acid composition in livestock. However, the effects of ELOVL gene family on breeding selection and lipid deposition in different tissues...

The Korean undiagnosed diseases program phase I: expansion of the nationwide network and the development of long-term infrastructure

Soo Yeon Kim, Seungbok Lee, Hyewon Woo, Jiyeon Han, Young Jun Ko, Youngkyu Shim, Soojin Park, Se Song Jang, Byung Chan Lim, Jung Min Ko, Ki Joong Kim, Anna Cho, Hunmin Kim, Hee Hwang, Ji Eun Choi, Man Jin Kim, Jangsup Moon, Moon-Woo Seong, Sung Sup Park, Sun Ah Choi, Ji Eun Lee, Young Se Kwon, Young Bae Sohn, Jon Soo Kim, Won Seop Kim … & Jong-Hee Chae
Abstract Background Phase I of the Korean Undiagnosed Diseases Program (KUDP), performed for 3 years, has been completed. The Phase I program aimed to solve the problem of undiagnosed patients throughout the country and develop infrastructure, including a data management system and functional core laboratory, for long-term translational research. Herein, we share the clinical experiences of the Phase I program and introduce the activities of the functional core laboratory and data management system. Results During...

The Korean undiagnosed diseases program phase I: expansion of the nationwide network and the development of long-term infrastructure

Soo Yeon Kim, Seungbok Lee, Hyewon Woo, Jiyeon Han, Young Jun Ko, Youngkyu Shim, Soojin Park, Se Song Jang, Byung Chan Lim, Jung Min Ko, Ki Joong Kim, Anna Cho, Hunmin Kim, Hee Hwang, Ji Eun Choi, Man Jin Kim, Jangsup Moon, Moon-Woo Seong, Sung Sup Park, Sun Ah Choi, Ji Eun Lee, Young Se Kwon, Young Bae Sohn, Jon Soo Kim, Won Seop Kim … & Jong-Hee Chae
Abstract Background Phase I of the Korean Undiagnosed Diseases Program (KUDP), performed for 3 years, has been completed. The Phase I program aimed to solve the problem of undiagnosed patients throughout the country and develop infrastructure, including a data management system and functional core laboratory, for long-term translational research. Herein, we share the clinical experiences of the Phase I program and introduce the activities of the functional core laboratory and data management system. Results During...

LncRNA SNHG16 promotes development of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma by interacting with EIF4A3 and modulating RhoU mRNA stability

Lihua Ren, Xin Fang, Sachin Mulmi Shrestha, Qinghua Ji, Hui Ye, Yan Liang, Yang Liu, Yadong Feng, Jingwu Dong & Ruihua Shi
Abstract Background Numerous studies have revealed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are closely related to the development of many diseases and carcinogenesis. However, their specific biological function and molecular mechanism in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unclear. Methods RNA-Seq was performed to determine the differential expressions of lncRNAs in ESCC, and the level of SNHG16 expression was detected in ESCC and intraepithelial neoplasia (IEN) samples. In vitro and in vivo experiments were performed to...

The role of proteoglycan form of DMP1 in cranial repair

Yang Liu, Pingping Niu, Mengqi Zhou & Hui Xue
Abstract Background The cranial region is a complex set of blood vessels, cartilage, nerves and soft tissues. The reconstruction of cranial defects caused by trauma, congenital defects and surgical procedures presents clinical challenges. Our previous data showed that deficiency of the proteoglycan (PG) form of dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1-PG) could lead to abnormal cranial development. In addition, DMP1-PG was highly expressed in the cranial defect areas. The present study aimed to investigate the potential...

Non-prescribed antibiotic use for children at community levels in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dumessa Edessa, Nega Assefa, Yadeta Dessie, Fekede Asefa, Girmaye Dinsa & Lemessa Oljira
Abstract Background Non-prescribed antibiotic use is an emerging risky practice around the globe. An inappropriate use involving nonprescription access is one cause of the rapid increase in antibiotic resistance. Children commonly encounter many self-limiting illnesses for which they frequently use antibiotics without prescription. However, no specific and conclusive evidence exists to inform actions against this unsafe practice. We thus aimed to estimate the pooled proportion of non-prescribed antibiotic use for children at community levels in...

The bidirectional association of C-peptide with cardiovascular risk in nondiabetic adults and patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study

Shuang-Tong Yan, Jing Sun, Zhao-Yan Gu, Xin-Yu Miao, Li-Chao Ma, Ban-Ruo Sun, Xiao-Min Fu, Hong-Zhou Liu, Guang Yang, Fu-Sheng Fang & Hong Li
Abstract Background Recent literature reported the biological role of C-peptide, but this role is still controversial and unclear. The primary aim of this study was to investigate associations between C-peptide and cardiovascular biomarkers as well as events. Methods A total of 55636 participants who had a health examination from 2017 to 2021 were included. Of them, 6727 participants visited the hospital at least twice. Cardiovascular biomarkers like high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin...

Network Meta-Analysis of All Available Regimens Based on Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty and Laser Atherectomy for Femoropopliteal In-Stent Restenosis

Chaowen Yu, Wenbo Tang, Tiancai Ren, Qiwei Chen, Ran Lu & Yong Gao
Purpose:Drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty and laser atherectomy (LA) have been frequently utilized to treat femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (ISR); however, no studies have concurrently compared available regimens, including DCB, LA+DCB, and LA + plain balloon angioplasty (PB). Therefore, we conducted this network meta-analysis to determine whether there were significant differences in outcomes among these regimens.Materials and Methods:A comprehensive search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library to identify all randomized controlled trials comparing DCB...

Cross-watershed distribution pattern challenging the elimination of Oncomelania hupensis, the intermediate host of Schistosoma japonica, in Sichuan province, China

Shen Chen, Ding Lu, Lei Duan, Ben Ma, Chao Lv, Yin-long Li, Shen-ning Lu, Lan-hua Li, Liang Xu, Zi-song Wu, Shang Xia, Jing Xu, Yang Liu & Shan Lv
Abstract Background Snail control is critical to schistosomiasis control efforts in China. However, re-emergence of Oncomelania hupensis is challenging the achievements of schistosomiasis control. The present study aimed to test whether the amphibious snails can spread across watersheds using a combination of population genetics and geographic statistics. Methods The digital maps and attributes of snail habitats were obtained from the national survey on O. hupensis. Snail sampling was performed in 45 counties of Sichuan Province....

Development and validation of an extended Cox prognostic model for patients with ER/PR+ and HER2− breast cancer: a retrospective cohort study

Yiqun Xie, Xizhou Li, Ying Wu, Wenting Cui & Yang Liu
Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to explore a new estrogen receptor (ER) and/or progesterone receptor (PR)+ and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)− breast cancer prognostic model, called the extended Cox prognostic model, for determining the cutoff values for multiple continuous prognostic factors and their interaction via the new model concept and variable selection method. Methods A total of 335 patients with ER/PR+ and HER2− breast cancer were enrolled for the...

The beneficial effect of growth mindset intervention for adolescents in economically disadvantaged areas of China

Ruixue Xia, Peiying Zhang, Ruiyang Liu, Junwei Xue, Huijing Zhu, Guaiguai Guo, Min Zhang & Yang Liu
The existing research has explored the effects of growth mindset intervention on individuals in Western culture. This study sought to determine whether growth mindset intervention has a positive impact on adolescents in economically disadvantaged areas of China. Participants in this study were 324 junior high school students who were randomly divided into the intervention group and the control group. The intervention group received six weeks of intervention classes designed to help students learn, internalize, and...

Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus basalis of Meynert modulates hippocampal–frontoparietal networks in patients with advanced Alzheimer’s disease

Yin Jiang, Tian-Shuo Yuan, Ying-Chuan Chen, Peng Guo, Teng-Hong Lian, Yu-Ye Liu, Wei Liu, Yu-Tong Bai, Quan Zhang, Wei Zhang & Jian-Guo Zhang
Abstract Background Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM) has shown potential for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, there is little evidence of whether NBM-DBS can improve cognitive functioning in patients with advanced AD. In addition, the mechanisms underlying the modulation of brain networks remain unclear. This study was aimed to assess the cognitive function and the resting-state connectivity following NBM-DBS in patients with advanced AD. Methods Eight...

Effects of mitochondrial dysfunction on bone metabolism and related diseases: a scientometric study from 2003 to 2022

Wei Zhang, Chang-Liang Xia, Jun-Nan Ma, Jia-Xuan Li, Qi Chen, Shuan-Ji Ou, Yang Yang, Yong Qi & Chang-Peng Xu
Abstract Background In recent years, mitochondrial dysfunction has been extensively studied and published, but research on the effects of mitochondrial dysfunction on bone metabolism and related diseases is only just beginning. Furthermore, no studies have been carried out to systematically illustrate this area from a scientometric point of view. The goal of this research is to review existing knowledge and identify new trends and possible hotspots in this area. Methods All publications related to the...

Expanding known viral diversity in plants: virome of 161 species alongside an ancient canal

Shixing Yang, Qingqing Mao, Yan Wang, Jingxian He, Jie Yang, Xu Chen, Yuqing Xiao, Yumin He, Min Zhao, Juan Lu, Zijun Yang, Ziyuan Dai, Qi Liu, Yuxin Yao, Xiang Lu, Hong Li, Rui Zhou, Jian Zeng, Wang Li, Chenglin Zhou, Xiaochun Wang, Quan Shen, Hui Xu, Xutao Deng, Eric Delwart … & Wen Zhang
Abstract Background Since viral metagenomic approach was applied to discover plant viruses for the first time in 2006, many plant viruses had been identified from cultivated and non-cultivated plants. These previous researches exposed that the viral communities (virome) of plants have still largely uncharacterized. Here, we investigated the virome in 161 species belonging to 38 plant orders found in a riverside ecosystem. Results We identified 245 distinct plant-associated virus genomes (88 DNA and 157 RNA...

Identification of tumor-associated antigens and immune subtypes of lower-grade glioma and glioblastoma for mRNA vaccine development

Zhi-liang Wang, Ruo-yu Huang, Bo Han, Fan Wu, Zhi-yan Sun, Guan-zhang Li, Wei Zhang, Zheng Zhao & Xing Liu
Abstract Background mRNA became a promising therapeutic approach in many diseases. This study aimed to identify the tumor antigens specifically expressed in tumor cells for lower-grade glioma (LGG) and glioblastoma (GBM) patients. Methods In this work, the mRNA microarray expression profile and clinical data were obtained from 301 samples in the Chinese Glioma Genome Atlas (CGGA) database, the mRNA sequencing data and clinical data of 701 samples were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...

Targeted delivery and ROS-responsive release of Resolvin D1 by platelet chimeric liposome ameliorates myocardial ischemia–reperfusion injury

Xueyi Weng, Haipeng Tan, Zheyong Huang, Jing Chen, Ning Zhang, Qiaozi Wang, Qiyu Li, Jinfeng Gao, Dili Sun, Wusiman Yakufu, Zhengmin Wang, Weiyan Li, Guangrui Zhu, Zhiqing Pang, Yanan Song, Juying Qian & Junbo Ge
Abstract Resolvin D1 (RvD1) has been shown to provide effective protection against ischemia–reperfusion injury in multiple vital organs such as the heart, brain, kidney. However, the clinical translational potential of systemic administration of RvD1 in the treatment of ischemia–reperfusion injury is greatly limited due to biological instability and lack of targeting ability. Combining the natural inflammatory response and reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction after reperfusion injury, we developed a platelet-bionic, ROS-responsive RvD1 delivery platform. The...

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