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Shengsen Chen, An Cui, Kangkang Yu, Chong Huang, Mengqi Zhu, Mingquan Chen
BACKGROUND: Meningitis is a serious complication occurring after neurosurgical operations, which can result in severe morbidity and high mortality. This retrospective cohort study aimed to determine the risk factors of postoperative meningitis in a large clinical center of neurosurgery in China. METHODS: Patients who underwent a neurosurgical procedure between January 2014 and December 2015 were selected, and 1016 cases were included our final analysis. On the basis of propensity scores, 84 patients with postoperative meningitis were successfully matched to 84 patients without postoperative meningitis...
March 2018: World Neurosurgery
Wen-Hui Zhang, Yong Zhang, Yong-Yao Cui, Wei-Fang Rong, Carole Cambier, Philippe Devillier, Fabrice Bureau, Charles Advenier, Pascal Gustin
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become a global epidemic disease with an increased morbidity and mortality in the world. Inflammatory process progresses and contributes to irreversible airflow limitation. However, there is no available therapy to better control the inflammatory progression and therefore to reduce the exacerbations and mortality. Thus, the development of efficient anti-inflammatory therapies is a priority for patients with COPD. β(2) -Adrenoceptor agonists and anticholinergic agents are widely used as first line drugs in management of COPD because of their efficient bronchodilator properties...
February 2012: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
Dong-liang Pan, Han-zhong Li, Zheng-pei Zeng, Fang Li, Quan-cai Cui
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of nonfunctioning pheochromocytoma, and to evaluate the efficacy of 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan in the diagnosis and perioperative treatment of nonfunctioning pheochromocytoma. METHODS: The clinical data of 14 patients with nonfunctioning pheochromocytoma were analyzed retrospectively. Plasma free corticoid, renin, aldosterone, and urine catecholamines levels were estimated. B-mode ultrasonography, computed tomography scan, thoracic X-ray and 131I-MIBG were used...
June 2005: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal
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