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Stratification of venous thromboembolism risk in stroke patients by Caprini score
Xiaoping Zhu, Tingting Zhang, Lanshu Zhou, Xiaobing Yin, Qiong Dong
Does brain radiotherapy improve survival in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with brain metastasis?
Gui-Shan Lin, Hua-Chun Luo, Zhi-Chao Fu, Shao-Guang Liao, Lv-Juan Cai, Jin-Feng Zhu
Application of preoperative embolization during surgery for the destroyed lung
Yi-Ming Zhou, Nan Song, Lei Lin, Ge-Ning Jiang, Sen Jiang
Might definitive local therapy of the primary tumor improve the survival benefits of metastatic prostate cancer? —evidence from a meta-analysis
Muran Xiao, Rong Cong, Qijie Zhang, Wei Xiang, Hui Xiao
A 12-hour comprehensive nutrition care benefits blood glucose level and weight gain and improves outcomes in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus
Kun Yuan, Haoyuan Wang, Yujia Chen, Sijie Li, Qiang Wang, Yanmin Cao, Shuqing Gao, Xiaoli Xu, Qi Xie
Educational video improves bowel preparation in patients undergoing colonoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ziqi Ye, Jie Chen, Zixue Xuan, Ming Gao, Hongyu Yang
Clinical and prognostic effects of adjuvant therapy on less advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients
Qi-Xin Shang, Yu-Shang Yang, Yong Yuan, Yi-Min Gu, Han-Lu Zhang, Ai-Fang Ji, Long-Qi Chen
Comparison of third generation balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien 3 versus self-expandable Evolut R in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a meta-analysis
Yi-Ming Li, Jia-Yu Tsauo, Yan-Biao Liao, Zhen-Gang Zhao, Mao Chen
Moxibustion for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Jiaojiao Hu, Yingying Mao, Yi Zhang, Ding Ye, Chengping Wen, Zhijun Xie
Prognostic value of the advanced lung cancer inflammation index in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection
Yan Wang, Lin Lin, Yanli Ji, Xiaoli Mei, Chunlin Zhao, Yu Chen, Guowei Che
The efficacy of different doses of ulinastatin in the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis
Hai Wang He, Hong Zhang
Residents’ reflections on end-of-life conversations: how a palliative care clinical rotation creates meaningful learning opportunities
Allison M. Kurahashi, Joshua Wales, Amna Husain, Ramona Mahtani
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) might be a standard care in radical prostatectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ziqi Ye, Jie Chen, Taoye Shen, Hongyu Yang, Jie Qin, Feiyue Zheng, Yuefeng Rao
Prognostic value of albumin-red cell distribution width score in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia
Li Chen, Xiao Ye Lu, Chang Qing Zhu
Naprapathy attenuates neuropathic pain after brachial plexus injury
Bin Xiao, Anqi Ma, Zhengyu Li, Shenyu Zhang, Xiaojun Xu, Junming Zhou, Weijiang Li, Jing Zhang, Fei Yao
Perioperation ulinastatin intervention protects liver function in hepatectomy: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis
Hong Gao, Yi Lyu, Yi Yang, Yingchuan Li, Honghua Cao
Understanding the pattern of lymph node metastasis for trans-segmental thoracic esophageal cancer to develop precise delineation of clinical target volume for radiotherapy
Liyuan Huang, Chen Chen, Mingqiang Lin, Jiancheng Li
Comparison of clinicopathological features and prognosis between IgA nephropathy and purpura nephritis in adults with diffuse endocapillary proliferation: a single-center cohort study
Jin Yu, Xiaoqiu Ni, Jun Ni, Fei Jiang, Dongrong Yu, Liusha Zhou
Lymphotoxin beta receptor is associated with regulation of microRNAs expression and nuclear factor-kappa B activation in lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-stimulated vascular smooth muscle cells
Xiao Ling, Mei Wen, Zezhou Xiao, Zhiwen Luo, Jiawei Zhuang, Qianqin Li, Songlin Du, Shaoyi Zheng, Peng Zhu
Early enteral feeding on esophageal cancer patients after esophageal resection and reconstruction
Mingfeng Liao, Zhaohua Xia, Pilai Huang, Qinlang Shi, Hanwei Li, Renliang He, Mingwen Bao, Kun Qiao
The changing situation about maternal age, risk factors and pregnancy outcomes after the two-child policy: a retrospective cohort study
Xiaohui Teng, Mc Intyre Shane, Shilei Pan
mRNA expression disturbance of complement system related genes in acute arterial thrombotic and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients
Siwan Wen, Wenwen Yan, Lemin Wang
Platelet maximum aggregation rate serves as a marker in diagnosis and prognosis in patients with sepsis
Wei Wu, Zili Fan, Chenjiao Yao, Jie Wu, Shuhui Tao
Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) comorbid with diabetes rather than OSAHS alone serves an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Miao Hui, Yuehong Li, Jingying Ye, Zhen Zhuang, Wei Wang
Efficacy and safety of Qinzhuliangxue decoction for treating atopic eczema: a randomized controlled trial
Tian Ma, Yuanyuan Chai, Su Li, Xiaoying Sun, Yifei Wang, Rong Xu, Jie Chen, Mi Zhou, Min Zhou, Bin Li, Wenbin Xu, Xin Li
The efficacy and safety of capecitabine-based versus S-1-based chemotherapy for metastatic or recurrent gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical randomized trials
Zhijun Feng, Peijing Yan, Xiaofeng Hou, Jie Feng, Xiaodong He, Kehu Yang
Transient receptor potential canonical 5 channel is involved in the cardiac damage related to obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome in rats
Wen Wen, Qiaoling Yao, Yulan Chen, Zhiqiang Li, Bumairemu Maitikuerban, Yu Zhang, Junshi Zhang, Zhulepiya Simayi, Xinjuan Xu, Xiangyang Zhang
Prior metformin therapy and 30-day mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: a nationwide cohort study
Tak Kyu Oh, In-Ae Song
The role systematic lymphadenectomy plays in determining the survival outcome for advanced ovarian cancer patients: a meta- analysis
Dan Xu, Jinling Xue, Rafi Rozan, Li Li
Effectiveness of a comprehensive post-operative health education program in improving quality of life after gastric cancer surgery
Qian Gao, Huiyan Li, Yuan Zou, Bo Hou, Lixiu Liu
Sodium hyaluronate in the treatment of dry eye after cataract surgery: a meta-analysis
Yan Wen, Xiaocheng Zhang, Maosheng Chen, Dengmei Han
Real-world investigation on discontinuation of oral anticoagulation after paroxysmal atrial fibrillation catheter ablation in China
Ronghui Yu, Hui Xi, Jun Lu, Fengqiang Xu, Lisheng Shi, Qiang Kong, Yucai Hu, Xin Zhao, Nian Liu
L-DOPA-elicited abnormal involuntary movements in the rats damaged severely in substantia nigra by 6-hydroxydopamine
Rongfei Wang, Ming Shao
The association between melatonin receptor 1B gene polymorphisms and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Chinese populations: a meta-analysis
Xinxia Zhang, Lanlan Xie, Min Zhong, Botong Yang, Qiyue Yang, Hui Yang, Chunguang Xie
The prognostic value of prognostic nutritional index (PNI) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with platinum-based chemotherapeutics
Jian Wang, Yiqian Liu, Xiaoguang Mi, Mengting Shao, Lingxiang Liu
Analysis of the current status of pelvic floor dysfunction in urban women in Xi’an City
Liangrong Shen, Jing Yang, Xiaoli Bai, Zhongmin Sun
Analysis of knowledge, attitude and behavior of oncology medical staff in palliative care
Xianmei Wu, Xin Zhang, Jing Zhang, Xiaowei Cui
A meta-analysis of Xin kai bitter method in the treatment of functional dyspepsia
Tao Yuan, Pei Li, Bo Jia
Povidone-iodine chemical pleurodesis in treating spontaneous chylothorax in pediatric patients
Wei-Guang Long, Bin Cai, Yang Liu, Wen-Jie Wang
Effectiveness of different silicone oil remove methods after vitrectomy and light silicone oil tamponade in elderly patients
Xiaobo Wan, Jingbo Li, Qiguang Liu
Ultrasound features predicting the 3-week outcome of Pavlik harness treatment for developmental hip dysplasia
Guang-Wei Xu, Yan-Cai Yang, Zhen-Hua Xu, Yun-Long Liu
The clinical effect of plum blossom needle acupuncture with qi-invigorating superficies-consolidating therapy on seborrheic alopecia
Qiuyi Li, Yubin Xie, Xushan Zha
Prognostic values of SOFA score, qSOFA score, and LODS score for patients with sepsis
Yonglin Li, Chunjiang Yan, Ziyan Gan, Xiaotu Xi, Zhanpeng Tan, Jun Li, Guowei Li
Blueberry polyphenols play a preventive effect on alcoholic fatty liver disease C57BL/6 J mice by promoting autophagy to accelerate lipolysis to eliminate excessive TG accumulation in hepatocytes
Qun Zhuge, Yi Zhang, Biao Liu, Mingjuan Wu
Correlation between C-reactive protein/albumin and contralateral hip refracture after total hip arthroplasty in elderly patients with hip fractures
Lu Chen, Jianguang Zhang, Wei Zhang, Changgong Deng
Three-dimensional finite element analysis of optimal distribution model of vertebroplasty
Deguo Wang, Yang Li, Honglin Yin, Jun Li, Jiao Qu, Minbo Jiang, Jiwei Tian
Chinese medicine Bazi Bushen capsule improves lipid metabolism in ovariectomized female ApoE−/− mice
Dan Huang, Huawei Hu, Liping Chang, Shen Liu, Junqing Liang, Yanfei Song, Xindong Wang, Hui Zhang, Cong Wei, Yiling Wu
Elevated plasma histone H4 level predicts increased risk of mortality in patients with sepsis
Nian-Fang Lu, Li Jiang, Bo Zhu, De-Gang Yang, Rui-Qiang Zheng, Jun Shao, Xiu-Ming Xi
Characterization of a multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST3330 clone responsible for a nosocomial outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit
Lingli Shao, Bei Yao, Jiyong Yang, Xin Li, Kun Ye, Yanping Zhang, Chengbin Wang
Comparison of the effects of general and local anesthesia in lumbar interlaminar endoscopic surgery
Xue-Fei Ye, Sheng Wang, Ai-Min Wu, Lin-Zheng Xie, Xiang-Yang Wang, Jiao-Xiang Chen, Hui Xu, Sun-Ren Sheng
Clinical effectiveness of matrine sitz bath in treating perianal infection after chemotherapy for acute leukemia
Ye Zhou, Huaqiang Gao, Haiying Hua, Wenyan Zhu, Zhiqing Wang, Ye Zhang, Shuang Wu, Jin Li, Ying Zhao, Lili Xue
Clinical analysis of 16 cases of pulmonary cryptococcosis in patients with normal immune function
Jie Zhang, Duchao Zhang, Xinying Xue, Lei Yang, Liang Chen, Lei Pan
Correlation between common postoperative complications of prolonged bed rest and quality of life in hospitalized elderly hip fracture patients
Jing Chen, Xuesong Wang, Hong Qian, Junxing Ye, Juan Qian, Jiao Hua
The effect of hemodialysis on serum magnesium concentration in hemodialysis patients
Zongqiang Han, Lu Zhou, Rui Liu, Linlin Feng
Long-term compound danshen dripping pills therapy reduces the no-reflow phenomenon in nondiabetes mellitus patients after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction
Xiangren A, Zian Li, Wei Luo, Jinping Chai
Nutrition counseling combined with head and neck rehabilitation exercises can enhance outcomes among nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients in southern China: a prospective study in an epidemic area
Dongfang Su, Yan He, Liping Chen, Jianmei Li, Lijuan Zhang, Linmin Chen, Wenqiong Li, Wen Hu, Cong Li, Yuying Fan
Laparoscopic versus open mesh repair for the treatment of recurrent inguinal hernia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Chun Yang, Shaoping Deng
Clinical effect of Rougan Tongdu combined with point-pressing massage therapy on children at high risk of delayed motor development
Yang Yang, Limei Geng, Jin Cai, Yan Wang, Jing Ping
Acupuncture inhibits the activation of spinal microglia in the acute uterine cervical distension rats
Weiping Lei, Jinjin Jiang, Yaqin Huang, Ling Zhang, Yang Yu, Juan Xue, Liang Yu, Jianliang Sun
3D-STI evaluation of the effect of dexrazoxane on the mechanical properties of right ventricular myocardium in breast cancer patients treated with pirarubicin
Yan Wang, Congqing Lu, Honge Li, Kun Liu, Ming Yu, Pingyang Zhang
Application of the PDCA cycle for standardized nursing management in a COVID-19 intensive care unit
Yihong Chen, Jili Zheng, Dingyun Wu, Yuxia Zhang, Ying Lin
Endoscopic incision and selective cutting for primary treatment of benign esophageal anastomotic stricture: outcomes of 5 cases with a minimum follow-up of 12 months
Junan Li, Hongyu Zhao, Zhiming Ma, Baichun Liu
Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular analyses of clinical Enterobacter cloacae isolates in Eastern Heilongjiang Province, China
Kewang Hu, Lingyi Zeng, Jisheng Zhang, Huiling Li, Shanshan Su, Yongxin Zhao, Yong Wang, Yanjun Fu, Chunjiang Li, Xiaoli Zhang

Case Report

Torsade de pointes in initiating hemodialysis: a case report
Ji Ae Yang, Hong Sang Choi, Eun Hui Bae, Seong Kwon Ma, Soo Wan Kim, Chang Seong Kim

Editorial on Clinical Challenges and Pitfalls in Early Palliative Care: Practical Knowledge and Guidance from other Medical Specialties

Life-long-learning: the importance of Specialist Palliative Care Teams staying informed with knowledge from other disciplines
Jan Gaertner, Charles B. Simone II, Fiona Lim

Review Article on Clinical Challenges and Pitfalls in Early Palliative Care: Practical Knowledge and Guidance from other Medical Specialties

The impact of early palliative care: a medical oncologist’s perspective
William Raskin
Cutaneous toxicities of new targeted cancer therapies: must know for diagnosis, management, and patient-proxy empowerment
Thomas McFarlane, Noor Rehman, Katie Wang, Jenny Lee, Caitlin Carter
Multiple bone metastases: what the palliative care specialist should know about the potential, limitations and practical aspects of radiation therapy
May N. Tsao, Elizabeth A. Barnes, Edward Chow
Role of bone-modifying agents in advanced cancer
Danielle N. Desautels, Craig H. Harlos, Katarzyna J. Jerzak
Fighting diagnostic and therapeutic nihilism in the elderly with cancer
Ewelina Biskup, Marcus Vetter, Ulrich Wedding
When saliva becomes a problem: the challenges and palliative care for patients with sialorrhea
Charles Christian Paine II, James William Snider III
Sticky stuff: xerostomia in patients undergoing head and neck radiotherapy—prevalence, prevention, and palliative care
James William Snider III, Charles Christian Paine II


Erratum to pathogen identification in 84 patients with post- traumatic osteomyelitis after limb fractures
Lidan Yang, Jianbo Feng, Jinyue Liu, Langbo Yu, Chuntao Zhao, Youliang Ren, Wenbin He, Jiachen Peng

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