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Kaohsiung J Med Sci ; 33(12): 623-629, 2017 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29132552


Reinfection after two-stage revision hip arthroplasty (RHA) is still a complex issue. Only few studies revealed the factors affecting the success rate in the treatment of periprosthetic hip infection (PHI), especially risk factors. A retrospective study was conducted using records of 30 patients underwent two-stage RHA for infected total hip arthroplasty (THA). Treatment was defined as successful if a patient did not need any reoperation or invasive procedure such as image-guided drainage during the two years after reimplantation. Treatment was defined as failure if any surgery or invasive procedure or long-term antibiotic suppression was considered necessary to control infection. Four patients had infection recurrence defined as failed and three of them had intravenous drug abuse. Twenty-six patients had no infection recurrence at the end of follow-up and one of them had intravenous drug abuse but quitting after surgery. We suggest that once adequate cleaning up achieved, risk of reinfection may be little even in immunocompromised patients with RHA because of relative less old age than those with revisional total knee arthroplasty. Patients of the reinfection group were younger and non-obese with adequate nutritional status. We may consider intravenous drug abuse could take a great toll on health and lead to reinfection. Finally, we suggest performing the gold-standard two-stage reimplantation technique to manage cases with infection, educating drug abusers regarding the risk of surgical failure, and implementing a quitting program at least 1 year before the index surgery.

Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/etiologia , Abuso de Substâncias por Via Intravenosa/complicações , Adulto , Idoso , Demografia , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Falha de Tratamento
Exp Ther Med ; 12(1): 405-409, 2016 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27347069


Depression in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) can affect the quality of life, disease diagnosis and case fatality rate. The aim of this study was to explore depression in patients with CHB and cirrhosis, and the effect of the severity of liver cirrhosis on the depressive emotional state. The depressive emotional state was investigated using the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) in 114 patients with CHB and cirrhosis, comprising 42 cases classified as Child-Pugh grade (CPG)-A, 38 cases classified as CPG-B and 34 cases classified as CPG-C at a single hepatology center. Patients with mood disorders accounted for 33.33% of the 114 cases with CHB and liver cirrhosis and comprised 10 cases of CPG-A, 12 cases of CPG-B and 16 cases of CPG-C classification. The results shows that HAMA and HAMD scores of patients in the CPG-C group were significantly higher than those in the CPG-A group (P<0.01), but not significantly higher than those in the CPG-B group (P>0.05). The incidence rate of mood disorders in the CPG-C group was significantly higher than that in the CPG-B group (P=0.0336), and the incidence rate of mood disorders was higher in the CPG-B group compared with the CPG-A group, but the difference was not statistically significant (P=0.4370). The incidence rate of mood disorders in patients in the CPG-A group was significantly lower than that in the CPG-C group (P=0.0078). The study shows that a considerable proportion of patients with liver cirrhosis have mood disorders, and the depression rates of CHB-infected patients with liver cirrhosis are closely associated with the severity of the cirrhosis.

Cell Transplant ; 24(3): 509-20, 2015.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25654771


Adult stem cell therapy for the treatment of tendon injuries is a growing area of research. This study is aimed to investigate the efficacy of human adipose-derived stem cell (hADSC) injection on the tendon during its healing process in a rat model of rotator cuff injury. hADSCs were injected 3 days after collagenase-induced rotator cuff injuries in experimental groups, while the control group received saline as a placebo. Histological and biomechanical analyses were performed 7, 14, 21, and 28 days after collagenase injection. Compared to the control group, it was found that inflammatory cells were significantly decreased in the hADSC-treated group after collagenase injection for 7 and 14 days. In the hADSC-injected group, the fiber arrangement and tendon organization had also been improved. On the seventh day after collagenase injection, the load to failure of the hADSC-injected group (15.87 ± 2.20 N) was notably higher than that of the saline-injected group (11.20 ± 1.35 N). It is suggested that the tensile strength of the supraspinatus tendon was significantly enhanced. Local administration of hADSCs might have the possibility to restore the tensile strength and attenuate the progression of tendinitis. Taken together, these findings demonstrate that the recovery processes in damaged tendons can be facilitated architecturally and functionally after hADSC injection.

Tecido Adiposo/citologia , Lesões do Manguito Rotador , Transplante de Células-Tronco , Células-Tronco/citologia , Tendões/fisiologia , Animais , Colagenases/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Tendinopatia/etiologia , Tendinopatia/terapia , Tendões/patologia , Resistência à Tração
Hepat Mon ; 14(7): e19370, 2014 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25147572


BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of HBV-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) is mainly based on a heightened immune-inflammatory reaction; however, the intimate underlying mechanism remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore potential key immune molecular targets that could serve as early predictive markers for HBV-ACLF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) (defined by: alanine transaminase ≥ 20 ULN, total bilirubin ≥ 5 ULN, 40% < prothrombin time activity ≤ 60%) and without cirrhosis were divided into 18 cases which did not progress to HBV-ACLF (defined by: prothrombin time activity < 40% and development within four weeks of hepatic encephalopathy and/or ascites) and nine cases that developed HBV-ACLF. Nine healthy people defined the normal control group (NC). Interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß), IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70, TNF-α and IFN-γ protein levels were assayed by Cytometric Bead Array (CBA) in blood plasma. The ELISA method was applied to confirm IL-10 detection using the CBA method. RESULTS: IL-4, IL-12p70 and IFN-γ were undetectable; IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10 and TNF-α levels were significantly higher than in NC. Moreover, cytokines reached the highest levels in acute exacerbation of CHB, with the exception of IL-2 and IL-8. When comparing the HBV-ACLF patients prior to and at the time of ACLF diagnosis, IL-10 was the only cytokine that exhibited a significant decrease (P = 0.008). IL-10 concentrations were positively correlated to ALT levels (r = 0.711, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The assessment of plasma IL-10 levels in chronic hepatitis B acute exacerbation may provide an early predictive marker for progression to HBV-ACLF.

Int J Med Sci ; 10(12): 1658-64, 2013.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24151437


OBJECTIVE: The natural history of acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure (ACHBLF) is complex and highly variable. However, the global clinical characteristics of this entity remain ill-defined. We aimed to investigate the dynamic patterns of the natural progression as well as their impact on the outcomes of ACHBLF. METHODS: The clinical features and disease states were retrospectively investigated in 54 patients with ACHBLF at the China South Hepatology Center. The clinical and laboratory profiles including hepatic encephalopathy (HE), hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) were evaluated. The disease state estimated by the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score and the dynamic patterns during the clinical course of ACHBLF were extrapolated. RESULTS: Twenty-two patients died during the 3-month follow-up period (40.74%). The patients were predominantly male (88.89%). Baseline characteristics showed that there were significant differences in only hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA levels and platelet count between the deceased and surviving patients (P=0.014 and P=0.012, respectively). Other baseline characteristics were similar in both groups. The dynamic state of the MELD score gradually increased from an initial hepatic flare until week 4 of ACHBLF progression. There were notable changes of the dynamic state of the MELD score at two time points (week 2 and week 4) during ACHBLF progression. The MELD scores were significantly greater in the death group (24.80 ± 2.99) than in the survival group (19.49±1.96, P<0.05) during the clinical course of ACHBLF; the MELD scores of the survival group began to decrease from week 4, while they continued to rise and eventually decreased as more patients died. The gradients of the ascent and descent stages could predict exactly the severity and prognosis of ACHBLF. CONCLUSIONS: The natural progression of ACHBLF could be divided approximately into four stages including ascent, plateau, descent, and convalescence stages according to different trends of liver failure progression, respectively. Thus, the special patterns of the natural progression of ACHBLF may be regarded as a significant predictor of the 3-month mortality of ACHBLF.

Hepatite B Crônica/patologia , Falência Hepática Aguda/patologia , Prognóstico , Adulto , China , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Vírus da Hepatite B/patogenicidade , Hepatite B Crônica/complicações , Hepatite B Crônica/virologia , Humanos , Falência Hepática Aguda/complicações , Falência Hepática Aguda/virologia , Transplante de Fígado , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
Food Chem Toxicol ; 50(5): 1238-44, 2012 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22300772


Evaluation of the chemical composition and antihyperglycemic and antioxidant activity of five wild edible mushrooms (Clitocybe maxima, Catathelasma ventricosum, Stropharia rugoso-annulata, Craterellus cornucopioides and Laccaria amethystea) from Southwest China. The chemical composition assay includes proximate analysis (moisture, ash, crude protein, crude fat, total carbohydrates and total energy), bioactive compounds analysis (total phenolic, flavonoid, ascorbic acid, ergosterol, tocopherol), fatty acid analysis, amino acid analysis, phenolic compounds analysis and mineral analysis of these mushrooms. Furthermore, assays of α-glucosidase inhibitory and α-amylase inhibitory activity were used for evaluating antihyperglycemic activity of the mushrooms, and assays of reducing power, chelating effect on ferrous ions, scavenging effect on hydroxyl free radicals and 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity were used for evaluating antioxidant activity of the mushrooms. Based on the results, ethanolic and aqueous extract of these mushroom all showed antihyperglycemic and antioxidant potential. In particular, the aqueous extract of C. ventricosum revealed the highest α-glucosidase inhibitory activity (EC50 value 2.74 µg/mL), DPPH radical scavenging activity (EC50 value 2.86 mg/mL) and reducing power (EC50 value 0.96 mg/mL), while the aqueous extract of L. amethystea showed the highest α-amylase inhibitory activity (EC50 value 4.37 µg/mL) and metal chelating activity (EC50 value 2.13 mg/mL).

Agaricales/química , Antioxidantes/uso terapêutico , Hipoglicemiantes/uso terapêutico , Agaricales/classificação , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , China , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Especificidade da Espécie , alfa-Amilases/antagonistas & inibidores