Vol 6, No 23 (December 2018): Annals of Translational Medicine

Original Article

Preoperative short-term fasting protects liver injury in patients undergoing hepatectomy
Chuanfei Zhan, Xinzheng Dai, Gefengqiang Shen, Xu Lu, Xuehao Wang, Ling Lu, Xiaofeng Qian, Jianhua Rao
Surgical approach for Siewert type II adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction: transthoracic or transabdominal? —a single-center retrospective study
Zi-Feng Yang, De-Qing Wu, Jun-Jiang Wang, Xing-Yu Feng, Jia-Bin Zheng, Wei-Xian Hu, Yong Li
Serum uric acid and high-risk pregnancy: an intriguing correlation in advanced pregnant women
You-Fan Peng, Xiang-Hui Su, Man-Man Han, Xiang-Yun Zhu, Ling Li
Elevation of serum proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) concentrations and its possible atherogenic role in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Chenglong Fang, Tingting Luo, Ling Lin
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is an independent predictor of post-implantation syndrome in patients undergoing endovascular aortic repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Gian Franco Veraldi, Luca Mezzetto, Lorenzo Scorsone, Marco Macrì, Chiara Bovo, Fabio Simoncini, Paolo Criscenti, Giuseppe Lippi
Unstable angina: trends and characteristics associated with length of hospitalization in the face of diminishing frequency—an evidence of a paradigm shift
Aaqib H. Malik, Nauman Siddiqui, Wilbert S. Aronow
Retrospective study on the effects of the prognosis of patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation combined with continuous renal replacement therapy
Ping He, Shixin Zhang, Bingyang Hu, Wei Wu
Effects of pre-analytical storage time, temperature, and freeze-thaw times on coagulation factors activities in citrate-anticoagulated plasma
Ying Zhao, Guofang Feng, Limin Feng
Sphenopalatine ganglion block: an external gate to modulate cardiac autonomic tone and suppress premature ventricular beats?
Dimitrios N. Katsaras, Chrysa K. Arvaniti, Panayota G. Flevari, Georgios V. Giannopoulos, Chrysanthi Z. Batistaki, Vassilios E. Stassinos, Georgia G. Kostopanagiotou, Spyridon G. Deftereos, Efstathios K. Iliodromitis, Dionyssios I. Leftheriotis
The comparison of teaching efficiency between massive open online courses and traditional courses in medicine education: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Fei Zhao, You Fu, Qi-Jie Zhang, Yue Zhou, Peng-Fei Ge, Hua-Xing Huang, Yuan He
Methylation of TP53BP2 and Apaf-1 genes in embryonic lung cells and their impact on gene expression
Ying Chen, Jinke Wang, Xin Wang, Yingxun Liu, Bing Gu, Guodong Zhao, Ying Li

Review Article

Reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a comprehensive review
Hamza H. Awad, Ashley R. McNeal, Hemant Goyal
Role of spironolactone in the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Constantine E. Kosmas, Delia Silverio, Andreas Sourlas, Peter D. Montan, Eliscer Guzman

Case Report

“No drain” uniportal thoracoscopic resection for posterior mediastinal paravertebral Mullerian cyst
Ping-Chung Tsai, Yi-Chen Yeh, Po-Kuei Hsu, Yu-Chung Wu
Downhill esophageal varices: a therapeutic dilemma
Raja Chandra Chakinala, Anila Kumar, Jonathan E. Barsa, Dhruv Mehta, Khwaja F. Haq, Shantanu Solanki, Virendra Tewari, Wilbert S. Aronow
A case of osimertinib-resistant lung adenocarcinoma responded effectively to alternating therapy
Haruki Hirakawa, Kazutoshi Komiya, Chiho Nakashima, Shinske Ogusu, Tomomi Nakamura, Masahide Tanaka, Koichiro Takahashi, Yoshiaki Egashira, Keita Kai, Shinya Kimura, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane