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Case Report

Lymphoepithelioma-like intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with Epstein-Barr virus infection: report of a rare case
Yuan Ding, Zhongquan Sun, Wanlu You, Sitong Zhang, Chengdong Chang, Sheng Yan, Weilin Wang
Sarcoidosis presenting pulmonary subsolid nodules that mimic lung adenocarcinoma in a patient with history of uveitis and arrhythmia: a case report
Hye Jin Lee, Hyewon Seo, Seung Ick Cha, Tae In Park, Chang Ho Kim, Jaehee Lee
An invasive thymoma extending into the superior vena cava and right atrium
Tao Yang, Ruting Hui, Qingchen Wu, Jie Tian, Huanwen Chen

Column in Laboratory Medicine

Are we overrating the extra-skeletal benefits of oral vitamin D supplementation?
Giuseppe Lippi, Giovanni Targher

Letter to the Editor

Prognostic effect of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation on first and non-first complete remission in acute myeloid leukemia
Ning Hu, Zhiheng Cheng, Yifan Pang, Hongmian Zhao, Hui Ding, Li Chen, Qianyu Li, Yu Han, Tong Qin, Yifeng Dai, Yijie Zhang, Jinlong Shi, Depei Wu, Lin Fu
Critical appraisal of ENGAGES: cognitive dissonance and anesthesia research
Troy S. Wildes, Michael S. Avidan

Original Article

The correlation between patient reported outcomes and biomarkers for knee osteoarthritis
Bumsup Lee, Martin Wang, Soo-Hyun Lew, Jung Jong Cho, Tae Won Kim, Nipun Sodhi, Hiba K. Anis, Michael A. Mont
Astym® therapy improves FOTO® outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disorders: an observational study
Leah S. Harris, Suzanne Freeman, Ying-Chih Wang
The effect of extension assist orthosis with pneumatic bladders on pain and function for patients with early knee osteoarthritis
Kathleen Madara, Moiyad Aljehani, Federico Pozzi, Elizabeth Colonna, Joseph A. Zeni Jr
Perioperative changes in pelvic tilt after hip resurfacing using a direct lateral approach
Linsen T. Samuel, Jared Warren, Jacob M. Rabin, Alexander J. Acuña, Amy Shuster, Jordan Patterson, Michael A. Mont, Peter J. Brooks
Non-operative treatment options for knee osteoarthritis
Michael DeRogatis, Hiba K. Anis, Nipun Sodhi, Joseph O. Ehiorobo, Morad Chughtai, Anil Bhave, Michael A. Mont
Prevalence of cervical spine degenerative changes in elderly population and its weak association with aging, neck pain, and osteoporosis
Xiao-Rong Wang, Timothy C. Y. Kwok, James F. Griffith, Blanche Wai Man Yu, Jason C. S. Leung, Yì Xiáng J. Wáng
Predictive role of intraoperative clinicopathological features of the central compartment in estimating lymph nodes metastasis status
Rong-Hao Sun, Chao Li, Yu-Qiu Zhou, Yong-Cong Cai, Chun-Yan Shui, Wei Liu, Xu Wang, Din-Fen Zeng, Jian Jiang, Jing-Qiang Zhu
The preventive effect of Chinese herbal preparation Xuebijing against hyperactive inflammation after hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery
Qifan Zhang, Jia Li, Xiaolu Liang, Haorong Xie, Hang Sun, Xinxin Lin, Jie Zhou, Xiangjun He, Bili Zhu
Lower limb arterial intervention or autologous platelet-rich gel treatment of diabetic lower extremity arterial disease patients with foot ulcers
Danlan Pu, Xiaotian Lei, Weiling Leng, Yanling Zheng, Liu Chen, Ziwen Liang, Bing Chen, Qinan Wu
Total bilirubin is negatively related to diabetes mellitus in Chinese elderly: a community study
Ping Zhong, Dongmei Sun, Danhong Wu, Xueyuan Liu
Inpatient burden of esophageal varices in the United States: analysis of trends in demographics, cost of care, and outcomes
Shantanu Solanki, Khwaja Fahad Haq, Raja Chandra Chakinala, Zubair Khan, Wilbert S. Aronow, Muhammad Ali Khan, Mohamed Tausif Siddiqui, Khwaja Saad Haq, Shalom Frager, Maryam Alimirah, Christopher Nabors, David J. Samson, Edward Lebovics, David Cary Wolf
Association between retinol-binding protein 4 concentrations and gestational diabetes mellitus (A1GDM and A2GDM) in different pregnancy and postpartum periods
Xiyu Du, Yunan Dong, Li Xiao, Guang-Hui Liu, Wei Qin, Hong Yu
Increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage in preterm infants with OPRM1 gene A118G polymorphism
Xin-Ru Cheng, Pei-Ge Xia, Zan-Yang Shi, Qian-Ya Xu, Cheng-Han Luo, Meng-Yuan Lei, Qian Zhang
Efficacy and safety of mecapegfilgrastim for prophylaxis of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with breast cancer: a randomized, multicenter, active-controlled phase III trial
Fengrui Xu, Yang Zhang, Zhanhui Miao, Xiaohua Zeng, Biao Wu, Li Cai, Jinping Liu, Shusen Wang, Xichun Hu, Wenbo Zheng, Zhiyue Chen, Qing Yang, Zefei Jiang
Extensor muscle-preserving laminectomy in treating multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy compared with laminoplasty
Zhiming Yu, Da He, Jiachao Xiong, Zhimin Pan, Lingxuan Feng, Jiang Xu, Zhimin Han, Cristian Gragnaniello, Hisashi Koga, Kevin Phan, Parisa Azimi, Jong-Joo Lee, Yoon Ha, Kai Cao
Platelet-derived microparticles promote phagocytosis of oxidized low-density lipoprotein by macrophages, potentially enhancing foam cell formation
Can Feng, Qi Chen, Min Fan, Jun Guo, Yu Liu, Tao Ji, Jiaqi Zhu, Xianxian Zhao
Risk factors for refractory septic shock treated with VA ECMO
Lei Han, Yan Zhang, Yonghui Zhang, Wei Wu, Ping He
The pathways and mechanisms of muramyl dipeptide transcellular transport mediated by PepT1 in enterogenous infection
Guo-Guang Ma1, Bin Shi, Xue-Peng Zhang, Yue Qiu, Guo-Wei Tu, Zhe Luo
Hes1 is associated with long non-coding RNAs in colorectal cancer
Yuqin Zhang, Lin Zheng, Xuejun Lao, Mingbo Wen, Zhipeng Qian, Xin Liu, Hui Tang, Fei Gao
The effect of red blood cell transfusion on plasma hepcidin and growth differentiation factor 15 in gastric cancer patients: a prospective study
Jingfu Liu, Shan Chen, Xianren Ye
TSPAN8 serves as a prognostic marker involving Akt/MAPK pathway in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Xiao Lin, Zhuofei Bi, Qian Hu, Qingjian Li, Jieqiong Liu, Man-Li Luo, Yanqun Xiang, Herui Yao
The prognostic significance of co-existence ductal carcinoma in situ in invasive ductal breast cancer: a large population-based study and a matched case-control analysis
Hongliang Chen, Fang Bai, Maoli Wang, Mingdi Zhang, Peng Zhang, Kejin Wu
Predicting significance of COX-2 expression of peripheral blood monocyte in patients with coronary artery disease
Qinghua Huang, Xianming Fei, Shengbing Li, Chan Xu, Chunping Tu, Lei Jiang, Mingyi Wo
MYC gene associated polymorphisms and Wilms tumor risk in Chinese children: a four-center case-control study
Jiabin Liu, Rui-Xi Hua, Wen Fu, Jinhong Zhu, Wei Jia, Jiao Zhang, Haixia Zhou, Jiwen Cheng, Huimin Xia, Guochang Liu, Jing He
Livin is involved in TGF-β1-induced renal tubular epithelial-mesenchymal transition through lncRNA-ATB
Jieqing Zhou, Hong Jiang
Moxifloxacin suppresses airway inflammation and modulates expression of caveolin-1 and flotillin-1 in airway smooth muscle cells of asthmatic rats
Hui-Ting Li, Cong Ye, Min Zhou, Yan Yang, Quan Jin, Chun-Feng Pan
Using deep convolutional neural networks for multi-classification of thyroid tumor by histopathology: a large-scale pilot study
Yunjun Wang, Qing Guan, Iweng Lao, Li Wang, Yi Wu, Duanshu Li, Qinghai Ji, Yu Wang, Yongxue Zhu, Hongtao Lu, Jun Xiang
Transcriptional dissection of differentially expressed long non-coding RNAs and messenger RNAs reveals the potential molecular mechanism after kidney transplantation
Hengcheng Zhang, Guodong Shi, Qingqiao Hu, Henglu Zhang, Ming Zheng, Kuirong Jiang, Min Gu
A combination of platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 predict early recurrence after resection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Shinichi Ikuta, Takashi Sonoda, Tsukasa Aihara, Naoki Yamanaka
Ergonomic thoracic port design for video-assisted thoracoscopic minimally invasive esophagectomy and lymphadenectomy: a preliminary pilot study
Han-Yu Deng, Xi Zheng, Guha Alai, Ze-Guo Zhuo, Gang Li, Jun Luo, Yi-Dan Lin
The alterations of gut microbiota in mice with chronic pancreatitis
Man-Man Han, Xiang-Yun Zhu, You-Fan Peng, Hao Lin, De-Chen Liu, Ling Li
Associations of serum sex hormone binding globulin with bone mineral densities and higher 10-year probability of fractures in postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Yixuan Jing, Xiaofeng Wang, Jingjia Yu, Xiaojing Wang, Yanman Zhou, Bei Tao, Lihao Sun, Jianmin Liu, Hongyan Zhao
MiR-125b-5p targeting TRAF6 relieves skeletal muscle atrophy induced by fasting or denervation
Jiaying Qiu, Jianwei Zhu, Ru Zhang, Wenpeng Liang, Wenjing Ma, Qiuyu Zhang, Ziwei Huang, Fei Ding, Hualin Sun
Plasma miR-146a predicts serological conversion of hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg) in chronic hepatitis B patients treated with nucleotide analogs
Yi Ouyang, Xiaoyu Fu, Shifang Peng, Deming Tan, Lei Fu
The proportion of CD19+CD24hiCD27+ regulatory B cells predicts the occurrence of acute allograft rejection in liver transplantation
Haoming Zhou, Feng Zhan, Hui Zhang, Jian Gu, Xiaoxin Mu, Ji Gao, Jianhua Rao, Guwei Ji, Xuhao Ni, Ling Lu, Yongxiang Xia
Precision oncology for gallbladder cancer: insights from genetic alterations and clinical practice
Jianzhen Lin, Kun Dong, Yi Bai, Songhui Zhao, Yonghong Dong, Junping Shi, Weiwei Shi, Junyu Long, Xu Yang, Dongxu Wang, Xiaobo Yang, Lin Zhao, Ke Hu, Jie Pan, Xinting Sang, Kai Wang, Haitao Zhao
Femoral and tibial torsion measurements based on EOS imaging compared to 3D CT reconstruction measurements
Wenqiang Yan, Xingquan Xu, Qian Xu, Wenjin Yan, Ziying Sun, Qing Jiang, Dongquan Shi
A lariat-based dilatation device for hysteroscopy: an in vitro study
Donghua Shen, Kaiwei Ma, Mengqian Tian, Lan Li, Qing Jiang, Xingsong Wang
Clinical relevance of mutant-allele tumor heterogeneity and lung adenocarcinoma
Hengyu Mao
Prognostic value of the pretreatment systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Yan Wang, Yina Li, Pingrun Chen, Wenying Xu, Yanming Wu, Guowei Che
Identification of CD2, CCL5 and CCR5 as potential therapeutic target genes for renal interstitial fibrosis
Chuanjie Zhang, Xin Hu, Feng Qi, Jun Luo, Xiao Li
Application of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in mediastinal lymphangioma
Runbo Zhong, Xiaoxuan Zheng, Jiajun Teng, Baohui Han
Increased cancer-specific mortality of very small size in carcinoembryonic antigen-elevated rectal cancer
Haiqiang Pan, Junhui Cui, Ke Cai, Yena Zhou
microRNA-1 inhibits cardiomyocyte proliferation in mouse neonatal hearts by repressing CCND1 expression
Jingyi Gan, Florence Mei Kuen Tang, Xianwei Su, Gang Lu, Jing Xu, Henry Siu Sum Lee, Kenneth Ka Ho Lee
Impact of the 21-gene recurrence score assay on chemotherapy decision making and outcomes for breast cancer patients with four or more positive lymph nodes
Qing-Hong Zhang, Wen-Wen Zhang, Jun Wang, Chen-Lu Lian, Jia-Yuan Sun, Zhen-Yu He, San-Gang Wu
Identification of etiologic agents and clinical characteristics for patients suspected of having pertussis in a large Children’s Hospital in China
Yue Tao, Mingyu Tang, Lijuan Luo, Long Xiang, Yijun Xia, Biru Li, Qing Cao, Xi Mo
Multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors as third-line regimen in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a network meta-analysis
Zhonghan Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Feiteng Lu, Xue Hou, Yuxiang Ma, Fan Luo, Kangmei Zeng, Shen Zhao, Yaxiong Zhang, Ting Zhou, Yunpeng Yang, Wenfeng Fan, Yan Huang, Li Zhang, Hongyun Zhao
Evaluation of the BioFire FilmArray meningitis/encephalitis panel for the detection of bacteria and yeast in Chinese children
Bailu Du, Chunzhen Hua, Yijun Xia, Jin Li, Yongping Xie, Yue Tao, Qing Cao, Xi Mo
Systemic immune-inflammation index predicts prognosis of bladder cancer patients after radical cystectomy
Wentao Zhang, Ruiliang Wang, Wenchao Ma, Yuan Wu, Niraj Maskey, Yadong Guo, Ji Liu, Shiyu Mao, Junfeng Zhang, Xudong Yao, Yongzhen Liu
Prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia, and their additive effects on myocardial infarction and stroke: a crosssectional study in Nanjing, China
Shan Lu, Ming-Yang Bao, Shu-Mei Miao, Xin Zhang, Qing-Qing Jia, Shen-Qi Jing, Tao Shan, Xiao-Hong Wu, Yun Liu
Risk of second primary malignancy after non-small cell lung cancer: a competing risk nomogram based on the SEER database
Huaqiang Zhou, Jiayi Shen, Yaxiong Zhang, Yan Huang, Wenfeng Fang, Yunpeng Yang, Shaodong Hong, Jiaqing Liu, Wei Xian, Zhonghan Zhang, Yuxiang Ma, Ting Zhou, Hongyun Zhao, Li Zhang
Fixation of os acromiale using polyester sutures: a novel surgical treatment
Dun-Ming Guo, Zu-Xi Li, Qing Wang, Huang-He Song
Norepinephrine intravenous prophylactic bolus versus rescue bolus to prevent and treat maternal hypotension after combined spinal and epidural anesthesia during cesarean delivery: a sequential dose-finding study
Tao Xu, Jing Zheng, Xiao-Hu An, Zi-Feng Xu, Fang Wang
Urinary levels of podocyte-derived microparticles are associated with the progression of chronic kidney disease
Jian Lu, Ze-Bo Hu, Pei-Pei Chen, Chen-Chen Lu, Jia-Xiu Zhang, Xue-Qi Li, Ben-Yin Yuan, Si-Jia Huang, Kun-Ling Ma
PQQ ameliorates skeletal muscle atrophy, mitophagy and fiber type transition induced by denervation via inhibition of the inflammatory signaling pathways
Wenjing Ma, Ru Zhang, Ziwei Huang, Qiuyu Zhang, Xiaoying Xie, Xiaoming Yang, Qi Zhang, Hua Liu, Fei Ding, Jianwei Zhu, Hualin Sun
Disparities in outcomes associated with rural-urban insurance status in China among inpatient women with stroke: a registry-based cohort study
Hong-Qiu Gu, Xin Yang, Zhen-Zhen Rao, Chun-Juan Wang, Xing-Quan Zhao, Yi-Long Wang, Li-Ping Liu, Chelsea Liu, Hao Li, Zi-Xiao Li, Yong-Jun Wang, on behalf of China National Stroke Registries investigators
Performance of modified carbapenem inactivation method and inhibitor-based combined disk test in the detection and distinguishing of carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae
Juan Li, Congrong Li, Xuan Cai, Jinling Shi, Lina Feng, Kewen Tang, Yongqing Tong, Yan Li
The hOGG1 Ser326Cys polymorphism and esophageal cancer risk: a meta-analysis of 1875 cancer cases and 3041 controls
Chen Zhao, Ji Yang, Liqian Xu
Cementless tapered wedge stems in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty with Dorr C bone—are complication risks increased?
Jonathon Lindner, Jonathan Napier, Anthony Feher, Heather S. Haeberle, Linsen T. Samuel, Michael A. Mont, Ronald Delanois, Arthur L. Malkani

Review Article

Innovations in functional and rehabilitative knee bracing
Jim Hewlett, John Kenney
Evidence based treatment options for common knee injuries in runners
Simeon Mellinger, Grace Anne Neurohr
Immunotherapy and targeted therapy—the new roadmap in cancer treatment
Kamran Shahid, Mustafa Khalife, Raetasha Dabney, Alexandria Phan
Micronutrient management following bariatric surgery: the role of the dietitian in the postoperative period
Emma Osland, Hilary Powlesland, Taylor Guthrie, Carrie-Anne Lewis, Muhammed Ashraf Memon
Static progressive stretch orthosis—consensus modality to treat knee stiffness—rationale and literature review
Anil Bhave, Nipun Sodhi, Hiba K. Anis, Joseph O. Ehiorobo, Michael A. Mont
Detection and significance of glial fibrillary acidic protein antibody in autoimmune astocytopathy and related diseases
Jiehong Huang, Wenyao Huang, Ruisi Zhou, Wenhui Lin, Ting Chen, Youming Long
Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants and pregnancy: are MoM implants good for mom?—a systematic review
Linsen T. Samuel, Jacob M. Rabin, Nicholas R. Arnold, Mohammed Munim, Peter J. Brooks, Michael A. Mont
Concise update on colorectal cancer epidemiology
Camilla Mattiuzzi, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Giuseppe Lippi
Steroids in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome
Nicolás Monteverde-Fernández, Federico Cristiani, Jenniffer McArthur, Sebastián González-Dambrauskas
Red flag rules for knee and lower leg differential diagnosis
Young Jae Kim
Mitochondrion: I am more than a fuel server
Santanu Dasgupta
Rehabilitation protocols following total knee arthroplasty: a review of study designs and outcome measures
Iciar M. Dávila Castrodad, Thea M. Recai, Megha M. Abraham, Jennifer I. Etcheson, Nequesha S. Mohamed, Armin Edalatpour, Ronald E. Delanois
The role of point-of-care ultrasound in pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: emerging evidence for its use
Samantha K. Potter, Michael J. Griksaitis
Current criteria for return to play after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an evidence-based literature review
Kala Y. Flagg, Spiridon G. Karavatas, Sam Thompson Jr, Craig Bennett
What do we know about optimal nutritional strategies in children with pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome?
Rajalakshmi Iyer, Arun Bansal
Transfusion in children with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Tine François, Guillaume Emeriaud, Oliver Karam, Marisa Tucci
Long non-coding RNAs in diseases related to inflammation and immunity
Jiao Chen, Liangfei Ao, Jing Yang
Research progress on KIF3B and related diseases
Lihui Zhou, Lian Ouyang, Keying Chen, Xucan Wang
Approach to Cushing’s syndrome in pregnancy: two cases of Cushing’s syndrome in pregnancy and a review of the literature
Wei Lin, Hui-Bin Huang, Jun-Ping Wen, Neng-Ying Wang, Shuang-Yu Wang, Chen Wang, Gang Chen
Ventilator-induced lung injury in children: a reality?
Alette A. Koopman, Pauline de Jager, Robert G. T. Blokpoel, Martin C. J. Kneyber
Lessons learned in acute respiratory distress syndrome from the animal laboratory
Nadir Yehya
The finer scale of consciousness: quantum theory
Tianwen Li, Hailiang Tang, Jianhong Zhu, John H. Zhang
Gastric cancer surgery: historical background and perspective in Western countries versus Japan
Chun-Dong Zhang, Hiroharu Yamashita, Yasuyuki Seto
Bariatric surgery and gastroesophageal reflux disease
Darius Ashrafi, Emma Osland, Muhammed Ashraf Memon
Pertinent clinical outcomes in pediatric survivors of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS): a narrative review
Siew Wah Lee, Sin Wee Loh, Chengsi Ong, Jan Hau Lee
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, the past, the present and the future
Niccolò Furbetta, Rosa Cervelli, Francesco Furbetta
Circulating molecular biomarkers for screening or early diagnosis of colorectal cancer: which is ready for prime time?
Elisa Danese, Martina Montagnana, Giuseppe Lippi
The use of allogenic and autologous tissue to treat aortic valve endocarditis
Francesco Nappi, Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh, Mario Lusini, Antonio Nenna, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Massimo Chello
Definition and global epidemiology of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome
Fernando Beltramo, Robinder G. Khemani
Sublaminar polyester bands for the correction of idiopathic and neuromuscular scoliosis
Federico Canavese, Antoine Samba

Study Protocol

Blood pressure lowering and stroke prevention: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol
Xiao-Ling Zhong, Yi Dong, Wei Xu, Li Sun, Hui-Fu Wang, Hong-Qi Li, Yu-Yuan Huang, Lan Tan, Qiang Dong, Jin-Tai Yu
Oral Taodan granules for mild-to-moderate psoriasis vulgaris: protocol for a randomized, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial
Yi Ru, Xiao-Ning Yan, Su-Qing Yang, Li-Ping Gong, Ling-E Li, Jie Chen, Yi-Ding Zhao, Yue-Peng An, Gang Huang, Jin-Fang Zhang, Qing-Feng Yin, Rui-Ping Wang, Xin Li, Bin Li