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Volume 10 (7); 2013

Research Paper

Areca Nut Chewing and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Taiwanese Men: A Nationwide Ecological Study
Wei-Chung Tsai, Chung-Yu Chen, Hsuan-Fu Kuo, Ming-Tsang Wu, Wei-Hua Tang, Chih-Sheng Chu, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Ho-Ming Su, Po-Chao Hsu, Shih-Jie Jhuo, Ming-Yen Lin, Kun-Tai Lee, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu, Wen-Ter Lai
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 804-811. doi:10.7150/ijms.5998
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Angiotensin Receptor Blockers and Statins Could Alleviate Atrial Fibrosis via Regulating Platelet-Derived Growth Factor/Rac1 /Nuclear Factor-Kappa B Axis
Dongfang Yang, Jia Yuan, Gan Liu, Zhiyu Ling, Haiyan Zeng, Yunqing Chen, Yue Zhang, Qiang She, Xue Zhou
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 812-824. doi:10.7150/ijms.5931
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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials and Prospective Studies Comparing Covered and Bare Self-Expandable Metal Stents for the Treatment of Malignant Obstruction in the Digestive Tract
Zhiping Yang, Qiong Wu, Fang Wang, Xiaofei Ye, Xingshun Qi, Daiming Fan
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 825-835. doi:10.7150/ijms.5969
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Increased Levels of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in Patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever
Yusuf Savran, Ismail Sari, Didem Leyla Kozaci, Necati Gunay, Fatos Onen, Servet Akar
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 836-839. doi:10.7150/ijms.6116
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Associations of MMP1, 3, 9 and TIMP3 Genes Polymorphism with Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Chinese Han Population
Rong Huang, Liehua Deng, AnNa Shen, Jian Liu, Hao Ren, Ding-Li Xu
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 840-847. doi:10.7150/ijms.5728
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Hemodynamic Reactivity to Laboratory Stressors in Healthy Subjects: Influence of Gender and Family History of Cardiovascular Diseases
Giovana M. S. Simoes, Bianca P. Campagnaro, Clarissa L. Tonini, Silvana S. Meyrelles, Fatima H. Sert Kuniyoshi, Elisardo C. Vasquez
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 848-856. doi:10.7150/ijms.5967
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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Is Significantly Associated with Bone Health Status in Men
Kok-Yong Chin, Soelaiman Ima-Nirwana, Isa Naina Mohamed, Amilia Aminuddin, Mohamad Hanapi Johari, Wan Zurinah Wan Ngah
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 857-863. doi:10.7150/ijms.5870
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A Survey of the FAERS Database Concerning the Adverse Event Profiles of α1-Adrenoreceptor Blockers for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Koji Yoshimura, Kaori Kadoyama, Toshiyuki Sakaeda, Yoshio Sugino, Osamu Ogawa, Yasushi Okuno
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 864-869. doi:10.7150/ijms.5892
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Human Apurinic/Apyrimidinic Endonuclease siRNA Inhibits the Angiogenesis Induced by X-Ray Irradiation in Lung Cancer Cells
Xianqing Gu, Yanping Cun, Mengxia Li, Yi Qing, Feng Jin, Zhaoyang Zhong, Nan Dai, Chengyuan Qian, Jiangdong Sui, Dong Wang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 870-882. doi:10.7150/ijms.5727
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Oxidative Stress, DNA Damage and Repair in Heart Failure Patients after Implantation of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Nandan Kumar Mondal, Erik Sorensen, Nicholas Hiivala, Erika Feller, Bartley Griffith, Zhongjun Jon Wu
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 883-893. doi:10.7150/ijms.6219
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Evaluation of Clinical Value of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase Gene to Predict 5-Fluorouracil Toxicity in 60 Colorectal Cancer Patients in China
Xin Zhang, Butong Sun, Zhenxia Lu
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 894-902. doi:10.7150/ijms.5556
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Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Use in Acute Exacerbations of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Juanjuan Ding, Zhuochang Chen, Keqing Feng
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 903-907. doi:10.7150/ijms.4972
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Adenovirus-Mediated Wnt5a Expression Inhibits the Telogen-To-Anagen Transition of Hair Follicles in Mice
Yi-Zhan Xing, Rui-Min Wang, Ke Yang, Hai-Ying Guo, Fang Deng, Yu-Hong Li, Ji-Xing Ye, Long He, Xiao-Hua Lian, Tian Yang
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 908-914. doi:10.7150/ijms.6137
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Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA
Kerry L. Clark, Brian Leydet, Shirley Hartman
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 915-931. doi:10.7150/ijms.6273
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Influence of CYP2D6 Polymorphisms on Serum Levels of Tamoxifen Metabolites in Spanish Women with Breast Cancer
Mercedes Zafra-Ceres, Tomas de Haro, Esther Farez-Vidal, Isabel Blancas, Fernando Bandres, Eduardo Martinez de Dueñas, Enrique Ochoa-Aranda, Jose A. Gomez-Capilla, Carolina Gomez-Llorente
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 932-937. doi:10.7150/ijms.5708
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Data Mining of the Public Version of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System
Toshiyuki Sakaeda, Akiko Tamon, Kaori Kadoyama, Yasushi Okuno
Int. J. Med. Sci. 2013; 10(7): 796-803. doi:10.7150/ijms.6048
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