American Journal of Life Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 6, December 2021

  • A Case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis with Normal Immune Function

    Xiuzhi Shi, Hua Ke, Jie Liu, Xiaohong Cao

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, December 2021
    Pages: 157-161
    Received: Oct. 16, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 09, 2021
    Published: Nov. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective Pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) is a pulmonary fungal disease caused by Cryptococcus neoformans infection, the clinical manifestations are pneumonia or pulmonary nodules, or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in severe cases. But its clinical manifestations lack specificity, so it is often misdiagnosed or missed in recent years. Pul... Show More
  • Dietary Fiber, Gut Microbiota, Short-Chain Fatty Acids, and Host Metabolism

    Linyue Hou, Yuneng Yang, Baosheng Sun, Youlin Jing, Weixi Deng

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, December 2021
    Pages: 162-172
    Received: Oct. 13, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 05, 2021
    Published: Nov. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: With the rapid development of gut microbiological research and high-throughput sequencing technology, we have gained a better understanding of the effects of the gut microbiota and its metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) on the metabolism of hosts. This effect was found closely related with the consumed dietary fiber by hosts. Dieta... Show More
  • An Equation for the Prediction of Oxygen Consumption in Chinese Adults

    Li Chen, Runwen Qi, Wen Zhou, Xi Chen, Shaohong Zhang, Jiaming Ye, Zijun Ge, Sijing Ye, Chao Liu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6, December 2021
    Pages: 173-179
    Received: Oct. 28, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 23, 2021
    Published: Nov. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: To develop and validate a reference equation (RE) for prediction of VO2peak in Chinese adults and compare the equation cited by Wasserman, Edvardsen, Nevil and Itoh. we reviewed the data of 554 adults with treadmill Bruce protocol of CPET (breath by breath) from R+ clinic in Chengdu. Ultimately, 313 adults (aged from 20-59 years) including smokers,... Show More