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Journal of Translational Internal Medicine


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    We are pleased to announced that Journal of Translational Internal Medicine has been recently accepted by PubMed Central database.

    Print ISSN 2450-131X
    Online ISSN 2224-4018

    Aims and Scope

    Journal of Translational Internal Medicine, a publication of International Society of Translational Sciences, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.intern-med.com. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

    Journal of Translational Internal Medicine is academically supported by:

    • International Society of Translational Sciences,
    • Infectious Diseases Society of China,
    • Internal Medicine Society of Chinese Medical Association,
    • China Alliance of COPD, China RTI Optimal Treatment Committee,
    • Drug Clinical Assessment Committee of Chinese Pharmaceutical Association


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    Editorial Information


    Patrick M. Honore, VUB University, Brussel, Belgium

    Chandra Mohan, Medicine and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

    Jian Kang, China Medical University, Shenyang, China


    Ai Peng, Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

    Bruno Megarbane, University of Paris, Paris, France

    Herbert Spapen, ICU Department, VUB University, Brussel, Belgium

    Joseph Zhou, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Department of Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

    Manuel Herrera Gutiérrez, ICU Department of Malaga University Hospital, Malaga, Spain

    Paul Barach, Visiting Professor, College of Medicine, University of Cork, Cork, Ireland

    Sériès Frédéric H.J., Centre de pneumologie de l’Hôpital Laval, Québec, Canada

    Siyun Sun, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, China

    Yaling Han, Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command, Shenyang, China

    Yawei Xu, The Tenth People’s Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


    A. Majid Khatib, Université Bordeaux, Talence, France

    Abd A. Tahrani, Centre of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM), University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Ahad Eshraghian, Department of Internal Medicine, Namazi hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

    Ahmed Ibrahim Akl, Urology and Nephrology center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

    Aikaterini Papagianni, Department of Nephrology, Hippokration General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Alejandro Treviño-Becerra, Clinica de Uremia Y Dialisis, Mexico City, Mexico

    Amedeo Lonardo, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, Hepatology & Internal Medicine Day-Hospital, Azienda USL and University of Modena, Modena, Italy

    Amgad El-Baz El-Agroudy, Nephrology and Transplant Unit, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain

    Amir M. Khan, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada

    Anna Linda Zignego, Interdepartmental Centre MASVE, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

    António Manuel Ferreira Araújo, Medical Oncology Service at Centro Hospitalar, Porto, Portugal

    Aristeidis Stavroulopoulos, Iasio Hospital – General Clinic of Kallithea, Athens, Greece

    Arnon Blum, Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

    Arthur van Zanten, Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede, The Netherland

    Balraj Mittal, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

    Bassam Bernieh, Nephrology Division, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

    Belma Turan, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

    Bertoli Simona, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    Birendra Nath Mallick, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    Carmine Gazzaruso, Clinical Institute "Beato Matteo", Vigevano, Italy

    Carol A. Shively, Wake Forest School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

    Christa Büchler, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

    Christophe Blockeel, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussel, Belgium

    Chuen-Mao Yang, Department of Pharmacology, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan

    Chun Liang, Department of Cardiology, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China

    Chun-Chuan Chen, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

    Constantoyannis Constantine, Patras Medical School, Patras, Greece

    Craig J. McClain, University Of Louisville School Of Medicine and Robley Rex VAMC, Louisville, USA

    Dabin Ren, Rochester General Hospital Research Institute, Rochester, NY, USA

    Dajun Liu, Department of Nephropathy, Shenyang Hospital, Chinese Medical University, Shenyang, China

    Dariusz Sagan, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

    David Alan Vesey, The University of Queensland Centre for Kidney Disease Research, Translational Research Institute, Queensland, Australia

    Deepak Aggarwal, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Govt Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India

    Dimitrios Kirmizis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Domenico Santoro, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

    Dongpei Li, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, USA

    Edoardo Giovanni Giannini, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

    Eirini Grapsa, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Eli A. Friedman, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

    Elias Zintzaras, Laboratory of Biomathematics, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, Larissa, Greece

    Elisabeth De Waele, VUB University, Brussel, Belgium

    Emine Yilmaz Sipahi, Bulent Ecevit University School of Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey

    Engin Ulukaya, Medical Faculty of Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey

    Eric Tse, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Erik Lerkevang Grove, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

    Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen, University Clinical of Nephrology and Hypertension, Holstebro Hospital, Hospital Jutland West, University od Aarhus, Denmark

    Esben Thyssen Vestergaard, Aarhus University, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus, Denmark

    Faissal Tarrass, Center of Hemodialysis 2 Mars, Casablanca, Morocco

    Fargion Silvia Rossana, Department Of Pathophysiology Medical-Surgical and Transplant, University of Milan, Internal Medicine Unit Irccs Ca' Granda Foundation Policlinico Hospital, Milano, Italy

    Fekri Abroug, The University Hospital of Monastir, Tunisia

    Flávio Aimbire, Institute of Science and Technology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    Gangjian Qin, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA

    George N. Dalekos, Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

    George Perry, College of Sciences, The University of Texas, San Antonio, USA

    German Moris, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Asturias, Spain

    Gianluca Rigatelli, Rovigo General Hospital, Rovigo, Italy

    Gilberto Vasquez de Anda, Center Science Research, Autonomous University of State of Mexico,

    D. De Palma, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

    Giovanni Monteleone, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome " TOR VERGATA", Rome, Italy

    Giuliana Decorti, Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

    Giulio Alfredo Sancini, Department of Health Sciences - University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

    Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Goldmann Torsten, Research Center Borstel, Deutschland, Germany

    Guofei Zhou, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, USA

    Hans Ludger Tillmann, Duke University, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, USA

    Henk-Jan Schuurman, SchuBiomed Consultancy, Utrecht, Netherlands

    Hernán Trimarchi, Division of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Hospital Británico, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Herwig R. Cerwenka, Department of Visceral Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

    Hiroku Hirasawa, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

    Hiroshi Takahashi, National Hospital Organization, Tottori Medical Center, Tottori, Japan

    How-Ran Guo, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

    Hugo Geerts, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Hwyda Arafat, University of New England, Biddeford, USA

    Hyo-Sung Jeon, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

    Ierardi Enzo, Department of Emergency and Transplantation, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

    Ilias Porfyridis, Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus, Greece

    Ilker Tasci, Gulhane School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

    Ioannis Mavridis, Department of Neurosurgery, ‘K.A.T.-N.R.C.’ General Hospital of Attica, Athens, Greece

    Isaura Tavares, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oporto, Portugal

    Jae Bum Kim, College of Natural Sciences Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

    James D. Stockand, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA

    James Haorah, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

    Jan Štochl, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK

    Jean-Pierre Louboutin, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

    Jens Schittenhelm, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

    Jens Schmidt, Clinic for Neurology and Dept. of Neuroimmunology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

    Jeremy W. Cannon, Trauma & Critical Care, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Texas, USA

    Jessica Difei Sun, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, California, USA

    Jing-Hsien Chen, School of Nutrition, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

    Jinsong Bian, Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    John Gardiner, The School of Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    John K. Maesaka, Winthrop-University Hospital; SUNY Medical School at Stony Brook, New York, USA

    Jose Mario Franco De Oliveira, Medical School Uiversidade Federal Fluminense, Hospital Geral da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Ju-Hee Kang, Inha University Hospital, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea

    Julio Sotelo Morales, National University Of Mexico, Mexico

    Jumana Saleh, College of Medicine Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

    Katsunori Nonogaki, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine & Engineering, Sendai, Japan

    Kenneth Maiese, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

    Kevin Chung, Burn Center, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA

    Konstantinos Pappas, Critical Care Department of Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Konstantinos Tziomalos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

    Kouki Ohtsuka, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan

    Kusum K. Kharbanda, Research Service Liver Study Unit, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Omaha, USA

    Kyoungho Suk, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea

    Lawrence D. Grouse, University of Washington School of Medicine, Washington, USA

    Lei Li, The First Hopistal of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    Lei-Shih Chen, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

    Liping Zhang, Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

    Liying Chi, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Memphis, USA

    Lorenzo Malatino, Unit of Internal Medicine and Hypertension, University of Catania, c/o Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy

    Macaulay Onuigbo, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

    Madhav Bhatia, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Maged A. Tanios, Suburban Medical Center, Paramount, USA

    Manuel Vazquez Carrera, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Maria Gazouli, Department of Basic Medical Science Laboratory of Biology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Maria Liguori, National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Bari, Italy

    Mariano Malaguarnera, Research Center "The Great Senescence", Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

    Mariusz Kusztal, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

    Masoud Neghab, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

    Massimiliano Fabozzi, Department of General and Laproscopic Surgery, Aosta, Italy

    Massimo Iacoviello, University Hospital Policlinico Consorziale of Bari, Bari, Italy

    Matthias Joachim Ocker, Experimental Medicine Oncology, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany

    Md. Shahidul lslam, School of Life Sciences University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus), Durban, South Africa

    Mehmet Kanbay, Medeniyet University School of Medicine, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Goztepe, Turkey

    Michael Yaroustovsky, Bakoulev Institute, Moscou, Russia

    Michal Krcma, University Hospital Plzen, 1st Dept. of Clinic Medicine, Plzen, Czech Republic

    Mohamed Hassan, Cancer Research Institute, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, USA

    Mohamed N. Ahmed, Cohen Children’s Hospital, New York, USA

    Mohammad M. S. Al-Haggar, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, University Children's Hospital (MUCH), Mansoura, Egypt

    Mohammed S. Razzaque, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA

    Mona Ragothamam, JSS Medical College University of Mysore, India

    Morishita Ryuichi, School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan

    Morten Dahl, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Moshe-Nimrod Maimon, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israe

    lMoshira Rateb, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

    Muhammed Mubarak, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan

    Mustafa Arici, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

    Mustafa Şahin, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

    Naro Ohashi, First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan

    Nicola Perrotti, University Magna Graecia at Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

    Nipon Chattipakorn, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Nobuhiro Ohkohchi, Department of Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

    Norbert Kovács, Department of Neurology, University of Pécs, Hungary

    Olivier Joannes-Boyau, University of Bordeaux 2, Haut-leveque University Hospital, Bordeaux, France

    Omer Faruk Dogan, Adana Numune Education and Training Hospital, Turkey

    Oreste Gualillo, Santiago University Clinical Hospital, Santiago, Spain

    Osama Ashry Ahmed Gheith, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Manoura, Egypt

    Oscar Alfredo Carretero, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA

    Özgü Aydoğdu, Haseki Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

    Paolo Cravedi, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

    Paul J. Higgins, Center for Cell Biology & Cancer Research, Albany Medical College, New York, USA

    Pedro Emilio Bermejo, Fundación Instituto San Jose, Madrid, Spain

    Piscaglia Anna Chiara, Catholic University of Rome"A. Gemelli" Hospital, Rome, Italy

    Qiang He, Nephrology Department Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, Hangzhou, China

    Qihe Xu, King's College London, The Rayne Institute, London, UK

    Qi-jin Wang, Department of Endocrinology, Changhai Hospital Affiliated to Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China

    Raf Brouns, VUB University, Brussel, Belgium

    Ravi Gupta, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, India

    Ravinder Goswami, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

    Réme Erin Mountifield, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

    Renzo Cordera, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy

    Riadh Sadik, University of Göteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Ricardo Ferrer, Intensive Care Department, Mutua Terrassa University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

    Rita Jacobs, ICU Department, VUB University, Belgium

    Robert Y. L. Zee, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, USA

    Rongli Yang, Critical Care Department of Affiliated Dalian Municipal Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China

    Roop Kishen, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, Salford, Manchester, UK

    Rubin Zhang, Tulane University Abdominal Transplant Institute, New Orleans, USA

    Rüdiger J. Seitz, University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Sabina M. Janciauskiene, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

    Said Hachimi-Idrissi, Ghent University, Genk, Belgium

    Saleh A. Naser, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences College of Medicine University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

    Samir M. Awadallah, College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

    Samy L. Habib, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA

    Satoshi Inoue, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    Satoshi Yamagiwa, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan

    Serap Yalin, Mersin University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mersin, Turkey

    Sergio Vázquez Estévez, Medical Oncology Section Hospital Lucus Augusti, Spain

    Shuxin Liu, Department of Nephrology, Dalian Municipal Central Hospital, Dalian, China

    Simon Guy Royce, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Australia

    Simon W. Rabkin, Division of Cardiology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Song Wan, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Soo Hyun Park, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University, Jeonju, South Korea

    Steve Droogmans, VUB University, Brussel, Belgium

    Subhashini Yaturu, Stratton VA Medical Center Albany Medical College, NewYork, USA

    Subrata Chakrabarti, London Health Sciences Centre University Hospital, London, Canada

    Sugimura Haruhiko, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan

    Süleyman Kaplan, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

    Sung Chul Hwang, Ajou University Hospital, Suwon, South Korea

    Tamás Molnár, First Department of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

    Teresa Corona Vazquez, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Mexico

    Teresinha Leal, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

    Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull, UK

    Tiziano M. Scarabelli, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

    Toru Watanabe, Niigata City General Hospital, Niigata, Japan

    Turgay Celik, Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

    U Rajendra Acharya, University of Malaya, SIM University, Singapore

    Ulrich Müller, Institute of Human Genetics, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany

    Uwe Nixdorff, European Prevention Center and Private Practice Cardiology c/o Medical Center Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Víctor Sánchez-Margalet, Virgen Macarena University Hospital Medical School, University of Seville, Seville, Spain

    Vijay Boggaram, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, USA

    VinÍcius Cavalcanti Dos Santos Antão, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA

    Wei Wang, Department of Respiratory Disease, the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

    Weimin Gao, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA

    Willem Boer, University Hospital of Genk, Genk, Belgium

    Xiaoting Wang, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China

    Yong Du, Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, USA

    Yousef M. Mohammad, Rush University Medical Center Department of Neurological Sciences, Illinois, USA

    Yuh-Min Chen, Department of Chest Medicine, Taipei VGH, Taipei, Taiwan

    Yun Zhou, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

    Zeliha Selamoglu Talas, Nigde University, Nigde, Turkey

    Zhonghua Sun, Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

    Zhongmin Li, UC Davis School of Medicine, USA


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