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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427213/clinical-benefit-of-continuing-crizotinib-therapy-after-initial-disease-progression-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-alk-rearranged-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiangchan Hong, Qi Chen, Lingyu Ding, Ying Liang, Ningning Zhou, Wenfeng Fang, Xinru Chen, Haiying Wu
PURPOSE: Although most patients with ALK-positive non‒small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who benefit from treatment with crizotinib ultimately develop progressive disease (PD), continuing crizotinb beyond the initial PD (CBPD) in these patients may be beneficial. In this study, we investigated whether Chinese patients with advanced ALK-positive NSCLC benefit from CBPD, and whether any factors are predictive of a longer post-initial progression-free survival time (PFS2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on 33 patients with ALK-positive NSCLC who achieved disease control with crizotinib were analyzed retrospectively...
March 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427149/interaction-between-ppar-%C3%AE-and-sorl1-gene-with-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-in-chinese-han-population
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Hui Zhang, Wei Zheng, Linlin Hua, Yutong Wang, Jinfeng Li, Hongying Bai, Shanshan Wang, Mingyao Du, Xuelian Ma, Chunyang Xu, Xiaodong Li, Bin Gong, Yunliang Wang
AIMS: To investigate the impact of sortilin-related receptor 1 gene 1 (SORL1) and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR G) gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene- gene and gene- environment interactions and haplotype on late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) risk. METHODS: Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE), haplotype analysis and pairwise linkage disequilibrium (LD) analysis were investigated by using SNPStats (available online at http://bioinfo...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427137/-bibliometric-analysis-of-scientific-articles-on-epidemiological-study-of-burns-in-china
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W F Cheng, Z A Shen, D X Zhao, D W Li, Y R Shang
Objective: To analyze the current status of epidemiological study of burns in China, and to explore the related strategies. Methods: Retrospective or cross-sectional scientific articles in Chinese or English on epidemiological study of burns in China published from January 2005 to December 2015 were systemically retrieved from 4 databases. The databases include PubMed, Embase, China Biology Medicine disc, and Chinese Journals Full-text Database. From the results retrieved, data with regard to publication year, journal distribution, number of institutions participated in the study, affiliation of the first author and its location, and admission time span and age of patients in all the scientific articles were collected...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426998/can-nursing-students-perceived-teacher-enthusiasm-dampen-their-class-related-boredom-during-theoretical-lessons-a-cross-sectional-study-among-chinese-nursing-students
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Guanyu Cui, Meilin Yao, Xia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Class-related boredom experienced by nursing students during theoretical lessons may affect their health and learning outcomes. Perceived teacher enthusiasm of nursing students may dampen their boredom, but little empirical research has investigated their relationship. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study is to investigate the dampening effects of nursing students' perceived teacher enthusiasm on their class-related boredom during theoretical lessons...
April 8, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426948/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-handgrip-strength-are-correlated-in-women-but-not-in-men-in-hui-ethnicity
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Hong Lu, Dan Shen, Lu Wang, Shibo Niu, Chunyue Bai, Zhanbing Ma, Zhenghao Huo
INTRODUCTION: Digit ratio, especially second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a biomarker of prenatal testosterone exposure and was found associated with physical ability, such as handgrip strength (HGS). Recently, this association has been discussed in several ethnic groups. AIMS: To investigate correlations between 2D:4D and HGS in Chinese population of Ningxia Hui ethnicity. METHODS: Here we firstly present the evidence on digit ratio and HGS of 346 college students (119 males and 227 females) by collecting photographs and HGS of both hands at Yinchuan city, in the Ningxia province of China...
April 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426879/acute-exposure-to-dehp-metabolite-mehp-cause-genotoxicity-mutagenesis-and-carcinogenicity-in-mammalian-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Yu-Jung Chang, Chia-Yi Tseng, Pei-Ying Lin, Yu-Chen Chuang, Ming-Wei Chao
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), the common plasticizer used in the production of polyvinyl chloride, can be converted to the more potent metabolite mono-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP). Epidemiological studies have shown an association with elevated induction of rat hepatic cancer and reproductive toxicity in response to MEHP exposure. However, the mechanism of genotoxicity and carcinogenicity induced by MEHP treatment remains unclear. As a means to elucidate the mechanisms of action, lethality and mutagenicity in the adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (aprt+/-) gene induced in several CHO cell types by MEHP were assessed...
March 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426801/the-change-of-serum-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yong-Chao Qiao, Yin-Ling Chen, Yan-Hong Pan, Fang Tian, Yan Xu, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Hai-Lu Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was used meta-analysis to investigate changes of serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: Relevant literatures were identified from PubMed, Cochrane Library, CNKI, WanFang and Chinese-Cqvip databases (published from January 1, 1999 to September 30, 2016). Eligible reports were included for pooled analysis of serum TNF-α level and subgroup analysis was performed in relation with age, disease duration and ethnicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426793/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-medication-on-secondary-prevention-after-myocardial-infarction-in-china-between-1995-2015-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Min Zhao, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Xin Wang, Johannes B Reitsma, Dong Zhao, Diederick E Grobbee, Ian Graham, Ilonca Vaartjes
BACKGROUND: Myocardial Infarction (MI) has become a major cause of morbidity and mortality in China, but little is known about the prevalence of guideline-recommended cardiovascular medications after MI events over the last two decades. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to summarize cardiovascular medication use between 1995-2015 and to assess factors in associated with the trends in cardiovascular medications. METHOD: A systematic search was conducted in four databases (Pubmed, Embase, CENTRAL, and CNKI) to obtain observational studies published between 1995 and 2015, reporting on the use of cardiovascular medications in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426785/genome-wide-association-studies-identified-multiple-genetic-loci-for-body-size-at-four-growth-stages-in-chinese-holstein-cattle
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Xu Zhang, Qin Chu, Gang Guo, Ganghui Dong, Xizhi Li, Qin Zhang, Shengli Zhang, Zhiwu Zhang, Yachun Wang
The growth and maturity of cattle body size affect not only feed efficiency, but also productivity and longevity. Dissecting the genetic architecture of body size is critical for cattle breeding to improve both efficiency and productivity. The volume and weight of body size are indicated by several measurements. Among them, Heart Girth (HG) and Hip Height (HH) are the most important traits. They are widely used as predictors of body weight (BW). Few association studies have been conducted for HG and HH in cattle focusing on single growth stage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426780/response-of-spatial-vegetation-distribution-in-china-to-climate-changes-since-the-last-glacial-maximum-lgm
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Siyang Wang, Xiaoting Xu, Nawal Shrestha, Niklaus E Zimmermann, Zhiyao Tang, Zhiheng Wang
Analyzing how climate change affects vegetation distribution is one of the central issues of global change ecology as this has important implications for the carbon budget of terrestrial vegetation. Mapping vegetation distribution under historical climate scenarios is essential for understanding the response of vegetation distribution to future climatic changes. The reconstructions of palaeovegetation based on pollen data provide a useful method to understand the relationship between climate and vegetation distribution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426687/does-ethnicity-matter-in-risk-and-protective-factors-for-suicide-attempts-and-suicide-lethality
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Carol C Choo, Keith M Harris, Peter K H Chew, Roger C Ho
This study explored ethnic differences in risk and protective factors for suicide attempts, for the major ethnic groups in Singapore, and ethnic differences in prediction of lethality. Three years of medical records related to suicide attempters (N = 666) who were admitted to the emergency department of a large teaching hospital in Singapore were subjected to analysis. Of the sample, 69.2% were female, 30.8% male; 63.8% Chinese, 15.8% Indian, and 15.0% Malay. Indians were over-represented in this sample, as compared with the ethnic distribution in the general population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426356/focus-group-findings-of-smoking-onset-among-male-youth-in-china
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Vivian C Sheer, Chang Molly Mao, Yi-Ru Regina Chen
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is associated with smoking initiation among men in China. The lack of qualitative studies using Chinese adolescent samples can pose challenges to enacting effective smoking prevention messages that resonate with male Chinese teenagers' thoughts, needs, and wishes. OBJECTIVE: This focus group study was designed to obtain in-depth contextual information on early smoking among male teenagers in China. METHODS: Twenty focus groups of 7-10 male students from vocational and junior colleges (N = 165) were conducted, approximately half in Shanxi and half in Guangdong...
June 7, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426352/the-risky-reading-strategy-revisited-new-simulations-using-e-z-reader
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Victoria A McGowan, Erik D Reichle
Eye-movement studies have demonstrated that, relative to college-aged readers, older readers of alphabetic languages like English and German tend to read more slowly, making more frequent, longer fixations, longer saccades, skipping more words, but also making more frequent regressions. These findings have led to suggestions that older readers either adopt a "risky" strategy of using context to "guess" words as a way of compensating for slower rates of lexical processing (Rayner, Reichle, Stroud, Williams, & Pollatsek, 2006), or that they have a smaller and more asymmetrical perceptual span (Laubrock, Kliegl, & Engbert, 2005)...
April 20, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426343/de-novo-mutation-of-kat6b-gene-causing-atypical-say-barber-biesecker-young-simpson-syndrome-or-genitopatellar-syndrome
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Guoqiang Li, Niu Li, Juan Li, Yu Ding, Tingting Yu, Xiumin Wang, Jian Wang
Mutations in KAT6B gene are responsible for Say-Barber-Biesecker-Young-Simpson syndrome (SBBYSS) and genitopatellar syndrome (GPS), with most mutations occurring in exon 18. A 4-year-old Chinese boy presented with short stature but no other clinical features of SBBYSS or GPS had a de novo novel nonsense pathogenic mutation in exon 14 of the KAT6B gene at position c.2636T>A (p.Leu879X). The correlation analysis of genotype-phenotype indicated distinctive clinical features (short stature, growth hormone deficiency, and delayed bone age) compared with the classical mutations of KAT6B gene...
April 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426211/dry-particulate-nitrate-deposition-in-china
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Lei Liu, Xiuying Zhang, Yan Zhang, Wen xU, Xuejun Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Junlan Feng, Xinrui Chen, Yuehan Zhang, Xuehe Lu, Shanqian Wang, Wuting Zhang, Limin Zhao
A limited number of ground measurements of dry particulate nitrate deposition (NO3-) makes it difficult and challenging to fully know the status of the spatial and temporal variations of dry NO3- depositions over China. This study tries to expand the ground measurements of NO3- concentrations at monitoring sites to a national scale, based on the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) NO2 columns, NO2 profiles from an atmospheric chemistry transport model (Model for Ozone and Related chemical Tracers, version 4, MOZART-4) and monitor-based sources, and then estimates the NO3- depositions on a regional scale based on an inferred model...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426111/importation-of-yellow-fever-into-china-assessing-travel-patterns
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Annelies Wilder-Smith, W Y Leong
Rapid increase in trade and a growing air passenger market encourages high travel volume between the regions associated with increasing risks of such importations including China. Eleven Chinese workers infected during the 2016 yellow fever (YF) outbreak in Angola imported YF into China highlighting the potential for spread into Asia. Using outbound and inbound travel data, we assessed travel patterns from and to YF endemic countries in relation to China. Among YF endemic countries, Angola has the second highest number of travellers into China and also receives the second highest number of Chinese visitors...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425866/recent-development-of-oridonin-derivatives-with-diverse-pharmacological-activities
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Weiyan Cheng, Chuanhui Huang, Weifeng Ma, Xin Tian, Xiaojian Zhang
Oridonin is one of the major components isolated from Isodon rubescens, a traditional Chinese medicine, and it has been confirmed to exhibit many kinds of biological activities including anticancer, anti-inflammation, antibacterial and so on. However, the poor pharmaceutical property limits the clinical applications of oridonin. So many strategies have been explored in the purpose of improving the potencies of oridonin, and structure modification is one thus way. This review outlines the landscape of recent development of oridonin derivatives with diverse pharmacological activities, mainly focusing on the biological properties, structure-activity relationships, and mechanism of actions...
April 17, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425581/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-features-of-41-han-chinese-families-with-primary-hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-and-their-therapeutic-response-to-etoricoxib-results-from-a-6-months-prospective-clinical-intervention
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Shan-Shan Li, Jin-We He, Wen-Zhen Fu, Yu-Juan Liu, Yun-Qiu Hu, Zhen-Lin Zhang
Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (PHO) is a rare inherited disease caused by genetic defects in prostaglandin metabolism pathway; disturbed prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) catabolism resulting in increased PGE2 levels is suggested in the pathogenesis. Forty-three Han Chinese patients with PHO were studied and 41 of them were treated. Mutations in HPGD gene, causing hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, primary, autosomal recessive 1 (PHOAR1; OMIM 259100), were identified in 7 patients, and mutations in SLCO2A1 gene, causing hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, primary, autosomal recessive 2 (PHOAR2; OMIM 614441), were identified in 36 patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425567/effect-of-ngf-from-venom-of-chinese-cobra-naja-atra-on-chondrocytes-proliferation-and-metabolism-in-vitro
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Jiachang Tan, Zhenhui Lu, Zhikang Miao, Danqing Lei, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is promising strategy for cartilage repair. However, chondrocyte phenotype is easily lost when expanded in vitro which defined as "dedifferentiation". To ensure successful therapy, an effective pro-chondrogenic agent is necessary to overcome the obstacle of limited cell numbers in the restoration process, and dedifferentiation is a prerequisite. In the present study, we investigated the chondro-protective effect of NGF from Chinese cobra venom on human chondrocytes by determination of its specific effect on cell viability, proliferation, morphology, GAG production and cartilage specific gene expression...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425494/individual-size-but-not-additional-nitrogen-regulates-tree-carbon-sequestration-in-a-subtropical-forest
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Jianping Wu, Honglang Duan, Wenfei Liu, Xiaohua Wei, Yingchun Liao, Houbao Fan
Recent studies have indicated that tree carbon accumulation in subtropical forests has been negatively affected by global change phenomena such as warming and drought. However, the long-term effect of nitrogen addition on plant carbon storage remains poorly understood in these regions. In this study, we conducted a 10-year field experiment examining the effect of experimental N addition on plant growth and carbon storage in a subtropical Chinese fir forest. The N levels were 0 (control), 60, 120, and 240 kg ha(-1) yr(-1), and the N effects on tree carbon were divided into stand and individual levels...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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