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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931195/prediction-of-spontaneous-closure-of-isolated-ventricular-septal-defects-in-utero-and-postnatal-life
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Xing Li, Gui-Xian Song, Li-Jie Wu, Yu-Mei Chen, Yi Fan, Yun Wu, Ya-Hui Shen, Li Cao, Ling-Mei Qian
BACKGROUND: Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a highly prevalent fetal congenital heart defect, which can become spontaneously closed during infancy. The current study aims to characterize fetal VSDs that were subsequently spontaneously closed in the first 2 years of life in eastern China. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2013, 257 fetal patients diagnosed with isolated VSD by fetal echocardiography at Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, China, were enrolled in the study...
December 8, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923369/protocol-of-a-prospective-study-for-the-combination-treatment-of-shu-gan-jian-pi-decoction-and-steroid-standard-therapy-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-patients
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Xiao-Ling Chi, Huan-Ming Xiao, Yu-Bao Xie, Gao-Shu Cai, Jun-Min Jiang, Guang-Jun Tian, Mei-Jie Shi, Shu-Duo Wu, Peng-Tao Zhao, Hui-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Prednisone plus azathioprine is considered the mainstay of therapy in the current recommendations for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it does not provide good benefits for AIH patients because of its serious side effects. Therefore, more and more AIH patients prefer to seek for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to manage their symptoms and reduce the side effects of steroids in China. Shu-Gan-Jian-Pi Decoction is a popular used Chinese herbal formula in Guangdong province of China, which has demonstrated the effect of improving efficacy and reducing side effects of corticosteroids in AIH patients...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919254/anti-inflammatory-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activities-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-qingdaisan
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Xinghua Zhao, Xin He, Xiuhui Zhong
BACKGROUND: Qingdaisan (Formulated Indigo powder, QDS) are widely used for treatment of aphtha, sore throat and bleeding gums in China. The aim of the study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and dental ulcer therapeutic effects of QDS. METHODS: Dimethylbenzene-induced ear edema test and cotton pellet-induced granuloma test were used to evaluate anti-inflammatory activities of QDS on acute and chronic inflammatory. The healing time and local pathologic changes were used to assess the therapeutic effects of QDS on dental ulcer...
December 5, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905672/oral-astragalus-huang-qi-for-preventing-frequent-episodes-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children
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REVIEW
Guobin Su, Xiankun Chen, Zhuangzhu Liu, Lihong Yang, La Zhang, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zehuai Wen, Xinfeng Guo, Xindong Qin, Jueyao Liang, Xusheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are common in children and can involve both upper and lower airways. Many children experience frequent ARTI episodes or recurrent respiratory tract infections (RRTIs) in early life, which creates challenges for paediatricians, primary care physicians, parents and carers of children.In China, Astragalus (Huang qi), alone or in combination with other herbs, is used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in the form of a water extract, to reduce the risk of ARTIs; it is believed to stimulate the immune system...
December 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895355/prediction-of-asialoglycoprotein-receptors-by-correlated-liver-function-parameters-before-hepatectomy
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Wen Jing, Jiang Li, Li Qin Tao, Jia Zhe, Li Bao Liang, Zhang Ke
Flow cytometric analysis of asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) levels on the surface of hepatocytes, which were obtained from the liver specimens of patients that received hepatectomy, were used as predictors of liver dysfunction after major hepatectomy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Chinese patients, based on our previous study which confirmed the value of ASGPR levels on the surface of hepatocytes in evaluating the liver reserve function. The current study was planned to establish a conversion formula for the value of ASGPR with correlated liver function parameters...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889164/multilocus-sequence-type-profiles-of-bacillus-cereus-isolates-from-infant-formula-in-china
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Yong Yang, Xiaofeng Yu, Li Zhan, Jiancai Chen, Yunyi Zhang, Junyan Zhang, Honghu Chen, Zheng Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Yiyu Lu, Lingling Mei
Bacillus cereus sensu stricto is an opportunistic foodborne pathogen. The multilocus sequence type (MLST) of 74 B. cereus isolated from 513 non-random infant formula in China was analyzed. Of 64 sequence types (STs) detected, 50 STs and 6 alleles were newly found in PubMLST database. All isolates except for one singleton (ST-1049), were classified into 7 clonal complexes (CC) by BURST (n-4), in which CC1 with core ancestral clone ST-26 was the largest group including 86% isolates, and CC2, 3, 9, 10 and 13 were first reported in China...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884853/gyejibongneyong-hwan-a-herbal-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-dysmenorrhoea-with-uterine-fibroids-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jeeyoun Jung, Ju Ah Lee, Mi Mi Ko, Sooseong You, Eunhee Lee, Jiae Choi, Byoung-Kab Kang, Myeong Soo Lee
INTRODUCTION: Gyejibongneyong-hwan (GBH), or the Guizhi Fuling Formula in Chinese, is widely used to treat uterine fibroids in East Asian countries including Korea, China and Japan. This study will assess the efficacy and safety of the GBH formula for the treatment of dysmenorrhoea. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study will be a randomised double-blind controlled trial with two parallel arms: the GBH group and the placebo group. This trial will recruit 38 women between 18 and 45 years of age with secondary dysmenorrhoea with uterine fibroids...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871904/steroidogenic-effect-of-erxian-decoction-for-relieving-menopause-via-the-p-akt-pkb-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shi Wei Wang, Ho Pan Cheung, Yao Tong, Jia Lu, Tzi Bun Ng, Yan Bo Zhang, Zhang Jin Zhang, Kai Fai Lee, Jenny Ka Wing Lam, Stephen Cho Wing Sze
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Erxian decoction (EXD), an empirical Chinese medicine formula, is effectively used in the clinical treatment of menopause-related symptoms in China. Previous data from our group show that EXD has steroidogenic effect in natural menopausal Sprague-Dawley-rats (SD-rats) as an animal model of menopause. However, the mechanistic studies on steroidogenic effects of EXD are still inadequate. Hence, the mechanisms of steroidogenic effects of EXD were studied in vitro and in vivo in this study...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848901/herb-medicines-against-osteoporosis-active-compounds-relevant-biological-mechanisms
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Lei Wu, Zhuoyan Ling, Xueqin Feng, Caiping Mao, Zhice Xu
Osteoporosis is one of common bone disorders, affecting millions of people worldwide. Treatments of osteoporosis consist of pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacological interventions, such as mineral supplementation, lifestyle changes, and exercise programs. Due to the minimum side effects and favorable cost-effective therapeutic effects, herbal medicine has been widely applied in clinical practices for more than 2,000 years in China. Of the many traditional formulas reported for treating bone diseases, 4 single herbs namely (1) Herba Epimedii, (2) Rhizoma Drynariae, (3) Fructus Psoraleae, and (4) Cortex Eucommiae, are considered as the featured "Kidney-Yang" tonics, and frequently and effectively applied for preventing and treating osteoporosis...
November 16, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845270/melamine-associated-urinary-stone
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REVIEW
Xiaofeng Guan, Yaoliang Deng
The devastating contamination of milk formula with Melamine, which caused havoc in China, happened almost eight years ago. Although most patients with melamine-associated urinary stone were given conservative medical treatment, the impact was not completely eliminated. Extensive studies are needed to assess chronic effects in the affected population. In this review, we describe the pathogenesis, pathology, clinical manifestations, management and epidemiology; and the need for longer term follow-up of melamine-associated urinary stones...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836288/breastfeeding-mixed-or-formula-feeding-at-9-months-of-age-and-the-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-two-cohorts-of-infants-in-china
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Katy M Clark, Ming Li, Bingquan Zhu, Furong Liang, Jie Shao, Yueyang Zhang, Chai Ji, Zhengyan Zhao, Niko Kaciroti, Betsy Lozoff
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between breastfeeding and iron status at 9 months of age in 2 samples of Chinese infants. STUDY DESIGN: Associations between feeding at 9 months of age (breastfed as sole milk source, mixed fed, or formula fed) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA), iron deficiency, and iron sufficiency were determined in infants from Zhejiang (n = 142) and Hebei (n= 813) provinces. Iron deficiency was defined as body iron < 0 mg/kg, and IDA as iron deficiency + hemoglobin < 110 g/L...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788787/kidney-transplantation-from-brain-dead-donors-initial-experience-in-china
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Y Li, J Li, Q Fu, L Chen, J Fei, S Deng, J Qiu, G Chen, G Huang, C Wang
BACKGROUND: Experience with kidney transplantation from brain-dead donors remains limited in China. Our objective was to evaluate the outcomes of kidney transplantation from brain-dead donors (group 1), compared with those from living ones of the same age (group 2). METHODS: Clinical data of kidney transplantation from brain-dead donors and living donors in the same age range (18-45 years) performed between May 2007 and December 2011 were analyzed retrospectively...
October 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785942/rhamnella-gilgitica-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-in-lps-induced-murine-macrophages-and-complete-freund-s-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rats
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Shan Huang, Hai Feng Liu, Xianghua Quan, Yan Jin, Guangshan Xuan, Ren-Bo An, Tsering Dikye, Bin Li
Rhamnella gilgitica Mansf. et Melch, which belongs to the rhamnus family (Rhamnaceae), is traditionally used to treat rheumatism, swelling and pain in China. However, little is known about the pharmacological activities of this plant. The anti-inflammatory activities of the 70% ethanol extract of R. gilgitica (RG) in RAW264.7 macrophages and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritic rats are investigated in this study for the first time. The effects of RG on cell viability were determined by a MTT assay, and the effects of RG on pro-inflammatory mediators were analyzed by ELISA and Western blot...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783645/spatial-and-social-media-data-analytics-of-housing-prices-in-shenzhen-china
#14
Chao Wu, Xinyue Ye, Fu Ren, You Wan, Pengfei Ning, Qingyun Du
Housing is among the most pressing issues in urban China and has received considerable scholarly attention. Researchers have primarily concentrated on identifying the factors that influence residential property prices and how such mechanisms function. However, few studies have examined the potential factors that influence housing prices from a big data perspective. In this article, we use a big data perspective to determine the willingness of buyers to pay for various factors. The opinions and geographical preferences of individuals for places can be represented by visit frequencies given different motivations...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782063/automatic-extraction-of-tunnel-lining-cross-sections-from-terrestrial-laser-scanning-point-clouds
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Yun-Jian Cheng, Wenge Qiu, Jin Lei
Tunnel lining (bare-lining) cross-sections play an important role in analyzing deformations of tunnel linings. The goal of this paper is to develop an automatic method for extracting bare-lining cross-sections from terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) point clouds. First, the combination of a 2D projection strategy and angle criterion is used for tunnel boundary point detection, from which we estimate the two boundary lines in the X-Y plane. The initial direction of the cross-sectional plane is defined to be orthogonal to one of the two boundary lines...
October 6, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771711/clinical-therapeutic-effects-of-aspirin-in-combination-with-fufang-danshen-diwan-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jianchun Huang, Xiaojun Tang, Fangxing Ye, Junhui He, Xiaolong Kong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Coronary heart disease is characterized by vascular stenosis or occlusion resulting in myocardial ischemia, hypoxia and necrosis. In China, the combination of aspirin and Fufang Danshen Diwan (FDD), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been suggested in the treatment of coronary heart disease. There have been several studies comparing the effectiveness of aspirin alone and in combination with FDD to treat coronary artery disease; however, it remains unclear whether combined aspirin therapy is superior...
October 24, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768777/the-associations-of-serum-lipids-with-vitamin-d-status
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Ying Wang, Shaoyan Si, Junli Liu, Zongye Wang, Haiying Jia, Kai Feng, Lili Sun, Shu Jun Song
AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with some disorders including cardiovascular diseases. Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. However, data about the relationships between vitamin D and lipids are inconsistent. The relationship of vitamin D and Atherogenic Index of Plasma (AIP), as an excellent predictor of level of small and dense LDL, has not been reported. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of vitamin D status on serum lipids in Chinese adults...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760263/analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure-estimation-using-formulae-derived-from-clinical-data
#18
David Fleischman, Amanda K Bicket, Sandra S Stinnett, John P Berdahl, Jost B Jonas, Ning Li Wang, Michael P Fautsch, R Rand Allingham
Purpose: To evaluate a frequently used regression model and a new, modified regression model to estimate cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFP). Methods: Datasets from the Beijing iCOP study from Tongren Hospital, Beijing, China, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, were tested in this retrospective, case-control study. An often-used regression model derived from the Beijing iCOP dataset, but without radiographic data, was used to predict CSFP by using demographic and physiologic data...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754168/sy-13-1-performance-of-eleven-simplified-methods-for-the-identification-of-elevated-blood-pressure-in-children-and-adolescents
#19
Bo Xi
OBJECTIVE: The identification of elevated blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents relies on complex percentile tables. The present study compares the performance of 11 simplified methods for assessing elevated or high BP in children and adolescents using individual-level data from seven countries. METHODS: Data on BP were available for a total of 58,899 children and adolescents aged 6-17 years from seven national surveys in China, India, Iran, Korea, Poland, Tunisia and the USA...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753910/os-03-02-stronger-associations-of-urinary-sodium-to-potassium-ratio-with-blood-pressure-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-china
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Lu Yin, Xinhua Zhang, Xingyu Wang, Yang Wang, Jian Bo, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with ratio for urinary sodium versus potassium in a large prospective urban and rural epidemiological study in China (PURE-China). DESIGN AND METHOD: As the important part of global multi-center PURE study, a prospective cohort study was conducted to recruit 46,285 participants in urban and rural area of 12 provinces in China between 2005 and 2009. A single fasting morning urine specimen was collected to test sodium and potassium excretion, and the Kawasaki formula was used to estimate 24-hour urinary sodium and potassium excretion...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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