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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for Elemene injections, one ingredient of Chinese herb Curcuma wenyujin, for malignant tumors widely used in clinical practice in China. METHODS We used a systematic sample of 127 reports of RCTs that used Elemene injections as an intervention. The quality of each report was assessed(More)
Chronic bacterial infection increased the risk of many solid malignancies and the underlying mechanism is usually ascribed to bacterial-caused inflammation. However, the direct interaction of infectious bacteria with cancer cells has been largely overlooked. We identified that highly metastatic breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells expressed high level of(More)
To investigate the effect of sodium nitrite on the viability of the human gastric adenocarcinoma epithelial cell line, AGS, cultured AGS cells were exposed to various concentrations of sodium nitrite for 24, 48 or 72 h. The cytotoxic response was assessed using a cell proliferation assay, and the extent of the response was evaluated on the basis of(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic patients with depression are often inadequately treated within primary care. These comorbid conditions are associated with poor outcomes. The aim of this systematic review was to examine whether collaborative care can improve depression and diabetes outcomes in patients with both depression and diabetes. METHODS Medline, Embase,(More)
PURPOSE We report a study on the developmental status of human resource staffing and service functions of community health services (CHS) in China and offer recommendations for improving the CHS in the future. METHODS A study questionnaire was completed by 712 CHS organizations distributed in 52 cities and districts in all areas of China using a(More)
INTRODUCTION China is the most highly-populated country in the world with increasing demand for health care. Family medicine can improve health care in China, and can supply good health outcomes, equitably and economically. Family medicine education in China currently exists in three models — resident training, on-the-job training, and undergraduate(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are prescribed antibiotics in general practice. However, there is little evidence that antibiotics bring any value to the treatment of most RTIs. Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing may reduce antibiotic prescribing. AIM To systematically review studies that have examined the(More)
OBJECTIVES To reveal the equity of health workforce distribution in urban community health service (CHS), and to provide evidence for further development of community health service in China. METHODS A community-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in China from September to December 2011. In the study, 190 CHS centers were selected from 10(More)
BACKGROUND On-the-job training is an important strategy for general practitioners to deliver appropriately community health services in China. The development of basic professional competence for general practitioners is the main goal of on-the-job training program. The aim of this study was to explore the needs of and the challenges to on-the-job training(More)
BACKGROUND China has been engaged in the process of reforming its health care system recently. The government has attempted to rebuild the referral system to lower cost and enhance equity of the medical services. OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the current status of mutual referral pilot programme, perceived factors that affect referral(More)