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An epidemiologic study of penile cancer involving 141 cases and 150 community controls was undertaken in a high-risk area in China. Personal interviews, as well as physical examinations among the prospectively ascertained subjects, enabled evaluation of a variety of potential risk factors. Strongly related to risk were conditions restricting the motility of(More)
The development of allergic rhinitis is considered to be determined by the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Surfactant protein D (SP-D) has been proposed to offer protection against allergenic challenge at various levels in allergic responses. The present study aimed to investigate whether polymorphisms within the SFTPD gene (Met11Thr,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare by meta-analysis the efficacy and adverse events of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John's Wort), or its combinations, and placebo for menopausal women. DESIGN A systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out by searching in Pubmed, Cochrane Library, Embase and the Web of Science database. RESULTS Extracts of Hypericum perforatum(More)
OBJECTIVE To research the protective effect of melatonin against gentamicin ototoxicity. METHODS Guinea pigs were randomly divided into four groups. The first group received intramuscular gentamicin (120 mg/kg body weight/day) for 17 days. Over the same time period, a second group simultaneously received intramuscular gentamicin (120 mg/kg body(More)
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