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The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and current regular alcohol use was examined separately for urban and rural residents of Hubei, China, using the third Chinese National Health Service Survey conducted in 2003. A probability sample of 15,609 respondents, ages 15 through 101 years, was selected from the study base. Alcohol use was a(More)
Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) has been established as a powerful technique for the determination of metal and nonmetal distributions within biological systems with high sensitivity. An imaging LA-ICP-MS technique for Fe, Cu, Zn, and Mn was developed to produce large series of quantitative element maps in native(More)
This study examines predictors of Western physician utilization using the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use for Chinese elders who reside in Shanghai and immigrant Chinese elders who reside in the US Chinese elders are under-studied relative to their population size and in the US are known to underutilize the healthcare system.(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine racial/ethnic disparities in oral health among older Americans. METHODS Differences in frequency of edentulism and number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth were assessed in 2,679 non-Hispanic white, 742 non-Hispanic black, and 934 Mexican-American individuals aged 60 and older from the National Health and Nutrition Examination(More)
We explored patterns and reasons for health and social service use among Chinese immigrant elders. Interviews were conducted with 27 Chinese immigrant elders, 11 adult care giving children, and 12 health and social service providers. Content analysis of these data indicated that participants across groups agreed that Chinese elders under-utilize services(More)
OBJECTIVES Little is known about variation in cognitive function across the aged population, or how use and costs of health care vary with cognitive impairment. This study was designed to create a typology of cognitive function in a nationally representative sample, and evaluate acute care use in relation to cognitive function, holding constant confounding(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) plus sorafenib in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis. METHODS A total of forty four patients of hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis were retrospectively analyzed. There were twenty one patients in the(More)
Phytolacca acinosa Roxb. (P. acinosa) is a recently discovered manganese hyperaccumulator plant from southern China. It is a good candidate for phytoremediation of manganese(Mn) polluted soil for its high biomass and fast growth. Knowledge of the tissue localization and identification of heavy metals can provide essential information on metal toxicity and(More)
BACKGROUND Older adults are susceptible to reduced saliva production related to certain medications, radiation and chronic conditions. Many of these people have many physical and oral health problems and limited access to dental care. The use of effective screening tools for xerostomia and hyposalivation would be helpful in identifying those at risk. The(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was employed in high-resolution mapping of probes near the X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) locus. The map includes the DXS42, DXS12, DXS6, DXS982, DXS739, DXS75, DXS100, DXS10, and DXS177 loci. Metaphase analysis showed that DXS12 and DXS42 mapped to proximal Xq25, while DXS10 and DXS177 mapped to(More)