Chang-Sheng Sheng

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BACKGROUND We investigated the prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with the metabolic syndrome and its components in a Chinese population. METHODS The study subjects were recruited from a newly established residential area in the suburb of Shanghai. We measured anthropometry, blood pressure (BP), fasting plasma glucose, and serum lipids,(More)
BACKGROUND A new simple technique based on iontophoresis technology (EZSCAN, Impeto Medical, Paris, France) has recently been developed for the screening of diabetes. In the present study, we investigated the accuracy of this system for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in Chinese. METHODS We performed the EZSCAN test in diabetic and non-diabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac structure and function are well-studied in Western countries. However, epidemiological data is still scarce in China. METHODS Our study was conducted in the framework of cardiovascular health examinations for the current and retired employees of a factory and their family members. According to the American Society of Echocardiography(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In a multi-center, single-arm, prospective study, we investigated the efficacy and safety of the fixed irbesartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination in Chinese patients with moderate to severe hypertension. METHODS Eligible patients were aged 18-75 years, with a blood pressure of 160-199 mmHg systolic or 100-119 mmHg diastolic(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated hypertension and diabetes mellitus in two management settings, namely cardiology and endocrinology, and their associations with albuminuria while accounting for the management of these two diseases. METHODS Our multicentre registry included patients (≥20 years) seen for hypertension in cardiology or for diabetes mellitus in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between adiposity measures and plasma concentration of high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin. METHODS In a Chinese sample (n = 1081), we performed measurements of anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). We defined overweight and obesity as a body mass index between 24 and 27.4 kg/m² and ≥ 27.5(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information on prevalent and incident atrial fibrillation in Chinese. We aimed to investigate the prevalence, incidence, management and risks of atrial fibrillation in an elderly Chinese population. METHODS In a population--based prospective study in elderly (≥ 60 years) Chinese, we performed cardiovascular health examinations(More)
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