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BACKGROUND Norovirus (NoV) is a leading cause of sporadic cases and outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Increased NoV activity was observed in Beijing, China during winter 2014-2015; therefore, we examined the epidemiological patterns and genetic characteristics of NoV in the sporadic cases and outbreaks. METHODS The weekly number of infectious(More)
The purposes of the study were to estimate the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and to systematically evaluate the relationship between hematological parameters and MetS in a 5-year follow-up of Beijing adult population. The longitudinal study included 3,180 adults, aged 20-65 years, who attended health check-ups in Beijing Tongren Hospital in 2007(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation is an effective treatment therapy for ischemic ulcers. However, in high-glucose microenvironment, the original inflammation-inhibiting function of MSCs leads to turns into secreting large amounts of inflammatory mediators, such as tumor necrosis factor alpha, for example, which decreases their capacity(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the method of the combination of radiological and textural features for the differentiation of malignant from benign solitary pulmonary nodules by computed tomography. Features including 13 gray level co-occurrence matrix textural features and 12 radiological features were extracted from 2,117 CT slices, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the associations of combined lifestyle factors and physical conditions with cerebrovascular diseases (CBVD) mortality, after accounting for competing risk events, including death from cardiovascular diseases, cancers and other diseases. METHODS Data on 2010 subjects aged over 55 years were finally analyzed using competing risk models.(More)
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome is high and increasing in China. The causation of this disorder is, yet, to be fully understood. Several studies with confirmatory factor analysis have been performed to investigate the core of the disease in some races other than Chinese, and amongst the other studies, they have yielded a sound model fit. This study was to(More)
A novel chitosan-gold (CS-Au) hybrid hydrogel was developed from chitosan and chloroauric acid in aqueous solution. Its physiochemical characteristics, including UV absorption, structure, morphology, swelling properties were studied. The CS-Au hybrid hydrogel exhibited an excellent water-absorbing property and could be applied as a drug delivery system for(More)
Non-invasive assay for the early stage diagnosis of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) related pneumonia is of great clinical importance and still a great challenge. In this paper, we reported a novel kind of Au@Ag core-shell theranostic nanoparticles (NPs) conjugated with MRSA specific antibody on their surface. Compared with the raw Au@Ag(More)
Bug reports are crucial software artifacts for both software maintenance researchers and practitioners. A typical use of bug reports by researchers is to evaluate automated software maintenance tools: a large repository of reports is used as input for a tool, and metrics are calculated from the tool's output. But this process is quite different from(More)
Development of non-invasive assay for the accurate diagnosis of progressive liver diseases (e.g., fatty liver and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)) is of great clinical significance and remains to be a big challenge. Herein, we reported the synthesis of strawberry-like Fe3O4-Au hybrid nanoparticles at room temperature that simultaneously exhibited(More)