There is disagreement about the association between missing posterior teeth and the presence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Here, the purpose was to investigate whether the number of missing posterior teeth, their distribution, age, and gender are associated with TMD. Seven hundred and forty-one individuals, aged 21-60 years, with missing posterior… (More)
BACKGROUND This study explored the association between smoking and colorectal malignant carcinoma (CRC) in the Chinese population at the national level for the first time. METHODS In the China Nationwide Retrospective Mortality Survey conducted during 1989-1991, 12,942 CRC cases among 1,136,336 all-cause deaths aged ≥30 years were randomly assigned 25,884… (More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of atypical antipsychotics on prepulse inhibition, startle response and habituation in acutely psychotic patients with schizophrenia, and investigate whether prepulse inhibition deficit improvements are a result of the direct impact of atypical antipsychotics or improvements in antipsychotic-related symptoms. METHODS… (More)
With the increasing permeability of photovoltaic (PV) power production, the uncertainties and randomness of PV power have played a critical role in the operation and dispatch of the power grid and amplified the abandon rate of PV power. Consequently, the accuracy of PV power forecast urgently needs to be improved. Based on the amplitude and fluctuation… (More)
From 1976 to 2004, we followed 71,751 participants of the Nurses' Health Study and identified 676 invasive endometrial cancer cases. Birthweight, assessed in 1992, was not associated with the incidence of endometrial cancer. No effect modification by menopausal status was observed, but statistical power to detect an interaction was limited.