Guihua Xia

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Chronic sinusitis (chronic rhinosinusitis, CRS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, pathogenesis of which is not yet completely elucidated. MicroRNA has been shown to extensively be involved in immune response. To analyze the differential expression of miRNAs in chronic sinusitis, with or without nasal polyps (nasal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiological characteristics of allergic rhinitis (AR) in urban and rural areas of Ningbo and Yongzhou. METHOD Fifteen fields in the two cities from October 2006 to June 2007 were randomly selected. Cases suspected with symptoms of AR by a self-administered and interview questionnaire were recommended to special(More)
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a complex occupational hazard caused by an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Millions of Chinese industrial people are daily exposed to high level of noise. Although the environmental risk factors have been studied extensively, the nature of the genetic factors contributing to HIHL has not yet been(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of the current study were to assess the feasibility of post-auricular microinjection of lentiviruses carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) into the scala media through cochleostomies in rats, determine the expression of viral gene in the cochlea, and record the post-operative changes in the number and auditory function of(More)
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