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The purpose of the study is to evaluate a new immunochemical fecal occult blood test method (Hemosure IFOBT), and compare it to the Guaiac-based chemical method (CFOBT) for colorectal cancer detection. A hypothetical sequential method (SFOBT), in which IFOBT was used only as a confirmatory test for CFOBT, was also evaluated. A total of 324 patients were… (More)
Here, we report the full genome sequence of an H1N2 avian influenza virus (AIV) isolated from wild waterfowl in Dongting Lake. Phylogenetic analysis showed that it was a novel recombinant AIV between domestic ducks and wild waterfowl. Investigation of this virus is helpful for our understanding of the ecology of AIV in this region.
The present study explores the changes of nitric oxide synthesis and esophageal dysmotility in a feline model of esophagitis. Perfusion of the esophagus with acid produced inflammatory changes of esophageal mucosa. The esophageal motility was measured before and after the perfusion. The nitric oxide synthase activity, the l-arginine uptake, and the content… (More)
Background/Aims There is a need for a simple and practical tool adapted for the diagnosis of chronic constipation (CC) in the Asian population. This study compared the Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA) CC tool and Rome III criteria for the diagnosis of CC in Asian subjects. Methods This multicenter, cross-sectional study included… (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of gastric stromal tumors. METHODS 31 patients with gastric stromal tumors treated from 1993, 1 - 2001, 9 were analyzed retrospectively. All cases were diagnosed by pathological and immunohistochemistry examinations. According to Levin's standard combining with Hurliman's and… (More)
BACKGROUND Probiotics are widely used for the induction and maintenance of remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pouchitis. There are a large number of meta-analyses (MAs)/ systematic reviews (SRs) on this subject, the methodological quality of which has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the methodological quality of… (More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effects and safety of quadruple regimens including domestically manufactured rabeprazole used as first line/initial therapy for Helicobacter pylori(H.pylori) eradication in gastritis and duodenal ulcer patients, and to investigate the effects of extended use of bismuth after the quadruple therapy on eradication of H. pylori. … (More)