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Results from the third nationwide cluster sampling survey on the epidemiology of schistosomiasis in the People's Republic of China, conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2004, are presented. A stratified cluster random sampling technique was used, and 239 villages were selected in 7 provinces where Schistosoma japonicum remains endemic. A total of 250,987(More)
Schistosomiasis japonica, caused by Schistosoma japonicum infection, remains a major public health concern in China, and the geographical distribution of this neglected tropical disease is limited to regions where Oncomelania hupensis, the intermediate host of the causative parasite, is detected. The purpose of this study was to monitor the transmission of(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the ability of pathogenic diagnosis for schistosomiasis japonica in the national surveillance sites and evaluate the effect of stool hatching method in the field, so as to provide the evidence for establishing a quality control system of pathogenic diagnosis of schistosomiasis in the surveillance sites. METHODS The data pertaining(More)
The aim of study was to investigate the importance of chromosome aberration in differential diagnosis of eosinophilia and the chromosomal aberrations involved in patients with clonal eosinophilia. 65 cases of eosinophilia were collected and chromosome specimens of bone marrow cells were prepared by 24-hour culture, and G-banding technique was used for(More)
In this study, 11 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains were screened for potential new probiotics using in vitro methods, including acid and bile salt tolerance, adhesion, antioxidative and a-glucosidase inhibitory activity. The results indicated that Lactobacillus casei 2W and Lactobacillus rhamnosus Z7 showed better potential probiotic properties and(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the endemic situation of schistosomiasis among 81 national surveillance sites in China in 2011. METHODS The data of the Oncomelania snail status, schistosomiasis in residents and domestic animals, and other relevant factors were collected and analyzed for the epidemic characteristics and changes in different areas in the 81(More)
AIMS Although extensive investigation has revealed that an astrocyte-specific protein aquaporin-4 (AQP4) participates in regulating synaptic plasticity and memory, a functional relationship between AQP4 and learning processing has not been clearly established. This study was designed to test our hypothesis that AQP4 modulates the aversive motivation in(More)
Insight into the spatial and temporal contamination of the environment by bovine faeces in China can provide important information on the significance of bovines in the transmission of human schistosomiasis. This insight will be useful for the new evidence-based strategy of the Chinese national schistosomiasis control programme. To enhance our understanding(More)
PURPOSE To identify the disease-causing gene in a Chinese family with autosomal dominant congenital cataract. METHODS Clinical and ophthalmologic examinations were performed on all members of a Chinese family with congenital cataract. Nine genes associated with congenital cataract were screened using direct DNA sequencing. Mutations were confirmed using(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the antidiabetic effects of Lactobacillus casei CCFM0412 on mice with type 2 diabetes induced by a high-fat diet and streptozotocin. METHODS Thirty-two male C57 BL/6 J mice were assigned to four groups in this study. Type 2 diabetes was induced by feeding of a high-fat diet and injection of streptozotocin.(More)