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The description of schistosomiasis in China dates back more than two millennia. The disease caused social and economic hardship, and the rates of morbidity and mortality were high. In the mid 1950s, when China's population was approximately 600 million, an estimated 11.6 million people were infected with Schistosoma japonicum. Hence, a national control(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS One major cause of hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (HSOS) is the intake of pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA)-containing products. Over 8000 PA-induced HSOS cases have been reported worldwide and at least 51 among them were suspected to be attributed to exposure to the Chinese medicine 'Tusanqi'. PA-induced hepatotoxicity involves(More)
The automatic patch-based exploit generation problem is: given a program P and a patched version of the program P', automatically generate an exploit for the potentially unknown vulnerability present in P but fixed in P'. In this paper, we propose techniques for automatic patch-based exploit generation, and show that our techniques can automatically(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of routinely used assays for schistosomiasis diagnosis in the field. METHODS From late November to early December 2005, 6-65 years old inhabitants from 3 endemic villages were examined by Kato-Katz technique (3 thick smears) and nylon bag sedimentation/hatching method. At the same time, dipstick dye(More)
Two decades ago, a group of Chinese scientists discovered the antischistosomal properties of artemether, a derivative of the antimalarial drug artemisinin. However, it was only recently that the importance of this finding was recognized internationally, following a collaborative effort between Chinese, European and African scientists, who investigated the(More)
Dauricine is one type of the bisbenzyltetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloid derivative with antiarrhythmic effects. Severe liver toxicity was observed in experimental animals treated with analogues of dauricine, which may be caused by covalent binding of reactive metabolite(s) to critical macromolecules in tissues. The study described herein aimed at(More)
To assess the impact level on physical fitness and working capacity in patients with advanced Schistosomiasis japonica, a field study was carried out. According to the records of patients with advanced schistosomiasis in Susong County, Anhui Province, 48 advanced cases without other serious chronic diseases from endemic areas in two townships and 56 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between the changes of environment and the transmission of Schistosomiasis japonica after the construction of the Three Gorge Reservoir. METHODS On the basis of the predictive data on changes of water level and sediment in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River after the dam construction provided by the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical effects of three minimally invasive surgeries on the treatment of impacted upper ureteral calculi. METHODS 135 patients with impacted upper ureteral calculi were selected and randomly divided into three groups (Group A-C) (n=45), which were treated with transurethral ureteroscopic lithotripsy, minimally invasive(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the risk factors of schistosomiasis transmission in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area (TGRA) and to provide evidence for the development of control strategy. METHODS Approaches including epidemiology, immunology and field survey were applied to investigate the potential risk factors which would involve the importation of infectious(More)