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BACKGROUND The infection rate of syphilis in China has increased dramatically in recent decades, becoming a serious public health concern. Early prediction of syphilis is therefore of great importance for heath planning and management. METHODS In this paper, we analyzed surveillance time series data for primary, secondary, tertiary, congenital and latent(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to assess the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic repair for pediatric hydroceles and its long-term follow-up results. METHODS We performed this procedure to 284 patients from 2002 to 2011 using our specially designed curved awl. The patent internal ring was enclosed and fixed under laparoscopy and fluid within the patent processus(More)
OBJECTIVE To systemically review and analyze the effect of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) consumption on plasma lipids and lipoproteins in patients with end-stage renal disease. DESIGN Systemic review, with meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. METHODS We performed a systemic review and meta-analysis of the lipid-modulating(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between occlusal plane and sagittal position of the mandible by examining dental and skeletal morphologies of average angle patients for better understanding of etiologies and definitive clinical guidelines of mandibular malpositions. METHODS The lateral cephalograms of 114 female average angle patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fish oil-containing (FO) lipid emulsions that are rich in ω-3 fatty acids for parenteral nutrition in preterm neonates by using data retrieved from randomized controlled trials. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials representing 483 premature(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the incidence of hyperglycemia of patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) after receiving abdominal surgery and its association with clinical outcomes. METHODS A retrospective review was performed from November 1, 2010 to November 1, 2011 on all PICU admissions after abdominal surgery. Maximum serum glucose(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between primary dysmenorrhea (PD) and orthodontic pain in female patients, and to test the hypothesis that the intensity and duration of orthodontic pain could be roughly predicted by severity of PD. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty college females were enrolled and put into one of three groups-mild (Mi),(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the research was to investigate the association between postsurgical hyperglycemia of neonates and small infants (<6months) during their stays in intensive care unit and clinical outcomes. METHODS A retrospective study of 180 patients including neonates and small infants (<6months) admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) after(More)
Nanomaterials possess enormous potential for biomedical applications, while some of the most promising nanomaterials currently under investigation demonstrate prolonged tissue retention and contain heavy metals. This article investigates the pharmacokinetics of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to help identify promising candidates with optimal pharmacokinetics(More)
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