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There is an evidence that the Kato-Katz technique lacks sensitivity and may hence be an unsuitable method for the assessment of the 'real infection status' in community with low-intensity infections. In this study, six Kato-Katz thick smears (examination of two stool samples with three thick smears each) were used as the diagnostic 'gold' standard for(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aim of our research was to investigate the potential role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Measurement of serum circulating levels of BDNF and analysis of polymorphism of BDNF gene (Val66Met) were applied and compared with diabetic patients without DR. METHODS From February 2014 and March(More)
Diabetes mellitus and depressive disorders are both common chronic diseases that increase functional disability and social burden. Cognitive impairment is a potentially debilitating feature of depression. Previous evidence indicates that the antidiabetic drug metformin could be suitable for diabetic patients with cognitive impairment. However, there is no(More)
The Kato-Katz technique is widely used to determine faecal egg counts of intestinal schistosomiasis. Although numerous studies have reported considerable underestimation of the 'true' infection prevalence while using this method, little is known regarding how many infections are missed as a function of the overall endemicity of intestinal schistosomiasis.(More)
Antibody-based diagnostic methods for detecting infection with Schistosoma japonicum have been developed and integrated into the national control program in China; however, the utility of these methods compared with conventional coprological methods remains unclear. In two consecutive years, we compared the performance characteristics of Kato-Katz with a(More)
Neuropathy is observed in 50% of diabetic patients with diabetic foot. This study attempted to explore the potential role of human mesenchymal stem cells-umbilical cord blood (hMSCs-UC) in femoral nerve (FN) neuropathy. The model rats were established by one time administration of streptozotocin and empyrosis on the dorsal hind foot. At 3d, 7d, 14d after(More)
Due to the life cycle complexity of Schistosoma japonicum and the characteristics of schistosomias is immuno-epidemiology, it is very challenging to give a group of certain rules and thus describe the transmission dynamics of S. japonicum with modelling approaches. Most existing epidemiological models for schistosomias is based on differential equations(More)
Two series of more available novel 1,2,3-triazole-Jaspine B hybrids were efficiently synthesized employing click chemistry approach and evaluated for their cytotoxic activities against three human cancer cell lines (EC-9706, MGC-803 and MCF-7). Among them, compound 14h showed excellent inhibition against MCF-7 (IC50 = 1.93 μM) and was more potent than 5-Fu(More)
Studies have shown that stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) is expressed in a variety of cancers and is related to tumor growth. The present study aimed to investigate the expression and roles of STIM1 in gastric carcinoma. Immunohistochemistry and western blotting revealed that STIM1 was expressed at higher levels in gastric cancer tissues (82%) than(More)
Cysticercosis is a significant public health problem in countries where pigs are raised for consumption and remains an important cause of neurological disease worldwide. The Philippines is considered an endemic area for cysticercosis because cases in both humans and pigs have been reported; however, epidemiologic information stays limited. We conducted a(More)