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BACKGROUND Over the last decade, major outbreaks of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) have been reported in Asian countries, resulting in thousands of deaths among children. However, less is known regarding the effect of meteorological variables on the incidence of HFMD in children. This study aims at quantifying the relationship between meteorological(More)
OBJECTIVE Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) has posed a great threat to the health of children and become a public health priority in China. This study aims to investigate the epidemiological characteristics, spatial-temporal patterns, and risk factors of HFMD in Guangdong Province, China, and to provide scientific information for public health responses(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the incidence of syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), as well as factors associated with syphilis seroconversion among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nanjing, China. METHODS A cohort of MSM was recruited by respondent-driven sampling methods. Those who were syphilis-, HIV- and HCV-seronegative at the baseline(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of conventional whole-body MRI without and with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the detection of known (18)F-FDG-avid lymphomas. The conventional whole-body MRI protocol consisted of a T2-weighted sequence and a T2-weighted spectral attenuated inversion recovery (SPAIR)(More)
The randomized controlled trial investigated the relative efficacy of an enhanced (EVCT) versus standard (SVCT) voluntary counseling and testing in reducing unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. 295 participants who recruited by respondent driven sampling methods were randomly allocated to the two arms. In(More)
Respectively, 387 and 316 men who have ever had anal or oral sex with men (MSM) in Kunming, China, were interviewed in 2005 and 2006. In both surveys, over 85% reported having had anal sex with noncommercial male sex partners; around 60% had ever had female sex partners; and about 16% engaged in commercial anal sex in the last 6 months. The prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Under the circumstance of global population aging, the issue on how to facilitate the quality of life (QOL) for older people brings us grand challenge. On the way to solve this problem, it is inextricable to measure QOL for older people accurately at onset. This study is aimed at evaluating the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the prevalence and associated factors of men who have sex with men (MSM) and had never participated in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) but intended to do so in the next six months. METHOD An anonymous cross-sectional survey interviewed 577 MSM in Hong Kong, China, face-to-face or through(More)
OBJECTIVES Intracranial atherosclerosis has been suggested to be common in Asians. We apply a semi-quantitative CT scoring system to evaluate the degree of intracranial atherosclerotic calcification and determine its distribution, severity, and the associated risk factors. The clinical outcome of these patients after a 3-year follow-up was also evaluated.(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of condom use with clients and regular sex partners between female sex workers (FSWs) who were or were not injecting drug users (IDUs). METHODS Behavioral surveillance data (2002-2004) conducted in Sichuan, China were analyzed. Mapping exercises were done. About 250 to 400 FSWs were anonymously interviewed from(More)