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BACKGROUND Intensive lifestyle interventions can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance, but how long these benefits extend beyond the period of active intervention, and whether such interventions reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality, is unclear. We aimed to assess whether intensive(More)
BACKGROUND Lifestyle interventions among people with impaired glucose tolerance reduce the incidence of diabetes, but their effect on all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality is unclear. We assessed the long-term effect of lifestyle intervention on long-term outcomes among adults with impaired glucose tolerance who participated in the Da Qing Diabetes(More)
China is the most populous country in the world. Few studies, however, have been conducted there to investigate the risk factors for childhood asthma. A population-based case-control study was conducted in Shunyi County, People's Republic of China, in January 1999 and March 2001 to investigate the issue. An increased risk of childhood asthma was associated(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite its growing prevalence in China, the extent to which diabetes leads to excess cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and all-cause mortality is unclear. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We compared death rates and causes of death among 630 people with newly diagnosed diabetes (NDD) and 519 with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) who, in 1986,(More)
Dynamic response of boost power factor correction (PFC) converter operating in continuous-conduction mode (CCM) is heavily influenced by low-bandwidth of voltage control loop. A novel tri-state boost PFC converter operating in pseudo-continuous-conduction mode (PCCM) is proposed in this paper. An additional degree of control-freedom introduced by a(More)
The historical paradigm of the deep ocean as a biological 'desert' has shifted to one of a 'rainforest' owing to the isolation of many novel microbes and their associated bioactive compounds. Recently, there has been an explosion of information about novel bioactive compounds that have been isolated from marine microbes in an effort to further explore the(More)
To explore the protection of emodin on renal dysfunction in the streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats with nephropathy and the role of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) signal transduction pathway in this protection. 30 male Spraque-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control group, model group and emodin group. The rats in the model group(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of insulin resistance (IR) and insulin secretion (IS) on the development of diabetes mellitus in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) who underwent lifestyle interventions. METHODS 284 out of 577 individuals with IGT identified by population-based screening in Da Qing, China, who were randomized to undergo(More)
Diagram, diagnosis, and treatment with endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for upper gastrointestinal submucosal tumors (SMTs) remain controversial, although endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and ESD have been established in diagnosis and treatment of SMTs in decades, respectively. In this study, we have investigated prospectively the profile of upper(More)
levofloxacin, an amphipathic antibiotic. The aim of the present study was to design passive targeting liposomes, which might improve the antibacterial activity by accumulating in lung and reduce side effects such as neurotoxicity and hematotoxicity associated with direct injection of the drug. Levofloxacin-loaded liposomes were prepared by the ammonium(More)