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Effects on decreasing upper-limb poststroke muscle tone using transcranial direct current stimulation: a randomized sham-controlled study.
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on decreasing upper-limb (UL) muscle tone after stroke. DESIGN A prospective, sham-controlled, randomizedExpand
P-selectin primes leukocyte integrin activation during inflammation
The functional importance of this newly identified signaling pathway mediated by P-selectin glycoprotein ligand 1 is demonstrated, as inhibition of this signal-transduction pathway diminished the adhesion of leukocytes to capillary venules and suppressed peritoneal infiltration ofLeukocytes. Expand
Prevalence and correlations with depression, anxiety, and other features in outpatients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in China: a cross-sectional case control study
The high prevalence of anxiety and depression in Chinese outpatients with COPD was confirmed and subjects with anxious and depressive symptoms had poorer health outcomes including a higher BODE index, a shorter 6-minute-walk distance (6MWD), more dyspnea, and a higher St George’s respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) score. Expand
Chinese medicine tongxinluo significantly lowers serum lipid levels and stabilizes vulnerable plaques in a rabbit model.
Treatment with the Chinese medicine tongxinluo was as effective as simvastatin in lowering serum lipid levels, inhibiting plaque inflammation and preventing vulnerable plaques from rupture and may provide an alternative therapy for atherosclerosis. Expand
Comparison of the Rome IV and Rome III criteria for IBS diagnosis: A cross‐sectional survey
The aims of this study were to investigate the proportion of clinical irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at a tertiary hospital in China, to compare the Rome III and Rome IV criteria with regard to IBSExpand
Oral Supplementation with Cholecalciferol 800 IU Ameliorates Albuminuria in Chinese Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Nephropathy
Investigation of differences in vitamin D levels between those with micro- and those with macro-albuminuria found low vitamin D Levels are common in type 2 diabetic patients with albuminuria, particularly in patients with macroalbum inuria, but not in those with mini-albumInuria. Expand
Cerebral Microbleeds as a Risk Factor for Subsequent Intracerebral Hemorrhages Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
Cerebral microbleeds appear to be a risk factor for subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage among patients with ischemic stroke in this small cohort of Chinese stroke patients. Expand
Medicaid Coverage for Tobacco Dependence Treatments in Massachusetts and Associated Decreases in Smoking Prevalence
Findings suggest that a tobacco cessation benefit that includes coverage for medications and behavioral treatments, has few barriers to access, and involves broad promotion can significantly reduce smoking prevalence. Expand
Serum betatrophin concentrations are significantly increased in overweight but not in obese or type 2 diabetic individuals
In this study, circulating serum betatrophin levels were quantitated and their relationships with insulin resistance (IR) and other metabolic parameters in Chinese subjects with varying degrees ofExpand
Diagnosis and treatment of congenital dilatation of Stensen's duct
This study aimed to describe the diagnosis and management of congenital dilation of Stensen's duct (CDSD) in seven cases.