Learn More
Infection with Helicobacter pylori is a major risk factor for chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), a precursor lesion of intestinal gastric cancer. The pathogenicity of the bacterium is thought to play an important role in determining the extent and severity of clinical outcome. We aimed to assess the associations between CAG and the serostatus of antibodies(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection is an established risk factor for chronic atrophic gastritis. However, estimates of the strength of this association have varied widely, possibly due to clearance of the infection in severe stages of chronic atrophic gastritis, which may lead to underestimation of the association. We assessed the association of H.(More)
Chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) is an important precursor lesion of intestinal gastric cancer. As it is typically asymptomatic, epidemiological data on the incidence of CAG are sparse. We aimed to provide an overview of published data on CAG incidence (overall and according to risk factors) from follow-up studies. Articles with information on incidence of(More)
This paper applies the principles and concepts in social networks to designing a decentralized, survivable and adaptive resource discovery approach in complex grid systems. The simulation results show that our approach can: (i) form relationship among clusters and significantly improve the discovery performance; (ii) adapt well to different resource(More)
Apart from Helicobacter pylori infection and lifestyle factors, host genetic susceptibility has been suggested to contribute to individual variation in gastric cancer risk as well. Aiming to evaluate the associations between host cell proliferation-related genetic polymorphisms and gastric cancer susceptibility, we reviewed the related studies published(More)
BACKGROUND Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is a common retinal vascular disorder of the elderly and both intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (TA) and intravitreal bevacizumab were reported to be effective. The purpose of this study was to compare intravitreal bevacizumab with intravitreal TA for the treatment of macular edema resulting from BRVO. (More)
Long-term treatment with high-dose Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) has resulted in depression in 30-50% of the patients. Paeoniflorin may ameliorate the IFN-α-induced depression; however, the underlying mechanism is less studied. Here, we investigated the prophylactic antidepressant and anti-neuroinflammatory effects of paeoniflorin on the behaviors and specific(More)
BACKGROUND A clear understanding of the neural basis of consciousness is fundamental to research in clinical and basic neuroscience disciplines and anesthesia. Recently, decreased efficiency of information integration was suggested as a core network feature of propofol-induced unconsciousness. However, it is unclear whether this finding can be generalized(More)
Despite the availability of effective vaccines, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still commonly seen worldwide. Several reports show that the human major histocompatability complex (MHC) systems were involved in the elimination of HBV via the restrictive antigen-processing pathway. We investigate whether LMP/TAP gene polymorphisms coded by MHC-II region(More)