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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the eradication rates, side effects and the patient compliance of a dual therapy with rabeprazole and amoxicillin as the first-line therapy in patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. METHODS A total of 120 patients diagnosed endoscopically with non-ulcer dyspepsia with H. pylori infection were randomly assigned into(More)
Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.), an aquatic vegetable, is extensively cultivated in eastern Asia, particularly in China. Our previous study showed that lotus leaf extracts (LLEs) have strong antioxidant effects in vitro and in vivo. The main antioxidants in lotus leaf have been identified via liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Ultraviolet B (UVB)(More)
AIMS OF THE STUDY Meconopsis quintuplinervia, a medicinal herb endemic to the Tibetan region, is used to treat hepatitis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the antioxidant potential of the ethanolic extract of this herb using different assays. MATERIALS AND METHODS The antioxidant capacity of Meconopsis quintuplinervia was investigated using various(More)
Many clustering and segmentation algorithms suffer from the limitation that the number of clusters/segments is specified by a human user. It is often impractical to expect a human with sufficient domain knowledge to be available to select the number of clusters/segments to return. Thus, the estimation of optimal cluster number during the clustering process(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant, anti-glucosidase and anti-amylase activities of total flavonoids (TFs) from Cichorium glandulosum seeds, and to analyse its chemical composition by HPLC-ESI/MS. In vitro study, radical scavenging IC50 values of TFs were 7.33±0.093, 9.24±0.100, 154.33±11.38 and 256.7±4.86 μg/ml for DPPH, ABTS,(More)
UNLABELLED Peripheral Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (PKCOT) is rare and has not been reported with imaging findings. AIM The aim of this study was to explore CT and MR imaging characteristics of two PKCOTs in lateral facial deep region (LFDR), and to present a review of the literature regarding their anatomic locations and characteristics of epidemiology(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine if dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI can differentiate mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma from benign lymphoepithelial lesion (BLEL) in the parotid gland. METHODS 25 patients with tumour-like BLEL and 20 patients with MALT lymphoma in the parotid gland confirmed by pathology were examined(More)
Cultivated Coptis chinensis inflorescence has been highly valued in Chinese tea production for many years. The main alkaloid compounds in C. chinensis inflorescence ethanolic extracts (CE) were identified by high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The detected compounds included jatrorrhizine (4.87 mg/g), coptisine (17.18 mg/g), palmatine(More)
Cinobufagin (CBF) is an active ingredient isolated from Venenum Bufonis extracted and dried from the secretory glands of Bufo gargarizans Cantor. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of CBF on human breast cancer MCF-7 cells in vitro. Our results showed that CBF exhibited obvious cytotoxicity on MCF-7 cells in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a guideline for Chinese clinicians regarding oral propranolol treatment on infantile hemangioma (IH). METHODS A survey for management of propranolol therapy (clinical consultation, dosage initiation, dosage changing, monitoring of complications and effectiveness evaluation) was performed and was delivered to the Division of Vascular(More)