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HIV/STD surveillance system data are important for developing prevention and control programmes for men who have sex with men (MSM), now a core group in Chinese HIV/STD surveillance activities. MSM were recruited from different settings in Shenzhen and were tested for HIV and syphilis. A substantial prevalence of HIV and syphilis infections was found in(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand the disease epidemiology of syphilis in pregnant women, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the screening and intervention programme, for the purpose of controlling mother-to-child syphilis transmission in Shenzhen, in the People's Republic of China (PRC). METHODS At the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SZCDC),(More)
BACKGROUND The process of brain death can induce acute lung injury in donors and aggravate ischemia-reperfusion injury in grafts. Carbon monoxide (CO) and biliverdin (BV) have been shown to attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury. We therefore examined if the administration of both CO and BV provide enhanced cytoprotection against lung graft injury from(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the mortality and risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients by the risk, injury, failure, loss, end stage kidney disease (RIFLE) and acute kidney injury network (AKIN). METHODS We constructed a retrospective study of all AKI patients in the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University between February(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect and mechanism of aging on iodinated-contrast-media-induced nephropathy in male rats. METHODS Twenty-four healthy male rats were initially divided into 12-month-old and 24-month-old age groups (adult and older age groups, respectively; n = 12/group); subsequently, each age group was randomly(More)
Solutions consisting of protein and small molecule mixtures have been subjected to electrospray ionization to study the influence of small molecule/cation components at high concentrations on the electrospray responses of proteins. Emphasis was placed on solutions consisting of equal parts methanol and water and containing 1 vol % acetic acid. The results,(More)
BACKGROUND China has been experiencing a rapidly growing syphilis epidemic since the early 1990s, with the reported incidence of congenital syphilis increasing from 0.01 cases per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 19.7 cases per 100,000 live births in 2005. Detailed studies of risk factors for syphilis in pregnant women are needed to inform new preventive(More)
To evaluate the clinical significance of lncRNAs in the resistance to cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We focused on lncRNAs which were frequently reported in ESCC or were involved in chemoradiotherapy resistance. LncRNA expressions were examined in paired cisplatin-resistant and parental ESCC cell lines.(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), pulmonary vascular remodeling and right ventricular hypertrophy, which are mainly due to endothelial dysfunction. Electro-acupuncture has shown beneficial effects on cardiovascular homeostasis, but little evidence has been obtained on pulmonary effects. The goal of the(More)
Solutions consisting of single proteins and mixtures of proteins at different pH values have been subjected to both positive ion and negative ion nanoelectrospray ionization to study the influence of solvent pH and protein pI on the ionization responses of proteins. As has been noted previously, it is possible to form protein ions of one polarity despite(More)