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PURPOSE To study subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) in adult Chinese subjects and its correlation with ocular biometric parameters, refractive error, and age. DESIGN Population-based longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS The population-based Beijing Eye Study 2011 included 3468 individuals with a mean age of 64.6±9.8 years (range, 50-93 years). METHODS A(More)
To determine the prevalence, associated factors, awareness and control of dyslipidemia in Chinese living in Greater Beijing, we measured the serum cholesterol concentration in 3251 Chinese adults (age: 45 to 89 years) as participants of the population-based Beijing Eye Study 2006. Additional information on treatment of dyslipidemia was obtained using a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of age-related maculopathy (ARM) in adult Chinese living in rural or urban regions of mainland China. DESIGN Population-based prevalence study. METHODS The study included 4439 subjects (aged 40 or more years) out of 5324 subjects invited to participate (response rate 83.4%). It was held in rural and urban regions of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be isolated in third-trimester amniotic fluid (AF) and their differentiation induced. METHOD Sufficient numbers of MSCs were isolated from the AF of 15 healthy women undergoing cesarean delivery in the third trimester to be cultured and induced to differentiate into osteocytes. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence and progression of myopic retinopathy in Chinese adults. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS The Beijing Eye Study 2001 included 4439 subjects of 5324 individuals who were invited to participate (response rate, 83.4%); the eligibility criterion was an age of 40+ years. The study was repeated in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the 10-year incidence of retinal vein occlusions (RVOs) and associated factors in adult Chinese subjects. DESIGN Population-based, longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS The Beijing Eye Study, which included 4439 subjects (age: 40+ years) in 2001, was repeated in 2011 with 2695 subjects participating (66.4% of the survivors). METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE To assess factors associated with myopia in school children in rural and urban parts of Greater Beijing. METHODS The Beijing Pedriatic Eye Study was a population-based cross-sectional study, in which one school of each level (primary, junior high, senior high) was randomly selected from nine randomly selected districts out of 18 districts of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of epiretinal membranes in the adult Chinese population. METHODS The Beijing Eye Study, a population-based, cross-sectional cohort study, included 4439 subjects out of 5324 subjects invited to participate (response rate 83.4%) with an age of 40+ years. The present investigation consisted of 4378 (98.6%) subjects for(More)
The impact of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting on the quality of life of ovarian cancer patients is well known. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture plus vitamin B6 PC6 points injection with acupuncture or vitamin B6 alone in controlling emesis of 142 patients undergoing a highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimen(More)
PURPOSE To examine subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) in patients with diabetes mellitus and patients with diabetic retinopathy. DESIGN Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS The population-based Beijing Eye Study 2011 included 3468 individuals with a mean age of 64.6 ± 9.8 years (range, 50-93 years). METHODS A detailed ophthalmic(More)