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OBJECTIVE To assess the iodine nutritional status and investigate the prevalence of thyroid diseases in a community population in Chengdu, China. METHODS Eighty school-age children were randomly selected for measurements of urinary iodine concentration. A total of 1500 residents over the age of 18 who had lived in Chengdu for more than 5 years were(More)
AIMS To investigate whether nisoldipine and olmesartan improve endothelial function, decrease asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and alleviate the inflammatory and oxidative process. METHODS Fifty-five essential hypertensive patients were randomized to receive nisoldipine or olmesartan for 8 weeks according to a parallel-group, active-controlled, single(More)
The study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (XELOX) with 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin plus oxaliplatin (FOLFOXs) in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Five databases were searched up to June 2014, without language restrictions. The outcomes included overall response rate (ORR), clinical benefit rate (CBR), and(More)
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