Renzhen Zhao

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This study examined the epidemiology, antibiotic susceptibility, and serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae associated with invasive and noninvasive pneumococcal disease in children in China. A total of 451 clinical isolates from children (age, <5 years) were collected from 8 cities from January 2005 to December 2006, including 31 isolated from(More)
BACKGROUND Limited studies have suggested that male reproductive function might be associated with exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). METHODS Five hundred and thirteen idiopathic infertile male subjects and 273 fertile males as controls were recruited in this study, through eligibility screening procedures. Individual exposures to PAHs(More)
OBJECTIVE Urinary bladder hyperplasia associated with terephthalic acid (TPA) treatment was examined with concomitant use of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or hydrochlorothiazide to allow assessment of the relationship among bladder stones, epithelial hyperplasia, and corresponding cell cycle checkpoint gene expression in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat. METHODS A(More)
To investigate the toxic effect of terephthalic acid (TPA) on testicular functions of rats, male Sprague-Dawley rats were orally administered TPA in diet at the levels 0 (control), 0.2, 1 and 5% for 90 days. Testicular functions were assessed by histopathology, testicular sperm head counts, daily sperm production, sperm motility (measured by(More)
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