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BACKGROUND Central obesity is thought to be more pathogenic than overall obesity and studies have shown that the association between waist circumference (WC) and mortality was strongest in those with a normal body mass index (BMI). The objective of our study was to determine secular trends in the prevalence of central obesity (WC ≥ 90 cm for men and ≥ 80 cm(More)
BACKGROUND The visceral adiposity index (VAI) and hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype (the simultaneous presence of waist circumference (WC)≥90/80 cm for men/women and plasma triglyceride (TG) concentration ≥1.7 mmol l(-1) for both genders) have been identified as good indicators of visceral adiposity, which is an independent risk factor for diabetes. The(More)
In order to generate catalytic antibodies with glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activity, we prepared GSH-S-2,4-dinitrophenyl t-butyl ester (GSH-S-DNPBu) as target antigen. Three clones (A11, B3, and D5) that bound specifically to the antigen were selected from the phage display antibody library (human synthetic VH + VL single-chain Fv fragment (scFv) library).(More)
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been recommended as an optional method for diagnosing diabetes. The impact of HbA1c on the diagnosis of diabetes has not been evaluated in China, a country with the greatest number of people with diabetes in the world. Hence, we aim to examine how well HbA1c performs as compared with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) for diagnosing(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to develop a real-time nosocomial infection surveillance system (RT-NISS) to monitor all nosocomial infections (NIs) and outbreaks in a Chinese comprehensive hospital to better prevent and control NIs. METHODS The screening algorithm used in RT-NISS included microbiological reports, antibiotic usage, serological and molecular testing,(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the American Heart Association developed a set of 3 ideal cardiovascular (CV) health factors. However, information on whether associations of uric acid (UA) with the CV health factors is influenced by sex, age, and body mass index (BMI) is limited. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional analysis using a cohort of 10,420 people aged(More)
Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx or GPx4; EC1.11.1.12) is a selenoperoxidase that can directly reduce phospholipid and cholesterol hydroperoxides. The mature cytoplasmic GPx4 is a monomeric protein with molecular weight of 19.5 kDa. In this study, human GPx4 (hGPx4) gene was amplified from the complementary DNA library of human(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009, a unified definition of metabolic syndrome (MetS) was proposed, of which, the glycemic component is defined on the basis of fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level. Recently, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommended the use of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) as an alternative to FPG to define prediabetes. Hence, we aim to compare the(More)
Nowadays, in the research field of field-related survey or numerical modeling, data post-processing is often completed using of the third-party softwares, which may have difficult on the storage and management of the large amount of data and figures. A convenient way is needed to process the field data. In this paper, ArcGIS is utilized to realize(More)
Caofeidian sea area is an important ecoregion of Hebei province. It's meaningful to investigate the pollution situation of this area. Firstly, a numerical model of tidal flow and pollutant transport based on Delft3D-FLOW is established to simulate and analyze COD distribution in Caofeidian sea area. Then, the model is verified by measured data. Finally, the(More)