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PURPOSE The HLA-DRB1 gene polymorphisms have been implicated in susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB). However, a large number of studies have reported inconclusive results. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship of HLA-DRB1 gene polymorphisms and TB risk by a meta-analysis. METHODS A search was performed in Embase, PubMed, Wanfang(More)
Mounting studies have been showed that long-term macrolides used in patients with asthma could improve the lung function and symptoms. However, a large number of studies have reported inconclusive results. The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of macrolide antibiotics in patients with asthma. We have performed a search in PubMed,(More)
OBJECTIVE The butyrophilin-like 2 (BTNL2) G16071A gene polymorphism has been implicated in the susceptibility to granulomatous diseases, but the results were inconclusive. The objective of the current study was to precisely explore the relationship between BTNL2 G16071A gene polymorphism and granulomatous disease susceptibility by the meta-analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Supervised treadmill exercise is the recommended therapy for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with intermittent claudication (IC). However, most PAD patients do not exhibit typical symptoms of IC. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy and safety of intensive walking exercise in PAD patients with and without IC. (More)
AIM Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) -173G/C (rs755622) gene polymorphism has been associated with renal disease risk. However, lots of studies have reported inconclusive results. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between MIF -173G/C gene polymorphism and renal disease susceptibility. METHODS We conducted(More)
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) 158 G/A gene polymorphism seem to associate with lung cancer, but the results are inconclusive. This meta-analysis aims to investigate the association between COMT 158 G/A gene polymorphism and lung cancer susceptibility. We searched PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Chinese science and(More)
The stromal cell derived factor-1 (SDF-1) rs1801157 gene polymorphism has been implicated in susceptibility to cancer, but the results were inconclusive. The current study was to precisely investigate the association between SDF-1 rs1801157 polymorphism and cancer risk using meta-analysis and the false positive report probability (FPRP) test. All 17,876(More)
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