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BACKGROUND Despite the importance of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in China, no nationally representative studies have characterised the clinical profiles, management, and outcomes of this cardiac event during the past decade. We aimed to assess trends in characteristics, treatment, and outcomes for patients with STEMI in China between(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether younger, but not older, women in China have higher in-hospital mortality following ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) compared with men, and whether this relationship varied over the last decade or across rural/urban areas. METHODS We analysed a nationally representative sample of 11 986 patients with STEMI from(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether educational level and overweight/obesity was associated with the development of diabetes among Chinese adult men and women. METHODS A cohort (2000-2011) of 10 704 participants aged 18-59 years (8 238 men, 2 466 women) in Qingdao Port Health Study (QPHS) were recruited in this study. The personal lifestyle, height, weight,(More)
BACKGROUND Early clopidogrel administration to patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been demonstrated to improve outcomes in a large Chinese trial. However, patterns of use of clopidogrel for patients with AMI in China are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS From a nationally representative sample of AMI patients from 2006 and 2011, we identified(More)
BACKGROUND The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in buffaloes, sheep and goats in Yunnan Province, southwestern China was conducted between May 2012 and December 2013. METHODS A total of 973 (427 buffaloes, 154 sheep and 392 goats) serum samples were collected from seven administrative regions of Yunnan Province, and examined for T. gondii(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirin is an effective, safe, and inexpensive early treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with few barriers to administration, even in countries with limited healthcare resources. However, the rates and recent trends of aspirin use for the early treatment of AMI in China are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS Using data from the China(More)
BACKGROUND Statin therapy is among the most effective treatments to improve short- and long-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction. The use of statin, and the intensity of their use, has not been described in acute myocardial infarction patients in China, a country with a rapidly growing burden of cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Despite decades of extensive studies, the morbidity and mortality for acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) remained high. Particularly, biomarkers essential for its early diagnosis and prognosis are lacking. Recent studies suggest that alveolar macrophages (AMs) at the exudative phase of ALI/ARDS initiate, amplify and perpetuate(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in the availability of biomarker testing in Chinese hospitals and how practice complies with established standards for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Cardiac biomarker testing is standard in high-income countries, but little is known about the availability and use of cardiac biomarker testing(More)
In order to raise the efficiency of face recognition, a method based on back-propagation (BP) neural network and probabilistic neural network (PNN) integration was introduced. The method uses the kernel independent component analysis (KICA) to extract facial features, puts eigenvectors into the BP neural networks and PNN to learn, and outputs the two(More)