Siguo Xiao

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The role of iron deficiency in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) was evaluated in 64 rats of four different experimental groups. Iron-deficient rats (ID-rats) and normal rats (N-rats) were simultaneously exposed to a steady state white noise (20-10,000 Hz) at 110 dB SPL for 30 min. Unexposed ID- and N-rats served as controls. In N-rats the temporary(More)
The role of disturbances of the iron metabolism (DIM) in idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL) was investigated in 426 patients with ISHL who received iron therapy, anti-DIM medication, vitamins, and a combined regimen in a randomized study which was stratified by stages and groups. Low concentrations of haemoglobin, serum iron, serum ferritin, and red cell(More)
The relation between iron deficiency (ID) and sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) was evaluated in the growing rats of three different experimental groups. Fourteen rats of 132 (10.61%) that were raised on a basic ID diet showed SSHL in varied extent, from moderate to profound. By contrast, none of 128 standard control and 126 anemic control rats that(More)
Cochlear changes were studied in 141 growing rats raised on a basic iron-deficient diet for 7-100 days; 130 rats served as normal or chronic anemia controls. Electrophysiological findings showed that the incidence of an auditory threshold elevation of more than 15 dB was 31.85% in the iron-deficient rats, but it was unchanged in all the control animals. The(More)
Red cell basic ferritin (RCBF) was measured in 62 healthy subjects with normal hearing and 224 patients with different kinds of sensorineural hearing loss, compared with serum ferritin, haemoglobin, serum iron and circadian variation in the serum iron levels. The results showed that the RCBF concentrations in most kinds of sensorineural hearing loss were(More)
Y2O3 with particle sizes ranging from 5 nm to 1  μm were studied at high pressure using x-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy techniques. Nanometer-sized Y2O3 particles are shown to be more stable than their bulk counterparts, and a grain size-dependent crystalline-amorphous transition was discovered in these materials. High-energy atomic pair(More)
The effects of iron deficiency on the cochlea were studied in growing rats fed with a basic iron-deficient diet for 80 days. The electrophysiological changes (auditory thresholds raised more than 15 dB) were observed in 47% of the cochleas of iron-deficient rats. When these organs of Corti were examined by scanning electron microscopy, abnormalities of(More)
The influences of iron deficiency on the cochlear iron enzymes and adenosine triphosphatase were studied in 68 iron-deficient rats and 68 control rats (normal and with chronic anemia). A disorderly or topographic distribution and reduction or disappearance of the cochlear succinic dehydrogenase and peroxidase reaction products were found in 37.8% of the(More)
Electronic-Brain Medical Erudite (EBME) is a large medical consultation system. Its core is the Enormous Knowledge Base of Disease Diagnosis Criteria (EKBDDC), which contains diagnostic criteria of 1,001 diagnostic entities and describes nearly 4,000 items of diagnostic indicators. EBME was implemented initially on a low-cost popular microcomputer, written(More)
Phonocardiogram exercise testing (PCGET) is a method through applying a phonocardiograph to evaluate cardiac contractility and the cardiac reserve. In order to test the certainty of PCGET method, a study on its S/N ratio was performed. Thirty volunteers performed PCGET. The average value of baseline amplitudes after exercise with respect to the average(More)