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The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between pyrethroids occupational exposures, and risk of abnormal glucose regulation. Data from total of 3080 subjects in two pesticide factories were used. This was a population-based case-controlled study in China. In total, 18.3% of subjects with impaired glucose regulation (IGR) and 6.5% of(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a large family of phase II detoxification enzymes that are expressed in many tissues and play critical roles in protecting hosts against cancer. The association of glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) polymorphism with susceptibility to colorectal cancer in Asians has not been well established. We performed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the feasibility of endoscope-assisted parotidectomy with an ultrasonic scalpel. STUDY DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 38 patients were randomly assigned to conventional (20 patients) or endoscope-assisted (18 patients) partial parotidectomy. Via retrograde approach, endoscopic and surgical(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effects of α-blockers, antimuscarinics, or a combination of both in reducing ureteral stent-related symptoms. METHODS The relevant studies were identified by searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library Database from January 2000 to May 2014. Randomized controlled trials evaluating effects of α-blocker, antimuscarinic, and(More)
To address to a better understanding of whether increased water consumption is associated with beneficial effects of urinary tract infections prophylaxis and treatment, and if so, the mechanism involved in this process. Models of the catheterized bladder were infected with Escherichia coli. Artificial urine was supplied at various flow rates and various(More)
BACKGROUND Electroencephalogram (EEG) activity in normal subjects and epileptic patients is often closely related to the eye's status such as eye opened (EO), eye closure (ECL) and eyes closed (EC). ECL is the period immediately after closing of the eyes and only lasts for less than 3 seconds if the eyes remain closed. EC is the period as long as the eyes(More)
This systematic review was aimed at assessing the metabolic effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on hypogonadal men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A literature search was performed using the Cochrane Library, EMBASE and PubMed. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in the meta-analysis. Two reviewers retrieved articles(More)
To evaluate the effect of statins for erectile dysfunction (ED), a systematic review of the literature was conducted in the Cochrane Library, Embase and PubMed from the inception of each database to June 2013. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing treatment for ED with statins were identified. Placebo RCTs with the International Index of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in the repair of pharynx. METHOD From June 2003 to December 2004, 18 cases of laryngopharyngeal carcinoma or oropharyngeal carcinoma accepted treatment of surgery. Four of them had the tumor in the place of posterior wall of laryngopharynx or oropharynx. In the operation, the tumor(More)
Growing evidence suggests serum C-reactive protein (CRP) can serve as a prognostic marker in urological cancers. However, some studies yield contradictory results. Our objective was to determine the relationship between baseline serum CRP and survival outcome in urological cancers. We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases until October 2014 without language(More)