Xiang-feng Dou

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OBJECTIVE To assess the association of the metabolic syndrome with stroke in Chinese using the definition of ATP III, and revised definition according to Chinese criteria for abdominal obesity. METHODS Multi-center case control study, 1934 first-ever-stroke patients (Atherothrombosis, lacunar infarction, and intracerebral hemorrhage) aged 30 to 74 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the association between alpha-adducin (ADD1) G/W460 and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in Chinese. METHODS Samples of peripheral blood were collected from 456 patients with ICH diagnosed by CT or MRI from 7 clinical centers in China and 454 age, sex, and geographically matched subjects as controls. The ADD1 G/W460 polymorphism was(More)
In 2007, an outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC) occurred in Beijing. In order to identify the etiology of this outbreak, 57 eye conjunctival swabs were collected from 57 outpatient patients, and detected for adenovirus, human enterovirus 70 (HEV70) and Coxsackievirus A24 variant (CVA24v) genes by using RT-PCR or PCR methods. The results(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the source of the first human case of avian influenza A (H5N1) infection in Beijing. METHODS Interviewing the relatives of the case and other key persons, collecting and detecting samples of related biological, epidemiological and environmental data of the case were conducted. Later, the infection source was thoroughly(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiological characteristics and molecular phenotypes of Salmonella by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) in Beijing from 2008 to 2009. METHODS A total of one hundred thirty-seven isolates recovered from the WHO Global Salmonella Surveillance system and entero clinic surveillance system were identified by biochemical tests(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the real number of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection in Beijing, 2009. METHODS A multiplier model (Impact 2009 v 1.0 software) based on Monte Carlo approach was used to estimate the real number of novel influenza A (H1N1) based on the number of influenza-like illness (ILI) cases, novel influenza A (H1N1) positive rate among ILI(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the epidemiological characteristics of norovirus infection in Beijing. METHODS Both outbreaks and sporadic cases of acute gastroenteritis were studied through questionnaires while the stools of patients were collected. Noroviruses were detected by ELISA or RT-PCR, and PCR products were cloned and sequenced. RESULTS Eight(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand pathogen patterns of enteric infectious diseases and its impact on this pattern due to aggregation of a great deal of foreign visitors during Beijing Olympic Games. METHODS The diarrheal patient's rectal swabs and stool specimens were collected from Olympic stadium and hospitals of four districts, including Dongcheng, Xicheng,(More)
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