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BACKGROUND A colostomy can negatively impact patients' quality of life. Recent research findings suggest that self-efficacy and psychosocial adjustment are positively associated with quality of life, but there are few research reports about the self-efficacy and psychosocial adjustment of patients with a permanent colostomy. OBJECTIVES The objective of(More)
Rats with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) were established by hypodermic injection of dexamethasone and treated by Brucea javanica combined with Fructus Psoraleae 2 ml (Brucea javanica 0.12 mg and Fructus Psoraleae 1.0 mg) per rat per day for 7 days or 14 days. The effect of cyst-killing and the pathological change were observed under transmission(More)
SD rat model of PCP was established by subcutaneous injection with dexamethasone. The treatment groups received Fructus Psoralea (FP, 10.0 mg/kg), Brucea javanica (BJ, 1.2 mg/kg) and a mixture of the two Chinese herbs(FP 5mg/kg, BJ 0.6 mg/kg) respectively. By means of detecting the level of IL-2 in sera and NK cells in spleens, the effect of FP and BJ on(More)
A combination of Fructus psoraleae (3.4 g/kg) and dihydroartemisinin (60 mg/(kg x d)) was used for 7 d in mice infected with Cryptosporidium parvum infection induced by oral administration of dexamethasone. The results indicated that number of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in feces, proportion of CD4+, CD3+ T lymphocytes in blood, serum IFN-gamma, and(More)
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