Xiaolin Fan

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OBJECTIVE Data suggest an increase in the incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We examined the trend of the incidence of IBD in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective investigation was conducted on a cohort of children diagnosed with IBD between 1991 and 2002 who were registered in the IBD center at Texas Children's Hospital.(More)
BACKGROUND We studied potential risk factors for lymphedema in a contemporary population of older breast cancer patients. METHODS Telephone surveys were conducted among women (65-89 years) identified from Medicare claims as having initial breast cancer surgery in 2003. Lymphedema was classified by self-report. Surgery and pathology information was(More)
The gastropod mollusc, Oncomelania hupensis is a unique intermediate host for the human parasite Schistosoma japonicum. It is a primary factor for the epidemic of schistosomiasis and its distribution is consistent with the epidemic area of schistosomiasis. Here we report the functional properties of hemocyanin of O. hupensis (OhH), a copper-containing(More)
In this paper, the global projective synchronization of fractional-order neural networks is investigated. First, a sufficient condition in the sense of Caputo's fractional derivation to ensure the monotonicity of the continuous and differential functions and a new fractional-order differential inequality are derived, which play central roles in the(More)
Geographic variation has been of interest to both health planners and social epidemiologists. However, while the major focus of interest of planners has been on variation in health care spending, social epidemiologists have focused on health; and while social epidemiologists have observed strong associations between poor health and poverty, planners have(More)
With close chamber method, this paper studied the effects of controlled release fertilizer (CRF), non-coated compound fertilizer (Com) and conventional urea (CK) on N2O emission from paddy field. The results showed that within 10 days after transplanting, the ammonium and nitrate concentrations in the surface water of the plot treated with CRF were(More)
We investigate the influence of temperature on the self-assembly of 2,6,11-tricarboxydecyloxy-3,7,10-triundecyloxy triphenylene (asym-TTT) adsorbed on HOPG using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at the liquid/solid interface. We show that the packing structures of 2D self-assembled asym-TTT can be precisely tuned by adjusting the substrate temperature.(More)
Schistosoma japonicum, a human blood fluke, causes a parasitic disease affecting millions of people in Asia. Thioredoxin-glutathione system of S. japonicum plays a critical role in maintaining the redox balance in parasite, which is a potential target for development of novel antischistosomal agents. Here we cloned the gene of S. japonicum thioredoxin(More)
A novel three-component supramolecular hydrogel based on riboflavin, melamine and amino acid derivatives were constructed for controlled release of pesticides, Niclosamide derivatives. The formation of hydrogel may be attributed to self-assemble via hydrogen bonding and π-π interaction, which have been researched via scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and(More)
Hemocyanin, a giant oxygen transport protein which is usually found in many arthropods and mollusks was isolated and purified from Oncomelania hupensis. In this study, we showed that Oncomelania hupensis hemocyanin (OhH) shared carbohydrate epitopes with different developmental stages of Schistosoma japonicum (Cercaria, Schistosomulum, Adult worm and Egg)(More)