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AIMS To evaluate the prevalence and associated risk factors of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). METHODS We randomly sampled 6066 women (3.0% of registered female residents aged 20 years and older in Fuzhou) and mailed Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms questionnaire to women for self-completion. 4684 (77.2%) women with evaluable data were(More)
In this paper we describe how utilization of low molecular weight alginate-derived oligosaccharide (ADO) and chito-oligosaccharide (COS) in conjunction with antibiotics, could more effectively inhibit the growth of wild-type and resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Inhibition is effected by modulating the bacteria's quorum sensing (QS) system, thus regulating(More)
AIMS We randomly sampled a community-based, healthy population to evaluate the prevalence and associated risk factors of overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome by using the International Continence Society (ICS) definition. METHODS We randomly sampled 6,066 women (3.0% of registered female residents aged 20 years and older in Fuzhou) and mailed Bristol Female(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has seriously impacted the health of individuals and populations. In this study, proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR)-based metabonomics combined with multivariate pattern recognition analysis was applied to investigate the metabolic signatures of patients with COPD. Serum and urine samples were collected(More)
Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has been proposed as a method to evaluate the integrity of white matter tracts in the spinal cord. The integrity of the spinal cord reflects the exact stage of traumatic injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of DWI in SCIWORA in the thoracic spine. A total of five patients with thoracic SCIWORA(More)
It has been suggested that zinc may have a protective role against heart defects during fetal development. We investigated the effects of zinc on the development of fetal cardiac malformations induced by homocysteine. Pregnant Sprague–Dawley rats were randomized into one of five groups: control (C), homocysteine (H), homocysteine + zinc (Z), homocysteine +(More)
C/EBP homologous protein (Chop) has been shown to have altered expression in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), but its exact role in IPF pathoaetiology has not been fully addressed. Studies conducted in patients with IPF and Chop(-/-) mice have dissected the role of Chop and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in pulmonary fibrosis(More)
Previous studies including ours demonstrated that methyl-CpG-binding domain 2 (MBD2) acts as a reader to decipher DNA methylome-encoded information. We thus in the current study used Mbd2-/- mice as a model to dissect the impact of high-fat diet (HFD) on DNA methylome relevant to the pathoetiology of obesity. It was interestingly noted that mice deficient(More)
The linkage between endometriosis and galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase gene (GALT) mutations is controversial. In this study, the prevalence of the most common GALT mutations, Q188R and N314D, was assessed in women with endometriosis in a Chinese population. Three hundred twenty five unrelated women with endometriosis were enrolled. Samples of(More)
In this paper, a new 3D-object-recognition method for robotic assembly workcells is presented. The proposed method is focused on two basic concepts , namely active vision and object pre-conditioning. The paper will briefly present the main aspects of the proposed system. 1. The Proposed Recognition Method [l] Herein, it is proposed to model an object using(More)