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OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in elderly Chinese people. BACKGROUND The information available about the prevalence of MetS based on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in China is(More)
Designed oligonucleotides can self-assemble into DNA nanostructures with well-defined structures and uniform sizes, which provide unprecedented opportunities for biosensing, molecular imaging, and drug delivery. In this work, we have developed functional, multivalent DNA nanostructures by appending unmethylated CpG motifs to three-dimensional DNA(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations of BMI versus metabolic syndrome with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in elderly Chinese individuals. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study in an urban sample of 2,334 elderly subjects (943 men and 1,391 women). Subjects were classified by BMI(More)
BACKGROUND Fecal calprotectin (FC) is a relatively new marker of intestinal inflammation. Recently, many studies have extended its role in predicting relapse of quiescent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the reported results have been inconsistent. We aimed to perform a meta-analysis of the predictive capacity of FC in IBD relapse. METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE To study whether serum triglyceride (TG) was associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. METHODS A cohort analytic study carried out in a machinery factory in Xi'an, China on 1696 subjects aged 35 years or above (1124 men and 572 women) examined in 1976 and followed up till 2000. RESULTS At baseline, the mean serum total cholesterol(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the operative outcomes of obese patients undergoing laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy or standard laparoscopic (LAP) retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy. METHODS Between September 2011 and April 2015, 51 obese patients underwent LESS retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy and their operative outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE The information on the changes of prevalence of MetS in China is limited. Our objective was to assess a 10-year's change of the prevalence of MetS in a Chinese elderly population between 2001 and 2010. METHODS We conducted two cross-sectional surveys in a representative sample of elderly population aged 60 to 95 years in Beijing in 2001 and 2010(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our single-center experience of retroperitoneoscopic renal cyst decortication in the treatment of symptomatic peripelvic renal cysts. METHODS From January 2003 to July 2010, 36 patients with symptomatic peripelvic renal cysts, mean size 7.9 cm (range 5.8-12), underwent retroperitoneoscopic cyst decortication. The patients with complex(More)
Fluorescent Ⅱ-Ⅳ Quantum dots (QDs) have demonstrated to be highly promising biological probes for various biological and biomedical applications due to their many attractive merits, such as robust photostabilty, strong photoluminescence, and size-tunable fluorescence. Along with wide ranging bioapplications, concerns about their biosafety have attracted(More)
OBJECTIVE Effective strategies are needed to encourage smoking cessation for smokers without an intention to quit. We systematically reviewed the literature to investigate whether smoking reduction therapy can increase the long-term cessation rates of smokers without an intention to quit. METHODS PubMed, Embase, and CENTRAL (Cochrane Central Register of(More)