Yaowen Zhang

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BACKGROUND Not enough is known about the prevalence of overweight and obesity in rural China in the current decade. We aim to update our knowledge of the prevalence of obesity and its associated risk factors and comorbidities in a large population sample in rural Northeast China. METHODS A population-based survey of 11,579 participants aged 35 years and(More)
BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) related morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, the disease burden due to RSV has not been systematically summarized in China. METHOD A systematic search was performed in the Chinese BioMedical Database (CBM), China National Knowledge(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, a tertiary level hospital in Beijing, China. METHODS We defined HAI using the criteria established by the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China. Three cross-sectional surveys were conducted from 2012 to(More)
BACKGROUND Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia in children and young adults worldwide. The disease burden associated with N. meningitidis infections has not been systematically assessed in China. Therefore, we undertook this study to determine the burden of meningococcal disease in China. METHOD We performed a(More)
Recent studies suggest that microRNA-132 (miR-132) potentiates the cholinergic blockade of inflammatory reactions by targeting acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and affords robust protection against ischemia-induced neuronal death. However, the role of miR-132 in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains unexplored. This study aimed to determine whether miR-132(More)
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