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The purpose of this paper was to estimate the cross-sectional association between cigarette smoking and radiographic knee Osteoarthritis (OA) in Chinese population. A total of 3,789 subjects (1,796 females and 1,993 males) participated in this study. A subject was diagnosed with radiographic knee OA if Kellgren–Lawrence (K–L) grade ≥2 in at least one leg.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the cross-sectional associations between dietary magnesium (Mg) intake and hyperuricemia (HU). METHODS 5168 subjects were included in this study. Dietary intake was assessed using a validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Hyperuricemia (HU) was defined as uric acid ≥ 416 μmol/L for male population and ≥ 360 μmol/L(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the cross-sectional associations between serum magnesium (Mg) and hyperuricemia (HU). METHODS 2904 subjects were included in this study. HU was defined as uric acid ≥416 μmol/L for the male population and ≥360 μmol/L for the female population. A multivariable logistic analysis model was applied to test the associations after(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the associations between dietary zinc intake and hyperuricaemia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING This study was conducted in a health examination centre of China. PARTICIPANTS A total of 5168 middle-aged and older participants (aged 40 years or above) (2697 men and 2471 women) were included. OUTCOME MEASURES Dietary zinc(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of corneal tattooing, through anterior stromal puncture (ASP), for managing painful bullous keratopathy (BK). METHODS This retrospective, case-controlled, consecutive case series study was performed at a university-based referral clinic. Patients with painful BK who underwent corneal tattooing with Chinese ink between(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a single-dose intra-articular morphine plus bupivacaine versus morphine alone in patients undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. METHODS Randomized controlled trials comparing a combination of morphine and bupivacaine with morphine alone injected intra-articularly in the(More)
We report on a light-actuated digital microfluidics platform for real-time, isothermal helicase-dependent polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This platform is used to detect Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1). Reagents in droplets are individually addressed, mixed, transported and arrayed on-chip before the PCR process. 16 droplets were formed from mixing 400(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the cross-sectional association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and hyperuricemia (HU). The hsCRP was measured by latex turbidity method. Uric acid was detected on Beckman Coulter AU 5800. HU was defined as uric acid ≥416 μmol/L for the male population and ≥360 μmol/L for the female population. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the proximal tibial parameters of tibia width (TW), eminence width (EW), and eminence width index (EWI), and noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, in a Chinese population. METHODS A retrospective case-control study was conducted of all ACL reconstructions (ACL group) and meniscal surgeries(More)