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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of single-dose intra-articular bupivacaine plus morphine after knee arthroscopic surgery. DESIGN Meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA A comprehensive literature search, using Medline (1966-2014), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Embase databases, was conducted to(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 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)
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)
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of glucosamine, chondroitin, the two in combination, or celecoxib in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA). PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library were searched through from inception to February 2015. A total of 54 studies covering 16427 patients were included. Glucosamine plus chondroitin,(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)
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