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BACKGROUND Inconsistent results have been found on the association between air pollution and stroke mortality. Additionally, evidence on people who are potentially sensitive to air pollution-associated stroke mortality is limited. METHODS Daily stroke mortality of adults aged over 65 between 2003 and 2008 in Shanghai, China were collected. The(More)
A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy of methylprednisolone pulse therapy for Graves' ophthalmopathy. Eight studies involving 376 patients were included. A higher effective rate was found for patients treated with intravenous glucocorticoids (IVGC) over oral glucocorticoids (OGC) (risk ratio [RR] = 1.48; 95% confidence interval [CI] =(More)
UNLABELLED WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THE SUBJECT: * Concomitant use of different drugs may yield excessive risk for adverse drug reactions and it is a challenging task to do surveillance on the safety profile of the interaction between different drugs. * Currently, several methods are used by pharmacoepidemiologists and statisticians to detect possible(More)
PURPOSE To give an overview of the current status including problems and efforts about pharmacovigilance in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) safety surveillance. METHODS It is based on literature review and publicly available data in China. RESULTS TCM led to several adverse drug reactions (ADRs) during the past few years and pharmacovigilance about(More)
Content-based Pub/Sub systems enable various applications especially in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) to capture the events interested by the users. However, the event/subscription routing approaches in the Pub/Sub systems must adapt to the diversity and skew ness of the events/subscriptions. Only on this basis, performance improvement and quality(More)
To observe the efficacy and safety of modified Snyder–Thompson posterior scleral reinforcement in extensive high myopia of Chinese children. We had a retrospective design, and included a control group of children with natural progression of high myopia. This study included 64 eyes in 41 Chinese children with extensive high myopia who underwent modified(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact and postoperative clinical recovery of long-term soft contact lens wear on the epithelial flap made during laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK). METHODS In a prospective study, 371 patients (589 eyes) who underwent LASEK were divided into four groups (G1, G2, G3, G4) according to their length of soft(More)
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