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OBJECTIVE To better understand the origins, manifestations and current policy responses to patient-physician mistrust in China. DESIGN Qualitative study using in-depth interviews focused on personal experiences of patient-physician mistrust and trust. SETTING Guangdong Province, China. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and sixty patients, patient family(More)
BACKGROUND Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common disorder in hemodialysis (HD) patients that causes sleep disturbances and diminished quality of life. Because iron deficiency has been implicated in the pathogenesis of RLS, we sought to investigate the effects of intravenous (IV) iron sucrose on symptoms of RLS in HD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare two different routes of totally implantable venous access ports (TIVPs) from the upper arm vein and the subclavian vein in terms of complications for patients with gastrointestinal malignancy. METHODS Patients who underwent implantations of TIVPs from September 2013 to January 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. The outcome(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the immunoreactivity of TTF-1 and PAX8 in neuroendocrine carcinoma of thymic (TNEC) and pulmonary origins (PNEC), and whether their immunophenotyping could be used to distinguish between NEC of the two sites, as well as prognosis of patients with TNEC. METHODS Twenty-two cases of TNEC and 20 cases of PNEC were selected for(More)
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