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China has one of the highest carrier prevalences of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the world: nearly 10% of the general population. The disease burden of HBV infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is also believed to be among the world's largest, and that of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is likely to be substantial as well. However, the epidemiology(More)
To investigate the prevalence of, and risk factors for, cervical infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) in the rural province of Shanxi, People's Republic of China, which has relatively high cervical cancer mortality rates, we interviewed and obtained cervical cell samples from 662 women aged 15-59 years. A total of 24 different HPV types were identified(More)
To investigate the prevalence of, and risk factors for, cervical infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) in Shenyang City, People's Republic of China, we interviewed and obtained cervical cell samples from 685 women aged 15-59 years enumerated from local population lists. Human papillomavirus DNA was detected in cervical cell samples using a GP5+/6+-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) in rural China. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted within a cohort of adults older than 50 years of age in Linxian County, China. A Chinese version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (CMMSE) was used to screen cases of possible dementia. Three different cutoff(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary factors and history of smoking remain elusive in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE We investigated the association of environmental factors with PD in a rural population in China. METHODS Subjects were participants of a past nutritional intervention trial. Information on their characteristics was collected during(More)
OBJECTIVES In most reports, the prevalence of PD in mainland China is lower than in western populations. To estimate PD prevalence in China, we performed a cross-sectional study in a rural population in Linxian County, China. PRIMARY OUTCOMES Clinical diagnosis of PD. RESULTS Among the 16,488 participants examined, the overall age- and gender-adjusted(More)
Endocrine therapy (ET) is one of the main systemic treatments for patients with breast cancer. To our knowledge, few studies have addressed the performance of ET or relevant influencing factors in cancer treatment in China. By retrospectively analyzing the clinicopathological data on breast cancer collected from representative hospitals of 7 traditional(More)
This paper aims to provide evidence-based recommendations for health professionals, to develop a comprehensive cervical cancer program for a clinic, a community, or a country. Ensuring access to healthcare is the responsibility of all societies, and the Asia Oceania Research Organisation in Genital Infections and Neoplasia (AOGIN) is committed to working(More)
This paper introduces a four-layer structure for the global scale remote laboratory NCSLab (www.ncslab.net) which provides a unified interface for accessing the test rig diversely located. This structure is good for both expansion and maintenance. All the test rigs are classified into several sub-laboratories according to their functions rather than their(More)
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