Yue-Tao Yang

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Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is endemic in western China, resulting in important public health problem. It is essential to evaluate the prevalence of canine Leishmania infantum infection for designing control policy. In the present study we report for the first time prevalence of Leishmania infection in dogs living in Jiuzhaigou County (Sichuan Provence,(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is still an important public health problem in China. In recent years endemic regions spread, prevalence increased, and even an outbreak of the disease occurred in China due to global warming and population movement. It is essential to elucidate the current epidemic situation and epidemiological characteristics of VL for(More)
Few outbreaks of the desert sub-type of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (VL) have been described worldwide. In 2008, the incidence rate of VL in Jiashi County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the western part of the People's Republic of China, increased more than twenty-folds compared to the average annual incidence rate. The majority of the cases(More)
We propose a new method to enhance and extract the retinal vessels. First, we employ a multiscale Hessian-based filter to compute the maximum response of vessel likeness function for each pixel. By this step, blood vessels of different widths are significantly enhanced. Then, we adopt a nonlocal mean filter to suppress the noise of enhanced image and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the status of Leishmania infantum asymptomatic infection in human population of a Kala-azar endemic area in Wenxian County, Gansu Province, and to evaluate the tests used. METHODS Blood samples were tested by PCR using two pairs of primers, RV1-RV2 and K13A-K13B, for detecting Leishmania-specific DNA. ELISA and rK39-dipstick were used(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish PCR method for the detection of the asymptomatic infection of Leishmania infantum. METHODS Six primer pairs were selected for detecting Chinese strain of L. infantum by optimizing conditions which affect amplification. Their sensitivity and specificity were compared by using DNAs extracted from human blood seeded with cultured L.(More)
OBJECTIVE To diagnose and identify pathogen of two suspected cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis. METHODS Two cases of dermatosis with several major ulcers on the skin were examined, who worked and returned from Algeria (case 1) and Saudi Arabia (case 2), respectively. The stained smears of skin tissue from lesions were observed by microscope. Extravasate(More)
Leishmania has distinct epidemiological and biological characteristics and causes a variety of clinical symptoms. To understand the genetic diversity and the phylogenetic relationships among Leishmania isolates from China, 29 Leishmania isolates from different geographic origins, vectors, and hosts were analyzed using 21 inter-simple sequence repeat(More)
3D medical images are widely used to assist diagnosis and surgical planning in clinical applications, where quantitative measurement of interesting objects in the image is of great importance. Volume rendering is widely used for qualitative visualization of 3D medical images. In this paper, we introduce a volume-rendering-based interactive 3D measurement(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish and evaluate a colloid gold immunochromatographic strip test for the diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis. METHODS Total RNA was prepared from Echinococcus multilocularis protoscoleces collected from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Em18 gene was obtained by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The PCR product(More)