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OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and epidemiological characteristics of primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH) among adolescents in Fuzhou City of PR China. METHODS Stratified cluster sampling was carried out and a cross-sectional epidemiological survey by questionnaire was applied among 13,000 college and high school students. RESULTS The prevalence(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent advances in recognition and treatment of primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH), the epidemiological survey has hardly been conducted. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and epidemiological characteristics of primary PPH among adolescents in three cities of southeast China. METHODS Stratified-cluster sampling was(More)
To investigate the prevalence and epidemiological characteristics of primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PPH) among adolescents in PR China. A nationwide survey was performed, including all seven geological areas of Mainland China. Stratified cluster sampling was performed, and a cross-sectional epidemiological survey was applied via questionnaire among 10,000(More)
BACKGROUND For patients with moderate to high-risk acute coronary syndromes (ACS) who undergo early, invasive treatment strategies, current guidelines recommend the usage of glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors as an upstream treatment for a coronary care unit or as an downstream provisional treatment for selected patients who are undergoing percutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression and clinical significance of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in gastric stromal tumor (GST). METHODS MMP-2 and MMP-9 expression were determined by immunohistochemistry in tumor tissues in 44 patients with GST, and their relationship with clinicopathologic factors of the neoplasm was also investigated. RESULTS MMP-2(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have compared change in the health-related quality of life (HRQL) following treatment of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) with either percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study is to compare changes in HRQL six months after hospital discharge between NSTE-ACS(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of heart rate as secondary prevention strategies for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is emphasized by multiple guidelines. However, limited information is available on the heart rate distribution and the change patterns of resting heart rate when initiating beta-blocker therapy among Chinese patients with CAD. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the hepatitis B virus (HBV) mutation in the Enhancer I (HBV Enh I)/X-promoter and to analysis the relationship between chronic HBV-related disease spectrum. METHODS 275 patients were enrolled in this study, including 100 cases of chronic hepatitis B (CHB), 74 cases of liver cirrhosis (LC), 101 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND High rate of in-stent restenosis (ISR) remained an unsolved clinical problem in clinical practice, especially among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetic patients often had hypertriglyceridemia with elevated levels of very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C). Increasing evidence suggested that VLDL-C was known as a significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effects of upstream versus downstream application of tirofiban on platelet aggregation and clinical outcomes (major adverse cardiovascular event, MACE) in patients with high-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS From July 2006 to July 2007,(More)