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AIM To investigate the population-based prevalence of fatty liver disease (FLD) and its risk factors in Guangdong Province, China. METHODS A cross-sectional survey with multiple-stage stratified cluster and random sampling of inhabitants over 7-year-old was performed in 6 urban and rural areas of Guangdong Province, China. Questionnaires, designed by(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) plays an important role in metastasis and relapse of human cancer. However, the whole story of OPN relating to cancer has been far from clear untill now. To investigate the expression of OPN in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its relationships with recurrence and metastasis of HCC, normal and malignant liver tissues from patients with(More)
AIM Subclinical hepatic encephalopathy (SHE) is a common complication of liver diseases. The aim of this study was to find out the normal value of psychometric test and to investigate the prevalence of SHE in Chinese patients with stabilized hepatic cirrhosis. METHODS Four hundred and nine consecutive cirrhotic patients without overt clinical(More)
AIM To investigate the expression of three components of the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway (SHH, SMO and GLI1) in human colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues and evaluate their association with clinicopathologic characteristics of the patients. METHODS Fresh tumor tissues and matched tissues adjacent to the tumor were collected from 43 CRC patients undergoing(More)
Low-grade or minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is characterised by relatively mild neurocognitive impairments, and occurs in a substantial percentage of patients with liver disease. The presence of MHE is associated with a significant compromise of quality of life, is predictive of the onset of overt hepatic encephalopathy and is associated with a poorer(More)
Recent evidences show that genetic polymorphisms falling in miRNA binding sites can alter the strength of miRNA binding and disturb miRNA-mediated posttranscriptional regulation. Our study aimed to investigate the role of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in putative miRNA binding sites in gastric cancer (GC). Based on microarray and quantitative(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of proton pump inhibitor rabeprazole (Rab) and omeprazole (Ome) on intragastric acidity and it relationship to S-mephenytoin hydroxylase (CYP2C19) genetic polymorphism. METHODS Thirty duodenal ulcer patients were randomly divided into two groups. They were treated by the following strategies: Rab 10mg or Ome 20mg twice daily(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate the relationship of genetic polymorphisms of the serotonin reuptake transporter and the clinical subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome and its influence on the efficacy of tegaserod in Chinese irritable bowel syndrome patients with constipation. Genetic polymorphisms were analyzed in 87 patients and 96 controls,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of polygenetic polymorphisms, which play a role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome, on the susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) of Chinese people. METHODS The subjects were selected from an epidemiological survey in the Guangdong province of southern(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of functional dyspepsia (FD) and the psychological disorders in Chinese population and their relation. METHODS A total of 1016 apparently healthy people (study population) randomly selected from population were interviewed. A general questionnaire, Zung self-rating depression scales (SDS), and anxiety scales (SAS)(More)