Zhendong Liu

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We performed a meta-analysis of 2 genome-wide association studies of coronary artery disease comprising 1,515 cases and 5,019 controls followed by replication studies in 15,460 cases and 11,472 controls, all of Chinese Han ancestry. We identify four new loci for coronary artery disease that reached the threshold of genome-wide significance (P < 5 × 10(-8)).(More)
Shandong Province is located in the east of China. The province is characterized by robust economic development, with a rural population accounting for 56% of the total population. However, no data are available regarding temporal changes in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among this population. Three independent(More)
Entertainment venues in China are associated with risky sexual behavior. Most previous studies related to entertainment venues in China have focused on sex workers and commercial sex, but this study addressed sexual health in a sample of the general urban population. A randomly selected sample of market vendors (n = 4,510) from an eastern city was recruited(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence to suggest that impairment in bone formation and/or turnover is associated with the metabolic abnormalities characteristic of type-2 diabetes mellitus. However, bone regeneration/repair in type-2 diabetes has not been modeled. Using Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats (a model of type-2 diabetes) for tibial distraction osteogenesis(More)
The authors retrospectively examined data from 3 surveys on hypertension according to the 2010 Chinese Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension. These surveys were conducted in 1991, 1999, and 2007, and included 85,371 individuals 18 years and older who were living in Shandong Province, China. Age-standardized prevalent hypertension increased from(More)
OBJECTIVES The rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in China has soared over the past 20 years. There is a need to study STD prevalence in the general population of the country. GOAL To report the prevalence and patterns of STDs and the relationships between STD status and demographic and behavioral factors. STUDY DESIGN A total of 4,510 market(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone malignancy in children and teenagers, and its clinical outcome remains poor. Previous studies have investigated the association between excision repair cross-complementing (ERCC) and prognosis of osteosarcoma patients, but their results were inconsistent. We aimed to clarify the associations between ERCC(More)
This study investigated the efficacy of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) in an educated cohort of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Urumqi, China. VCT was given to women and their partners (experimental group) or women alone (control group). Both groups were given pre- and post-intervention questionnaires to assess HIV knowledge and(More)
SSR (Simple Sequence Repeat) markers and SRAP (Sequence Related Amplified Polymorphism) markers were used to construct a genetic linkage map of Vitis amurensis Rupr. The mapping population consists of 94 individuals derived from the selfing of Beibinghong, a V. amurensis cultivar. The map covers a total length of 1123cM on 21 linkage groups with an average(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore synergistic effect between angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and statins on Th17/Treg functional imbalance in hypertensive patients with carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS This study was a 2 × 2 factorial randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. One hundred and fifty nine hypertensive patients with carotid(More)