Zhiyong Hong

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BACKGROUND We describe the disease characteristics and outcomes, including risk factors for admission to intensive care unit (ICU) and death, of all patients in Canada admitted to hospital with pandemic (H1N1) influenza during the first five months of the pandemic. METHODS We obtained data for all patients admitted to hospital with laboratory-confirmed(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver transplantation is an important health and health care issue for Canadians. Very few studies have estimated the survival results among liver transplant patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Canada. METHODS We carried out a retrospective cohort study to analyze 1- to 5-year survival rates among liver transplant patients,(More)
OBJECTIVES Hemodialysis-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) is a significant public health problem because the number of hemodialysis patients in Canada had doubled from 1996 to 2005.Our study aimed to determine the costs of nosocomial BSIs in Canada and estimate the investment expenses for establishing infection control programs in general hospitals and(More)
This study investigated the suitability of meconium as a matrix to reflect potential fetal exposure to organochlorine and its metabolites. With GC/MS methods, the process for separating and extracting meconium was explored repeatedly. The internal standard method and external standard method were introduced, and the ideal calibration curve (r=0.9885) for(More)
In comparison with other Canadian provinces and most Western countries, the province of Manitoba maintains a different vaccination policy for hepatitis B. This policy provides selective antenatal screening for hepatitis B in women and an inoculation program for hepatitis B vaccination for fourth-grade pupils. There has been increasing concern for this(More)
(-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the major bioactive compound in green tea. Its effect is limited by the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract. The present study investigates how the effectiveness of EGCG is influenced by its encapsulation into self-assembled nanoparticles of chitosan (CS) and aspartic acid (PAA). Blank nanoparticles with a(More)
UNLABELLED Liver transplantation is an important health care issue for Canadians. Very few studies have assessed survival and determinants of survival in liver transplant patients in Canada. METHODS We carried out an epidemiological analysis of 1 year survival and determinants of 1 year survival in liver transplant patients, using Canadian Organ(More)
Birth outcome was studied in pre-partum litters of mice exposed to oral doses of organophosphorous pesticides at low and high concentrations before mating. Exposed and unexposed pregnant dams were delivered by Caesarean section 1 day before partum, the fetuses were collected, counted and weighed, and the numbers of resorptions were recorded. Live litter(More)
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