Zhuang Tang

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of empiric antibiotics on decreasing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and the possibility of avoiding unnecessary prostate biopsies (PBs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic search of PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was performed to identify all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite frequent use of prophylactic antibiotics for patients undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy (TRPB), the incidences of urinary tract infection (UTI) and bacteria resistance are increasing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the current regimen of antimicrobial prophylaxis in TRPB. METHODS A systematic search of PubMed(®), Embase(®),(More)
Although frequent use of prophylactic antibiotics for patients undergoing transrectal prostate biopsy (TRPB), incidences of urinary tract infection (UTI) and bacterial resistance are still increasing. We evaluated the efficacy of augmented prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing TRPB. A systematic search of Embase®, PubMed®, and the Cochrane Library(More)
Plasmacytomas are monoclonal plasma cells proliferations originating either in localized osseous tissue or in soft tissue (extramedullary plasmacytoma, EMP). Although many such lesions are found in the bone marrow, fewer arise in extramedullary tissue. A solitary EMP involving the adrenal gland is extremely rare, with only 7 cases having been reported in(More)
This paper reports on the improvement of a previously developed InGaP/GaAs HBT for 24-28V linear power operation. The improvements achieved were: application of dynamic bias circuit which improves the ACLR under WCDMA modulation; modification of device technology improving ruggedness to sustain 10:1 VSWR at 30V collector bias under P1dB driving conditions(More)
The role of statins in preventing prostate cancer is currently a controversial issue. The aim of this review is to investigate the effects of statins use on prostate cancer risk. Electronic databases (the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials.gov) were searched systematically up to April, 2015. Weighted averages were(More)
The ability to form mature adventitious roots (AR) provides a competitive advantage for clonal multiplication of elite genotypic plant species, because high economic losses occur as a result of insufficient rooting. To better understand potential mechanisms involved in AR formation, we utilized an iTRAQ-based proteomic approach on mulberry hardwood(More)
In this work, we aim to further analyze the association of statins use with biochemical recurrence (BCR) of prostate cancer (PCa) and PCa-specific mortality after definitive therapy. A systematic literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE through Jul 2015 was conducted. Pooled Hazard ratio (HR) estimates with corresponding 95% confidence intervals(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of statins type or even when grouping statins by hydrophilic or hydrophobic nature on prostate cancer risk. A literature search was performed without language restrictions using the databases of PubMed (1984.1-2015.3), MEDLINE (1984.1-2015.3), and EMBASE (1990.1-2015.3). Two independent reviewers appraised(More)
In situ device (ISD) and circular disposable device (CDD) are used for optimizing male circumcision (MC), but evidence to explore the characteristics of these two devices is insufficient. In order to explore this issue systematically and provide reliable evidence, ten published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) exploring the safety and efficacy of ISDs(More)