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  1. Decreased NPC1L1 expression in the liver from Chinese female gallstone patients

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    Zhang Sheng-Dao

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cholesterol gallstone disease is a very common disease in both industrialized and developing countries. Many studies have found that cholesterol gallstones are more common in women than men. The molecular mechanisms underlying the relationship between female gallstone disease and hepatic sterol transporters are still undergoing definition and have not been evaluated in humans. Aims The aim of this study is to probe for underlying hepatic molecular defects associated with development of gallstones in female. Methods/Results Fifty-seven nonobese, normolipidemic Chinese female gallstone patients (GS were investigated with 12 age- and body mass index-matched female gallstone-free controls (GSF. The bile from the female GS had higher cholesterol saturation than that from the female GSF. The hepatic NPC1L1 mRNA levels were lower in female GS, correlated with SREBP2 mRNA. NPC1L1 downregulation was confirmed at protein levels. Consistently, immunohistochemistry showed decreased NPC1L1 expression in female GS. Conclusions The decreased hepatic NPC1L1 levels in female GS might indicate a downregulated reabsorption of biliary cholesterol in the liver, which, in turn, leads to the cholesterol supersaturation of bile. Our data are consistent with the possibility that hepatic NPC1L1 may be mediated by SREBP2.

  2. Gallstones

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    ... gallstone. The stone is captured in a tiny basket attached to the endoscope and removed. This test ... Women, people over age 40, people with a family history of gallstones, American Indians, and Mexican Americans ...

  3. Gallstones

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    Gabriel E Njeze

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Gallstone disease is a worldwide medical problem, but the incidence rates show substantial geographical variation, with the lowest rates reported in African populations. Publications in English language on gallstones which were obtained from reprint requests and PubMed database formed the basis for this paper. Data extracted from these sources included authors, country, year of publication, age and sex of patients, pathogenesis, risk factors for development of gallstones, racial distribution, presenting symptoms, complications and treatment. Gallstones occur worldwide, however it is commonest among North American Indians and Hispanics but low in Asian and African populations. High biliary protein and lipid concentrations are risk factors for the formation of gallstones, while gallbladder sludge is thought to be the usual precursor of gallstones. Biliary calcium concentration plays a part in bilirubin precipitation and gallstone calcification. Treatment of gallstones should be reserved for those with symptomatic disease, while prophylactic cholecystectomy is recommended for specific groups like children, those with sickle cell disease and those undergoing weight-loss surgical treatments. Treatment should be undertaken for a little percentage of patients with gallstones, as majority of those who harbor them never develop symptoms. The group that should undergo cholecystectomy include those with symptomatic gallstones, sickle cell disease patients with gall stones, and patients with morbid obesity who are undergoing laparotomy for other reasons.

  4. Gallstones

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  5. The NPC1L1 Polymorphism 1679C>G Is Associated with Gallstone Disease in Chinese Patients

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    Fei, Jian; Zhang, Sheng-Dao; Han, Tian-Quan; Hu, Hai; Jiang, Zhao-Yan

    2016-01-01

    Niemann Pick Type C1 Like 1 (NPC1L1) protein plays a key role in intestinal and hepatic cholesterol metabolism in humans. Genetic variation in NPC1L1 has been widely studied in recent years. We analyzed NPC1L1 single nucleotide polymorphisms in Chinese gallstone disease patients to investigate their association with gallstone disease. NPC1L1 mRNA expression was also measured in liver biopsies from patients with cholesterol gallstone disease and compared between genotypes. The G allele of the g1679C>G (rs2072183) polymorphism was significantly more prevalent in patients with gallstones compared with gallstone-free subjects. Moreover, patients carrying the G allele had lower hepatic NPC1L1 mRNA expression and higher biliary cholesterol (molar percentages) and cholesterol saturation index. Our study suggests that the G allele of the NPC1L1 polymorphism g1679C>G may be a positive marker of gallstone formation risk. PMID:26800364

  6. The NPC1L1 Polymorphism 1679C>G Is Associated with Gallstone Disease in Chinese Patients.

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    Jian Wu

    Full Text Available Niemann Pick Type C1 Like 1 (NPC1L1 protein plays a key role in intestinal and hepatic cholesterol metabolism in humans. Genetic variation in NPC1L1 has been widely studied in recent years. We analyzed NPC1L1 single nucleotide polymorphisms in Chinese gallstone disease patients to investigate their association with gallstone disease. NPC1L1 mRNA expression was also measured in liver biopsies from patients with cholesterol gallstone disease and compared between genotypes. The G allele of the g1679C>G (rs2072183 polymorphism was significantly more prevalent in patients with gallstones compared with gallstone-free subjects. Moreover, patients carrying the G allele had lower hepatic NPC1L1 mRNA expression and higher biliary cholesterol (molar percentages and cholesterol saturation index. Our study suggests that the G allele of the NPC1L1 polymorphism g1679C>G may be a positive marker of gallstone formation risk.

  7. Chinese Female Creativity

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    VALERIE; SARTOR

    2011-01-01

    "Many foreigners mistakenly believe that Chinese women are creatively oppressed,that they have been oppressed for centuries," Teacher Yang said,glancing at me wryly."That’s correct," I replied, lifting my eyebrows.

  8. Blackberry pigment (whitlockite) gallstones in uremic patient.

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    Cariati, Andrea

    2013-04-01

    Black pigment gallstones represent nearly the 15% of all gallstones and are usually related with the typical "hyperbilirubinbilia" factors as hemolysis, ineffective erythropoiesis, pathologic enterohepatic cycling of unconjugated bilirubin, cirrhosis and with gallbladder mucosa (parietal) factors as adenomyomatosis. During a prospective study on 179 patients who underwent cholecystectomy for gallstone disease a 69-year-old female with predialysis chronic kidney disease was operated for symptomatic gallstone. The removed gallstones were black pigment gallstones, with an irregular (as small blackberry) surface. Analysis of the stones revealed a great amount of whitlockite (Ca Mg)3 (PO4)2. Recent studies on chronic renal failure patients found that chronic uremia is associated with an increased risk of gallstones formation (22%) as it seems in women affected by primary hyperparathyroidism (30%). The presence of calcium phosphate gallstones in these patients have been never described. In conclusion, further studies could be necessary to establish the role of chronic renal failure and of primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism in gallstones formation and, in particular, if dialysis and predialysis patients have an higher risk to develop cholesterol and black pigment gallstones in particular of the "blackberry" (whitlockite) subtype. PMID:22959097

  9. Gallstone ileus: CT findings

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    Delabrousse, E.; Bartholomot, B.; Sohm, O.; Kastler, B. [Dept. of Radiology A, CHU Jean Minjoz, University of Besancon (France); Wallerand, H. [Dept. of Surgery, CHU Jean Minjoz, University of Besancon (France)

    2000-06-01

    Gallstone ileus is a rare complication of recurrent gallstone cholecystitis. The classic radiographic triad of small bowel obstruction, pneumobilia and ectopic gallstone on abdominal plain radiograph is described with CT imaging. Because of the better resolution of CT compared with abdominal radiography and its recent accession to emergency use, radiologists should be aware of CT findings of gallstone ileus. We report a case in which gallstone ileus was initially diagnosed by CT. (orig.)

  10. Serum insulin, insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction, and gallstone disease among type 2 diabetics in Chinese population: A community-based study in Kinmen, Taiwan

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    Chi-Ming Liu; Chung-Te Hsu; Hui-Chuan Shih; De-Chuan Chan; Pesus Chou; Tao-Hsin Tung; Shih-Tzer Tsai; Jorn-Hon Liu; Yeh-Kuang Tsai; Victor Tze-Kai Chen; Tseng-Nip Tam; Hsu-Feng Lu; Kuang-Kuo Wang

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To explore the association of serum insulin, insulin resistance, and β-cell dysfunction with gallstone disease (GSD) in type 2 diabetics.METHODS: We used a community-based study conducted between 1991 and 1993 in Kinmen, Taiwan to identify type 2 diabetics. A screening program for GSD was performed in 2001 by a panel of specialists who employed real-time ultrasound sonography to examine the abdominal region after the patient had fasted for at least 8 h. Screening was conducted in 2001 on 848patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The HOMA method was used to compare the profile differences for insulin resistance (HOMA IR) and β-cell dysfunction (HOMA β-cell).RESULTS: We studied 440 type 2 diabetics who attended sonography check-ups. After excluding eight insulin-treated diabetics, the prevalence of GSD among the remaining 432 was 13.9% (26/187) among males and 14.7% (36/245) among females. After adjustment for other GSD-associated risk factors in addition to age and obesity, GSD risk increased among females with levels of serum insulin [4th vs 1st quartile odds ratios (OR)= 4.46 (95%CI: 1.71-11.66)] and HOMA IR [4th vs 1st quartile OR = 4.46 (95% CI: 1.71-11.66)]. Better HOMA β-cell function was significantly related to decreased risk of GSD [4th vs 1st quartile OR = 0.16 (95% CI: 0.03-1.70)].Among males, age and central obesity were the most significant risk factors for GSD. No association of GSD with serum insulin, HOMA IR, and HOMA β-cell was observed among males.CONCLUSION: Serum insulin, insulin resistance, and β-cell dysfunction are risk factors for GSD in females, but not males with type 2 diabetes.

  11. Chinese Herbal Products for Female Infertility in Taiwan

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    Hung, Yu-Chiang; Kao, Chao-Wei; Lin, Che-Chen; Liao, Yen-Nung; Wu, Bei-Yu; Hung, I-Ling; Hu, Wen-Long

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Female infertility and low birth rate are significant public health issues with profound social, psychological, and economic consequences. Some infertile women resort to conventional, complementary, or alternative therapies to conceive. The aim of this study was to identify the Chinese herbal products (CHPs) most commonly used for female infertility in Taiwan. The usage of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and the frequency of CHP prescriptions to infertile women were determined bas...

  12. Ursodeoxycholic Acid for the Treatment of Cholesterol Gallstones

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    Cholesterol is the principal constituent of more than three quarters of gallstones. Pure cholesterol crystals are quite soft, and protein contributes importantly to the strength of cholesterol stones. The risk of gallstones does not correlate with total serum cholesterol levels, but it does correlate with decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increased triglyceride levels. At least 10 percent of adults have gallstones where female: male ratio of about 2:1 in the younger age groups with increasing prevalence with age. Nine patients with gallstones (6 females and 3 males) were included in the study. Patients were treated with ursodeoxycholic acids tablets in two oral doses, one after breakfast, and the other after dinner for 9 months. Ultrasound examination was repeated every 3 months. Re-examination by abdominal ultrasonography revealed that gallstone 1 cm or less in diameter disappeared within 6 months, and the largest stone 3.06 cm in diameter disappeared within 9 months.

  13. Gallstones and colorectal cancer

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    Jørgensen, Torben; Rafaelsen, Søren Rafael

    1992-01-01

    The prevalence of gallstone disease in 145 consecutive patients with colorectal cancer was compared with gallstone prevalence in 4,159 subjects randomly selected from a population. The group of patients had a significantly higher prevalence of gallstone disease than the population (odds ratio = 1.......59; 95 percent confidence limits 1.04-2.45), whereas cholecystectomies occurred with equal frequency in the two groups. There was a nonsignificant trend toward more right-sided cancers in patients with gallstones than in patients without. These results, together with available literature, give...... substantial evidence for an association between gallstones and colorectal cancer, an association which is not due to cholecystectomy being a predisposing factor to colorectal cancer. Sporadic findings of an association between cholecystectomy and colorectal cancer can be explained by the above relationship....

  14. The Visual Meaning of Female Symbols in Chinese Animation

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    Yuqing XIAO

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Looking back on the history, since 1926, Chinese animation had a history more than 80 years. Shuttling in a long time, classic domestic animations witnessed the unremitting efforts and exploration of several generations. The female symbol in domestic animation has always been a touch of bright color, and the female animation image that they have created reflected the Chinese traditional culture, the women’s living context in the animation, role orientation and their character. In this paper, the author is going to study the China female symbols in animation from a feminist perspective to examine the visual meanings built by them.

  15. Studies on gallstone in China

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    Jing-Sen Shi; Jing-Yun Ma; Li-Hong Zhu; Bo-Rong Pan; Wang Zuo-Ren; Lian-Sheng Ma

    2001-01-01

    @@ INTRODCTlON Gallstone is one of the common primary diseases of bile system. Chinese researchers have done comprehensive and thorough studies on it, but there are still some problems we have not solved. It is necessary to review the achievements we have made in this field recently, to summarize the experiences and find the tendency so as to provide a sound foundation for the researches in the new century. Due to the popularization of molecular biological research methods, a rapid development of modern imaging techniques and medical equipment, the basic and clinical studies of cholelithiasis have set foot on the fast lane. Studies on the cause of cholelithiasis formation and its prevention have covered areas from epidemiological investigation at macroscopical level to molecular biological researches at microcosmic level. Clinical studies include prevention and treatment of cholelithiasis with traditional Chinese medicine, popularization of micro-injury surgery,treatment of complicated calculus of bile duct, and other aspects.

  16. Dieting and Gallstones

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    ... from animal sources, such as dairy products, eggs, meat, and poultry. Cholesterol gallstones are yellow in color. ... Training & Career Development Research at NIDDK Research Resources Technology Advancement & Transfer Meetings & Events Health Information Health Topics ...

  17. Quantitative Analysis of Serum Lipid Profile in Gallstone Patients and Controls

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    The present study was undertaken to explore the possible role of serum lipid profile in gallstone formation. For this serum lipid profile such as total, free and bound cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triacylglycerols and total lipids were determined in 109 gallstone patients and 100 controls (matched for age, sex and with negative personal or family history of gallstones) treated at Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro, Pakistan. Comparison for serum lipid profile between different groups of gallstone patients and controls revealed no significant variation except for the triacylglycerols and total lipids, which were differed significantly between females of up to 45 and above 45 years age. Comparison for serum lipid profile between pure cholesterol and mixed composition gallstone formers showed no significant difference (p>0.05) between the two groups. The serum lipid profile significantly varied between gallstone patients and controls except bound cholesterol level. Comparison of total cholesterol, free cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triacylglycerols and total lipids between gallstone patients and controls revealed that there was a significant difference between gallstone patients and controls for (a) females with or without gallstones, (b) females of up to 45 years age and (c) females having more than 3 children. HDL cholesterol is significantly decreased in all the groups of gallstone patients as compared to controls, whereas, bound cholesterol remained non significant in all the groups of gallstone patients when compared with controls. In conclusion, elevated serum total cholesterol, free cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triacylglycerols and decreased levels of HDL cholesterol seem to play major contributing role in the pathogenesis of gallstones in females of up to 45 years age with more than three children. (author)

  18. Gallstone disease and type-2 diabetes mellitus-the link

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    To determine the factors predisposing patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus to gallstone disease. One hundred type 2 diabetic patients and 100 age and gender-matched controls underwent real time ultrasonography to study factors predisposing patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to gallstone disease. The age, gender, body mass index (BMI), duration of diabetes mellitus and serum lipids were determined in the individuals enrolled for the study. Fifteen percent of the diabetic patients had ultrasound evidence of gallstone disease as compared to 7% in non-diabetic controls. There was a steady increase in the incidence of gallstone disease in diabetic patients with age with a peak incidence in the seventh decade i.e. 60-69 years, and a decline in the eighth decade i.e. 70 - 79 years. The average age of the diabetic patients with gallstone disease - 59.1+ 9.5 years was significantly higher than in those without gallstone disease - 51.8 + 10.5 years (p 0.014). The mean duration of disease in the diabetic patients with gallstone disease was 5.0 + 4.9 years compared with 4.5 + 3.8 years in the diabetic patients without gallstone disease (p=0.772). The mean serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels - 4.3 + 1.3 mmol/L and 1.5 + 0.8 mmol/L respectively in the diabetic patients with gallstone disease was higher than in those without gallstone disease - 3.4 + 0.5 mmol/L (p=0.0941) and 1.4 + 0.7 mmol/L (p=0.712) respectively. The mean body mass index for the diabetic patients with gallstone disease was 26.2 + 5.5 kg /m 2 compared with 25.7 + 6.7 kg/m2 in those without gallstone disease (p=0.755) . Increasing age is a risk factor for gallstone disease in diabetic patients. Hyperlipidaemia, female gender, heavier weight and a longer duration of diabetes mellitus appear to be associated risk factors. (author)

  19. Genetics of gallstone disease.

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    Mittal B

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Gallstone disease is a complex disorder where both environmental and genetic factors contribute towards susceptibility to the disease. Epidemiological and family studies suggest a strong genetic component in the causation of this disease. Several genetically derived phenotypes in the population are responsible for variations in lipoprotein types, which in turn affect the amount of cholesterol available in the gall bladder. The genetic polymorphisms in various genes for apo E, apo B, apo A1, LDL receptor, cholesteryl ester transfer and LDL receptor-associated protein have been implicated in gallstone formation. However, presently available information on genetic differences is not able to account for a large number of gallstone patients. The molecular studies in the animal models have not only confirmed the present paradigm of gallstone formation but also helped in identification of novel genes in humans, which might play an important role in pathogenesis of the disease. Precise understanding of such genes and their molecular mechanisms may provide the basis of new targets for rational drug designs and dietary interventions.

  20. Symptomatic gallstones: A disease of young Saudi women

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    Murshid Khalid

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available This is a study performed to identify the risk factors for gallstones in Saudis, taking the patient population of King Khalid University Hospital as a sample. Only Saudis with symptomatic gallstones were studied, the parameters being age, sex, weight, body mass index, fertility, age at menarche and age at marriage. The results showed that sex, weight, body mass index and fertility all appeared to be important factors in the development of gallstones and that the condition affects more Saudi females and at a younger age than reported in the literature, probably due to overweight and factors related to reproductivity. We conclude that gallstones are common in Saudi women and affect them at a younger age than western women, weight and fertility appear to be important risk factors.

  1. Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy and Risk of Gallstone Disease

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    Simonsen, Maja Hellfritzsch; Erichsen, Rune; Frøslev, Trine;

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Female gender and increasing age are key risk factors for gallstone disease; therefore, postmenopausal women are at high risk. Estrogen increases cholesterol saturation of bile and may further increase gallstone risk, but population-based evidence is sparse. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was...... to examine the association between postmenopausal estrogen therapy and risk of gallstone disease and the impact of duration of treatment and use of opposing progestin. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a population-based case-control study. Cases were postmenopausal women (defined as aged ≥45 years) with...... gallstone disease identified in the period 1996-2010. For each case, we selected ten population controls matched to cases by age and sex. We defined exposure as any use of estrogen (opposed and unopposed by progestin). Cases/controls were categorized as current estrogen users if their last prescription was...

  2. Laparoscopic Management of Gallstone Ileus

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    Soto, David J.; Evan, Stephen J.; Kavic, Michael S.

    2001-01-01

    Gallstone ileus is an uncommon entity that was first described by Bartholin in 1654. Despite advances in peri-operative care, morbidity and mortality remain high in patients with gallstone ileus because: 1) they are geriatric patients; 2) they often have multiple comorbidities; 3) presentation to the hospital is delayed; 4) many are volume depleted with electrolyte abnormalities; and 5) the diagnosis of gallstone ileus is difficult to make. Traditional management has entailed open laparotomy ...

  3. Lifestyle and gallstone disease: Scope for primary prevention

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    Sandeep Sachdeva

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective : To study the antecedent risk factors in the causation of gallstone disease in a hospital-based case control study. Materials and Methods: Cases (n = 150 from all age groups and both sexes with sonographically proven gallstones were recruited over a duration of 3 months from the surgical wards of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Modes of presentation were also noted among cases. Age- and sex-matched controls (n = 150 were chosen from among ward inmates admitted for other reasons. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed for selected sociodemographic, dietary, and lifestyle-related variables. Results : Females had a higher prevalence of gallstone disease than males (P 60 years was relatively more susceptible (28%. Prepubertal age group was least afflicted (3.3%. Univariate analysis revealed multiparity, high fat, refined sugar, and low fiber intakes to be significantly associated with gallstones. Sedentary habits, recent stress, and hypertension were also among the significant lifestyle-related factors. High body mass index and waist hip ratios, again representing unhealthy lifestyles, were the significant anthropometric covariates. However, only three of these, viz., physical inactivity, high saturated fats, and high waist hip ratio emerged as significant predictors on stepwise logistic regression analysis (P < 0.05. Conclusion : Gallstone disease is frequent among females and elderly males. Significant predictor variables are abdominal adiposity, inadequate physical activity, and high intake of saturated fats; thus representing high risk lifestyles and yet amenable to primary prevention.

  4. Comparison of serum calcium, copper and iron levels in serum samples from gallstone patients and control subjects

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    Objective: Present study was designed to investigate the levels of calcium, copper and iron in the serum samples of gallstone patients and control subjects with no personal or family history of gallstones. Methodology: Sera of 109 gallstone patients and 100 control subjects were obtained during January 2010 to November 2010 from Memon Charitable Hospital, Hyderabad. The serum calcium, copper and iron concentrations were determined by Hitachi double beam atomic absorption spectrophotometer 180 - 50. Results: Comparison of serum calcium, copper, and iron levels between gallstone patients and control subjects showed that all these variables were significantly (p0.01) was found when mean serum concentrations for these variables were compared between male and female gallstone patients, between female gallstone patients of up to 45 and over 45 years age and between female gallstone patients having up to 3 and more than 3 children. Conclusions: The higher levels of calcium, copper and iron in blood samples of gallstone patients compared to controls suggest that these metals do play a contributory role in the pathogenesis of human gallstones. (author)

  5. Maximum acceptable weights for asymmetric lifting of Chinese females.

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    Wu, Swei-Pi

    2003-05-01

    This study used the psychophysical approach to evaluate the effects of asymmetric lifting on the maximum acceptable weight of lift (MAWL) and the resulting heart rate, oxygen uptake and rating of perceived exertion (RPE). A randomized complete block factorial design was employed. Twelve female college students lifted weights at three different lifting frequencies (one-time maximum, 1 and 4 lifts/min) in the sagittal plane and at three different asymmetric angles (30 degrees, 60 degrees, and 90 degrees ) from the floor to a 68-cm height pallet. This lifting experiment was conducted for a 1-h work period using a free-style lifting technique. The MAWLs for asymmetric lifting were significantly lower than those for symmetric lifting in the sagittal plane. The MAWL decreased with the increase in the angle of asymmetry. However, the heart rate, oxygen uptake and RPE remained unchanged. Though the MAWL decreased significantly with lifting frequency, both the physiological costs (heart rate and oxygen uptake) and rating of perceived exertion increased with the increase in lift frequency. The most stressed body part was the arm. Lifting frequency had no significant effect on the percentage decrease in MAWL from the sagittal plane values. On average, decreases of 5%, 9% and 14% for MAWL at 30 degrees, 60 degrees and 90 degrees asymmetric lifting, respectively, were revealed. This result was in agreement with the findings of Chinese males studied by Wu [Int. J. Ind. Ergonom. 25 (2000) 675]. The percentage decrease in MAWL with twisting angle for the Chinese participants was somewhat lower than those for Occidental participants. In addition, even though there was an increase in heart rate and RPE with the increase in the symmetrical lift angle for Occidental participants, it was different from the Chinese participants. Lastly, the 1991 NIOSH equation asymmetry multiplier is more conservative in comparison with the results of the present study. PMID:12737921

  6. PROBING INTO THE PREVALENCE AND FACTORS OF GALLSTONES FORMATION IN JHARKHAND REGION IN INDIA

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    Rajani Sharma

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Gallstone is one of the major gastrointestinal problems. There are many factors which leads to gallstone formation, like age, sex, obesity etc. Many factors are still under study. In our study we have tried to analyse our data of gallstone patients with the factors which have already been studied in past elsewhere but not in Jharkhand. In a data survey in Jharkhand region of India, we have tried to study different risk factors of gallstone formation. It was analysed that cholesterol rich diet especially nonvegetarian consumption (68% of patients were nonvegetarian and age are the major influencing factors. Gallstones are found more frequently in women than men. The ratio of male to female gallstone patients is about 1: 3. It was seen that 72.6% of the cases were in the age of 21-50. This means that with growing age incidence of gallstone increases. In our study we found out that genetics, diabetes and smoking are not much related to gallstone formation.

  7. Gender Identity in Action: Chinese Female Activists’ Gender Repertoires in a Globalizing Context

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    Han, Ling

    2008-01-01

    Chinese feminism has undergone a complex and intriguing development. Chinese women were first acculturated with Marxist women’s liberation ideology during the Mao era, and during the 1995 United Nations Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing, Chinese female activists were open to new possibilities of gender consciousness. The shift in Chinese gender ideologies denotes a change in the emphasis on gender sameness to difference. Given this background, this paper examines the gender consciousne...

  8. Research on Chinese Female Entrepreneurs’ Leadership--From the Perspective of Empowerment

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    Wang, Qi; Ding, Zizheng

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the paper is to understand the connection between femaleentrepreneurs’ leadership and empowerment in the context China, based on theories of leadership and entrepreneurship. The thesis is based on the feminist research by presenting 6 qualitative case studies of Chinese female entrepreneurs. The conclusion is that:1. There exists a necessary link between female entrepreneurs’ leadership andempowering way of management.2. Chinese female entrepreneurs tend to apply empowerment to...

  9. Association between thyroid function and gallstone disease

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    Henry V(o)lzke; Daniel M Robinson; Ulrich John

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To investigate those associations using data of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania.METHODS: A study population of 3 749 residents aged 20-79 years without previously diagnosed thyroid disease was available for analyses. Serum TSH was used to assess thyroid function. Cholelithiasis was defined by either a prior history of cholecystectomy or the presence of gallstones on ultrasound. Logistic regression was performed to analyze independent associations between thyroid function and cholelithiasis.RESULTS: There were 385 persons (10.3%) with low (<0.3 mIU/L), 3 321 persons (88.6%) with normal and 43 persons (1.2%) with high serum TSH levels (>3 mIU/L).The proportion of cholelithiasis among males and females was 14.4% and 25.3%, respectively. Among males, there was an independent relation between high serum TSH and cholelithiasis (OR 3.77; 95%-CI 1.06-13.41; ,P<0.05). zAlso among males, there was a tendency towards an elevated risk of cholelithiasis in persons with low serum TSH (OR 1.40; 95%-CI 0.96-2.02; P = 0.07). In the female population, no such relation was identified.CONCLUSION: There is an association between thyroid and gallstone disease with a gender-specific relation between hypothyroidism and cholelithiasis.

  10. Retroperitoneal abscess with retained gall-stones as a late complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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    Kamiński Mateusz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the golden standard, considering treatment of cholelithiasis. During the laparoscopic procedure one may often observe damage to the gall-bladder wall, as well as presence of gall-stones in the peritoneal cavity, as compared to classical surgery. These gall-stones may be associated with the occurrence of various complications following surgery. The study presented a rare case of a retroperitoneal abscess, as a consequence of retained gall-stones, in a female patient who was subject to laparoscopic cholecystectomy two years earlier.

  11. Radiographic features of oral cholecystograms of 448 symptomatic gallstone patients: Implications for nonsurgical therapy

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    Plaisier, P.W.; Brakel, Koen; Hul, René; Bruining, Hajo

    1994-01-01

    textabstractSince radiographic findings on oral cholecystography (OCG) have implications for the eligibility for nonsurgical therapy of elderly patients, we investigated the OCGs of 448 symptomatic gallstone patients (109 male, 339 female; mean age, 49.8 ± 14 (range, 21–88)). Opacification of the gallbladder was found in 323 cases (72.1%). Calcifications of gallstones were found in 85 opacified gallbladders (26.3%). Solitary and multiple stones were calcified in 35.3% and 18.2%, respectively ...

  12. A Preliminary Study of the Effectiveness of Chinese Therapeutic Food on Regulating Female Reproductive Hormones

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    Lulu Fu; Hong Xu

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the effectiveness of Chinese therapeutic food on female reproductive hormones in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Chinese kiwi fruit extract (Hong En No. 1) was provided for Australian peri-menopausal women for one month. Chinese medical assessment and urinary 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE) and 16alpha-hydroxyestrone (16alpha-OHE) tests were conducted. Twenty-six urinary samples (pre and post-trial) which met the requirement of testing were analysed, the ra...

  13. Increased Risk of Depressive Disorder following Cholecystectomy for Gallstones.

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    Ming-Chieh Tsai

    Full Text Available Prior studies indicate a possible association between depression and cholecystectomy, but no study has compared the risk of post-operative depressive disorders (DD after cholecystectomy. This retrospective follow-up study aimed to examine the relationship between cholecystectomy and the risk of DD in patients with gallstones in a population-based database.Using ambulatory care data from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000, 6755 patients who received a first-time principal diagnosis of gallstones at the emergency room (ER were identified. Among them, 1197 underwent cholecystectomy. Each patient was then individually followed-up for two years to identify those who were later diagnosed with DD. Cox proportional hazards regressions were performed to estimate the risk of developing DD between patients with gallstone who did and those who did not undergo cholecystectomy.Of 6755 patients with gallstones, 173 (2.56% were diagnosed with DD during the two-year follow-up. Among patients who did and those who did not undergo cholecystectomy, 3.51% and 2.36% later developed depressive disorder, respectively. After adjusting for the patient's sex, age and geographic location, the hazard ratio (HR of DD within two years of gallstone diagnosis was 1.43 (95% CI, 1.02-2.04 for patients who underwent cholecystectomy compared to those who did not. Females, but not males, had a higher the adjusted HR of DD (1.61; 95% CI, 1.08-2.41 for patients who underwent cholecystectomy compared to those who did not.There is an association between cholecystectomy and subsequent risk of DD among females, but not in males.

  14. Multiple Health Behaviors and Psychological Well-Being of Chinese Female Undergraduate Students

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    Bian, Hui; Wu, Jingjin; Li, Yan; Largo-Wight, Erin

    2012-01-01

    This study examined Chinese female college students' multiple health behaviors, their quality of life, and mental and psychological well-being and compared that with American counterparts. A convenience sample of 293 female undergraduates participated in the study during spring 2010, in Eastern China. A traditional self-report paper-pencil…

  15. The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Gallstone Among Adults in South-East of Iran: A Population-Based Study

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    Ansari-Moghaddam, Alireza; Khorram, Alireza; Miri-Bonjar, Mahmodreza; Mohammadi, Mahdi; Ansari, Hossein

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and possible risk factors of gallstone disease in the general population. Patients and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out on a total of 1522 males and females aged ≥30 years in Zahedan district, South-East of Iran. Data were collected by a validated questionnaire and gallstone diagnosis was assessed by an experienced radiologist using ultrasonography. Logistic regression model was used to identify the association between selected variables and gallstone disease. Results: The overall prevalence of gallstone in participants was 2.4%. The risk of gallstone was 2.60 times higher in people age 45 and older than those aged 30 - 44 years (Odds Ratio = 2.60, 95% CI; 1.22 - 5.55). Females were 2.73 (95% CI; 1.34 - 5.56) times more likely to have disease compared to males as well. The risk in unmarried individuals was also three times higher than married ones (OR = 2.99: 95% CI 1.02 - 9.16). Additionally, daily physical activity reduced the risk of gallstone disease by 66% (95% CI; 0.18 - 0.86). Conclusion: In conclusion, increasing age and female gender were risk factors, whereas daily physical activity and marriage identified as protective factors in aetiology of gallstone disease. PMID:26573029

  16. Gallstones: new insights into an old story

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    Tiderington, Evan; Lee, Sum P.; Ko, Cynthia W.

    2016-01-01

    Gallstones, particularly cholesterol gallstones, are common in Western populations and may cause symptoms such as biliary colic or complications such as acute cholecystitis or gallstone pancreatitis. Recent studies have allowed for a better understanding of the risk of symptoms or complications in patients with gallstones. In addition, newer data suggest an association of gallstones with overall mortality, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal cancers, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Knowledge of appropriate indications and timing of cholecystectomy, particularly for mild biliary pancreatitis, has gradually accumulated. Lastly, there are exciting possibilities for novel agents to treat or prevent cholesterol stone disease. This review covers new advances in our understanding of the natural history, clinical associations, and management of gallstone disease. PMID:27508070

  17. Bone mineral density in young female Chinese dancers

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    Tsai, S; Hsu, H; Fong, Y; Chiu, C.; Kao, A.; Lee, C.(Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)

    2001-01-01

    To evaluate of the effect of dancing on bone mineral density (BMD) we compared 29 Chinese girls who had been receiving regular ballet training for at least 6 years with a control group of 20 nonathletic sex- and age-matched Chinese girls. BMD was measured at the second to fourth lumbar spine and at the right femoral neck using a commercial dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer (DEXA). There were no significant differences in either measured BMD or spinal BMD after adjusting for body weight (body m...

  18. Mirror rubbing: a critical genealogy of pre-modern Chinese female same-sex eroticism.

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    Shi, Liang

    2013-01-01

    This article offers a critical genealogy of pre-modern Chinese female same-sex relationships. Through the analysis of the primary source materials in history, fiction, and drama, the author shows that female homosexuality is silenced and suppressed. To Confucianism, female same-sex relationships threaten to exclude men from accessing female sex and keep women away from participating in extending the family line. Even the Daoist theory of sex can be used to discriminate against female homosexuality by denying women the ability to initiate and maintain the cycle of yin-yang interaction in sexual intercourse. There are 2 recurring themes in the male writers' imaginings of female same-sex eroticism. First, heterosexuality is the preferred sexual order, and female same-sex desire arises due to the lack of sexual access to men. Second, heterosexual relationships and intercourse are the norm that female homosexuality aspires to imitate. PMID:23593957

  19. The epidemiology of gallstones in women

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    Pixley, Fiona; Mann, Jim; Dr. Jim Mann

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    A survey of 652 nonvegetarian and 130 vegetarian women aged 40-70 years using real-time ultrasonography was carried out to determine the prevalence of gallstones. 24.6% of nonvegetarian women were found to have gallstones compared with 11.5% of vegetarian women (p < 0.05). Each participant completed a postal questionnaire on general health aspects and dietary habits. Aetiological factors shown to have a strong influence on the development of gallstones included increasin...

  20. Development and application of the Chinese adult female computational phantom Rad-HUMAN

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    Rad-HUMAN is a whole-body numerical phantom of a Chinese adult woman which contains 46 organs and tissues and was created by MCAM6 software using the color photographs of the Chinese Visible Human dataset. This dataset was obtained from a 22-year old Chinese female cadaver judged to represent normal human anatomy as much as possible. The density and elemental composition recommended in the ICRP Publication 89 and in the ICRU report 44 were assigned to the organ and tissue in Rad-HUMAN for radiation protection purpose. The last step was to implement the anatomical data into a Monte Carlo code. Rad-HUMAN contains more than 28.8 billion tiny volume units, which produces an accurately whole-body numerical phantom of a Chinese adult female

  1. Body, gender, and disease: the female breast in late imperial Chinese medicine.

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    Wu, Yi-Li

    2011-01-01

    This paper examines the diverse ways in which Chinese medical experts historically gendered breast disease as a female ailment. By comparing representations of the female breast from the "Imperially-Compiled Golden Mirror of Medical Learning (Yuzuan yizong jinjian, 1742)" to those from earlier and contemporary texts, this paper analyzes how breast disease was alternately categorized as an ailment of childbearing and as a disease rooted in pathological female emotion. Medical awareness of breast disease in men did somewhat challenge these connections between womanhood and disease. Nevertheless, medical illustrations of women helped to reinforce the idea that breast disease was a characteristically female problem. PMID:22069795

  2. Breaking the Barriers in Chinese Female Career Development

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    Wang Wei

    2013-01-01

    Career development is an important part of modern human resource management. Women are an important and integral part in human resources. Paying at ention to women's career development can’t be ignored both for women own career development and the economic development of society. But compared to men, the Chinese women encounter more barriers in the process of career development, the purpose of this paper is to analyze these barriers and put forward corresponding countermeasures to break the barriers.

  3. Gallstones are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa

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    Miller, Iben M; Vindsand Naver, Astrid; Mogensen, Ulla B;

    2015-01-01

    significant evidence was found with regard to hepatic dysfunction. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates an association of HS with gallstones, but not with hepatic dysfunction. The association with gallstones may be partly explained by the comorbidity of hypertriglyceridemia and obesity as a part of MetS....

  4. Active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk for Chinese females: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Chuan Chen; Yu-Bei Huang; Xue-Ou Liu; Ying Gao; Hong-Ji Dai; Feng-Ju Song; Wei-Qin Li; Jing Wang; Ye Yan; Pei-Shan Wang; Yao-Gang Wang; Ke-Xin Chen

    2014-01-01

    Previous studies suggested that smoking and passive smoking could increase the risk of breast cancer, but the results were inconsistent, especially for Chinese females. Thus, we systematically searched cohort and case-control studies investigating the associations of active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk among Chinese females in four English databases (PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, and Wiley) and three Chinese databases (CNKI, WanFang, and VIP). Fifty-one articles (3 cohort stud...

  5. Integrative Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with a Chinese Female College Student Dealing with Relationship Loss

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    Ng, Kok-Mun; Parikh, Sejal; Guo, Lan

    2012-01-01

    Through case presentation, this article illustrates the integration of person-centered skills and guided imagery into Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with a Chinese female college student who was experiencing emotional distress due to relationship loss. Transcripts from select portions of actual counseling sessions further demonstrate the…

  6. A detailed breast model and its application for Chinese female breast dose estimation in mammography

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    The IAEA protocol for breast dosimetry is based on the calculations of Dance which used very simple models of the breast based on the western female data. In order to estimate the dose more precisely in the mammographic examination for the Chinese female, a 3D detailed breast model was constructed. This model contains the detailed structures in the breast, including skin, subcutaneous fat, Cooper's ligaments, and fibro-glandular region containing intra-glandular fat, gland, ductal system, and terminal ductal lobular units. And the size of this breast model was adjusted to represent the characteristic of Chinese female. The glandular tissue conversion coefficients were calculated using this detailed breast model with Monte Carlo code, Geant4. The comparison between the data obtained in this study and the data from Dance was carried out. The discrepancy may come from both the structure and size of the breast models

  7. A Chinese Visible Human-based computational female pelvic phantom for radiation dosimetry simulation

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    Accurate voxel phantom is needed for dosimetric simulation in radiation therapy for malignant tumors in female pelvic region. However, most of the existing voxel phantoms are constructed on the basis of Caucasian or non-Chinese population. Materials and Methods: A computational framework for constructing female pelvic voxel phantom for radiation dosimetry was performed based on Chinese Visible Human datasets. First, several organs within pelvic region were segmented from Chinese Visible Human datasets. Then, polygonization and voxelization were performed based on the segmented organs and a 3D computational phantom is built in the form of a set of voxel arrays. Results: The generated phantom can be converted and loaded into treatment planning system for radiation dosimetry calculation. From the observed dosimetric results of those organs and structures, we can evaluate their absorbed dose and implement some simulation studies. Conclusion: A voxel female pelvic phantom was developed from Chinese Visible Human datasets. It can be utilized for dosimetry evaluation and planning simulation, which would be very helpful to improve the clinical performance and reduce the radiation toxicity on organ at risk.

  8. Oral and contact dissolution of gallstones.

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    Schoenfield, L J; Marks, J W

    1993-04-01

    The appropriate selection of patients for treatment with oral ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)--a drug that has virtually no side effects--results in about 50% of patients experiencing safe dissolution of gallstones within 2 years. Eligible patients have small (less than 20 mm in diameter) radiolucent gallstones in a gallbladder visualized by oral cholecystography (OCG); ideal candidates are thin women who have gallstones that are less than 15 mm in diameter, floating when observed by OCG, or of low density on computed tomographic (CT) scanning. Contact dissolution with methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) is rapid, effective more often than UDCA, and safe but requires the expertise of an interventional radiologist. Any size and number of cholesterol gallstones that are not CT-dense will be dissolved by MTBE, leaving at most only insoluble debris that is clinically innocuous. Although gallstones recur after dissolution by UDCA or MTBE in 50% of patients within 5 years, recurrent gallstones are usually asymptomatic and/or can probably be dissolved. We conclude that oral or contact dissolution provides an alternative treatment to cholecystectomy for about 30% of patients with symptomatic gallstones. PMID:8480875

  9. Eating attitudes, weight control behaviors and risk factors for eating disorders among Chinese female dance students

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    Zhuoli Tao

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Along with the economic development, eating disorders begin to appear in China. In this context, we study potential risks for eating disorders. Methods: 1,199 Chinese students, aged 12-25 years, were randomly selected in spring 2006 from a survey with a series of scales (EAT-26, EDI that were used as a screening examination for eating attitudes, weight control behaviors and risk factors. Among them were 31 female Chinese dance students. The dancer students were compared with the female high risk group of eating disorders (EAT ≥ 20 and the female low risk group (EAT 0-9 according to their scores on EAT-26 and EDI. Results: There were just 3 dancers (10% with scores on the EAT-26 who were over the cut-off point of 20 for high risk of an eating disorder. The dance group also showed significantly higher scores than the low risk group (EAT 0-9 not only on the subscales Dieting, and EAT-26 total scores on the EAT-26, but also on the subscales Perfectionism and Maturity Fears on the EDI. Conclusions: Among the group of female Chinese dance students, most participants did not show a high risk for eating disorders and their high scores on some subscales on the EAT-26 and EDI could be caused by their occupation.

  10. The number of metabolic abnormalities associated with the risk of gallstones in a non-diabetic population.

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    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate whether metabolic syndrome is associated with gallstones, independent of hepatitis C infection or chronic kidney disease (CKD, in a non-diabetic population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 8,188 Chinese adult participants that underwent a self-motivated health examination were recruited into the final analysis after excluding the subjects who had a history of cholecystectomy, diabetes mellitus, or were currently using antihypertensive or lipid-lowering agents. Gallstones were defined by the presence of strong intraluminal echoes that were gravity-dependent or that attenuated ultrasound transmission. RESULTS: A total of 447 subjects (5.5% had gallstones, with 239 (5.1% men and 208 (6.0% women. After adjusting for age, gender, obesity, education level, and lifestyle factors, included current smoking, alcohol drinking, regular exercise, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and CKD, there was a positive association between metabolic syndrome and gallstones. Moreover, as compared to subjects without metabolic abnormalities, subjects with one, two, and three or more suffered from a 35, 40, and 59% higher risk of gallstones, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Non-diabetic subjects with metabolic syndrome had a higher risk of gallstones independent of hepatitis C or CKD, and a dose-dependent effect of metabolic abnormalities also exists.

  11. Anthropometric Characteristics of Chinese Professional Female Marathoners and Predicted Variables for Their Personal Bests.

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    Yang, Xian-Gang; Wang, Yang; Bao, Da-Peng; Hu, Yang

    2015-12-01

    To investigate anthropometric characteristics of Chinese professional female marathoners and suitable predicted variables correlated with their personal bests (PB), 96 Chinese female long-distance runners were divided into international (Olympic Games. Selected anthropometric variables, including height, body mass, percentages of body fat, girths, breadths, lengths and skin-folds were measured. Only iliac crest skin-fold of international athletes was significantly lower than it is in national group. Girth of forearm and lower limbs, length of lower limbs, and all skin-folds of national athletes were significantly lower than those from average level group. Percentages of body fat, girth of forearm and calf, length of lower limbs, and skin-folds at sites of subscapular, abdominal and iliac crest of athletes from average level group were significantly higher than those in international athletes. Positive correlation was found between forearm girth and PB, and between the subscapular, abdominal, iliac crest and triceps surae skin-folds and PB for total athletes. Negative correlation between biiliac breadth and PB in international athletes, and positive correlations between abdominal and triceps surae skin-folds and PB in national athletes were found. For average runners, high positive correlation was found between upper arm girth and PB, and between subscapular, abdominal, iliac crest and triceps surae skin-folds and PB. The findings suggested that compared to stride length, stride frequency and efficiency were more important factors influencing running performance, which were in accordance with running technique in Chinese female marathoners. PMID:26987158

  12. Gallstones

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    ... produces bile—a fluid that carries toxins and waste products out of the body and helps the ... leak bile and cause a painful and possibly dangerous infection. One or more additional operations may be ...

  13. Gallstones

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    ... specially trained technician performs the procedure in a health care provider’s office, outpatient center, or hospital, and a radiologist—a doctor who specializes in medical imaging—interprets ...

  14. NaFeEDTA Fortified Soy Sauce Showed Higher Iron Absorption Rate in Chinese Females

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    JUN-SHENG HUO; XIAO-GUANG YANG; JIAN-HUA PIAO; JUN-QUAN GAO; HONG MIAO; Bo YU; CHENG-QIAN LU; JUN-SHI CHEN

    2007-01-01

    Objective NaFeEDTA was considered as a promising iron fortificant for controlling iron deficiency anemia. Soy sauce is a suitable food carrier for iron fortification and is a popular condiment in China. Iron absorption rates of NaFeEDTA and FeSO4were observed and compared in adult female subjects. Methods The stable isotope tracer method was used in Chinese females consuming a typical Chinese diet. Ten healthy young Chinese women were selected as subjects in the 15-day study. A plant-based diet was used based on the dietary pattern of adult women in the 1992 National Nutrition Survey. Six milligram of54Fe in 54FeSO4 soy sauce and 3 mg 58Fe in Na58FeEDTA soy sauce were given to the same subjects in two days. Food samples and fecal samples were collected and analyzed. Results Iron absorption rates of NaFeEDTA and FeSO4 were 10.51%±2.83and 4.73%±2.15 respectively. The 58Fe (NaFeEDTA) absorption was significantly higher than that of 54Fe (FeSO4) (P<0.01).The iron absorption rate from NaFeEDTA was 1.2 times higher than that from FeSO4 in Chinese adult women consuming a typical Chinese diet. Conclusion The higher absorption rate of NaFeEDTA suggested that NaFeEDTA would be a better iron fortificant used in soy sauce for the controlling of iron deficiency anemia in China.

  15. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of gallstone disease

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    Stender, Stefan; Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth; Benn, Marianne;

    2013-01-01

    Drugs which reduce plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) may protect against gallstone disease. Whether plasma levels of LDL-C per se predict risk of gallstone disease remains unclear. We tested the hypothesis that elevated LDL-C is a causal risk factor for symptomatic gallstone...

  16. Radiologic and ultrasonographic diagnosis of gallstones.

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    Ferrucci, J T

    1988-01-01

    Several new nonsurgical modes of therapy for gallstone disease are being introduced almost simultaneously in the United States. These include orally administered bile acids, contact dissolution with methyl t-butyl ether (MTBE), and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Paralleling these developments is a similar period of transition in the field of gallstone imaging. Technical considerations in performing ultrasonographic, roentgenographic, and cholecystographic studies become more important, since the criteria for use of the nonsurgical techniques place a greater emphasis on gallstone morphology. In ultrasonography, sizing artifacts from reflective surfaces, optimizing measurements, magnifying hard-copy images, positioning the patient, and optimizing transducer frequencies will need to be addressed. In roentgenography, coned views of the right upper quadrant, with the patient prone, will give the best results. Oral cholecystography (OCG) has largely been replaced by ultrasonography for the detection of gallstones, but it is still an essential part of the imaging workup because it permits adequate visualization of the gallbladder to assure patency of the cystic duct. Correlation of the findings from the several techniques has disclosed new insights and encouraged the use of tailored techniques. Based on the current criteria for the use of orally administered ursodeoxycholic acid, an estimated 60-70% of all patients who have gallstones may be suitable candidates for such treatment. PMID:3062081

  17. Prevalence and risk factors of gallstones in adult health screening population

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    Lee, Mi Hwa; Cho, Pyong Kon [Dept. of Radiological Science, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Kwon, Duck Moon [Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Daegu Health College, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-12-15

    Gallstone is the most common disease of the biliary system. Korean has experienced an increase in the percentage of cholesterol gallstones. The major risk factors associated with cholesterol gallstones are age, gender as well as obesity. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of gallstones in the last three years and evaluate the associated risk factors in the population who underwent health screening. The study population consisted of 2,484 males and 2,212 females who visited the health promotion center in Dalseogu, Daegu in Korea from January 2011 to December 2013. Each participant in the study had their biliary system gallbladder examined using ultrasonography. Classified as underweight, normal weight or overweight using the population of obese according to the body mass index, and classified according to mood diagnosis of diabetes presented by the American Diabetes Association. Fasting blood glucose and number of liver function, the divided the control group by referring to the normal liver function values used herein. The geological map, I was classified as NCEP APT Ⅲ. A showed of total 148 people were found to have gallstones. The prevalence of sex among 148 patients (3.15%) 84 men (1.79%) and 64 women (1.36%) which shows significantly there is little difference. 1.84% 40 years and below, 3.38% 40's showed age prevalence was 4.66% in 50's and above. In addition, Total-cholesterol was at the most in 52 people, LDL-cholesterol in 398 people, Triglyceride in 36 people, HDL-cholesterol in 19 people. The abnormal group, was created from the total-cholesterol categories from a physical examination of a subject that has been found to be gallstones in the gallbladder. A result of conducting the univariate analysis shows the prevalence of gallstones, a correlation that is meaningful. The logistic regression analysis of multiple ages was chosen to show risk factors age independent cholelithiasis. In spite of the conclusion, gallstones are not

  18. Prevalence and risk factors of gallstones in adult health screening population

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    Gallstone is the most common disease of the biliary system. Korean has experienced an increase in the percentage of cholesterol gallstones. The major risk factors associated with cholesterol gallstones are age, gender as well as obesity. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of gallstones in the last three years and evaluate the associated risk factors in the population who underwent health screening. The study population consisted of 2,484 males and 2,212 females who visited the health promotion center in Dalseogu, Daegu in Korea from January 2011 to December 2013. Each participant in the study had their biliary system gallbladder examined using ultrasonography. Classified as underweight, normal weight or overweight using the population of obese according to the body mass index, and classified according to mood diagnosis of diabetes presented by the American Diabetes Association. Fasting blood glucose and number of liver function, the divided the control group by referring to the normal liver function values used herein. The geological map, I was classified as NCEP APT Ⅲ. A showed of total 148 people were found to have gallstones. The prevalence of sex among 148 patients (3.15%) 84 men (1.79%) and 64 women (1.36%) which shows significantly there is little difference. 1.84% 40 years and below, 3.38% 40's showed age prevalence was 4.66% in 50's and above. In addition, Total-cholesterol was at the most in 52 people, LDL-cholesterol in 398 people, Triglyceride in 36 people, HDL-cholesterol in 19 people. The abnormal group, was created from the total-cholesterol categories from a physical examination of a subject that has been found to be gallstones in the gallbladder. A result of conducting the univariate analysis shows the prevalence of gallstones, a correlation that is meaningful. The logistic regression analysis of multiple ages was chosen to show risk factors age independent cholelithiasis. In spite of the conclusion, gallstones are not

  19. Colonic gallstone ileus: the rolling stones.

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    Heaney, Roisin Mary

    2014-01-01

    Gallstone ileus is a rare complication of cholelithiasis accounting for 1-4% of cases of intestinal obstruction with a predominance in the elderly population. Unfortunately, it has an insipid presentation and is associated with significant rates of morbidity and mortality. Controversy arises over the management of gallstone ileus, and while surgery remains the mainstay of treatment, the main point of contention surrounds the extent of surgery. We describe the case of an 85-year-old woman who presented with symptoms and signs of large bowel obstruction. Radiological evaluation revealed a 5 cm×3.5 cm gallstone impacted in the sigmoid colon. A laparoscopic-assisted enterolithotomy alone relieved the obstruction with minimal surgical insult and allowed for a swift and uneventful recovery. Our case emphasises the need for a high index of suspicion for the condition as well as highlighting the advantages of the use of laparoscopic surgery in an emergency setting. PMID:25323275

  20. Multi-Analytic Approach Elucidates Significant Role of Hormonal and Hepatocanalicular Transporter Genetic Variants in Gallstone Disease in North Indian Population

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    Srivastava, Anshika; Mishra, Avshesh; Singh, Rajan; Rai, Rajani; Srivastava, Neena; Mittal, Balraj

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    Objective Cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) is a multifactorial and multistep disease. Apart from female gender and increasing age being the documented non-modifiable risk factor for gallstones the pathobiological mechanisms underlying the phenotypic expression of CGD appear to be rather complex, and one or more variations in genes could play critical roles in the diverse pathways further progressing to cholesterol crystal formation. In the present study we performed genotyping score, Multi...

  1. THE DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE GALLSTONE PANCREATITIS

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    Elena Gologan

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Acute gallstone pancreatitis is a severe form of pancreatitis caused by an ampullary blocked gallstone. The clinical course combines elements of severe pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice with angiocolitis. Complications are very frequent in the absence of spontaneous, interventional or surgical desobstruction. The diagnosis is based upon clinical features, biochemical paramethers with cholestasis, hyperamilasemia, hyperamilasuria, hyperlipasemia, metabolic disorders. Imagistic assay is undoubtful necessary for the diagnosis; it allows identifying most of the complications, and some of these investigations are very useful in the desobstruction procedures, done at proper moment.

  2. Active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk for Chinese females: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Chuan Chen

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Previous studies suggested that smoking and passive smoking could increase the risk of breast cancer, but the results were inconsistent, especially for Chinese females. Thus, we systematically searched cohort and case-control studies investigating the associations of active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk among Chinese females in four English databases (PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, and Wiley and three Chinese databases (CNKI, WanFang, and VIP. Fifty-one articles (3 cohort studies and 48 case-control studies covering 17 provinces of China were finally included in this systematic review. Among Chinese females, there was significant association between passive smoking and this risk of breast cancer [odds ratio (OR: 1.62; 95% confidence interval (CI: 1.39-1.85; I2 = 75.8%, P = 20 cigarettes per day, and 1.07 and 1.87, respectively, for those exposed to smoke in the workplace (= 300 min of exposure per day. These results imply that passive smoking is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and the risk seems to increase as the level of passive exposure to smoke increases among Chinese females. Women with passive exposure to smoke in the workplace have a higher risk of breast cancer than those exposed to their husband's smoking.

  3. IFNG polymorphisms are associated with tuberculosis in Han Chinese pediatric female population.

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    Shen, Chen; Jiao, Wei-Wei; Feng, Wei-Xing; Wu, Xi-Rong; Xiao, Jing; Miao, Qing; Sun, Lin; Wang, Bin-Bin; Wang, Jing; Liu, Fang; Shen, Dan; Shen, A-Dong

    2013-09-01

    Host genetic factors play a major role in determining differential susceptibility to human tuberculosis (TB), a re-emerging infectious disease throughout the world. Genetic variations in the IFNG gene coding for interferon gamma (IFN-γ), have been identified in TB patients. To investigate the association of the IFNG polymorphisms with TB susceptibility in Chinese pediatric population. A case-control study of 189 TB patients and 164 controls was performed using single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis. Genomic DNA was extracted from leukocytes in peripheral blood. Three SNPs of IFNG, including -1616C/T (rs2069705), +874A/T (rs2430561), and +3234C/T (rs2069718), were selected for genotyping and analysis. The +874A and +3234C alleles were more frequent among TB patients (P = 0.108 and P = 0.088), especially in females (both P = 0.029), although this difference was not significant since Bonferroni corrected significance threshold was 0.025 (two of three SNPs were found to be in linkage disequilibrium). More pronounced differences for the +874 and +3234 polymorphisms were found under the genotype comparison between TB cases and controls in the total population [P = 0.026 (borderline non-significance) and P = 0.020, respectively], and in the female subgroup (P = 0.020 and P = 0.020). The dominant model of inheritance was shown to be significant for +874A and +3234C alleles (both P = 0.019) in the female subgroup. The +874A and +3234C alleles were more frequently found in extrapulmonary TB patients than in controls (P = 0.039). Haplotype analysis carried out on these three SNPs showed the TTT haplotype to be more frequent in controls than in TB cases, and this difference showed a strong significance (P = 0.005). The +874A and +3234C alleles may be related to TB susceptibility in the female subgroup in the Chinese pediatric population of North China. The higher rate of +874A (known to correlate with lower IFN-γ expression) in the extrapulmonary

  4. Delayed phlegmon with gallstone fragments masquerading as soft tissue sarcoma

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    Goodman, Laura F.; Bateni, Cyrus P.; Bishop, John W.; Canter, Robert J.

    2016-01-01

    Complications from lost gallstones after cholecystectomy are rare but varied from simple perihepatic abscess to empyema and expectoration of gallstones. Gallstone complications have been reported in nearly every organ system, although reports of malignant masquerade of retained gallstones are few. We present the case of an 87-year-old woman with a flank soft tissue tumor 4 years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The initial clinical, radiographic and biopsy findings were consistent with soft tissue sarcoma (STS), but careful review of her case in multidisciplinary conference raised the suspicion for retained gallstones rather than STS. The patient was treated with incisional biopsy/drainage of the mass, and gallstones were retrieved. The patient recovered completely without an extensive resectional procedure, emphasizing the importance of multidisciplinary sarcoma care to optimize outcomes for potential sarcoma patients. PMID:27333918

  5. Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Procedure for Treatment of Gallstone Ileus

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    Shiraishi, Takuya; Tomizawa, Naoki; Andoh, Tatsumasa; Arakawa, Kazuhisa; Enokida, Yasuaki; Ozawa, Naoya

    2016-01-01

    Gallstone ileus is a rare mechanical bowel obstruction, and previously reported cases have been treated laparoscopically with good results. Although transvaginal hybrid NOTES without a minilaparotomy has been reported to decrease the incidence of surgical wound complications, to our knowledge, this procedure has not been used previously to treat gallstone ileus. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES procedure for treatment of gallstone ileus. This ca...

  6. Is the FXR the fix for cholesterol gallstone disease?

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    Juran, Brian D; Lazaridis, Konstantinos N

    2005-07-01

    Cholesterol gallstone disease is characterized by several events, including cholesterol precipitation in bile, increased bile salt hydrophobicity and gallbladder inflammation. Here, we describe the same phenotype in mice lacking the bile acid receptor, FXR. Furthermore, in susceptible wild-type mice that recapitulate human cholesterol gallstone disease, treatment with a synthetic FXR agonist prevented sequelae of the disease. These effects were mediated by FXR-dependent increases in biliary bile salt and phospholipid concentrations, which restored cholesterol solubility and thereby prevented gallstone formation. Taken together, these results indicate that FXR is a promising therapeutic target for treating or preventing cholesterol gallstone disease. PMID:15962294

  7. Gallstone obstruction in anastomotic stricture: A very rare case

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    Burak Veli Ülger

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Gallstone ileus is a rare but serious complication of cholelithiasis. It is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction but it accounts up to 25% of non-strangulated small bowel obstructions in elderly. Obstruction usually occurs in the terminal ileum. Although the most frequent mechanism of gallstone ileus is migration of the gallstone through a gallbladder-duodenal fistula, there have been cases of bowel obstruction caused by gallstones without any findings of bilio-enteric fistula during the operation. The diagnosis is usually delayed due to nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms. Abdominal computerized tomography (CT scan is the optimal way to diagnose the gallstone ileus. It can identify the site and nature of the obstruction. The optimal surgical approach is a matter of debate. Enterolithotomy is the most performed operation. One stage operation should be performed in selected low risk patients. In this study, we report a 55 years old male patient who underwent surgical intervention due to gallstone ileus. During the operation, we observed that two individual gallstones lead to obstruction in anastomoticstricture which was due to the patient’s prior small bowel resection. Also, no fistula was found during the operation between the gall bladder and the gastrointestinal tract of patient. The gallstones were removed by enterolithotomy. Because there was no gallstone in the allbladder, we did not perform cholecystectomy. J Clin Exp Invest 2015; 6 (1: 72-74

  8. The role and mechanism of fatty acids in gallstones

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    Shuo-Dong Wu; Kazuhisa Uchiyama; Ying Fan

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Cholelithiasis is a common entity in China, but its etiology and pathogenesis have not been fully elucidated. Pigment stones of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct still form a high proportion in China, while they are rare in Europeans. To date, reports on fatty acids in stones remain few. We analyzed the quantity of fatty acids in different stones from Chinese and Japanese cases and discussed the role and mechanism of fatty acids in the formation of pigment stones. METHODS: Clinical data from 18 Chinese and 37 Japanese patients with different types of stones were analyzed using the procedure for extracting fatty acids from gallstones and high performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS: The total fatty acid and free fatty acid contents of pigment stones were markedly higher than those in black or cholesterol stones. The ratio of free saturated to free unsaturated fatty acids was highest in intrahepatic and less in extrahepatic pigment stones, which were signiifcantly different from the other two kinds of stones. CONCLUSIONS: This indicates that phospholipase participates in the course of pigment stone formation. The action of phospholipase A1 is more important than phospholipase A2.

  9. Crystallogeny fundamentals of the cholesterol gallstone

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    Wu Jie; Zhou Jianli; He Lijun; Qu Xingang; Gu Lin; Yang Haimin

    2007-01-01

    The nucleation mechanism and crystal growth process of the cholesterol gallstone are studied and a systematic theory expounded by crystallogeny is proposed. Normal feed and stone-forming feed were used to raise guinea pigs in the control and stone-causing groups respectively. The state and transformation of liquid crystal vesicles, the appearance of crystal nuclei, and the formation of microcrystal grains were observed under a polarizing microscope during the experimental period. It was found that the liquid crystal vesicles in the bile of the control group were small, scattered, and always existed as single forms, and no shaped gallstone crystals were formed.While in the stone-causing group, liquid crystal vesicles grew to larger ones, and then aggregated to form large liquid crystal cells. Solid crystal growth along the edge of these liquid crystal cells formed microcrystal grains. These demonstrated that bile liquid crystal vesicles form the basic nuclei of cholesterol gallstone. Heterogeneous nucleation is the common process in the formation of crystal nuclei and crystal growth.

  10. Chinese female breast cancer patients show a better overall survival than their male counterparts

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    XIA Liang-ping; ZHOU Fei-fei; GUO Gui-fang; WANG Fang; WANG Xi; YUAN Zhong-yu; ZHANG Bei

    2010-01-01

    Backgroud It is not clear if there is a difference in prognosis between male breast cancer (MBC) and female breast cancer (FBC) patients. The aim of this study was to compare the prognosis of MBC and FBC patients in China and the prognosis of MBC and their corresponding postmenopausal FBC patients.Methods Thirty-five MBC patients who were treated at the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center between 1969 and 2004 were enrolled in the study. Seventy FBC patients who were matched with the MBC patients for TNM stage, year of diagnosis, and age at diagnosis were simultaneously enrolled in the study. A second group comprising 18 MBC patients and their corresponding 36 matched postmenopausal FBC patients were also enrolled. The whole group and the postmenopausal groups were compared for five- and ten-year survivals. Results All the factors that could potentially affect prognosis were comparable among the groups except more FBC than MBC patients underwent endocrine therapy and a modified radical mastectomy. The 5- and 10-year survivals in the whole group were 81.6% and 60.3% for men and 90.7% and 73.5% for women (P=0.02). The 5- and 10-year survival in the postmenopausal group was 82.5% and 100% for men and 66.0% and 85.9% for women (P=0.159).Conclusions Chinese FBC patients had a better prognosis than Chinese MBC patients. However, MBC patients and their corresponding postmenopausal FBC patients had a similar prognosis.

  11. Active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk for Chinese females:a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Chuan Chen; Pei-Shan Wang; Yao-Gang Wang; Ke-Xin Chen; Yu-Bei Huang; Xue-Ou Liu; Ying Gao; Hong-Ji Dai; Feng-Ju Song; Wei-Qin Li; Jing Wang; Ye Yan

    2014-01-01

    Previous studies suggested that smoking and passive smoking could increase the risk of breast cancer, but the results were inconsistent, especial y for Chinese females. Thus, we systematical y searched cohort and case-control studies investigating the associations of active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk among Chinese females in four English databases (PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, and Wiley) and three Chinese databases (CNKI, WanFang, and VIP). Fifty-one articles (3 cohort studies and 48 case-control studies) covering 17 provinces of China were finally included in this systematic review. Among Chinese females, there was significant association between passive smoking and this risk of breast cancer [odds ratio (OR): 1.62; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.39-1.85; I2 = 75.8%, P < 0.001; n = 26] but no significant association between active smoking and the risk of breast cancer (OR:1.04;95%CI:0.89-1.20;I2=13.9%, P=0.248;n=31). The OR of exposure to husband’s smoking and to smoke in the workplace was 1.27 (95% CI: 1.07-1.50) and 1.66 (95% CI: 1.07-2.59), respectively. The OR of light and heavy passive smoking was 1.11 and 1.41, respectively, for women exposed to their husband’s smoke (<20 and≥20 cigarettes per day), and 1.07 and 1.87, respectively, for those exposed to smoke in the workplace (<300 and≥300 min of exposure per day). These results imply that passive smoking is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and the risk seems to increase as the level of passive exposure to smoke increases among Chinese females. Women with passive exposure to smoke in the workplace have a higher risk of breast cancer than those exposed to their husband’s smoking.

  12. Active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk for Chinese females: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Chen, Chuan; Huang, Yu-Bei; Liu, Xue-Ou; Gao, Ying; Dai, Hong-Ji; Song, Feng-Ju; Li, Wei-Qin; Wang, Jing; Yan, Ye; Wang, Pei-Shan; Wang, Yao-Gang; Chen, Ke-Xin

    2014-06-01

    Previous studies suggested that smoking and passive smoking could increase the risk of breast cancer, but the results were inconsistent, especially for Chinese females. Thus, we systematically searched cohort and case-control studies investigating the associations of active and passive smoking with breast cancer risk among Chinese females in four English databases (PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect, and Wiley) and three Chinese databases (CNKI, WanFang, and VIP). Fifty-one articles (3 cohort studies and 48 case-control studies) covering 17 provinces of China were finally included in this systematic review. Among Chinese females, there was significant association between passive smoking and this risk of breast cancer [odds ratio (OR): 1.62; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.39-1.85; I2 = 75.8%, P smoking and the risk of breast cancer (OR: 1.04; 95% CI: 0.89-1.20; I2 = 13.9%, P = 0.248; n = 31). The OR of exposure to husband's smoking and to smoke in the workplace was 1.27 (95% CI: 1.07-1.50) and 1.66 (95% CI: 1.07-2.59), respectively. The OR of light and heavy passive smoking was 1.11 and 1.41, respectively, for women exposed to their husband's smoke (smoke in the workplace (smoking is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and the risk seems to increase as the level of passive exposure to smoke increases among Chinese females. Women with passive exposure to smoke in the workplace have a higher risk of breast cancer than those exposed to their husband's smoking. PMID:24823992

  13. Oral cholecystography in contemporary gallstone imaging: a review.

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    Maglinte, D D; Torres, W E; Laufer, I

    1991-01-01

    The introduction of nonoperative alternatives to elective cholecystectomy in the management of gallstones has resurrected use of oral cholecystography (OCG). This article reviews basic principles involved in the proper performance of OCG and interpretation of the resulting images. The role of OCG in the current management of gallstones is discussed. PMID:1984325

  14. Stereoselectivity in metabolic 3-reduction of tibolone in healthy Chinese female volunteers

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    Ming ZUO; Ming-jie GAO; Zhen LIU; Lei CAI; Geng-li DUAN

    2005-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the stereoselectivity in human metabolic 3-reduction oftibolone. Methods: Twenty healthy Chinese female volunteers were given a singleoral dose of tibolone (2.5 mg), and serial blood samples were collected aftertreatment. The plasma concentrations of the two pharmacologically active 3-hydroxyl metabolites of tibolone, 3α-hydroxyl-7-methyl- norethynodrel (3α-HMN)and 3β-hydroxyl-7-methyl- norethynodrel (3β-HMN) in plasma were determinedby using a validated liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method.Results: The apparent elimination half-life (T1/2) of 3α-HMN was 1.43±0.52 h, andthat of 3β-HMN was 1.53±0.60 h. Maximum plasma concentrations (Cmax) werefound to be 8.75±4.36 μg/L for 3α-HMN and 3.59±1.81 μg/L for 3β-HMN. Areash-1. L-1 for 3α-HMN and 9.89±4.93 μg.h-1. L-1 for 3β-HMN. Conclusion: Stereoselective differences exist in the pharmacokinetics of tibolone metabolism in humans.

  15. Study on features of female fetal reproductive system development in Chinese northeast fine-wool sheep

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    LIU Yunbo; ZHANG Guixue; HU Pengfei; HUANG He; ZHENG Peng; LI Wanhua

    2007-01-01

    Some charaterasics of female fetal reproductive system were studied in different gestation phases of Chinese northeast fine-wool sheep. The results showed that reproductive system consisted of ovary, oviduct, uterus and genitalia. The fetal ovaries were granular in early phase and became elliptic in later phase. The functional formula of ovarian weight, length and volume was obtained.Primary oocyte was encapsulated by monolayer cells in 7-week fetal ovary cortex. Primordial follicles were formed in 8-week fetal ovary, the follicular cells were sporadically arranged and not always regular. Complete organization of primordial follicles appeared until 10-week gestation, most of them scattered in nests in the following weeks of gestation. Two types of follicular complexes were found in fetal. There were continuous and quick mitosis of oogonia in fetal ovaries, large complexes were formed by oogoniaes encapsulated by multilayer of follicular cells, then they differentiated into small complexes, one or more primary oocytes were formed by mitosis of oogonia, primordial follicles which were caused by follicular cell approaching into them developed.

  16. Back to the gallstone: a mischievous cause of morbidity.

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    Heron, Paul; Manzelli, Antonio

    2016-01-01

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LCs) are the gold standard treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease worldwide. However, with this technique comes the increased risk of retained spilled gallstones. We describe a case of a 77-year-old man who presented 2 months after undergoing a LC, with right upper quadrant pain. Abdominal ultrasound scan showed no significant complications, but he continued to have grumbling pains. These were investigated with an abdominal CT scan, prompting suspicion of a colorectal malignancy with pleural metastasis. However, on review by two different multidisciplinary teams, the final conclusion was probable residual gallstones with associated inflammation. This diagnosis was rather dramatically confirmed when the patient went on to expel gallstones percutaneously from his back and coughed out of his respiratory tract. This case highlights the importance of operative documentation of spilled gallstones, which can, in addition to more surprising consequences, mimic malignancy on investigation. This can lead to delay in correct management and cause undue patient distress. PMID:27317757

  17. Radiographic features of oral cholecystograms of 448 symptomatic gallstone patients: implications for nonsurgical therapy.

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    Plaisier, P W; Brakel, K; van der Hul, R L; Bruining, H A

    1994-02-01

    Since radiographic findings on oral cholecystography (OCG) have implications for the eligibility for nonsurgical therapy of elderly patients, we investigated the OCGs of 448 symptomatic gallstone patients (109 male, 339 female; mean age, 49.8 +/- 14 (range, 21-88)). Opacification of the gallbladder was found in 323 cases (72.1%). Calcifications of gallstones were found in 85 opacified gallbladders (26.3%). Solitary and multiple stones were calcified in 35.3% and 18.2%, respectively (P 40 years), there was a significant increase in calcifications (P < 0.02) and a non-significant increase in opacification with increasing age. It is concluded that age is a determinant for calcification of gallstones and not opacification of the gallbladder. Since multiple stones are proportionately observed more in clinical studies than in epidemiologic studies, it is suggested that multiplicity of stones predisposes to biliary complaints. That solitary stones are more likely to be calcified than multiple stones, adds to the hypothesis that solitary and multiple stones have a different pathogenesis. Elderly patients, in whom non-surgical therapy is most likely to be indicated and cost-effective, are less likely to be suitable for this form of treatment, since age is a determinant for stone calcification. PMID:8168584

  18. Therapy of gallstone disease:What it was,what it is,what it will be

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    Piero; Portincasa; Agostino; Di; Ciaula; Leonilde; Bonfrate; David; QH; Wang

    2012-01-01

    Cholesterol gallstone disease is a common clinical condition influenced by genetic factors,increasing age,female gender,and metabolic factors.Although laparoscopic cholecystectomy is currently considered the gold standard in treating patients with symptomatic gallstones,new perspectives regarding medical therapy of cholelithiasis are currently under discussion,also taking into account the pathogenesis of gallstones,the natural history of the disease and the analysis of the overall costs of therapy.A careful selection of patients may lead to successful nonsurgical therapy in symptomatic subjects with a functioning gallbladder harboring small radiolucent stones.The classical oral litholysis by ursodeoxycholic acid has been recently paralleled by new experimental observations,suggesting that cholesterol-lowering agents which inhibit cholesterol synthesis (statins) or intestinal cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe),or drugs acting on specific nuclear receptors involved in cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis,might be proposed as additional approaches for treating cholesterol gallstones.In this review we discuss old,recent and future perspectives on medical treatment of cholesterol cholelithiasis.

  19. Traditional Chinese Medicine Compound Mianbu Mix-fang Is Effective in Treating Immunological Infertility: a Female Mice

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    王望九; 汤明礼; 李笑梅; 陈永华; 产美英; 胡德宝; 戴宁; 黄震; 孔梅

    2002-01-01

    Objective To study the therapeutic effectivess of Traditional Chinese Medicinecompound mixture Mianbu Fang (Immunological infertility therapy) on immunologi-cal infertility caused by antisperm antibody (AsAb) in female mice.Materials & Methods Forty-two female Kunming mice were evenly divided into 7groups by weight. Group A was control group; Group B was model of infertility.Group C, D and E were fed with normal, half and double dosage of Mianbu Ⅰ respec-tively. Group F and G were fed with Mianbu Ⅱ and prednisone Acetates respectively.Animal model of immunological infertility were set up by injecting mice sperm to theother 36 Kunming female mice except Group A. The AsAb levels in serum, cervicalmucus were measured, the histological and immunohistochemistry changes in ovary andendometrium were observed, and the pregnancy indexes were compared in differentgroups.Results Compared with the infertility model group, the AsAb level in serum andcervical mucus in treatment group was lower. Less immune compounds in ovary andendometrium and atretic follicle of ovary was found in treatment group than in modeland control group. The immune compounds in ovary and endometrium were less in thetreatment group than that in the model and control group.Conclusion By regulating immunological system, Traditional Chinese Medicinecompound mixfang Mianbu Fang lowers AsAb in the circulation system and specialorgans, eliminates immunological compound, repairs tissue impairment and increases pregnancy of female mice.

  20. Analysis of female nasal characteristics in Chinese beautiful Han's females%中国美貌汉族女性鼻部特征的测量

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    祖青; 米丛波; 李运科; 宋美云; 杨川

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Based on nose characteristics of beautiful Chinese Han nationality female was established for diagnosis and treatment of aesthetic plastic surgery. OBJECTIVE: To explore nose aesthetic features of Chinese Han nationality beauty female through the measurement of 30 beautiful Chinese Han nationality females. METHODS: 30 cases of anteroposteriorfemale and lateral star photos were selected from fashion magazines, movies, TV series and 16 external nose indexes from 30 Chinese beautiful females were measured by using photoshop CS 3.0 software. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The external nose height, length, width, depth, and the proportion related to aesthetics and anatomical data from stars were obtained, it included: nose wide/nose long=1: 1.15, the nose deep/nose wide=1: 2, the nose wide/ the angular distance=1: 0.94, nose wide/quarrel spacing=1: 1.43, and the ratio was relate with each other. The results shows that the ratio between labial groove spacing with nose width of Chinese beauty female is close to golden ratio 1:0.618, and the external nose relative face is not outstanding.%背景:目前,鼻外型的美学指标尚不统一建立中国美貌汉族女性鼻部特征的数据库,可以为美容整形治疗计划的制定提供理论依据.目的:对公众广泛接受的30例中国美貌汉族女性的鼻部特征进行了测量,观察中国美貌汉族女性鼻部的美学特征.方法:选取30例时尚杂志、电影、电视剧中美女明星的正、侧位脸型的照片,利用photoshop CS 3.0软件对30例中国美貌汉族女性的16个外鼻指标进行测量分析.结果与结论:实验获得明星外鼻的长度、宽度、高度、深度和相关比例等多组美学、解剖学数据,包括:鼻宽-鼻长比为1∶1.15,鼻深-鼻宽比为1∶2,鼻宽-内眦间距比为1∶0.94,鼻宽-口角间距比为1∶1.43,且各比例相互间有一定相关性.结果证实,中国美貌女性鼻唇沟间距与鼻宽之比接近黄金比1∶0.618,外鼻相对面部不够突出.

  1. A Survey on the Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviors in Chinese Female College Students

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    2006-01-01

    To get information in the sexual and contraceptive behaviors in Chinese female college students, a randomized cluster sampling was conducted in colleges and universities in Wuhan Area,China, in terms of types of colleges, subjects (literature, sciences, medicines, art etc), and grades etc.A total number of 2450 questionnaires were distributed, with 2365 questionnaires returned being valid. The return rate of valid questionnaires was 96.6%. The questionnaire investigation was conducted on a multiple-choice and anonymous basis. Data were input into computer and SPSS12.0software package was employed for statistical analysis. Among the female students, 1196 had the experiences of hugging and kissing (50.57%) and 423 (17.89%) had sexual experiences (sexual intercourse). The first sexual intercourse took place at the age of 19.23±1.74 y. There were significant differences in the sexual experiences among the majors of different subjects, with the rate of sexual experiences in art majors (43.17%) and high-grade students (34.31%) being the highest. The causes of the first sexual intercourse included sexual impulse, curiosity, intention to strengthen the relationship or to show loyalty to boyfriend and sometimes violence. While the motives of the sexual intercourse within the past one year before the investigation were to satisfy the sexual needs and to strengthen the relation with their boyfriends. With both first intercourse and sexual experiences within last one year,the partners of the sexual intercourse were mainly their boyfriends (95.7% and 97.3% respectively),but the partners also included acquaintances, "one night stand" partners and customers of sex trade.Some of them had multiple sexual partners, with the highest number of the sexual partners being 11.In the first sexual intercourse of the subjects, 44.0% of them did not take any contraceptive measures;only 16.4 % of them used condoms. In the sexual intercourse within the last one year, only 44.6%took

  2. Progress in the study on the composition and formation mechanism of gallstone

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    SUN; Ying

    2001-01-01

    [1]Soloway, R. D., Trotman, B. W., Maddrey, W. C. et al., The influence of hemolysis, infection and stasis on the calcium salts in pigment gallstones, Dig. Dis. Sci., 1986, 31: 454-460.[2]Cheng, L. J., Zhang, Y., Ma, J. S. et al., Chemical preparation and properties of ditaurobilirubin disodium salt, Chemical Reagents, 2000, 22(2): 70-71.[3]Ma. J. S., Wang, C. Q., Yan F., Hypocrellin A-sensitized photooxidation of bilirubin in aprotic solvents, Photographic Science and Photochemistry, 1991, 9(1): 58-61.[4]Yang, Z. H., Wang, K., Liu, X. T., Studies of electron-spin-resonance on bilirubin free radicals, Science in China, Series B,1992, 35(9): 1093-1100.[5]Ostrow, J. D., Overview the bile pigment metabolism, in Bile Pigments and Jaundice: Molecular, Metabolic, and Medical Aspects (ed. Ostrow, J. D.), New York: Marcel Dekker, 1986, 1-6.[6]Ouyang, J. M., Li, C., Li, Y. Q. et al., Monolayer and Langmuir-Blodgett films of bilirubin dihexadecyl ester, Thin Solid Films, 1999, 348: 242-247.[7]Wu, J. G., Shen, G. R., Zhou, X, S. et al., Structure characteristics of bilirubin gallstone, Chinese Science Bulletin, 1979,24: 1054-1056.[8]Zhou, X. S., Wang, S. S., Wu, J. G. et al., Pigment gallstones study, Chinese Medical Journal, 1982, 95(12): 905-911.[9]Wu, J. G., Shen, G. R., Zhou, X. S. et al., Study on the composition, structure and mechanism of formation of bilirubin gallstone, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 1980, 1: 34-43.[10]Zhou, X. S., Shen, G. R., Wu, J. G. et al., A spectroscopic study of pigment gallstone in China, Biospectroscopy, 1997,3(3): 371-380.[11]Soloway, R. D., Wu, J. G., Analysis of Gallstones, Boca Raton, Ann Arbor, London, Tokyo: CRC Press, 1995, 167-190.[12]Yang, Z. L., Weng, S. F., Wu, J. G., Study on the composition of pigment gallstones, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 1998, 34(4): 429-434.[13]Soloway, R. D., Song, Y. Y., Wu, J. G. et al., Serial Fourier

  3. Computed tomographic evaluation of gallstone calcification for biliary lithotripsy.

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    Caslowitz, P L; Fishman, E K; Kafonek, D R; Lillemoe, K D; Mitchell, S; Widlus, D M; Saba, G P

    1991-04-01

    As the Food and Drug Administration trials for biliary lithotripsy in the United States near completion, future criteria for patient eligibility remain to be defined. Gallstone calcification greater than 3-mm partial rim on plain film (KUB) or oral cholecystogram (OCG) has excluded patients thus far, since early results of gallstone clearance (lithotripsy plus chemodissolution) were suboptimal with calcified stones. To evaluate the usefulness of these criteria for gallstone fragmentation, computed tomographic (CT) scans were performed on 20 patients immediately prior to lithotripsy to evaluate gallstone density and 24 hours after lithotripsy to observe the CT appearance of fragmentation. The adequacy of fragmentation was determined by pre- and post-lithotripsy sonography. This report constitutes the results of these investigations. PMID:10149158

  4. Gallstones in American Indian/Alaska Native Women

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    ... Asian-Americans Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders American Indians/Alaska Natives Immigrant and migrant issues Taking care ... Enter email address Submit Home > Minority Women's Health > American Indians/Alaska Natives Minority Women's Health Gallstones Health conditions ...

  5. Preoperative prediction model of outcome after cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones

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    Borly, L; Anderson, I B; Bardram, Linda; Christensen, E; Sehested, Ane; Kehlet, H; Matzen, Peter; Rehfeld, J F; Stage, P; Toftdahl, D B; Gernow, A; Højgaard, L

    1999-01-01

    sonography evaluated gallbladder motility, gallstones, and gallbladder volume. Preoperative variables in patients with or without postcholecystectomy pain were compared statistically, and significant variables were combined in a logistic regression model to predict the postoperative outcome. RESULTS: Eighty...

  6. Calcified gallstone fissures: the reversed Mercedes Benz sign.

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    Strijk, S P

    1987-01-01

    This article describes the occurrence of an unusual radiating pattern of calcification in the center of large radiolucent gallstones. The radiographic findings are attributed to calcium deposition within the fissures of biliary calculi. PMID:3556975

  7. User Experience of Office Chairs and Anthropometrics of Female Chinese and Hong Kong Chinese Office and Factory Workers

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    Reitenbach, E.F.R.; Jochems, A.J.; Molenbroek, J.F.M.; Ball, R.; Eijk, D.J.

    2008-01-01

    In Hong Kong it was noticed that female office and factory workers use chairs that are oversized and can't support their sitting posture in a comfortable way. In order to set up general recommendations to design a more appropriate office chair, a research of the user experience of office chairs was

  8. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Caused by Spilled Gallstones

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    Pandit, Narendra; Kumar, Hemanth; Verma, GR

    2016-01-01

    We report a case of a 57-year-old woman who presented with a necrotizing soft tissue infection of the right anterior abdominal wall, 1 year after open cholecystectomy for gallbladder perforation. Surgical exploration revealed pigmented gallstones along with pus in the abdominal wall and gallbladder fossa. Intraoperative spillage of gallstones is common during both open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but, in rare cases, can lead to serious complications including necrotizing infection of the abdominal wall. PMID:27144208

  9. Pancreatic Pseudocyst Pleural Fistula in Gallstone Pancreatitis

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    Sala Abdalla

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Extra-abdominal complications of pancreatitis such as pancreaticopleural fistulae are rare. A pancreaticopleural fistula occurs when inflammation of the pancreas and pancreatic ductal disruption lead to leakage of secretions through a fistulous tract into the thorax. The underlying aetiology in the majority of cases is alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis. The diagnosis is often delayed given that the majority of patients present with pulmonary symptoms and frequently have large, persistent pleural effusions. The diagnosis is confirmed through imaging and the detection of significantly elevated amylase levels in the pleural exudate. Treatment options include somatostatin analogues, thoracocentesis, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP with pancreatic duct stenting, and surgery. The authors present a case of pancreatic pseudocyst pleural fistula in a woman with gallstone pancreatitis presenting with recurrent pneumonias and bilateral pleural effusions.

  10. Disturbed Subjective Sleep in Chinese Females with Type 2 Diabetes on Insulin Therapy

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    Song, Yingxiang; Ye, Xiao; Ye, Leqin; Li, Bijun; Wang, Lijun; Hua, Yanyin

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    Objectives The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence and determine the possible risk factors of poor sleep quality in Chinese type 2 diabetes patients with insulin treatment. Methods 140 type 2 diabetes patients with insulin treatments were enrolled in our study. General characteristics and laboratory testing such glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), post-prandial plasma glucose (PPG) were measured. Every patient completed Chinese version of Pittsbur...

  11. Gallbladder contractility and volume characteristics in gallstone dyspepsia

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    De-Chuan Chan; Tzu-Ming Chang; Cheng-Jueng Chen; Teng-Wei Chen; Jyh-Cherng Yu; Yao-Chi Liu

    2004-01-01

    AIM: Tt is difficult to differentiate gallstone dyspepsia and functional dyspepsia by clinical symptoms and signs. We hypothesized that gallstone dyspepsia was related to abnormal gallbladder motility. We aimed to differentiate gallstone dyspepsia from functional dyspepsia by measuring gallbladder motility.METHODS: We measured gallbladder volume changes in response to gastric distension (saline 500 mL) and fatty meal in 10 normal volunteers (controls) and 62 patients with gallstones and dyspepsia before cholecystectomy. Forty cholecystectomized patients were symptom free or had improvement (group I), while the remaining 22 patients had persistent dyspepsia (group II). Gallbladder volume change and ejection fraction were analyzed and compared among the three groups.RESULTS: In group I, there were significant decreases in gallbladder volumes 5-25 min after gastric distension,compared to fasting volumes. Compared to normal volunteers and group II, group I had significantly decreased gallbladder volumes 10-20 min after drinking 500 mL of normal saline and 10 to 50 min after eating fatty meal.CONCLUSION: Our results support the hypothesis that increased gallbladder contraction after gastric distension or fatty meal may be related to dyspeptic symptoms in uncomplicated gallstone disease. These findings may be useful in differentiating functional dyspepsia from gallstone dyspepsia, patients with the latter disease may benefit from laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  12. Study of different concentric rings inside gallstones with LIBS.

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    Pathak, Ashok Kumar; Singh, Vivek Kumar; Rai, Nilesh Kumar; Rai, Awadhesh Kumar; Rai, Pradeep Kumar; Rai, Pramod Kumar; Rai, Suman; Baruah, G D

    2011-07-01

    Gallstones obtained from patients from the north-east region of India (Assam) were studied using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique. LIBS spectra of the different layers (in cross-section) of the gallstones were recorded in the spectral region 200-900 nm. Several elements, including calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, silicon, phosphorus, iron, sodium and potassium, were detected in the gallstones. Lighter elements, including carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen were also detected, which demonstrates the superiority of the LIBS technique over other existing analytical techniques. The LIBS technique was applied to investigate the evolution of C(2) swan bands and CN violet bands in the LIBS spectra of the gallstones in air and an argon atmosphere. The different layers (dark and light layers) of the gallstones were discriminated on the basis of the presence and intensities of the spectral lines for carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and copper. An attempt was also made to correlate the presence of major and minor elements in the gallstones with the common diet of the population of Assam. PMID:21318345

  13. Predictors of consistent condom use among Chinese female sex workers: an application of the protection motivation theory.

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    Zhang, Liying; Li, Xiaoming; Zhou, Yuejiao; Lin, Danhua; Su, Shaobing; Zhang, Chen; Stanton, Bonita

    2015-01-01

    We utilized Protection Motivation Theory to assess predictors of intention and behavior of consistent condom use among Chinese female sex workers (FSWs). A self-administered questionnaire was used in a cross-sectional survey among 700 FSWs in Guangxi, China. Multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, self-efficacy, and response costs predicted consistent condom use intention and behavior among FSWs. Sexually transmitted infection/ HIV prevention programs need to reduce FSWs' perceptions of positive extrinsic rewards and intrinsic rewards for engaging in consistent condom use, reduce FSWs' perception of response costs for using a condom, and increase condom use self-efficacy among FSWs. PMID:25061932

  14. Measurement of calcium content of gallstones by computed tomography and the relationship between gallbladder function and calcification of gallstones

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    Yoneda, Masashi; Tamasawa, Naoki; Takebe, Kazuo (Hirosaki Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine); Makino, Isao; Sakuraba, Kiyoshi; Tamura, Toyokazu

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    To evaluate the relationship between gallbladder function and calcification of gallstones, we studied gallbladder contractility by oral cholecystography, the computed tomography (CT) number of stones for 30 gallstone patients, calcium content of 13 stones operatively extirpated, and the degree of inflammatory change in 13 surgical gallbladder specimens. There was significant correlation between the calcium content and CT numbers of stones, and 1% of the calcium content of gallstone was approximately equal to 40 Hounsfield Units (HU) of the CT number. The calcium content of stones in patients with normal gallbladder contractility was extrapolated to be below 1.5%, while that with poor contractility ranged from 0% to 21%. Additionally there is a possibility that calcium content increases, related to the inflammatory change of gallbladder. Hence our results suggested that measurement of the CT number of stones is useful to evaluate the calcium content of gallstones, and that the gallbladder contractility could be one of the factors to influence calcification of stones. (author).

  15. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the osteoporosis assessment questionnaire short version (OPAQ-SV) for Chinese osteoporotic fracture females.

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    Zhang, Yin-Ping; Wei, Huan-Huan; Wang, Wen; Xia, Ru-Yi; Zhou, Xiao-Ling; Porr, Caroline; Lammi, Mikko

    2016-04-01

    The Osteoporosis Assessment Questionnaire Short Version (OPAQ-SV) was cross-culturally adapted to measure health-related quality of life in Chinese osteoporotic fracture females and then validated in China for its psychometric properties. Cross-cultural adaptation, including translation of the original OPAQ-SV into Mandarin Chinese language, was performed according to published guidelines. Validation of the newly cross-culturally adapted OPAQ-SV was conducted by sampling 234 Chinese osteoporotic fracture females and also a control group of 235 Chinese osteoporotic females without fractures, producing robust content, construct, and discriminant validation results. Major categories of reliability were also met: the Cronbach alpha coefficient was 0.975, indicating good internal consistency; the test-retest reliability was 0.80; and principal component analysis resulted in a 6-factor structure explaining 75.847 % of the total variance. Further, the Comparative Fit Index result was 0.922 following the modified model confirmatory factor analysis, and the chi-squared test was 1.98. The root mean squared error of approximation was 0.078. Moreover, significant differences were revealed between females with fractures and those without fractures across all domains (p < 0.001). Overall, the newly cross-culturally adapted OPAQ-SV appears to possess adequate validity and reliability and may be utilized in clinical trials to assess the health-related quality of life in Chinese osteoporotic fracture females. PMID:26175100

  16. I Am the Invincible Sword Goddess: Mediatization of Chinese Gender Ideology through Female Kung-Fu Practitioners in Films

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    Full Text Available The media are avid portrayers of gender binarism and the belief in male-female distinctions, which are mainly attributed to perceived differences of a physical nature. In this paper, we investigate representations of female kung-fu practitioners (nuxia in films to discuss how processes of mediation and mediatization depict their femininity, so as to mitigate their appropriation of Chinese martial arts masculinity. Often, nuxias are portrayed as empowered women who are equipped to take control of their own lives and to courageously take on challenges from a variety of opponents. However, multimodal deconstruction of the various characteristics of nuxias must be placed in an Asian-specific context in order to understand the femininity specific to these characters and to move beyond Western gender ideologies displayed by the media. Perpetuating Confucian patriarchal ideals, nuxia roles constantly and consistently associate conformation to Confucian values with virtuousness and non-conformation with wickedness. We therefore can use the ideals of Confucianism as a more accurate foundation in deconstructing the identities of nuxias, which allows us to better understand the mediation and mediatization processes of ideologies associated with Chinese femininity and masculinity in martial arts films.

  17. Do Not Cry for Me, Confucius: The Reconstruction of Chinese Female Identity During the Cultural Revolution

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    Huang, Hui

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    Traditional Chinese women were portrayed as delicate and submissive. The most famous proverbs prevailed in imperial China were “A woman without knowledge is a woman of virtue” and “It is the law of nature that woman should be held under the dominance of man.” Indeed, the rule of surviving in a society for any ancient Chinese women was “three obedience and four virtues”: a woman had to be obedient to her father before marriage, to her husband after marriage and to her son after her husband's d...

  18. Metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for gallstone disease

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    Nahum Méndez-Sánchez; Norberto C. Chavez-Tapia; Daniel Motola-Kuba; Karla Sanchez-Lara; Guadalupe Ponciano-Rodríguez; Héctor Baptista; Martha H. Ramos; Misael Uribe

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    AIM: To establish an association between the presence of metabolic syndrome and the development of gallstone disease.METHOIDS: We carried out a cross-sectional study in a check-up unit in a university hospital in Mexico City. We enrolled 245 subjects, comprising 65 subjects with gallstones (36 women, 29 men) and 180 controls (79women and 101 men without gallstones). Body mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure, plasma insulin, and serum lipids and lipoproteins levels were measured. Insulin resistance was calculated by homeostasis model assessment. Unconditional logistic regressionanalysis (univariate and multivariate) was used to calculate the risk of gallstone disease associated with the presence of at least three of the criteria (Adult Treatment Panel Ⅲ). Analyses were adjusted for age and sex.RESULTS: Among 245 subjects, metabolic syndrome was present in 40% of gallstone disease subjects, compared with 17.2% of the controls, adjusted by age and gender (odds ratio (OR) = 2.79; 95%CI, 1.46-5.33; P = 0.002),a dose-dependent effect was observed with each component of metabolic syndrome (OR = 2.36, 95%CI, 0.72-7.71;P = 0.16 with one component and OR = 5.54, 95%CI,1.35-22.74; P = 0.02 with four components of metabolic syndrome). Homeostasis model assessment was significantly associated with gallstone disease (adjusted OR = 2.25;95%CI, 1.08-4.69; P = 0.03).CONCLUSION: We conclude that as for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus, gallstone disease appears to be strongly associated with metabolic syndrome.

  19. Cutural Predictors of Self-Esteem: A Study of Chinese American Female and Male Young Adults.

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    Tsai, Jeanne L.; Ying, Yu-Wen; Lee, Peter Allen

    2001-01-01

    Domains of cultural orientation such as language, social affiliation, and cultural pride, were examined in Chinese American college students (N=353) to see how they related to self-esteem. Cultural orientation significantly predicted self-esteem differences. Cultural predictors of self-esteem varied by gender; self-esteem was mainly related to…

  20. Complicated gallstone disease in Sweden 1988-2006 : a register study

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    Sandzén, Birger

    2011-01-01

    Background The gallstone prevalence in the western world is 10-20%. Most gallstones are silent, but symptoms and complications appear in 20-40%. The incidence of symptom development in patients with silent gallstones is 2-4% per year. The indication for surgical (including endoscopic) treatment of gallstones is symptoms of certain magnitude, and no contraindications. During the past three decades an intense technical development in imaging (ultrasound, computerised tomography and magnetic res...

  1. Analysis Algerian's Gallstones with Infrared Spectrum and Methods of Prevention and Treatment for Cholelithiasis in Algeria

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    2002-01-01

    To analyze the type of Algerian's gallstones and put forward relative measures of prevention and treatment, The NICOLET 170SX FT-IR spectrometer was used to measure the infra-red spectrum and analyze the feature of spectrum of Algerian's gallstones. The results shown that Algerian have cholesterol gallstones. Reasons to form Algerian's multiple cholesterol gallstones were investigated. We have put forward five suggestions to prevent and treat cholelithiasis.

  2. Association analysis between HOXD9 genes and the development of developmental dysplasia of the hip in Chinese female Han population

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    Tian Wei

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH is a congenital or acquired deformation or misalignment of the hip joint which affects mainly females. We hypothesized that HOXD9 gene could be regulated in acetabular size or shape and related in DDH developing. Methods Two hundred and nine Chinese Han female DDH patients and 173 ethnic, age matched healthy female controls were genotyped for HOXD9 two tag SNPs using sequenom method. Results One of the two tag SNPs, rs711822, was not shown significantly differences in genotypic or allelic distribution between case and control group. Comparing the genotypic distribution of rs711819, there was significant differences between DDH patients group and control group (χ2 = 7.54, df =2, P =0.023, and the association to DDH developing reached significance (P =0.045, OR =1.79, 95 % CI: 1.01-3.17 by dominant mode. Conclusion In conclusion, the association between one tag SNP of HOXD9 gene and the development of DDH reach significant in our study population, this result indicate the positive correlation between HOXD9 gene and DDH developing. Further study in larger sample size and different population as well as functional studies will help to understand the pathogenesis of DDH.

  3. Female Specific Association between NNMT Gene and Schizophrenia in a Han Chinese population

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    Wang, Guo-Xia; Zhang, Yong; Lv, Zhuang-wei; Sun, Mao; Wu, Dan; Chen, Xin-Yu; Wu, Yuan-ming

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    Accumulating evidence has shown that alterations in one carbon metabolism might play an important role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia (SZ). Nicotinamide-N-methyltransferase (NNMT) is one of the key enzymes of one-carbon metabolism. To examine whether NNMT gene was associated with SZ in Han Chinese population, we selected seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NNMT gene, and investigated its association with SZ from a cohort of 42 SZ patients and 86 healthy controls by Mass-ARRA...

  4. Dose conversion coefficients for Chinese reference adult male and female voxel phantoms from idealized neutron exposures

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    Liu, Huan; Qiu, Rui; Yang, Yue; Pan, Yu-Xi; Liu, Li-Ye

    2015-01-01

    A new set of fluence-to-dose conversion coefficients based on the Chinese reference adult voxel phantoms CRAM and CRAF are presented for six idealized external neutron exposures from 10-8 MeV to 20 MeV. The voxel phantoms CRAM and CRAF were adjusted from the previous phantoms CNMAN and CNWM respectively, and the masses of individual organs have been adjusted to the Chinese reference data. The calculation of organ-absorbed doses and effective doses were performed with the Monte Carlo transport code MCNPX. The resulting dose conversion coefficients were compared with those published in ICRP Publication 116, which represents the reference Caucasian. The organ-absorbed dose conversion coefficients of most organs are in good agreement with the results in ICRP Publication 116, however, obvious discrepancies are observed for some organs and certain geometries. For neutrons with energies above 2 MeV, the effective dose conversion coefficients of Chinese reference adult are almost identical to those of ICRP Publicatio...

  5. Cholesterol gallstone disease: the current status of nonsurgical therapy.

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    Bilhartz, L E

    1988-07-01

    Gallstone disease is a common disease that appears to be related to a Western diet. The underlying pathogenesis is a subtle alteration in the liver such that excessive cholesterol is extracted from the liver cell by bile acids undergoing an enterohepatic recirculation. Gallstone disease progresses through well-defined stages, beginning with a bile supersaturated with cholesterol and proceeding to crystal formation, stone growth, and finally symptoms caused by impaction of a stone in either the cystic duct or the common bile duct. The natural history is that most stones never cause symptoms. Stones that cause symptoms have been present for an average of 12 years. The treatment of truly asymptomatic stones should be observation. Ultrasonography of the right upper quadrant is the gold standard for the diagnosis of stones in the gallbladder. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of stones in the common bile duct. Oral cholecystogram (OCG) helps select patients who have noncalcified, floating stones that may be dissolved with bile acids or methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Therapy with chenodiol has been a disappointment because of a low complete response rate. The ideal candidate for attempted dissolution with chenodiol would be a thin woman with hypercholesterolemia and a small number of symptomatic, small, floating, radiolucent gallstones. Ursodeoxycholic acid (Urso), when it is available, will have all of the attributes of chenodiol and virtually none of the side effects. Rapid dissolution of gallstones with MTBE shows great promise of being a generally available means of dissolving gallstones. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy also shows promise, but its general availability may be limited by the cost of the equipment needed. As of now, the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones remains cholecystectomy, unless there is a compelling reason not to operate. PMID:3044106

  6. Comparison of cholecystosonography, cholecystography and CT in patients with gallstones

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    Hamada, Tatsumi; Miyoshi, Tomoko; Fujii, Koichi; Yoshida, Akio; Uno, Tamotsu (Kinki Univ., Higashi-Osaka, Osaka (Japan))

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    Cholecystosonography, cholecystography and CT were true positive in 93.3%, 71.2% and 69.7% of patients with gallstones, respectively. Cholecystosonography was significantly more sensitive than the other two. True negative rates were more than 95% in the three tests. Cholecystography and CT were competitive with sonography in 0.54 and 0.6 of true positives, respectively. Competitive or complementary rate was thought to be an index for an effective combination of tests. Though sonography is most suitable for screening, cholecystography and CT have their own particular diagnostic values on gallstones.

  7. A Prediction Rule for Risk Stratification of Incidentally Discovered Gallstones

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    Shabanzadeh, Daniel Mønsted; Sørensen, Lars Tue; Jørgensen, Torben

    2016-01-01

    analyzed data from 3 randomly selected groups in the general population of urban Copenhagen (age, 30-70 y) participating in an international study of cardiovascular risk factors (the Multinational mONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular disease study). In this study, participants (n = 6037...... the highest risk for events (HR, 11.05; 95% CI, 3.76-32.44; unadjusted absolute risk, 0.0235 events/person-years). CONCLUSIONS: Fewer than 20% of subjects with gallstones develop clinical events. Larger, multiple, and older gallstones are associated with events. Further studies are needed to confirm...

  8. Development of a duodenal gallstone ileus with gastric outlet obstruction (Bouveret syndrome four months after successful treatment of symptomatic gallstone disease with cholecystitis and cholangitis: a case report

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Cases of gallstone ileus account for 1% to 4% of all instances of mechanical bowel obstruction. The majority of obstructing gallstones are located in the terminal ileum. Less than 10% of impacted gallstones are located in the duodenum. A gastric outlet obstruction secondary to a gallstone ileus is known as Bouveret syndrome. Gallstones usually enter the bowel through a biliary enteral fistula. Little is known about the formation of such fistulae in the course of gallstone disease. Case presentation We report the case of a 72-year-old Caucasian woman born in Germany with a gastric outlet obstruction due to a gallstone ileus (Bouveret syndrome, with a large gallstone impacted in the third part of the duodenum. Diagnostic investigations of our patient included plain abdominal films, gastroscopy and abdominal computed tomography, which showed a biliary enteric fistula between the gallbladder and the duodenal bulb. Our patient was successfully treated by laparotomy, duodenotomy, extraction of the stone, cholecystectomy, and resection of the fistula in a one-stage surgical approach. Histopathological examination showed chronic and acute cholecystitis, with perforated ulceration of the duodenal wall and acute purulent inflammation of the surrounding fatty tissue. Four months prior to developing a gallstone ileus our patient had been hospitalized for cholecystitis, a large gallstone in the gallbladder, cholangitis and a small obstructing gallstone in the common biliary duct. She had been treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy, balloon extraction of the common biliary duct gallstone, and intravenous antibiotics. At the time of her first presentation, abdominal ultrasound and endoscopic examination (including esophagogastroduodenoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography had not shown any evidence of a biliary enteral fistula. In the four months preceding the

  9. Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Procedure for Treatment of Gallstone Ileus.

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    Shiraishi, Takuya; Tomizawa, Naoki; Andoh, Tatsumasa; Arakawa, Kazuhisa; Enokida, Yasuaki; Ozawa, Naoya

    2016-01-01

    Gallstone ileus is a rare mechanical bowel obstruction, and previously reported cases have been treated laparoscopically with good results. Although transvaginal hybrid NOTES without a minilaparotomy has been reported to decrease the incidence of surgical wound complications, to our knowledge, this procedure has not been used previously to treat gallstone ileus. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES procedure for treatment of gallstone ileus. This case was admitted to our hospital following acute-onset abdominal pain and vomiting. We diagnosed gallstone ileus with cholecystoduodenal fistula by computed tomography and performed totally laparoscopic surgery using only three 5 mm abdominal ports with transvaginal specimen extraction and enterectomy. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and fistula repair were performed 8 months after the initial surgery. The patient experienced additional pain relief and good cosmetic outcomes. In conclusion, using transvaginal hybrid NOTES may become a future option to minimize the invasiveness of other laparoscopic procedures. PMID:27429831

  10. Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Procedure for Treatment of Gallstone Ileus

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    Takuya Shiraishi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Gallstone ileus is a rare mechanical bowel obstruction, and previously reported cases have been treated laparoscopically with good results. Although transvaginal hybrid NOTES without a minilaparotomy has been reported to decrease the incidence of surgical wound complications, to our knowledge, this procedure has not been used previously to treat gallstone ileus. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES procedure for treatment of gallstone ileus. This case was admitted to our hospital following acute-onset abdominal pain and vomiting. We diagnosed gallstone ileus with cholecystoduodenal fistula by computed tomography and performed totally laparoscopic surgery using only three 5 mm abdominal ports with transvaginal specimen extraction and enterectomy. The patient’s postoperative course was uneventful, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and fistula repair were performed 8 months after the initial surgery. The patient experienced additional pain relief and good cosmetic outcomes. In conclusion, using transvaginal hybrid NOTES may become a future option to minimize the invasiveness of other laparoscopic procedures.

  11. Transvaginal Hybrid NOTES Procedure for Treatment of Gallstone Ileus

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    Tomizawa, Naoki; Andoh, Tatsumasa; Arakawa, Kazuhisa; Enokida, Yasuaki; Ozawa, Naoya

    2016-01-01

    Gallstone ileus is a rare mechanical bowel obstruction, and previously reported cases have been treated laparoscopically with good results. Although transvaginal hybrid NOTES without a minilaparotomy has been reported to decrease the incidence of surgical wound complications, to our knowledge, this procedure has not been used previously to treat gallstone ileus. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES procedure for treatment of gallstone ileus. This case was admitted to our hospital following acute-onset abdominal pain and vomiting. We diagnosed gallstone ileus with cholecystoduodenal fistula by computed tomography and performed totally laparoscopic surgery using only three 5 mm abdominal ports with transvaginal specimen extraction and enterectomy. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and fistula repair were performed 8 months after the initial surgery. The patient experienced additional pain relief and good cosmetic outcomes. In conclusion, using transvaginal hybrid NOTES may become a future option to minimize the invasiveness of other laparoscopic procedures. PMID:27429831

  12. Violence against Chinese female sex workers from their stable partners: a hierarchical multiple regression analysis.

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    Zhang, Chen; Li, Xiaoming; Su, Shaobing; Hong, Yan; Zhou, Yuejiao; Tang, Zhenzhu; Shen, Zhiyong

    2015-01-01

    Limited data are available regarding risk factors that are related to intimate partner violence (IPV) against female sex workers (FSWs) in the context of stable partnerships. Out of the 1,022 FSWs, 743 reported ever having a stable partnership and 430 (more than half) of those reported experiencing IPV. Hierarchical multivariate regression revealed that some characteristics of stable partners (e.g., low education, alcohol use) and relationship stressors (e.g., frequent friction, concurrent partnerships) were independently predictive of IPV against FSWs. Public health professionals who design future violence prevention interventions targeting FSWs need to consider the influence of their stable partners. PMID:24730642

  13. Elemental concentrations of four types of human gallstones by PIXE analysis

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    Elemental concentrations of human gallstones were determined by PIXE method. Gallstone samples analyzed in this report are classified into cholestrol gallstone (pure cholestrol stone and mixed stone) and pigment gallstone (black stone and calcium bilirubinate stone). The targets were prepared by paste spreading method previously reported, which enable us to determine also volatile elements, such as halogen atoms, Hg and so on, under acidic condition. Concentrations of 17 kinds of elements were determined and characteristic distributions are presented for each type of gallstone. Ca values are the highest among them in all types of gallstones. Pigment gallstones contain significantly higher concentrations of 9 kinds of elements (Na, Mg, S, Cl, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn) than cholesterol gallstones. Concentrations of S, Fe, and Zn in black stones are significantly higher than those in calcium bilirubinate stones. Almost all elements contained in the samples can be determined by PIXE method, and it is supposed that the elements or some of them affect formation of gallstones and their pigment. Some samples of the pigment gallstones included I, Hg, and Pb. (author)

  14. The effect of h1 calponin expression on gallstone formation in pregnancy

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    Objective was to explore the effect of h1 calponin mRNA expression on the biliary tract dynamics, and investigate the molecular mechanisms of gallstone formation in pregnancy. This study was carried out in Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, and in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Wuhan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China from July to December 2004. Thirty female guinea pigs were divided randomly into 3 groups, the nonpregnant group (n=10) (group A), the 30 days of pregnancy group (n=10) (group B), and the 60 days of pregnancy group (n=10) (group C). Animal models of pregnancy were established on pregnant group guinea pigs through feeding animals with one cage according to female versus male as 4:1. The total cholesterol (TC), total bilirubin (TBiR), total bile acid (TBA) in the bile and the serum estradiol (E2), progesterone (Pg) levels were determined respectively. Expression levels of h1 calponin mRNA in gallbladder smooth muscles and Oddi's Sphinster (OS) were evaluated using semiquantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The concentration of TC , TBiL and the serum E2and Pg were more significantly increasing in group C than that in the other 2 groups. However, the concentration of TBA decreased gradually from group A to group C. Upregulation of h1 calponin gene expression was observed in the gallbladder smooth muscles in group C, but converse in OS. The h1 calponin might play an important role in including dysfunction of extrahepatic biliary, bile stasis in gallbladder and gallstone formation in pregnancy. (author)

  15. [Diagnostic methods of gallstones--plain radiogram and contrast examination of biliary system].

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    Mizuno, T

    1993-07-01

    There is a wide spectrum of diagnostic imaging modalities to evaluate the biliary system, such as plain radiogram, echogram (US), oral cholecystogram (OCG), intravenous cholangiogram (DIC), CT, MRI, and RI scintigram. Since the late 1970's US, non-invasive and easily available, is the first choice of examination when gallstones are suspected because of achievement of detailed resolution. OCG or DIC is rarely performed for gallstones. However, it was not until the advent of various measures of treatment for gallstones, other than cholecystectomy, such as dissolution therapy or extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy of gallstones, that contrast examination of the biliary system has been re-utilized to evaluate the characteristics, number and size of gallstones, and patency of cystic duct, which are important data. The indications and significance of plain and contrast examinations for gallstone disease is discussed. PMID:8366591

  16. Investigation of Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra of Human Gallstones on Colloidal Silver

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    2000-01-01

    The surface-enhanced Raman scatterihg (SERS) spectra of human gallstones is investigated. Complicated Raman bands were due to multiple components that include bilirubin, bilirubinate salts, cholesterol, fatty salts and proteins. The results suggest that besides bilirubin and cholesterol, fatty salts and proteins may play an important role in the formation of gallstone. The experimental data supply an useful information for the research of the formation mechanism of gallstones.

  17. Imaging examination in the diagnosis of gall-stones and acute cholecystitis

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    Loxton, A.J. (Stellenbosch Univ. (South Africa). Dept. of Radiology)

    1985-06-01

    X-ray radiography of the chest and abdomen can be of use when gall-stones or cholecystitis are suspected, but it is not always necessary. An ultrasonographic examination can also be very useful. If no gall-stones can be found, a cholecystogram must be done. Cholecystography also plays an important part in the tracing of gall-stones. The diagnosis of cholecystitis is best done by means of scintiscanning.

  18. Gallstones and the risk of biliary tract cancer: a population-based study in China

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    Hsing, A W; Gao, Y-T; Han, T-Q; Rashid, A; Sakoda, L C; Wang, B-S; Shen, M-C; Zhang, B-H; Niwa, S; Chen, J.; Fraumeni, J F

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    We conducted a population-based study of 627 patients with biliary tract cancers (368 of gallbladder, 191 bile duct, and 68 ampulla of Vater), 1037 with biliary stones, and 959 healthy controls randomly selected from the Shanghai population, all personally interviewed. Gallstone status was based on information from self-reports, imaging procedures, surgical notes, and medical records. Among controls, a transabdominal ultrasound was performed to detect asymptomatic gallstones. Gallstones remov...

  19. Osteoporosis increases subsequent risk of gallstone: a nationwide population-based cohort study in Taiwan

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    Klahan, Sukhontip; Kuo, Chun-Nan; Chien, Shu-Chen; Lin, Yea-Wen; Lin, Chun-Yi; Lin, Chia-Hsien; Chang, Wei-Chiao; Lin, Ching-I; Hung, Kuo-Sheng; Chang, Wei-Pin

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    Background Osteopontin (OPN) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine which is expressed in various tissues. It participates in the bone remodeling process and stimulates bone resorption by osteoclasts. It is also a core protein of cholesterol gallstones. We hypothesized osteoporotic patients might have higher risk in developing gallstones and conducted a population-based study to examine the risk of developing gallstone in osteoporotic patients in Taiwan. Methods A total of 1,638 patients diagnosed wi...

  20. Ezetimbe as potential treatment for cholesterol gallstones: The need for clinical trials

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    Mohamed; H; Ahmed

    2010-01-01

    Obesity is associated with insulin resistance, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and gallstones. High fat diets (unsaturated fats) rich in cholesterol have been demonstrated to produce not only gallstones but also NAFLD and insulin resistance. Interestingly, a high incidence of gallstones is being reported in association with insulin resistance and NAFLD. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the best definitive therapy for symptomatic gallbladder disease. Ezetimibe is a drug that inhibits the absorption o...

  1. Can pigment gallstones be induced by biliary stricture and prevented by medicine in Guinea pigs?

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    Zhi Xu; Xiao-Feng Ling; Wan-Hua Zhang; Xiao-Si Zhou

    2007-01-01

    AIM: To determine the relationship between biliary stricture and pigment gallstone formation, and the prevention of pigment gallstones with medicine.METHODS: One hundred and eighteen male guinea pigs were randomly divided into four groups: stricture group (S, n = 30) underwent partial ligation of common bile duct, and fed on regular chow; S plus medicine group (S+M, n = 27) underwent the same operation but fed on medicinal chow (0.3 g chenodeoxycholic acid, 0.5 g glucurolactone, and 0.5 g aspirin were mixed up in 1.2 kg regular chow); medicinal control group (C+M, n = 30) was free of operation, and fed on medicinal chow; and control group (C, n = 31) was free of operation and fed on regular chow. One week later, laparotomy was performed, and the bile of gallbladder was collected, measured, and cultured.RESULTS: Gallstones were identified. Pigment gallstones were induced by biliary stricture in 95% (22/23) of S group. In the S+M group, the incidence of gallstone was reduced to 55% (11/20, vs S group, P<0.01). The changes of indirect bilirubin and ionized calcium in the bile were consistent with gallstone incidences.CONCLUSION: Biliary stricture can cause pigment gallstone formation in guinea pigs, and the medicines used can lower the incidence of gallstones. The bilirubin and ionized calcium play important roles in pigment gallstone formation.

  2. Preoperative prediction model of outcome after cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones

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    Borly, L; Anderson, I B; Bardram, Linda; Christensen, E; Sehested, Ane; Kehlet, H; Matzen, Peter; Rehfeld, J F; Stage, P; Toftdahl, D B; Gernow, A; Højgaard, L

    1999-01-01

    BACKGROUND: After cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstone disease 20%-30% of the patients continue to have abdominal pain. The aim of this study was to investigate whether preoperative variables could predict the symptomatic outcome after cholecystectomy. METHODS: One hundred and two patients...... were referred to elective cholecystectomy in a prospective study. Median age was 45 years; range, 20-81 years. A preoperative questionnaire on pain, symptoms, and history was completed, and the questions on pain and symptoms were repeated 1 year postoperatively. Preoperative cholescintigraphy and...... sonography evaluated gallbladder motility, gallstones, and gallbladder volume. Preoperative variables in patients with or without postcholecystectomy pain were compared statistically, and significant variables were combined in a logistic regression model to predict the postoperative outcome. RESULTS: Eighty...

  3. Effects of 8-Week Hatha Yoga Training on Metabolic and Inflammatory Markers in Healthy, Female Chinese Subjects: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Chen, Neng; Xia, Xianghou; Han, Shufen; Wang, Guiping; Zhang, Ru

    2016-01-01

    We aimed to determine the effects of an 8 wk Hatha yoga training on blood glucose, insulin, lipid profiles, endothelial microparticles (EMPs), and inflammatory status in healthy, lean, and female Chinese subjects. A total of 30 healthy, female Chinese subjects were recruited and randomized into control or yoga practice group. The yoga practice included 8 wks of yoga practice (2 times/wk) for a total of 16 times. Fasting blood samples were collected before and after yoga training. Plasma was isolated for the measurement of lipid profiles, glucose, insulin, EMPs, and inflammatory cytokines. Whole blood was cultured ex vivo and stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Pam3Cys-SK4. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were isolated for the measurement of TLR2 and TLR4 protein expression. Yoga practice significantly reduced plasma cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, insulin levels, and CD31+/CD42b− EMPs. Cultured whole blood from the yoga group has reduced proinflammatory cytokines secretion both at unstimulated condition and when stimulated with Pam3Cys-SK4; this might be associated with reduced TLR2 protein expression in PBMCs after yoga training. Hatha yoga practice in healthy Chinese female subjects could improve hallmarks related to MetS; thus it can be considered as an ancillary intervention in the primary MetS prevention for the healthy population. This trial is registered with ChiCTR-IOR-14005747.

  4. The importance of imaging methods in gallstone disease

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    The available surgical and non-surgical therapy options for treatment of gallstone disease are presented. Conventional cholecystectomy is regarded as standard therapy of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. Other modes of therapy may be indicated under certain circumstances, depending on the results of imaging procedures. In this context conventional X-ray examination, oral and intravenous cholecystography, sonography, computed tomography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography/cholecystography, and magnetic resonance imaging are discussed, and their influence on therapeutic decisions is explained. (orig.)

  5. Gallstone spillage caused by spontaneously perforated hemorrhagic cholecystitis

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    2007-01-01

    There are occasional incidences of gallstone spillage during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and there have been frequent reports on such a topic in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, however, there have been no reports about spilled stones caused by spontaneously perforated hemorrhagic cholecystitis. Here, we report the radiologic findings of spilled stones caused by spontaneously perforated hemorrhagic cholecystitis in a 55-year-old man.

  6. Fair, and still a sun lover: risk of gallstone formation.

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    Pavel, S.; Thijs, C T; Potocky, V; Knipschild, P G

    1992-01-01

    STUDY OBJECTIVE--The aim was to evaluate the hypothesis that sunlight exposure leads to the development of gallstones in people with a sun sensitive skin. DESIGN AND SETTING--This was a case-control study among 206 white patients referred for an ultrasound examination of the gallbladder. Sunlight exposure and skin sensitivity were retrospectively assessed by a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was taken before the outcome of the ultrasound examination was known, so that the patients...

  7. Solution of a gallstone with methyl-tertiary butyl ether

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    Brambs, H.J.; Roeren, T.; Holstege, A.; Raedecke, J.

    1987-08-01

    Methyl-t-butyl ether is a new agent to dissolve gallstones. The substance proves to be very successful and acts very rapidly. A percutaneous transhepatic drainage supplies an adequate access route to dissolve calculi within the bile ducts. We report the case of a patient where before insertion of an internal stent a stone in the common bile duct was dissolved within 3 1/2 hours.

  8. Microbiology of bile in symptomatic uncomplicated gallstone disease

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    To determine the microbiology of the bile culture and antimicrobial susceptibility in patients with symptomatic gallstone disease in our setup. Study Design: A descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Surgical Department Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Kharian from Oct, 2010 to Jun, 2011. Patients and Methods: A total of 106 patients underwent cholecystectomy due to symptomatic gallstones and their bile was cultured for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and culture sensitivity was performed. Data was analysed by using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 13. Results: Bile culture was negative in 81 patients (76.4%) and was positive in only 25 patients (23.6%). Escheria Coli was the most common cultured organism in 10 (40%) patients, Klebsiella in 5 (20%) patients, Pseudomonas in 5 (20%) patients, Proteus in 2 (8%) patients, Staphlococcus aureus in 2 (8%) patients and mixed organisms were cultured in 1 patient (4%). Cefoperazone with sulbactum and Amikacin were the most effective prophylactic antibiotics. Conclusion: Bile in majority of patients with symtomatic uncomplicated gallstone disease is sterile. E. coli is the most commonly cultured organism and cefoperazone with sulbactum and amikacin are the most appropriate antibiotics in our setup. (author)

  9. Ursodeoxycholic acid improves gastrointestinal motility defects in gallstone patients

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    A Colecchia; G Mazzella; L Sandri; F Azzaroli; M Magliuolo; P Simoni; ML Bacchi-Reggiani; E Roda; D Festi

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To simultaneously evaluate the presence of defects in gallbladder and gastric emptying, as well as in intestinal transit in gallstone patients (GS) and the effect of chronic ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) administration on these parameters and on serum bile acids and clinical outcome in GS and controls (CTR).METHODS: After a standard liquid test meal, gallbladder and gastric emptying (by ultrasound), oroileal transit time (OI∏) (by an immunoenzymatic technique)and serum bile acids (by HPLC) were evaluated before and after 3 mo of UDCA (12 mg/kg bw/d) or placebo administration in 10 symptomatic GS and 10 matched healthy CTR.RESULTS: OI∏ was longer in GS than in CTR (P <0.0001); UDCA significantly reduced OI∏ in GS (P <0.0001), but not in CTR. GS had longer gastric halfemptying time (t1/2) than CTR (P < 0.0044) at baseline;after UDCA, t1/2 significantly decreased (P < 0.006) in GS but not in CTR. Placebo administration had no effect on gastric emptying and intestinal transit in both GS and CTR.CONCLUSION: The gallstone patient has simultaneous multiple impairments of gallbladder and gastric emptying, as well as of intestinal transit. UDCA administration restores these defects in GS, without any effect in CTR. These results confirm the pathogenetic role of gastrointestinal motility in gallstone disease and suggest an additional mechanism of action for UDCA in reducing bile cholesterol supersaturation.

  10. Low serum levels of ghrelin are associated with gallstone disease

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    Nahum Méndez-Sánchez; Martha H Ramos; Héctor A Baptista-González; Misael Uribe; Guadalupe Ponciano-Rodríguez; Luisa Bermejo-Martínez; Antonio R Villa; Norberto C Chávez-Tapia; Daniel Zamora-Valdés; Raúl Pichardo-Bahena; Blanca Barredo-Prieto; Martha H Uribe-Ramos

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To explore the role of ghrelin in gallstone disease.METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study in 150 subjects, 38 with gallstones (cases) and 112 controls. We also did a real-time PCR-RT study in twenty gallbladder samples each. Body mass index (BMI),serum insulin, ghrelin, and serum lipids were measured.Logistic regression analyses (univariate and multivariate) were conducted to estimate the probability of gallstone disease associated with serum ghrelin concentrations.RESULTS: Cases were statistically different from controls in gender distribution (P = 0.01), age (53 vs 44 yr, P = 0.002), BMI (28 vs 25; P = 0.004), and glucose (5.26 vs 4.98 mmol/L; P = 0.05). The prevalence of ghrelin serum levels above the third tercile was lower in subjects without metabolic syndrome (P < 0.05). In a multivariate model, we found a protective effect, when ghrelin values were higher than the median value (OR = 0.27, 95%CI 0.09-0.82, P = 0.02). Twenty (20%) gallbladder specimens expressed ghrelin mRNA.CONCLUSION: Serum ghrelin concentrations are associated with a protective effect of GD.

  11. Characteristics of mRNA levels of hepatic key enzymes in cholesterol metabolism of genetically gallstone-susceptible mice

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    许国强; 赵力

    2004-01-01

    @@ Our previous study1 indicated that biliary cholesterol hypersecretion was the key pathophysiological defect of gallstone formation. Lith genes determine biliary cholesterol hypersecretion and susceptibility to cholesterol gallstone formation in C57L mice.

  12. [Gas-containing gallstones: value of the "Mercedes-Benz" sign at CT examination].

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    Delabrousse, E; Bartholomot, B; Narboux, Y; Barrali, E; Chirouze, C; Kastler, B

    2000-11-01

    Gas-containing gallstones are well-known in vitro. The typical triradiate arrangement of fissures filled with gas, first described on abdominal plain films, was named by Meyers the "Mercedes-Benz" sign. This sign is absent of the recent literature. We report a case where gas was the only CT sign suggesting the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder. PMID:11104980

  13. Ultrasonographic assessment of gallbladder bile exchanges in healthy subjects and in gallstone patients.

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    Cicala, M; Guarino, M P; Vavassori, P; Alloni, R; Emerenziani, S; Arullani, A; Pallone, F

    2001-11-01

    Impaired gallbladder motility may contribute to gallstone pathogenesis by providing time for nucleation and aggregation of cholesterol crystals. Simultaneous scintigraphic-ultrasonographic techniques have been proposed to assess alternating phases of gallbladder emptying and filling. To evaluate patterns of gallbladder motility and of postprandial bile flow by means of a single ultrasonographic technique, 12 healthy volunteers and 20 gallstone patients underwent minute-by-minute gallbladder ultrasonography for 3 h postprandially. Mathematical analysis of volume measurements was used to estimate hepatic and cholecystic bile flux through the gallbladder. Compared to controls, gallstone patients showed greater amounts of unexchanged cholecystic-to-hepatic bile (11% vs. 1%, p scintigraphic-sonographic studies in comparable groups of subjects. This study provides new ultrasonographic variables, which better express gallbladder bile retention in gallstone patients and strongly discriminate gallstone patients from controls. PMID:11750742

  14. Known risk factors do not explain disparities in gallstone prevalence between Denmark and northeast Germany

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    Friedrich, Nele; Völzke, Henry; Hampe, Jochen; Lerch, Markus M; Jørgensen, Torben

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: Gallstones are a common disease worldwide, with disparities in the prevalence of the disease in different settings. The aim of the present study was to assess if different distributions of risk factors could explain the disparities in the prevalence of gallstone disease between Denmark...... and northeast Germany. METHODS: Data of 5,559 subjects from the Danish MONICA survey and of 3,647 subjects of the German Study of Health in Pomerania were investigated. Gallstone disease was defined as a prior history of cholecystectomy or the presence of sonographically diagnosed gallstones. Logistic...... (women only) changed the estimates considerable, but still Germans (women: OR, 1.65 (95% CI: 1.36-2.00); men: OR, 1.61 (95% CI: 1.27-2.04)) had higher odds than Danes. CONCLUSIONS: German individuals had a higher prevalence of gallstones than Danes. This difference was partly explained by a higher BMI...

  15. Sonographic evaluation of resting gallbladder volume and postprandial emptying in patients with gallstones.

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    Kishk, S M; Darweesh, R M; Dodds, W J; Lawson, T L; Stewart, E T; Kern, M K; Hassanein, E H

    1987-05-01

    We investigated fasting gallbladder volume and gallbladder emptying in response to a fatty meal in 20 patients with asymptomatic gallstones and compared the results with findings from healthy controls. Compared with control subjects without gallstones, the majority of patients with gallstones exhibited a higher resting gallbladder volume, less fractional emptying after a fatty meal, and a higher postmeal residual volume. These abnormalities all appeared to stem from an abnormally high resting gallbladder volume. Whether the increased gallbladder volume and decreased postprandial fractional emptying in the gallstone patients represents a primary or secondary abnormality remains to be determined. The results suggest that in some patients decreased gallbladder contractility may contribute to gallstone development or proliferation. PMID:3554918

  16. Gonad maturity in female Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis from the southern Baltic Sea – the first description of ovigerous females and the embryo developmental stage

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    Full Text Available This paper describes for the first time the gonad maturity stage of Eriocheir sinensis females (carapace width 55.20–78.10 mm collected in the autumns and winters of 2005–2012 in the Gulf of Gdańsk and Vistula Lagoon (southern Baltic Sea. Seventeen females had gonads in the penultimate stage, which indicates that spawning would shortly take place. Four other females had gonads in the last stage, which means they were already carrying eggs. These accounted, on average, for 17.9 ± 2.9% of female weight and were in the 3rd and 4th embryo developmental stage. The results show that the low salinity of southern Baltic Sea (≤ 7 PSU permits mating and fertilization as well as embryo development in E. sinensis. It is still not clear, whether such a salinity level will enable hatching and the complete larval cycle.

  17. Bouveret's syndrome complicated by a distal gallstone ileus

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    Rasim Gencosmanoglu; Resit Inceoglu; Caglar Baysal; Sertac Akansel; Nurdan Tozun

    2003-01-01

    AIM: Gastric outlet obstruction caused by duodenal impaction of a large gallstone migrated through a cholecystoduodenal fistula has been referred as Bouveret's syndrome. Endoscopic lithotomy is the first-step treatment,however, surgery is indicated in case of failure or complication during this procedure.METHODS: We report herein an 84-year-old woman presenting with features of gastric outlet obstruction due to impacted gallstone. She underwent an endoscopic retrieval which was unsuccessful and was further complicated by distal gallstone ileus. Physical examination was irrelevant.RESULTS: Endoscopy revealed multiple erosions around the cardia, a large stone in the second part of the duodenum causing complete obstruction, and wide ulceration in the duodenal wall where the stone was impacted. Several attempts of endoscopic extraction by using foreign body forceps failed and surgical intervention was mandatory. Preoperative ultrasound evidenced pneumobilia whilst computerized tomography showed a large stone, 5 cm×4 cm×3 cm, loggingat the proximal jejunum and another one, 2.5 cm×2 cm×2 cm,in the duodenal bulb causing a closed-loop syndrome. She underwent laparotomy and the jejunal stone was removed by enterotomy. Another stone reported as located in the duodenum preoperatively was found to be present in the gallbladder by intraoperative ultrasound. Therefore,cholecystoduodenal fistula was broken down, the stone was retrieved and cholecystectomy with duodenal repair was carried out. She was discharged after an uneventful postoperative course.CONCLUSION: As the simplest and the least morbid procedure, endoscopic stone retrieval should be attempted in the treatment of patients with Bouveret's syndrome.When it fails, surgical lithotomy consisting of simple enterotomy may solve the problem. Although cholecystectomy and cholecystoduodenal fistula breakdown is unnecessary in every case, conditions may urge the surgeon to perform such operations even though they carry high

  18. Cholesterol gallstone disease: focusing on the role of gallbladder.

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    Chen, Yongsheng; Kong, Jing; Wu, Shuodong

    2015-02-01

    Gallstone disease (GSD) is one of the most common biliary tract diseases worldwide in which both genetic and environmental factors have roles in its pathogenesis. Biliary cholesterol supersaturation from metabolic defects in the liver is traditionally seen as the main pathogenic factor. Recently, there have been renewed investigative interests in the downstream events that occur in gallbladder lithogenesis. This article focuses on the role of the gallbladder in the pathogenesis of cholesterol GSD (CGD). Various conditions affecting the crystallization process are discussed, such as gallbladder motility, concentrating function, lipid transport, and an imbalance between pro-nucleating and nucleation inhibiting proteins. PMID:25502177

  19. Value of CT in the diagnosis and management of gallstone ileus

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    Chih-Yung Yu; Cheng-Yu Chen; Chang-Chyi Lin; Rong-Yaun Shyu; Chung-Bao Hsieh; Hurng-Sheng Wu; Yeu-Sheng Tyan; Jen-I Hwang; Chang-Hsien Liou; Wei-Chou Chang

    2005-01-01

    IM: To retrospectively establish the diagnostic criteria of gallstone ileus on CT, and to prospectively apply these criteria to determine the diagnostic accuracy of CT to confirm or exclude gallstone ileus in patients who presented with acute small bowel obstruction (SBO). Another purposewas to ascertain whether the size of ecctopic gallstones would affect treatment strategy.METHODS: Fourteen CT scans in cases of proved gallstone ileus were evaluated retrospectively by two radiologists for the presence or absence of previously reported CT findings to establish the diagnostic criteria. These criteria were applied in a prospective contrast enhanced CT study of 165 patients with acute SBO, which included those 14 cases of gallstone ileus. The hard copy images of 165 CT studies were reviewed by a different group of two radiologists but without previous knowledge of the patient's final diagnosis. All CT data were further analyzed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of gallstone ileus when using CT in prospective evaluation of acute SBO. The size of ectopic gallstone on CT was correlated with the clinical course.RESULTS: The diagnostic criteria of gallstone ileus on CT were established retrospectively, which included: (1) SBO; (2) ectopic gallstone; either rim-calcified or total-calcified; (3) abnormal gall bladder with complete air collection, presence of air-fluid level, or fluid accumulation with irregular wall. Prospectively, CT confirmed the diagnosis in 13 cases of gallstone ileus with these three criteria. Only one false negative case could be identified. The remaining 151 patients are true negative cases and no false positive case could be disclosed. The overall sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of CT in diagnosing gallstone ileus were 93%, 100%; and 99%, respectively. Surgical exploration was performed in 13 patients of gallstone ileus with ectopic stones sized larger than 3 cm. One patient recovered uneventfully following conservative treatment with an

  20. Preventing a Mass Disease: The Case of Gallstones Disease: Role and Competence for Family Physicians.

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    Portincasa, Piero; Di Ciaula, Agostino; Grattagliano, Ignazio

    2016-07-01

    Gallstone formation is the result of a complex interaction between genetic and nongenetic factors. We searched and reviewed the available literature to define how the primary prevention of gallstones (cholesterol gallstones in particular) could be applied in general practice. Electronic bibliographical databases were searched. Prospective and retrospective cohort studies and case-controlled studies were analyzed and graded for evidence quality. The epidemiological data confirmed that genetic factors are estimated to account for only approximately 25% of the overall risk of gallstones, while metabolic/environmental factors are at least partially modifiable in stone-free risk groups, and are thus modifiable by primary prevention measures related to diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors (i.e., rapid weight loss, bariatric surgery, somatostatin or analogues therapy, transient gallbladder stasis, and hormone therapy). There is no specific recommendation for the secondary prevention of recurrent gallstones. Family physicians can contribute to preventing gallstones due to their capability to identify and effectively manage several risk factors discussed in this study. Although further studies are needed to better elucidate the involvement of epigenetic factors that may regulate the effect of environment and lifestyle on gene expression in the primary prevention of gallstone formation, preventive interventions are feasible and advisable in the general practice setting. PMID:27468338

  1. The role of oral contraceptive (OCP use in symptomatic gallstone disease

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    Karimian SF

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available To examine the relation between oral contraceptive (OCPs use, body mass index, parity, familial history of gallstone disease, history of diabetes, history of hyperlipidemia and gallstone disease in women, we have undertaken a case-control study. The study population comparison 80 hospital patients with diagnosed acute gallstone disease as case group and 200 controls who were patients in hospital with no history of gallstone disease. The data were analyzed by Chi-square and T-student test. The results revealed that: The use of OCPs in case group is higher than that of control group. But there is no significant difference between them. No relation was found between gallstone disease and body mass index, parity, history of diabetes, familial history of gallstone disease, use of OCPs of different types and duration of use. While there was a significant difference between the 2 groups regarding history of hyperlipidemia (P<0.05. Finally we found no correlation between the history of use, types and duration of use of OCPs and symptomatic gallstone disease. There was no indication of any interaction between oral contraceptive use and other risk factors and duration of OCP use and other risk factors in the production of disease.

  2. Preventing a Mass Disease: The Case of Gallstones Disease: Role and Competence for Family Physicians

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    Di Ciaula, Agostino; Grattagliano, Ignazio

    2016-01-01

    Gallstone formation is the result of a complex interaction between genetic and nongenetic factors. We searched and reviewed the available literature to define how the primary prevention of gallstones (cholesterol gallstones in particular) could be applied in general practice. Electronic bibliographical databases were searched. Prospective and retrospective cohort studies and case–controlled studies were analyzed and graded for evidence quality. The epidemiological data confirmed that genetic factors are estimated to account for only approximately 25% of the overall risk of gallstones, while metabolic/environmental factors are at least partially modifiable in stone-free risk groups, and are thus modifiable by primary prevention measures related to diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors (i.e., rapid weight loss, bariatric surgery, somatostatin or analogues therapy, transient gallbladder stasis, and hormone therapy). There is no specific recommendation for the secondary prevention of recurrent gallstones. Family physicians can contribute to preventing gallstones due to their capability to identify and effectively manage several risk factors discussed in this study. Although further studies are needed to better elucidate the involvement of epigenetic factors that may regulate the effect of environment and lifestyle on gene expression in the primary prevention of gallstone formation, preventive interventions are feasible and advisable in the general practice setting. PMID:27468338

  3. Stratification of gallstone fragments: the key to more effective fragmentation.

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    Alderfer, J T; Laufer, I; Wisniewski, F; Malet, P F

    1992-04-01

    During previous experiments with in vitro fragmentation in a simulated gallbladder, we noticed that stone fragments tended to stratify with the dust and smaller fragments settled to the dependent portion, while the larger fragments settled on top. We reviewed the oral cholecystogram (OCG) of 10 patients examined 6 months following gallstone lithotripsy. In all cases with adequate visualization of stone fragments, the stratification phenomenon was observed. We hypothesized that adjusting the shock wave focus to target on these large fragments would improve the efficiency of fragmentation. To test this hypothesis, we fragmented three matched pairs of gallstones in vitro. For each pair, the stones were removed from the same gallbladder and the stone weights of the two stones were within 10%. The smaller member of each pair was fragmented using the "old method" with the focus on the fragment line. The larger stone was fragmented with the "new method" with the focus in the acoustic shadow deep to the echogenic line caused by the dust and small fragments in the dependent portion. The distribution of fragments was analyzed by passing the fragments through a series of filters. With the new method of targeting, the proportion of fragments less than 1.5 mm was doubled while the fragments greater than 5 mm were eliminated. The new method of targeting, taking into account the stratification of stone fragments, produces more effective fragmentation and should lead to more rapid clearance of fragments from the gallbladder. PMID:10149180

  4. The prevalence and risk factors for gallstone disease in taiwanese vegetarians.

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    Full Text Available Gallstone disease (GSD and its complications are major public health issues globally. Although many community-based studies had addressed the risk factors for GSD, little is known about GSD prevalence and risk factors among Taiwanese vegetarians.This study included 1721 vegetarians who completed a questionnaire detailing their demographics, medical history, and life-styles. GSD was ascertained by ultrasonography or surgical history of cholecystectomy for GSD. The predictive probability of GSD for male and female vegetarians was estimated from the fitted model.The prevalence of GSD was 8.2% for both male and female vegetarians. The risk of GSD is similar in men and women across all age groups, and increases steadily with increasing age. For male vegetarians, age (OR: 1.04; 95% CI: 1.00-1.08 and serum total bilirubin level (OR: 2.35; 95% CI: 1.31-4.22 predict risk for GSD. For female vegetarians, age (OR: 1.03; 95% CI: 1.01-1.05, BMI (OR: 1.07; 95% CI: 1.01-1.13, and alcohol consumption (OR: 7.85; 95% CI: 1.83-33.73 are associated with GSD. GSD is not associated with type of vegetarian diet, duration of vegetarianism, low education level, physical inactivity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular accident, chronic renal failure, hepatitis C virus infection, and lipid abnormalities. GSD is also not associated with age at menarche, postmenopausal status, and multiparity in female vegetarians.Risk factors useful for predicting GSD in vegetarians are (1 age and total bilirubin level in men, and (2 age, BMI, and alcohol consumption in women. Many previously identified risk factors for general population does not seem to apply to Taiwanese vegetarians.

  5. Increased susceptibility to diet-induced gallstones in liver fatty acid binding protein knockout mices⃞

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    Xie, Yan; Newberry, Elizabeth P.; Kennedy, Susan M; Luo, Jianyang; Davidson, Nicholas O.

    2009-01-01

    Quantitative trait mapping identified a locus colocalizing with L-Fabp, encoding liver fatty acid binding protein, as a positional candidate for murine gallstone susceptibility. When fed a lithogenic diet (LD) for 2 weeks, L-Fabp−/− mice became hypercholesterolemic with increased hepatic VLDL cholesterol secretion. Seventy-five percent of L-Fabp−/− mice developed solid gallstones compared with 6% of wild-type mice with an increased gallstone score (3.29 versus 0.62, respectively; P < 0.01). H...

  6. Safety and immunogenicity of human papillomavirus-16/18AS04-adjuvanted vaccine in healthy Chinese females aged 15 to 45 years: a phase I trial

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    Feng-Cai Zhu; Chang-Gui Li; Hong-Xing Pan; Yi-Ju Zhang; Dan Bi; Hai-Wen Tang; Sanjoy Datta

    2011-01-01

    Globally,about 70% of cervical cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 or HPV-18 infection. A meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies in China showed that HPV was present in 98% of cervical cancer samples. The HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix(R)* has shown a high level of protection against HPV-16/18 infections and associated cervical lesions. This phase I trial (NCT00549900)assessed the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of the vaccine in Chinese. Thirty healthy Chinese females, aged 15 to 45 years with a median age of 29.5 years, received three doses of Cervarix(R) in Months 0, 1, and 6. Safety was assessed via recording solicited local and systemic symptoms within 7days and unsolicited symptoms within 30 days after each vaccination. Serious adverse events, new onset of chronic diseases, and other medically significant conditions were recorded throughout this trial. As an exploratory objective, HPV-16/18 antibody titers were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in serum samples collected in Months 0 and 7. Pain at the injection site was the most frequently reported local symptom. Two subjects reported medically significant adverse events. Both cases were assessed as unrelated to vaccination by the investigator. In Month 7, 100% seroconversion was observed for both anti-HPV-16 and anti-HPV-18 with high geometric mean antibody titers. HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine,evaluated for the first time in Chinese females, was generally well tolerated and immunogenic, as previously shown in global studies.

  7. 21世纪以来中国电影女导演创作研究%Female Directors' Chinese Movie Production since the New Century

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    岳晓英

    2012-01-01

    新世纪以来,两岸三地中国电影女导演的创作呈现出非常活跃的态势,老中青几代电影人纷纷推出自己的新作,成为新世纪中国影坛不可忽视的一股创作力量。在新世纪中国电影女导演的影片中,两性形象的塑造有着诸多相似之处,女性力量的张扬、女性气质的挥洒与男性形象的令人失望交相辉映,充分展现出新世纪中国女性自我实现的信心和行动力,她们在不无落寞的独舞中努力绽放仅仅属于女性的精彩。%since the new century, female directors ' Chinese movie production in the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong is very active. The old, middle - aged and young directors promote their recent works in abundance, which has become a dominant force in the movie circle in the new century. In their movies, the male and female images share many similarities, with females' power, unrestrained femininity and disappointing masculinity adding radiance to each other, displaying Chinese women' s confidence in self -fulfillment and momentum, women have held up their sky by bursting their beauty into full bloom in their private world.

  8. Prevalence of gallstones and risk factors in Caucasian women in a rural Canadian community.

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    Williams, C. N.; Johnston, J. L.

    1980-01-01

    The prevalence of gallstones and gallbladder disease was studied in a rural Caucasian population. All the women aged 15 to 50 years were asked to complete a questionnaire, undergo cholecystography and keep a food record for 4 consecutive days. The gallbladder status was assessed in 73%. The prevalence of gallstones in this population, 167/1000, was considerably higher than that reported in the Framingham study (59/1000) but was not significantly different from that recently found in Micmac In...

  9. Risk of Delayed Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Gallstone Disease

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    Ovidiu Fabian; Mircea Cazacu; Ioan Şimon; Emilia Pătruţ

    2014-01-01

    Hypothesis. Gallstone disease increases slightly the risk for colorectal cancer. This association could lead to omission of the diagnosis of colorectal cancer in patients with gallstones in the situation of mistaken interpretation of clinical data and premature closure of diagnosis.Materials and methods. A retrospective study including 693 patients operated by the same surgeon over a period of 15 years was performed. Patients who already had cholecystectomy (56) and those in whom the cholecys...

  10. Progress in the study on the composition and formation mechanism of gallstone

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    Our serial studies from 1970s on chemical composition, structure determination and formation mechanism of gallstones were reviewed. The chemical component investigation of brown-pigment gallstone demonstrated that it consists of macromolecules such as proteins, glycoproteins, polysaccharides, bilirubin polymers and pigment polymers, and biomolecules such as cholesterol, bile salts, calcium salts of carbonate, phosphate, fatty acids and bilirubinate as well as various metal ions. The binding of metal ions with bile salts and bilirubin plays important roles in gallstone formation, i.e., calcium bilirubinate complex is the major constitute of brown-pigment gallstones, and copper bilirubinate complex is critical in the black color appearance of black-pigment gallstone. The cross section of many gallstones exhibits a concentric ring structure composed of various small particles with a fractal character. This is nonlinear phenomenon in gallstone formation. A typical model system of metal ions-deoxycholate (or cholate)-gel was chosen to mimic an in vitro pattern formation system. The experimental results suggested that a nonlinear scientific concept should be considered in understanding gallstone formation. Minor changes in the chemical composition and/or the microenvironment may lead to very different precipitate patterns with a variety of shapes, colors, appearances, and structures. A new model was suggested that periodical templets of periodical and fractal patterns were formed in the initial stage, then the spatio-temporal patterns grew gradually on it. Furthermore, the interaction between divalent metal ions and bile salts in vitro was investigated, and the results indicated that non-stoichiometric M(DC)2-NaDC mixed complexes with mixed micelles structure can be formed in physiological condition.

  11. Relation of cholesterol metabolism to pediatric gallstone disease: a retrospective controlled study

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    Koivusalo, Antti; Pakarinen, Mikko; Gylling, Helena; Nissinen, Markku J

    2015-01-01

    Background Cholesterol metabolism may be involved in pediatric gallstone disease. We aimed to reveal cholesterol metabolites and phytosterols and their relation to stone composition of sterols in children having black pigment and cholesterol stones. Methods We performed retrospective controlled clinical study, in which we examined parameters of cholesterol metabolism and liver function values in serum (n = 28) and gallstones (n = 46) of consecutively cholecystectomized children. Serum values ...

  12. Effects of dietary cholesterol on cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis in patients with cholesterol gallstones.

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    Kern, F

    1994-01-01

    We examined changes in cholesterol and bile acid metabolism produced by dietary cholesterol in gallstone subjects and matched controls. Healthy women were recruited and, after confirming the presence or absence of radiolucent gallstones, they were studied on regular diets and again on the same diet supplemented with five eggs daily for 15-18 d. Studies included plasma lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins, dietary records, cholesterol absorption, cholesterol synthesis, plasma clearance of ...

  13. High level of deoxycholic acid in human bile does not promote cholesterol gallstone formation

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    Ulf Gustafsson; Staffan Sahlin; Curt Einarsson

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To study whether patients with excess deoxycholic acid (DCA) differ from those with normal percentage of DCA with respect to biliary lipid composition and cholesterol saturation of gallbladder bile.METHODS: Bile was collected during operation through puncturing into the gallbladder from 122 cholesterol gallstone patients and 46 gallstone-free subjects undergoing cholecystectomy. Clinical data, biliary lipids, bile acid composition,presence of crystals and nucleation time were analyzed.RESULTS: A subgroup of gallstone patients displayeda higher proportion of DCA in bile than gallstone free subjects.By choosing a cut-off level of the 90th percentile, a group of 13 gallstone patients with high DCA levels (mean 50percent of total bile acids) and a large group of 109 patients with normal DCA levels (mean 21 percent of total bile acids)were obtained. The mean age of the patients with high DCA levels was higher than that of the group with normal levels (mean age: 62 years vs45 years) and so was the mean BMI (28.3 vs. 24.7). Plasma levels of cholesterol and triglycerides were slightly higher in the DCA excess groups compared with those in the normal DCA group. There was no difference in biliary lipid composition, cholesterol saturation, nucleation time or occurrence of cholesterol crystals in bile between patients with high and normal levels of DCA.CONCLUSION: Gallstone patients with excess DCA were of older age and had higher BMI than patients with normal DCA. The two groups of patients did not differ with respect to biliary lipid composition, cholesterol saturation, nucleation time or occurrence of cholesterol crystals. It is concluded that DCA in bile does not seem to contribute to gallstone formation in cholesterol gallstone patients.

  14. Hepatic Mttp deletion reverses gallstone susceptibility in L-Fabp knockout mice

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    Xie, Yan; Fung, Ho Yee Joyce; Newberry, Elizabeth P.; Kennedy, Susan,; Luo, Jianyang; Crooke, Rosanne M.; Graham, Mark J.; Davidson, Nicholas O.

    2014-01-01

    Previous studies demonstrated that L-Fabp KO mice are more susceptible to lithogenic diet (LD)-induced gallstones because of altered hepatic cholesterol metabolism and increased canalicular cholesterol secretion. Other studies demonstrated that liver-specific deletion of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (Mttp-LKO) reduced LD-induced gallstone formation by increasing biliary phospholipid secretion. Here we show that mice with combined deletion (i.e., DKO mice) are protected from LD-ind...

  15. New attempts using computed tomography in determining indication of gallstone dissolution therapy

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    Onuki, K.

    1987-03-01

    Subjects for this study were 32 patients who had radiolucent stones in the gallbladder disclosed by conventional cholecystography. In all 12 patients with complete or partial dissolution of gallstones by gallstone dissolution therapy, the gallstone features on the CT scan were shown as an iso-density or a low-density in contrast to the bile, whereas, in 20 unresponsive patients, they were shown as shells of high-density in 9 out of 20 patients, and as a high-density in contrast to the bile in 7 out of 20 patients. If the gallstones contained 1.0 to 4.0 % of calcium, the calcification could not be detected by conventional radiographic examinations, but could be clearly detected by CT examinations. In the present study, we concluded that the patients with gallstones containing more than 1 % of calcium were not suitable for dissolution therapy and that CT examinations were very useful for deciding about using dissolution therapy of the gallstones.

  16. Retrospective Analysis on the Gallstone Disease after Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

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    Kyong-Hwa Jun

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of gallstone after gastrectomy, risk factors for gallstone formation, and the surgical outcome of cholecystectomy after gastrectomy. Methods. A total of 2480 gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection at two institutions between January 1997 and December 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. The patients’ age, gender, diabetes mellitus, type of gastrectomy, extent of node dissection, and type of reconstruction were evaluated. Results. Gallstone formation occurred in 128 of 2480 (5.2% patients who had undergone gastrectomy for gastric cancer. The incidence of gallstones was significantly higher after total compared with subtotal gastrectomy. Roux-en-Y reconstruction and lymph node dissection in the hepatoduodenal ligament were associated with a significantly higher incidence. In multivariate analysis, diabetes mellitus and reconstruction method were identified as significant risk factors for gallstone development. The proportion of silent stone was higher in the laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC group than in the open cholecystectomy (OC group. Operation time and hospital stay were shorter in the LC group than in the OC group. Conclusions. Diabetes mellitus and Roux-en-Y reconstruction are risk factors for gallstones after gastrectomy. Only a few postoperative complications after subsequent cholecystectomy occurred, even when using a laparoscopic approach.

  17. Thyroid dysfunction, either hyper or hypothyroidism, promotes gallstone formation by different mechanisms*

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    Wang, Yong; Yu, Xing; Zhao, Qun-zi; Zheng, Shu; Qing, Wen-jie; Miao, Chun-di; Sanjay, Jaiswal

    2016-01-01

    We have investigated comprehensively the effects of thyroid function on gallstone formation in a mouse model. Gonadectomized gallstone-susceptible male C57BL/6 mice were randomly distributed into three groups each of which received an intervention to induce hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or euthyroidism. After 5 weeks of feeding a lithogenic diet of 15% (w/w) butter fat, 1% (w/w) cholesterol, and 0.5% (w/w) cholic acid, mice were killed for further experiments. The incidence of cholesterol monohydrate crystal formation was 100% in mice with hyperthyroidism, 83% in hypothyroidism, and 33% in euthyroidism, the differences being statistically significant. Among the hepatic lithogenic genes, Trβ was found to be up-regulated and Rxr down-regulated in the mice with hypothyroidism. In contrast, Lxrα, Rxr, and Cyp7α1 were up-regulated and Fxr down-regulated in the mice with hyperthyroidism. In conclusion, thyroid dysfunction, either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, promotes the formation of cholesterol gallstones in C57BL/6 mice. Gene expression differences suggest that thyroid hormone disturbance leads to gallstone formation in different ways. Hyperthyroidism induces cholesterol gallstone formation by regulating expression of the hepatic nuclear receptor genes such as Lxrα and Rxr, which are significant in cholesterol metabolism pathways. However, hypothyroidism induces cholesterol gallstone formation by promoting cholesterol biosynthesis. PMID:27381728

  18. Accuracy of ultrasound and oral cholecystography in assessing the number and size of gallstones: implications for non-surgical therapy.

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    Brakel, K; Laméris, J S; Nijs, H G; Ginai, A Z; Terpstra, O T

    1992-09-01

    Prior to non-surgical therapy of gallstones it is important to assess their number and size. In order to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (US) and oral cholecystography (OCG) in counting and measuring gallstones, a prospective blind study was conducted to compare the results of US (n = 99) and OCG (n = 36), either alone or in combination (n = 34), with the number and size of gallstones retrieved after cholecystectomy. The number of gallstones was accurately estimated by US and OCG in 74% and 69% of the cases, respectively. In assessing the presence of up to three, five or 10 gallstones both US and OCG proved reliable. In measuring the size of gallstones, there was 19% accuracy with US compared with only 3% with OCG. With an accepted measurement error of 3 mm these values increased to 80% for US and 44% for OCG. US proved more reliable than OCG in discriminating gallstones smaller or larger than 10 mm and smaller or larger than 20 mm, but with US, detection of gallstones larger than 30 mm was problematic. Both US and OCG underestimated gallstone size. The combination of both techniques did not significantly improve the assessment of either number or size of gallstones compared with the results obtained with US or OCG alone. It is concluded that (1) both US and OCG have some limitations in assessing the number and size of gallstones, (2) the combination of both examinations does not improve accuracy, and (3) patient selection for non-surgical treatment of gallstones can be started by US alone. PMID:1393414

  19. On Female Poets and Their Works in Chinese Russian Immigrants%论中国俄罗斯侨民女诗人及作品

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    曲雪萍

    2012-01-01

    中国俄罗斯侨民文学,是俄罗斯文学当中极具特色的一支,近年来受到了越来越多人的关注。文章研究俄侨女诗人的创作"共性"特征,并在此框架下就其作品的题材和女性形象等加以分析。首先,根据《松花江畔紫丁香》一书中收寻的作品剖析女诗人创作的普遍题材;其次,在此基础上,解析大量作品中彰显的艺术特色;最后,又着重解读女诗人笔下的女诗人形象,进而挖掘俄侨作品中的共性和个性,努力找寻女诗人作品中独到之处,进而阐述俄侨女诗人作品的研究价值。%Chinese Russian immigrant literature is an extremely unique branch of Russian literature and much attention is given to it in recent years. This paper mainly focuses on the common features of Russian immigrant female poets and analyzes the themes and female images. The first point is to explore the common theme of female poets in their works taking Lilac along Songhua River as example. Then, it goes to analyze the artistic features of the works. And lastly the paper interprets the female poet images and finds their common features and uniqueness and points out their research value.

  20. High rate of complicated idiopathic gallstone disease in pediatric patients of a North American tertiary care center

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    Denise Herzog; Guylaine Bouchard

    2008-01-01

    AIM:To assess spectrum and etiology of gallstones and biliary sludge in the pediatric population of a North American tertiary care centre.METHODS:Retrospective review of abdominal ultrasounds recorded at Saint Justine Hospital over a period of 24 mo(8/2003 to 8/2005)in patients<19 years of age.Patients<2 years of age were analyzed separately.RESULTS:The presence of gallstones was noted in 127 patients.In 107 it was a new diagnosis,in 48/105 (45.7%)patients>2 years of age idiopathic gallstone disease was found.These 48 patients represent 2.1% of the population who required ultrasound for abdominal pain.Complicated gallstone disease occurred in 28/48 with idiopathic disease,mainly adolescent girls.Patients with hemolytic disorders,cystic fibrosis,oncologic diseases or kidney transplantation and gallstones were asymptomatic and stones were detected during routine abdominal ultrasound.Twenty two patients<2 years of age not consulting for abdominal pain had gallstone disease of diverse etiology.Biliary sludge was seen in 84 patients,78.5% on total parenteral nutrition.In 4 patients,sludge progressed to gallstones.CONCLUSION:Idiopathic gallstone disease and its rate of complication are more frequent in our cohort than expected from previous studies.Adolescent girls with abdominal pain and idiopathic gallstones require special attention for complicated disease course.

  1. A comparative study of gallstones from children and adults using FTIR spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy

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    Marks Robert S

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cholelithiasis is the gallstone disease (GSD where stones are formed in the gallbladder. The main function of the gallbladder is to concentrate bile by the absorption of water and sodium. GSD has high prevalence among elderly adults. There are three major types of gallstones found in patients, White, Black and Brown. The major chemical component of white stones is cholesterol. Black and brown stones contain different proportions of cholesterol and bilirubin. The pathogenesis of gallstones is not clearly understood. Analysis of the chemical composition of gallstones using various spectroscopic techniques offers clues to the pathogenesis of gallstones. Recent years has seen an increasing trend in the number of cases involving children. The focus of this study is on the analysis of the chemical composition of gallstones from child and adult patients using spectroscopic methods. Methods In this report, we present FTIR spectroscopic studies and fluorescence microscopic analysis of gallstones obtained from 67 adult and 21 child patients. The gallstones were removed during surgical operations at Soroka University Medical Center. Results Our results show that black stones from adults and children are rich in bilirubin. Brown stones are composed of varying amounts of bilirubin and cholesterol. Green stones removed from an adult, which is rare, was found to be composed mainly of cholesterol. Our results also indicated that cholesterol and bilirubin could be the risk factors for gallstone formation in adults and children respectively. Fluorescence micrographs showed that the Ca-bilirubinate was present in all stones in different quantities and however, Cu-bilirubinate was present only in the mixed and black stones. Conclusions Analysis based on FTIR suggest that the composition of black and brown stones from both children and adults are similar. Various layers of the brown stone from adults differ by having varying quantities of

  2. Comparable rate of EGFR kinase domain mutation in lung adenocarcinomas from Chinese male and female never-smokers

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    Yi-hua SUN; Rong FANG; Bin GAO; Xiang-kun HAN; Jun-hua ZHANG; William PAO; Hai-quan CHEN; Hong-bin JI

    2010-01-01

    @@ Lung cancer patients with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinase domain mutations frequently show good responses to small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors, including Iressa and Tarceva, in clinical studies[1-3]. Previous studies have demonstrated that EGFR kinase domain mutations are commonly observed in lung adenocarcinomas, never-smokers,East Asian, and females[4-8].

  3. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones: A comparison of outcomebetween acute and chronic cholecystitis

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    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is now a common method of treatingsymptomatic gallstones and it is increasingly being requested by the informedgeneral public. Our aim was to evaluate the role of LC for cholelithiasis andto establish its outcome and the effect of gender on the results. BetweenSeptember 1994 and June 99, all patients who underwent LC for cholelithiasiswere retrospectively reviewed. They were classified as having acute orchronic cholecystitis (AC or CC). There were 791 patients with CC (633females, 158 males) and 204 patients with AC (124 females, 80 males).Conversion to open cholecystectomy was needed in 0.76% and 11.8% of thepatients with CC and AC, respectively (P<0.00). Four percent of the femalepatients with AC needed conversion as compared to 23.8% in the males(P<0.00). The low conversion rate in CC limited gender comparison. Medianoperation time in the patients with CC was 53+-16 minutes as compared to74.5+-35.7 minutes in those with AC (P<0.00). Operation time in the malepatients with CC and AC was significantly higher than in the female patients,even after excluding the converted cases (P<0.00). Median postoperative stayfor patients with CC was 1.33+-0.9 days as compared to 1.9+-1.34 days inpatients with AC (P<0.00). No statistical significance in the hospital staywas found between males and females (in CC and AC). There was no mortality inthe series. There were three bile duct injuries in the patients with CC. Inpatients with successful LC, gallbladder perforation occurred in 18% and 31%of CC and AC patients, respectively, (P<0.003). Missed stones occurred in1.4% and 3.3% of the patients with successful LC for CC and AC, respectively.Bile collection, which was treated with open drainage, occurred in fourpatients with CC and one patient with AC. LC for symptomatic cholelithiasisis safe and feasible; it should be the first choice before resorting to opensurgery. In patients with AC as compared to CC, there is an increasedconversion rate

  4. Relative measurement of heavy elements in the bile gallbladder and gallstone

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    Particle Induced X-Ray Emission is a suitable method for the analysis of biological samples in which heavy trace elements are contained in light matrix elements. It is very important to know which factors or probably elements act as initial seed and lead to growing the sands. The goal of this study was to compare the relative values of Fe/K, Cu/K and Zn/K for gallstones, gallbladder, and bile of a specific patient for studying the origination of forming the gallstones. Materials and Methods Human gallbladder, bile, and gallstone samples were obtained by surgical operation from 15 patients and are bombarded by 2.0 MeV energy proton beams produced by van de Graaff accelerator in vacuum. All .. the gallstones were chosen of pigment type of stones and, all the patients were adults. In contrast with conventional methods, the shell and center of the sands has been analyzed separately. The PIXE spectrum analysis was performed using the nonlinear least square fitting code AXIL and GUPIX. Results: The results of detected minor and trace elements shows that the precipitation of calcium salt in the bile lead to reduction of crystals' formation. Elemental comparison of pigment type of gallstone and bile shows that the concentration of calcium in the shell of the stones is four times more than that in the bile. Conclusion: Precipitation of the calcium from the saturated bile on the cholesterols as a seed of gallstones led to reduced sands formation. Analysis of the gallbladder of the same patients revealed no relation between elemental concentrations of bile and gallstones

  5. The Clinical Investigation of Disparity of Utility Values Associated with Gallstone Disease: A Pilot Study

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    Chung-Te Hsu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The utility evaluation was an effective method to incorporate all of the contributing variables for multiple diseases into one outcome measure. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the utility values associated with varying states of gallstone disease among outpatient clinics participants at a teaching hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Methods. The utility values were measured by using time trade-off method. A total of 120 outpatient clinics participants (30 subjects with no gallstone disease, 30 subjects with single stone, 30 subjects with multiple stones, and 30 subjects with cholecystectomy evaluated utility values from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006. The diagnosis of gallstone disease was performed by a panel of specialists using ultrasound sonography. Results. The overall mean utility value was 0.89±0.13 (95% CI: 0.87–0.91 indicating that study participants were willing to trade about 11% (95% CI: 9–13% of their remaining life in return for being free of gallstone disease perpetually. The significant associated factors of utility values based on the multiple linear regression analysis were older age and different degrees of gallstone disease. Conclusion. Our results found that in addition to older age, multiple stones and cholecystectomy could influence utility values from the patient’s preference-based viewpoint.

  6. Relationship between bilirubin free radical and formation of pigment gallstone

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    Xiang-Tao Liu; Jian Hu

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, we summarize the main progresses made inour group in the field of the mechanism of pigment gallstoneformation. It was found that after treetment with freeradicals, bilirubin (BR) was changed into free radical itself,and a semiquinone free radical and a superoxide free radicalbound with metal were recognized, which was detected byESR (electron spin resonance). By the meana of NMR(nuclear magnetic resonance) and IR (Infra-red spectra), itwas postulated that bilirubin polymerized through thereaction between the vinyl group and the hydroxyl groupunder the attack of free radicals. It was also found thatbilirubin free radical were liable to calcify in a kinetic study.Because of its chemical properties, bilirubin free radical wasshown to be cytotoxic to hepetocyte, which wasdemonstrated based on the following facts: induction ofphospholipid peroxidation (LPO), leakage of lactatedehydrogenase (LDH) and decrease of glutathione. As tothe mechanism of bilirubin-induced cytotoxicity, it waspostulated that the main target of bilirubin free radical wasthe cell membrane, including phospholipid and membranebound proteins, especially spectrin, a content ofcytoskeleton. Based on the results mentioned above, it wasdeduced that bilirubin free radical is the key factor thatinitiates and promotes the formation of pigment gallstone,which is consistent with other researches in recent years.

  7. Biliary Microbiota, Gallstone Disease and Infection with Opisthorchis felineus

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    Saltykova, Irina V.; Petrov, Vjacheslav A.; Logacheva, Maria D.; Ivanova, Polina G.; Merzlikin, Nikolay V.; Sazonov, Alexey E.; Ogorodova, Ludmila M.; Brindley, Paul J.

    2016-01-01

    Background There is increasing interest in the microbiome of the hepatobiliary system. This study investigated the influence of infection with the fish-borne liver fluke, Opisthorchis felineus on the biliary microbiome of residents of the Tomsk region of western Siberia. Methodology/Principal Findings Samples of bile were provided by 56 study participants, half of who were infected with O. felineus, and all of who were diagnosed with gallstone disease. The microbiota of the bile was investigated using high throughput, Illumina-based sequencing targeting the prokaryotic 16S rRNA gene. About 2,797, discrete phylotypes of prokaryotes were detected. At the level of phylum, bile from participants with opisthorchiasis showed greater numbers of Synergistetes, Spirochaetes, Planctomycetes, TM7 and Verrucomicrobia. Numbers of > 20 phylotypes differed in bile of the O. felineus-infected compared to non-infected participants, including presence of species of the genera Mycoplana, Cellulosimicrobium, Microlunatus and Phycicoccus, and the Archaeans genus, Halogeometricum, and increased numbers of Selenomonas, Bacteroides, Rothia, Leptotrichia, Lactobacillus, Treponema and Klebsiella. Conclusions/Significance Overall, infection with the liver fluke O. felineus modified the biliary microbiome, increasing abundance of bacterial and archaeal phylotypes. PMID:27447938

  8. A Survey of the Female Leaders of Chinese Universities%我国高等学校中的女性领导特征调查研究

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    王饮寒; 喻恺

    2015-01-01

    Using Curriculum Vitae research method, this paper studies the characteristics of female leaders of Chinese universities. By studying 7796 top-level university leaders at 1166 Chinese universities, this paper finds that, there are not only insufficient women leaders in higher education institutions, but also segregation at both vertical and horizontal levels. The relatively insufficient educational and academic background and international experience are factors that restrict women from gaining leadership in higher education. The paper argues that gender differences deserve more academic and policy attention in the realm of university leadership.%本文采用履历研究法,对我国1166所普通本科高等学校的7796位校级领导的简历进行整理分析研究。研究发现:我国高校领导中女性数量较少,且存在女性领导担任正职少、副职多的纵向隔离现象,以及女性担任党委领导多、行政领导少的横向隔离现象。此外,女性自身教育与学术背景偏低、国际化经历不足等问题,制约了女性领导的发展。我国的高校领导研究还未将性别因素作为一个主要的分析范畴和内容来对待,这一领域还需要更多的学术与政策关注。

  9. 我国高等学校中的女性领导特征调查研究%A Survey of the Female Leaders of Chinese Universities

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    王饮寒; 喻恺

    2015-01-01

    本文采用履历研究法,对我国1166所普通本科高等学校的7796位校级领导的简历进行整理分析研究。研究发现:我国高校领导中女性数量较少,且存在女性领导担任正职少、副职多的纵向隔离现象,以及女性担任党委领导多、行政领导少的横向隔离现象。此外,女性自身教育与学术背景偏低、国际化经历不足等问题,制约了女性领导的发展。我国的高校领导研究还未将性别因素作为一个主要的分析范畴和内容来对待,这一领域还需要更多的学术与政策关注。%Using Curriculum Vitae research method, this paper studies the characteristics of female leaders of Chinese universities. By studying 7796 top-level university leaders at 1166 Chinese universities, this paper finds that, there are not only insufficient women leaders in higher education institutions, but also segregation at both vertical and horizontal levels. The relatively insufficient educational and academic background and international experience are factors that restrict women from gaining leadership in higher education. The paper argues that gender differences deserve more academic and policy attention in the realm of university leadership.

  10. A population-based cohort study of symptomatic gallstone disease in diabetic patients

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    Chi-Ming Liu; Chung-Te Hsu; Chung-Yi Li; Chu-Chieh Chen; Meng-Lun Liu; Jorn-Hon Liu

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To investigate the prevalence of gallstone disease (GSD) and to evaluate the risk of symptomatic GSD among diabetic patients.METHODS:The study was conducted by analyzing the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) dataset of ambulatory care patients,inpatient claims,and the updated registry of beneficiaries from 2000 to 2008.A total of 615 532 diabetic patients without a prior history of hospital treatment or ambulatory care visits for symptomatic GSD were identified in the year 2000.Age-and gender-matched control individuals free from both GSD and diabetes from 1997 to 1999 were randomly selected from the NHIR database (n =614 871).The incidence densities of symptomatic GSD were estimated according to the subjects' diabetic status.The distributions of age,gender,occupation,income,and residential area urbanization were compared between diabetic patients and control subjects using Cox proportion hazards models.Differences between the rates of selected comorbidities were also assessed in the two groups.RESULTS:Overall,60 734 diabetic patients and 48 116control patients developed symptomatic GSD and underwent operations,resulting in cumulative operation rates of 9.87% and 7.83%,respectively.The age and gender distributions of both groups were similar,with a mean age of 60 years and a predominance of females.The diabetic group had a significantly higher prevalence of all comorbidities of interest.A higher incidence of symptomatic GSD was observed in females than in males in both groups.In the control group,females under the age of 64 had a significantly higher incidence of GSD than the corresponding males,but this difference was reduced with increasing age.The cumulative incidences of operations for symptomatic GSD in the diabetic and control groups were 13.06 and 9.52 cases per 1000 person-years,respectively.Diabetic men exhibited a higher incidence of operations for symptomatic GSD than did their counterparts in the control group (12.35vs 8.75 cases per

  11. Lithocholate metabolism during chemotherapy for gallstone dissolution. 2. Absorption and sulphation.

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    Allan, R N; Thistle, J L; Hofmann, A F

    1976-01-01

    The amount of lithocholate input and the size of the total lithocholate exchangeable pool were measured using isotope dilution in three patients ingesting chenodeoxycholic acid for gallstone dissolution and two healthy control subjects. Because the specific activity decay curve was biexponential in appearance, input was calculated using a stochastic analysis employing the Stewart-Hamilton equation. By this method, the lithocholate input and the size of the exchangeable pool in gallstone patients during chenic acid ingestion was four to five times that observed in the healthy control subjects. It was calculated that about one-fifth of the newly formed lithocholate was absorbed in both gallstone patients and healthy control subjects. The extent of sulphation of absorbed lithocholate was then measured in seven gallstone patients whto had been ingesting chenodeoxycholic acid for gallstone dissolution by defining the chemical form of radioactivity in bile after intravenous administration of labelled lithocholate. Similar studies were carried out in eight healthy control subjects, but, in addition the extent of sulphation of injected lithocholylglycine and lithocholyltaurine was also defined. When lithocholate was injected, the majority of radioactivity in bile (50-60%) was present as sulphated conjugates, both in gallstone patients and healthy control subjects. The degree of sulphation was greater for glycine than taurine conjugates, and these findings, which suggested preferential sulphation of the glycine conjugates of lithocholate, were confirmed by showing that injected lithocholylglycine was sulphated to a much greater extent than injected lithocholyltaurine. These findings indicate that in patients receiving chenic acid there is effective sulphation of lithocholate, especially its glycine conjugates, despite a considerable increase in lithocholate absorption; they may provide an explanation for the lack of hepatotoxicity of chenic acid in man. PMID:955496

  12. Effects of 3 Feeding Modes on the Volatile and Nonvolatile Compounds in the Edible Tissues of Female Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis).

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    Zhuang, Kejin; Wu, Na; Wang, Xichang; Wu, Xugan; Wang, Shuai; Long, Xiaowen; Wei, Xuan

    2016-04-01

    To reveal the impact of different feeding modes on the flavor quality of female Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) this study was conducted to compare the sensory evaluation scores, flavor compounds in meat and hepatopancreas of female E. sinensis fed with 3 feeding modes, that is, natural diets (NDs), traditional diets (TDs), and formulated diets (FDs). The result showed that crabs fed with ND had significantly lower sensory scores than the other 2 feeding modes in both edible tissues. The odor and taste profiles were evaluated by Electronic nose (E-nose) and tongue (E-tongue) techniques, respectively; results of perchloric acid showed each edible tissue had significant differences among the 3 modes. Contents of volatile compounds were measured by Headspace-solid phase micro extraction combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometer. A total of 35 and 44 volatile compounds were identified in meat and hepatopancreas, respectively. ND mode of meat had the highest relative odor activity value (ROAV) summation among the 3 diet modes. TD mode of hepatopancreas had significantly higher ROAV summations. Based on the analysis of free amino acids and 5'-nucleotides, nonvolatile compounds were evaluated by equivalent umami concentration (EUC) and taste active values (TAVs) methods. For both meat and hepatopancreas, TD had the highest contents of umami amino acid, as for the 5'-nucleotide, FD had the highest 5'-inosin monophosphate concentrations. Overall, the EUC and TAVs of TD were higher than that of FD, whereas ND mode had the lowest values in the 2 edible tissues. In conclusion, TD mode had the best performance in terms of sensory evaluation, ROAVs of aroma-active compounds, and nonvolatile active compounds. PMID:26919186

  13. A comparison of cholecystosonography, cholecystography and CT in patients with gallstones

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    Cholecystosonography, cholecystography and CT were true positive in 93.3%, 71.2% and 69.7% of patients with gallstones, respectively. Cholecystosonography was significantly more sensitive than the other two. True negative rates were more than 95% in the three tests. Cholecystography and CT were competitive with sonography in 0.54 and 0.6 of true positives, respectively. Competitive or complementary rate was thought to be an index for an effective combination of tests. Though sonography is most suitable for screening, cholecystography and CT have their own particular diagnostic values on gallstones. (author)

  14. [Gallbladder contraction and microscopi observation of the gallbladder wall in gallstone patients].

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    Ma, X; Zhang, S; Han, T

    1995-03-01

    On the basis of oral cholecystography (OCG), we selected gallstone patients for nontoperative intervention. Their gallbladder function was considered as normal when gallbladder contracted over 50%-75% after a fat meal at 1 hour. We collected 99 gallstone patients and 19 normal controls; gallbladder function was normal in 77 patients and poor in 22. After a fat meal gallbladder volumes were calculated by B ultrasonography. The results showed that both fasting and residual volume in patients with so-called normal contraction were significantly greater than that in the controls (P OCG. PMID:7555394

  15. Ultrasound as the initial dignostic study in patients with suspected gallstones.

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    Stone, K S; Scholten, D J; Dean, R E

    1980-08-01

    The accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of ultrasound versus oral cholecystography (OCG) in the preoperative diagnosis of gallstones was studied in 144 patients undergoing cholecystectomy. The 89 per cent accuracy of ultrasound was similar to the 92 per cent achieved with OCG. However, ultrasound was found to have a lower false-positive rate and a greater sensitivity with far fewer indeterminate studies than OCG. A high rate of nonvisualization diminished the usefulness of OCG as a first-line test. Because of a greater sensitivity less tendency for false-positive results, and a moninvasive nature, ultrasound should be the initial diagnostic study of choice in patients with suspected gallstones. PMID:7406352

  16. Predicting gallstone composition with CT: in vivo and in vitro analysis.

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    Brakel, K; Laméris, J S; Nijs, H G; Terpstra, O T; Steen, G; Blijenberg, B C

    1990-02-01

    Chemical composition of gallstones is of major importance in selecting patients for nonsurgical therapy. In a combined in vivo and in vitro study of predictive potential, 50 patients undergoing cholecystectomy were evaluated with computed tomography (CT) and either plain abdominal radiography or oral cholecystography (OCG). The largest stone surgically removed from each patient was subjected to in vitro CT and chemical analysis. The authors found an inverse relationship between CT attenuation numbers and cholesterol content and a good positive correlation between CT attenuation numbers and calcium content. In vivo CT analysis improved sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and positive and negative predictive values compared to plain abdominal radiography and OCG in detection of cholesterol stones. Using their prediction rule (a CT number smaller than 140 HU indicates a pure cholesterol gallstone), the authors correctly classified gallstones in 17 (84%) of another 20 patients. In vivo CT analysis can enable reliable prediction of gallstone composition and should play an important role in the selection of patients for nonsurgical treatment. PMID:2296642

  17. Diagnostic value of CT features of the gallbladder in the prediction of gallstone pancreatitis

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    Yie, Miyeon [Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, 896 Pyungchon-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-city, Kyungki-do 431-070 (Korea, Republic of); Jang, Kyung Mi, E-mail: jkm7290@empal.com [Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, 896 Pyungchon-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-city, Kyungki-do 431-070 (Korea, Republic of); Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50, Ilwon-Dong, Kangnam-Ku, Seoul 135-710 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Min Jeong; Lee, Yul [Department of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, 896 Pyungchon-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-city, Kyungki-do 431-070 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Dongil [Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50, Ilwon-Dong, Kangnam-Ku, Seoul 135-710 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-11-15

    Purpose: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of CT features of the gallbladder in the prediction of gallstone pancreatitis. Materials and methods: Eighty-six patients who underwent a diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scan for acute pancreatitis were included. The readers assessed the presence of pericholecystic increased attenuation of the liver parenchyma, enhancement of gallbladder (GB) and common bile duct (CBD) wall, pericholecystic fat strands, GB wall thickening, stone in the GB or CBD, and focal or diffuse manifestations of pancreatitis on abdominal CT scans. In addition, the maximal transverse luminal diameters of the GB and CBD were measured. Results: The presence of pericholecystic increased attenuation of the liver parenchyma, GB wall enhancement and thickening, pericholecystic fat strands, stone in the GB or CBD, and diffuse manifestations of pancreatitis achieved statistical significance for differentiation of gallstone induced pancreatitis from non-biliary pancreatitis (p < 0.05). The mean values of maximal transverse luminal diameter of GB and CBD were significantly higher in gallstone induced pancreatitis group (39.67 {+-} 7.26 mm, 10.20 {+-} 4.13 mm) than non-biliary pancreatitis group (27.01 {+-} 6.14 mm, 3.85 {+-} 2.51 mm, p < 0.0001). Conclusion: Gallbladder features of CT in patients with pancreatitis could be the valuable clues for the diagnosis of gallstone induced pancreatitis.

  18. Diagnostic value of CT features of the gallbladder in the prediction of gallstone pancreatitis

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    Purpose: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of CT features of the gallbladder in the prediction of gallstone pancreatitis. Materials and methods: Eighty-six patients who underwent a diagnostic computed tomography (CT) scan for acute pancreatitis were included. The readers assessed the presence of pericholecystic increased attenuation of the liver parenchyma, enhancement of gallbladder (GB) and common bile duct (CBD) wall, pericholecystic fat strands, GB wall thickening, stone in the GB or CBD, and focal or diffuse manifestations of pancreatitis on abdominal CT scans. In addition, the maximal transverse luminal diameters of the GB and CBD were measured. Results: The presence of pericholecystic increased attenuation of the liver parenchyma, GB wall enhancement and thickening, pericholecystic fat strands, stone in the GB or CBD, and diffuse manifestations of pancreatitis achieved statistical significance for differentiation of gallstone induced pancreatitis from non-biliary pancreatitis (p < 0.05). The mean values of maximal transverse luminal diameter of GB and CBD were significantly higher in gallstone induced pancreatitis group (39.67 ± 7.26 mm, 10.20 ± 4.13 mm) than non-biliary pancreatitis group (27.01 ± 6.14 mm, 3.85 ± 2.51 mm, p < 0.0001). Conclusion: Gallbladder features of CT in patients with pancreatitis could be the valuable clues for the diagnosis of gallstone induced pancreatitis.

  19. Effect of intestinal transit on the formation of cholesterol gallstones in hamsters

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    Ying Fan; Shuo-Dong Wu; Bei-Bei Fu

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The effect of "intestinal transit" has become a new ifeld of interest in the study of the pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstones. This study was undertaken to further test this notion and ascertain the relationship between impaired intestinal transit function and cholesterol gallstones. METHODS: A total of 64 hamsters were divided into 2 groups, experimental and control. Each was subdivided into 4 subgroups for sacriifce at different time. A high-cholesterol diet and a standard diet were fed to each group. The geometric center, which represents the intestinal transit function was calculated. RESULTS: The growth of all hamsters was normal. Cholesterol gallstones were found in 2 hamsters at the end of the 4th week. The geometric center values for the experimental and control groups were 2.3891±0.3923 vs. 2.7730±0.5283, at the end of week 3;1.8148±0.4312 vs. 3.2294±1.1613 at week 4;1.8451±0.3700 vs. 2.9075±0.3756 at week 5;and 1.8025±0.3413 vs. 3.0920±0.5622 at week 6. CONCLUSION: A high cholesterol diet can signiifcantly reduce the intestinal transit function and facilitate the formation of cholesterol gallstones.

  20. Ternary complexes of albumin-Mn(II)-bilirubin and Electron Spin Resonance studies of gallstones

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    Chikvaidze, E N; Kirikashvili, I N; Mamniashvili, G I

    2009-01-01

    The stability of albumin-bilirubin complex was investigated depending on pH of solution. It was shown that the stability of complex increases in presence of Mn(II) ions. It was also investigated the paramagnetic composition of gallstones by the electron spin resonance (ESR) method. It turned out that all investigated gallstones contain a free bilirubin radical-the stable product of its radical oxidation. Accordingly the paramagnetic composition gallstones could be divided on three main types: cholesterol, brown pigment and black pigment stones. ESR spectra of cholesterol stones is singlet with g=2.003 and splitting between components 1.0 mT. At the same time the brown gallstones, besides aforementioned signal contain the ESR spectrum which is characteristics for Mn(II) ion complexes with inorganic compounds and, finally, in the black pigment stones it was found out Fe(III) and Cu(II) complexes with organic compounds and a singlet of bilirubin free radical. It is supposed that crystallization centers of gallst...

  1. 中国不同性别亚健康人群差异分析%Sub-health status in male and female Chinese populations

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    王秀; 何裕民

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore different sub-health status between populations of different gender. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted to analyze sub-health status of 13 439 people in 8 provinces in China. Results Sub-health status of male was much more expressed in sexual life( male:5. 22 ± 1.06,femal:4.92 ±0. 96), while female was much more expressed in physical and psychological symptoms ( physical symptoms score for male: 104. S3 ± 20.47, for female; 110.27 ±20.90:psychological score for male:53.63 ±8.04,for female:55. 89 ±7. 88;P0.05). For somatic symptoms, the men had a hypo-immunity and were susceptible to cold or with a longer period of the disease compared to the woman (P < 0.001). While women felt tired easily and frequently had digestive problem, poor sleep, autonomic nervous disorders, allergy, aging apperance, a variety of pain or discomfort, constipation, and frequent drug usage (P < 0.001). In psychological symptoms, women showed more depression, anxiety problem,memory loss,and severe stress than men(P<0.001 for all). There was a significant difference in sexual satisfaction score between the men and the women with sub-health (P <0.01) and the men were more likely to worry about sexuality than women (P < 0. 01). Conclusion The symptoms of sub-health are different between men and-women in Chinese population.%目的 探讨不同性别亚健康状态人群症状表现差异.方法 采用流行病学横断面调查方法对中国8个省市13 439名各类人群进行亚健康状态调查分析.结果 男、女性亚健康症状性生活得分分别为(5.22±1.06)、(4.92±0.96)分,躯体症状分别为(104.53±20.47)、(110.27±20.90),心理方面分别为(53.63±8.04)、(55.89±7.88)分,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.01);社会适应性方面差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);在躯体症状方面,男性免疫力低下,易患有感冒或感冒不易痊愈;与男性比较,女性易感到疲劳,消化系统不适多见,睡眠差,多有植

  2. Visualization of extracellular matrix components within sectioned Salmonella biofilms on the surface of human gallstones.

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    Full Text Available Chronic carriage of Salmonella Typhi is mediated primarily through the formation of bacterial biofilms on the surface of cholesterol gallstones. Biofilms, by definition, involve the formation of a bacterial community encased within a protective macromolecular matrix. Previous work has demonstrated the composition of the biofilm matrix to be complex and highly variable in response to altered environmental conditions. Although known to play an important role in bacterial persistence in a variety of contexts, the Salmonella biofilm matrix remains largely uncharacterized under physiological conditions. Initial attempts to study matrix components and architecture of the biofilm matrix on gallstone surfaces were hindered by the auto-fluorescence of cholesterol. In this work we describe a method for sectioning and direct visualization of extracellular matrix components of the Salmonella biofilm on the surface of human cholesterol gallstones and provide a description of the major matrix components observed therein. Confocal micrographs revealed robust biofilm formation, characterized by abundant but highly heterogeneous expression of polysaccharides such as LPS, Vi and O-antigen capsule. CsgA was not observed in the biofilm matrix and flagellar expression was tightly restricted to the biofilm-cholesterol interface. Images also revealed the presence of preexisting Enterobacteriaceae encased within the structure of the gallstone. These results demonstrate the use and feasibility of this method while highlighting the importance of studying the native architecture of the gallstone biofilm. A better understanding of the contribution of individual matrix components to the overall biofilm structure will facilitate the development of more effective and specific methods to disrupt these bacterial communities.

  3. Does Computed Tomography (CT Overestimate Common-Bile-Duct Diameter in the Evaluation of Gallstone Pancreatitis?

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    Full Text Available Background Acute pancreatitis is a common reason for inpatient admissions in the United States with around 300,000 admissions annually. Gallstones are the most common etiology for acute pancreatitis, and may be associated with a dilated common bile duct. The diameter of the common bile duct is commonly assessed with ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Methods A retrospective analysis of a database of patients who underwent cholecystectomy at our institution from 2000 to 2013 was performed. Patients with a diagnosis of gallstone pancreatitis were identified. A paired-samples T-test was used to compare measurements of commonbile- duct diameter by ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. A P-value <0.05 was regarded as significant. Results Among 6,876 patients undergoing cholecystectomy, 738 (11% were diagnosed with acute gallstone pancreatitis. Of those with acute gallstone pancreatitis, most (600; 81% had an ultrasound documented in the medical record, while just less than half (344; 47% had a computed tomography, and a third (217; 29% a magnetic resonance imaging. Of the 600 who underwent a preoperative ultrasound, 281 (47% also underwent computed tomography and 183 (30% also underwent magnetic resonance imaging. The diameter of common bile duct was significantly larger by computed tomography compared to ultrasound (11.2 vs. 8.7, P=0.022 in patients imaged with both modalities. Common-bile-duct diameter was similar by magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound (7.0 vs. 7.1, respectively, P=0.859, and by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (10.5 vs. 13.9, respectively, P=0.059. Conclusion Computed tomography scan may overestimate the diameter of the common bile duct compared to magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound in the setting of acute gallstone pancreatitis, and should therefore be interpreted with caution.

  4. Isolation of an acidic protein from cholesterol gallstones, which inhibits the precipitation of calcium carbonate in vitro.

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    Shimizu, S.; Sabsay, B; Veis, A.; Ostrow, J D; Rege, R V; Dawes, L G

    1989-01-01

    In seeking to identify nucleating/antinucleating proteins involved in the pathogenesis of cholesterol gallstones, a major acidic protein was isolated from each of 13 samples of cholesterol gallstones. After the stones were extracted with methyl t-butyl ether to remove cholesterol, and methanol to remove bile salts and other lipids, they were demineralized with EDTA. The extracts were desalted with Sephadex-G25, and the proteins separated by PAGE. A protein was isolated, of molecular weight be...

  5. The changes of bile dynamics in patients with gallstones by quantitative hepatobiliary scintigraphy

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    The gold standard of diagnosing SOD is endoscopic sphincter of Oddi manometry, but it is not widely used because it is invasive, expensive and there are more complicateds after examination. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy can give us quantitative parameters of bile emptying and it is a noninvasive, sensitive and accurate method in diagnosing SOD. The bile dynamics after cholecystectomy was seldom studied, the aim of this study is to obtain the normal changes of bile emptying after cholecystectomy by hepatobiliary scintigraphy and provide basis for diagnosing SOD. Objective: Quantitative hepatobiliary scintigraphy, a noninvasive method used to diagnose dysfunction of bile duct, can show bile secretion and outflow in bile duct. The goal of this study was to examine the dynamics of bile secretion and outflow by quantitative hepatobiliary scintigraphy in patients with gallstones, postcholecystectomy and normal groups, got the parameters of normal changes of bile emptying in postcholecystectomy patients and to help diagnosing SOD. Methods: 1 Patients. 31 patients with gallstones, demonstrated single or multiple gallstones by abdominal ultrasonography; 12 normal controls and 12 patients after cholecystectomy. They were all rulled out liver diseases and bile duct stones by liver function tests and US respectively, the diameter of common bile duct were normal, liver functions were normal and there were not symptoms of bile duct diseases. 2 Methods. All the patients were examined by fatty meal * hepatobiliary scintigraphy according to the same method. after fasting over 4 hours, 740 MBq 99mTc-EHIDA was injected intravenously. Images were recorded continuously at one frame per minute for 100 minutes, at 60th minute two fry eggs were taken. Then the parameters of of bile emptying (Tmax in liver and common bile duct, T1/2 in liver and common bile duct, time of duodenal appeared (DAT), transit time from liver to duodenol(HDTT) and half-emptying time in common bile duct after fatty

  6. A Gender Perspective of North American Sinologists in the Studies of Chinese Female Writers%论北美汉学界中国女作家研究中的性别视角

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    2015-01-01

    In recent years ,the sinological studies in North America have witnessed a new turn .A group of female sinologists deviate from the traditional sinological studies and have adopted the perspective of gender in their broad and in-depth studies of contemporary and modern Chinese female w riters .Based on the theo-ries of gender criticism ,biography text criticism ,ideological context as well as gender politics ,their re-search has provided a new way of studying and understanding Chinese modern and contemporary female writers and set up a platform of communication ,exchanges and dialogue for scholars both at home and abroad .%近年来北美汉学研究出现了新的转折,一批女性汉学家运用性别批评理论,从传记生平考据、意识形态语境以及性别政治等角度,对中国现当代女作家进行了广泛而深入的研究,对传统的汉学研究形成了强有力的冲击,为重新认识中国现当代女作家及创作提供了新的研究视角和解读方式,为海内外学界跨文化的沟通、交流与对话搭建平台。

  7. Empirical Analysis of the Behavioral Characteristics and Factors Influencing Chinese Female Entrepreneurship%中国女性创业的行为特征与影响因素实证分析

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    陈琪; 张永胜

    2012-01-01

    女性创业越来越受到政府和学术界的关注。女性创业具有巨大的发展潜力与增长空间,与男性创业相比,女性创业有自身的特点。文章在理论分析的基础上,运用中央电视台《致富经》栏目和清华大学中国创业研究中心共同完成的中国百姓创业致富调查所得数据,对中国女性群体在创业活动中的行为特征、影响因素以及相互关系作了实证分析,并提出了有效促进女性创业的对策建议。%Female entrepreneurship is increasingly concerned by the government and academia. It has huge potential for development and growth. Compared to male entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship has its own characteristics. On the basis of theoretical analysis, this article uses the data from the "Survey of Chinese Entrepreneurial Wealth" co-conducted by CCTV "Become Rich Classics" column and National Entrepreneurship Research Center of Tsinghua University to analyze empirically the behavioral characteristics, important factors affecting female entrepreneurship and their correlations of Chinese female group in the entrepreneurial activities. Finally, the paper puts forward effective countermeasures for promoting female entrepreneurship.

  8. Proinflammatory cytokines in alcohol or gallstone induced acute pancreatitis. A prospective study

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    OBJECTIVES: If differences of inflammatory pathways in acute pancreatitis exist for various etiologies, selective and specific antiinflammatory and other modulatory treatment regimens might be indicated. Circulating levels of prominent proinflammatory cytokines IL-6, 8, 18, and TNF-alpha were...... measured in patients having their first attack of either alcohol- or gallstone-induced acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Seventy-five consecutive patients were prospectively included over a 15-month period, sixty of them being either alcohol- or gallstone-induced. All patients were treated according to a...... clinical outcome is independent of the underlying etiology. Revealing the complex spatial and temporal profile of proinflammatory cytokine expression in acute pancreatitis is necessary and important for the development of a more targeted rational therapy....

  9. Gallstone fistula with a gastric duplication cyst: an unusual complication of cholecystitis

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    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Cholecystitis can result in complications if not completely treated. These include gallbladder empyema, perforation and cholecystoenteric fistula.We report the first incidence of cholecystitis resulting in a gallstone fistula with a gastric duplication cyst. A 71 year old patient presented with generalised peritonism that was worst in the epigastric area. Computer tomography (CT revealed a perforated necrotic gallbladder. Emergency laparotomy, cholecystectomy, partial gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y reconstruction was required. The patient made a slow but full recovery.Pathology results revealed that chronic cholecystitis had resulted in a fistula with a duplication cyst overlying the greater curve of the stomach. Several one centimeter gallstones were found within the cyst cavity.

  10. Bouveret's syndrome complicated by distal gallstone ileus after laser lithotropsy using Holmium: YAG laser

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    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bouveret's syndrome is an unusual presentation of duodenal obstruction caused by the passage of a large gallstone through a cholecystoduodenal fistula. Endoscopic therapy has been used as first-line treatment, especially in patients with high surgical risk. Case presentation We report a 67-year-old woman who underwent an endoscopic attempt to fragment and retrieve a duodenal stone using a Holmium: Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser (Ho:YAG which resulted in small bowel obstruction. The patient successfully underwent enterolithotomy without cholecystectomy or closure of the fistula. Conclusion We conclude that, distal gallstone obstruction, due to migration of partially fragmented stones, can occur as a possible complication of laser lithotripsy treatment of Bouveret's syndrome and might require urgent enterolithotomy.

  11. Successful Multimodality Endoscopic Treatment of Gastric Outlet Obstruction Caused by an Impacted Gallstone (Bouveret's Syndrome

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    Jason N. Rogart

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Bouveret's syndrome is a rare condition of gastric outlet obstruction resulting from the migration of a gallstone through a choledochoduodenal fistula. Due to the large size of these stones and the difficult location in which they become impacted, endoscopic treatment is unsuccessful and most patients require surgery. We report the case of an elderly male who presented with nausea and hematemesis, and was found on CT scan and endoscopy to have an obstructing gallstone in his duodenal bulb. After several endoscopic sessions and the use of multiple instruments including a Holmium: YAG laser and electrohydraulic lithotripter, fragmentation and endoscopic removal of the stone were successful. We believe this to be the first case of Bouveret's syndrome successfully treated by endoscopy alone in the United States. We describe the difficulties encountered which necessitated varied and innovative therapeutic techniques.

  12. Multi-analytic approach elucidates significant role of hormonal and hepatocanalicular transporter genetic variants in gallstone disease in North Indian population.

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    Anshika Srivastava

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD is a multifactorial and multistep disease. Apart from female gender and increasing age being the documented non-modifiable risk factor for gallstones the pathobiological mechanisms underlying the phenotypic expression of CGD appear to be rather complex, and one or more variations in genes could play critical roles in the diverse pathways further progressing to cholesterol crystal formation. In the present study we performed genotyping score, Multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR and Classification and Regression Tree analysis (CART to identify combinations of alleles among the hormonal, hepatocanalicular transporter and adipogenesis differentiation pathway genes in modifying the risk for CGD. DESIGN: The present case-control study recruited total of 450 subjects, including 230 CGD patients and 220 controls. We analyzed common ESR1, ESR2, PGR, ADRB3, ADRA2A, ABCG8, SLCO1B1, PPARγ2, and SREBP2 gene polymorphisms to find out combinations of genetic variants contributing to CGD risk, using multi-analytical approaches (G-score, MDR, and CART. RESULTS: Single locus analysis by logistic regression showed association of ESR1 IVS1-397C>T (rs2234693, IVS1-351A>G (rs9340799 PGR ins/del (rs1042838 ADRB3-190 T>C (rs4994 ABCG8 D19H (rs11887534, SLCO1B1 Exon4 C>A (rs11045819 and SREBP2 1784G>C (rs2228314 with CGD risk. However, the MDR and CART analysis revealed ESR1 IVS1-397C>T (rs2234693 ADRB3-190 T>C (rs4994 and ABCG8 D19H (rs11887534 polymorphisms as the best polymorphic signature for discriminating between cases and controls. The overall odds ratio for the applied multi-analytical approaches ranged from 4.33 to 10.05 showing an incremental risk for cholesterol crystal formation. In conclusion, our muti-analytical approach suggests that, ESR1, ADRB3, in addition to ABCG8 genetic variants confer significant risk for cholesterol gallstone disease.

  13. The importance of imaging methods in gallstone disease. Die Bedeutung bildgebender Verfahren beim Gallensteinleiden

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    Kersjes, W. (Institut fuer Klinische Strahlenkunde, Klinikum der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz (Germany)); Thelen, M.

    1993-05-01

    The available surgical and non-surgical therapy options for treatment of gallstone disease are presented. Conventional cholecystectomy is regarded as standard therapy of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. Other modes of therapy may be indicated under certain circumstances, depending on the results of imaging procedures. In this context conventional X-ray examination, oral and intravenous cholecystography, sonography, computed tomography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography/cholecystography, and magnetic resonance imaging are discussed, and their influence on therapeutic decisions is explained. (orig.)

  14. Aetiological and clinical aspects of symptomatic gallstone disease and pancreatic cancer.

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    Banim, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Introduction This work investigated in a UK prospective cohort study, firstly, the aetiology of gallstone disease, and secondly, that of pancreatic cancer, with a focus on physical activity and diet. The epidemiological studies benefitted from the accuracy of measurement tools, namely a validated physical activity questionnaire and a sevenday food diary (7-DFD). These novel methods aided the improved definition of risk factors thus highlighting biological mechanisms leading to disease and ...

  15. A Brief Evaluation for Pre-Estimating the Severity of Gallstone Pancreatitis

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    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available An uncomplicated and easy-to-use method of pre-estimating the severity of gallstone pancreatitis shortly after admission was required in order to direct clinicians for monitoring and/or transferring to a specialized center. Objective To determine the role of brief assessment in pre-estimating the severity of gallstone pancreatitis at admission. Patients Fifty-eight patients with gallstone pancreatitis were consecutively followed regarding the course of complications. Main outcome variables Sensitivity analysis of the Biliary Ranson score (>3, the modified Imrie score (>3, the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE-II score (>5, white blood cell count (>14.5 x103 /dL, blood urea nitrogen (>12 mg/dL, random blood sugar (>150 mg/dL, pulse rate (>100 beats/min and combinations of the four brief assessments were compared using the z-test. Two-tailed P values less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results Both the Biliary Ranson score >3 and the modified Imrie score >3 had a sensitivity of 96.4% and a specificity of 96.7%. Both the APACHE-II score >5 and random blood sugar >150 mg/dL had a sensitivity of 89.3% which is comparable to a Biliary Ranson score >3 and a modified Imrie score >3. Conclusion As compared to a Biliary Ranson score >3, a modified Imrie score >3 and an APACHE-II score >5, random blood sugar >150 mg/dL can be considered as an oversimplified and effective prognostic indicator at admission in patients with gallstone pancreatitis.

  16. Gallstone ileus-a rare complication of cholecystolithiasis: a case report

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    Gallstone ileus is a rare, serious and usually specific to elderly age complication of cholecystolithiasis associated with very high mortality. It occurs when a concrement from the gallbladder becomes incarcerated in the lumen of the digestive tract. In this report, a case of gallstone ileus is presented, where a concrement moved through a cholecystoduodenal fistula to the lumen of the small intestine. A 80-year-old woman who suffered from cholecystolithiasis and diabetes mellitus was admitted to hospital with abdominal pain, flatulence and loss of appetite which lasted a few days. In ultrasonography of the abdomen, a gallbladder hydrops was found and the patient was qualified to cholecystectomy. The night before the planned surgery, the patient reported her abdominal complaints to more intense, and vomiting occurred. Abdominal ultrasonography was repeated, revealing wide intestinal loops with the gallbladder poorly visible; the examiner also noticed a hyperechogenic shadow in the stomach and in conclusions suggested the possibility of perforation. In CT imaging, one concrement in the jejunum and several ones in the colon were found to confirm the diagnosis. During the surgery, perforations of the gallbladder and pylorus were found and a gallstone wedged in the lumen of the jejunum blocking the Passage. Cholecystolithiasis, as a disorder common in our population, should be considered in differential diagnosis of intestinal obstruction. Gallstone ileus as a rare but highly dangerous complication of cholecystolithiasis is more often seen in elderly patients with rich medical past. None of radiological methods used separately is able to give a full diagnosis- only their combination leads to an accurate diagnosis. That is why only rapid and well selected path of imaging diagnostics (ultrasonography, plain abdominal radiogram, CT imaging), good anamnesis and cooperation with a clinician is the way to obtain a therapeutic success. (author)

  17. Does Computed Tomography (CT) Overestimate Common-Bile-Duct Diameter in the Evaluation of Gallstone Pancreatitis?

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    Hadia Maqsood; Naeem Goussous; Madhumithaa Parthasarathy; Charlotte Horne; Guneet Kaur; Lisa Setiawan; Amanda Sautter; Stephanie James; Hamid Ferdosi; Anne Sill; Gopal C. Kowdley; Steven C Cunningham

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    Background Acute pancreatitis is a common reason for inpatient admissions in the United States with around 300,000 admissions annually. Gallstones are the most common etiology for acute pancreatitis, and may be associated with a dilated common bile duct. The diameter of the common bile duct is commonly assessed with ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Methods A retrospective analysis of a database of patients who underwent cholecystectomy at our institution from 20...

  18. The Prevalence and Risk Factors for Gallstone Disease in Taiwanese Vegetarians

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    Chen, Yen-Chun; Chiou, Chia; Lin, Ming-Nan; Lin, Chin-Lon

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Gallstone disease (GSD) and its complications are major public health issues globally. Although many community-based studies had addressed the risk factors for GSD, little is known about GSD prevalence and risk factors among Taiwanese vegetarians. Methods This study included 1721 vegetarians who completed a questionnaire detailing their demographics, medical history, and life-styles. GSD was ascertained by ultrasonography or surgical history of cholecystectomy for GSD. The predic...

  19. 中韩女将小说中“谪降”母题研究%Motif of “Banished from Heaven” in Chinese and South Korean Novels about Female Generals

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    王立; 王琪

    2014-01-01

    比较中韩女将小说,主要人物经历中均设有“谪降”母题,成为一种惯用叙述模式,而中韩两国均存在极大的相似性,甚至复制的痕迹。中国“谪降”母题历时悠久,来源于传统道教文化,而韩国“谪降”母题鲜有自身文化因子的影响因素,可以考虑其是受到中国传统道教文化和中国通俗小说的深刻影响。挖掘中国因素对韩国“谪降”母题的具体影响,有利于促进中韩文学间相互影响关系的进一步研究。%It is found by comparison that there is motif of “banished from Heaven” in both Chinese and South Korean novels about female generals .As a customary narration style , the motif of Chinese and Japanese novels is very similar.Coming from the Taoist culture , this motif of Chinese novels has a long history .The motif of South Ko-rean novels is formed profoundly influenced by both the Chinese Taoist culture and the popular Chinese novels , while having rare trace of its own cultural factors .

  20. Gastrointestinal migrating motor complex during early stage of cholesterol gallstone formation in guinea pigs

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    Wang Ling; Bai Wenyuan; Ma Yongzhi; Gu Yong

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To determine the changes of gastrointestinal migrating motor complex (MMC) during the early stage of cholesterol gallstone formation. Methods: Totally 45 healthy adult guinea pigs were randomly and equally divided into 3 groups, that is, normal control, group B (1% cholesterol diet for 2 weeks) and group C (1% cholesterol diet for 4 weeks). Three pairs of silver electrodes were inserted into the gastric antrum, duodenum and jejunum of every animal respectively. Record of gastrointestinal MMC of these guinea pigs were recorded and analyzed.Gallbladder bile was taken to detect the formation of cholesterol gallstone. Results: There were only 29 guineapigs living. The MMC cycle time and the duration of phase Ⅱ were prolonged significantly and gradually compared with the control group (P<0.01), but the duration of phase Ⅲ became significantly and gradually shorter. Conclusion:During the early stage of cholesterol gallstone formation, the MMC cycle time and the duration of phase Ⅱ are prolonged and the duration of phase Ⅲ is shortened

  1. Scoring System for the Management of Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis: Cost Analysis of a Prospective Study.

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    Prigoff, Jake G; Swain, Gary W; Divino, Celia M

    2016-05-01

    Predicting the presence of a persistent common bile duct (CBD) stone is a difficult and expensive task. The aim of this study is to determine if a previously described protocol-based scoring system is a cost-effective strategy. The protocol includes all patients with gallstone pancreatitis and stratifies them based on laboratory values and imaging to high, medium, and low likelihood of persistent stones. The patient's stratification then dictates the next course of management. A decision analytic model was developed to compare the costs for patients who followed the protocol versus those that did not. Clinical data model inputs were obtained from a prospective study conducted at The Mount Sinai Medical Center to validate the protocol from Oct 2009 to May 2013. The study included all patients presenting with gallstone pancreatitis regardless of disease severity. Seventy-three patients followed the proposed protocol and 32 did not. The protocol group cost an average of $14,962/patient and the non-protocol group cost $17,138/patient for procedural costs. Mean length of stay for protocol and non-protocol patients was 5.6 and 7.7 days, respectively. The proposed protocol is a cost-effective way to determine the course for patients with gallstone pancreatitis, reducing total procedural costs over 12 %. PMID:27000127

  2. Slow intestinal transit: a motor disorder contributing to cholesterol gallstone formation in the ground squirrel.

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    Xu, Q W; Scott, R B; Tan, D T; Shaffer, E A

    1996-06-01

    Impaired gallbladder motility is an established factor in cholesterol gallstone formation. We assessed whether altered small intestinal smooth muscle contractility with slow transit might potentiate gallstone formation by further impeding enterohepatic cycling of bile acids. Ground squirrels were fed a 1% or a trace (controls) cholesterol diet. Small intestinal transit was evaluated from 51Cr distribution in conscious, fasted animals 20 minutes after infusion into the proximal jejunum. Small intestinal and gallbladder smooth muscle contractility was determined in vitro. Biliary lipid secretion was measured from the cannulated common duct and the bile salt pool size calculated by isotope dilution. Gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) assessed bile salt profile. In animals on the 1% cholesterol diet, aboral transit was significantly delayed, the maximal contractile response to bethanechol was markedly increased (P <.05) with no change in median effective concentration in either circular or longitudinal muscle strips from both the jejunum and ileum, and the gallbladder contractile responses to bethanechol and cholecystokinin (CCK) were decreased. Cholesterol saturation index and the fraction of deoxycholic acid in the pool doubled, whereas the total bile salt pool size remained unchanged in cholesterol-fed animals. In this model, a high-cholesterol diet is associated with altered small intestinal smooth muscle contractility and prolonged small intestinal transit, in addition to diminished gallbladder contractility. The resulting sluggish enterohepatic cycling of bile salts, associated with expanded deoxycholate pool, contributes to cholesterol gallstone formation. PMID:8675191

  3. Discrepancies between cholecystography and ultrasonography in the detection of recurrent gallstones.

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    Gleeson, D; Ruppin, D C

    1985-01-01

    As part of the British Gallstone Study Group's multi-centre post-dissolution trial of different treatment regimes designed to prevent recurrence after complete gallstone dissolution, the frequency of concordance and discordance between oral cholecystography (OCG) and ultrasonography (U/S), and between repeat U/S studies, in diagnosing recurrent stones was recorded. Before entering the trial, all patients had had complete gallstone dissolution, confirmed by 2 normal OCGs 3 months apart during continued bile acid treatment; and all but three had also had at least 1 normal U/S examination of the gallbladder. During 6-24 months follow-up, from a total of 129 U/S examinations, gallstone recurrence was detected on 25 occasions (19 definite and 6 probable) in 14 patients, and from a total of 71 OCGs, recurrent stones were detected on 11 occasions in 10 patients. All the presumed recurrences developed in the absence of symptoms. On 67 occasions, the OCG and U/S studies were performed within 8 weeks of each other and of these, there was discordance in 15 (22%). On 11 occasions (6 patients), ultrasound suggested recurrent stones despite a normal OCG whilst on 4 occasions (4 patients) stones diagnosed on OCG were not confirmed by ultrasound. Of the 25 instances of U/S recurrence, a further U/S examination was performed on 17 occasions in 11 patients which failed to confirm the initial findings on 8 occasions (7 patients). After 1 year's follow-up, the predicted recurrence rates (pooled data from all 3 treatment groups), as calculated by life table analysis, were 29.3 +/- 7.1%, when the diagnosis was based on 1 U/S; 15.4 +/- 5.8% on 1 OCG; 14.9 +/- 5.6% on 2 successive U/S studies, and 8.1 +/- 4.5% on 1 U/S plus 1 OCG. At 24 months, the corresponding values were 37.2 +/- 8.3, 31.5 +/- 8.6, 18.3 +/- 6.3, and 22.4 +/- 8.6%. These results show that following complete gallstone dissolution by bile acid treatment, there is both intra- and inter-technique variation in the detection

  4. Diagnosis and interventional therapy for ductal gallstones; Diagnostik und interventionelle Therapie von Gallengangssteinen

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    Brambs, H.-J.; Hoffmann, M.; Pauls, S. [Universitaetsklinikum Ulm (Germany). Abteilung Diagnostische Radiologie

    2005-11-01

    Different imaging modalities recently underwent considerable improvements for the visualization of ductal gallstones. The declining significance of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been accepted unanimously. This paradigm shift is mostly due to improvements in transabdominal ultrasound, the increased availability of endoscopic ultrasound, and the use of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). In particular, MRCP is limited only in visualizing very small intraductal gallstones due to spatial resolution restrictions, whereas the detection rate of larger concretions is comparable to that with ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. Patients with biliary pancreatitis benefit greatly from noninvasive MRCP visualization, establishing it as the preferred imaging modality. Particularly if ductal gallstones requiring further intervention are highly suspected, ERCP is preferable to other imaging modalities. If that suspicion is moderate, MRCP would be the imaging modality of choice, and transabdominal ultrasound would be performed if ductal gallstones are considered improbable. In up to 90% of cases, removal can be achieved endoscopically. Using a percutaneous approach smaller concretions can be extracted directly. However, larger gallstones need to be broken down into smaller fragments. For lithotripsy, either cholangioscopically-guided laser or electrohydraulic procedures are easy and effective. In case of strictures due to biliodigestive anastomoses, additional papillary balloon dilatation may be required. (orig.) [German] Um die Diagnostik von Gallengangssteinen konkurrieren mehrere Verfahren. Die Bedeutung der endoskopischen retrograden Cholangiopankreatographie (ERCP) ist ruecklaeufig, was im Wesentlichen durch die Verbesserung des transabdominellen Ultraschalls, durch die zunehmende Verbreitung des endoskopischen Ultraschalls und durch die Magnetresonanzcholangiopankreatographie (MRCP) bedingt ist. Die MRCP ist wegen der begrenzten

  5. RISKS FOR BREAST CANCER IN CHINESE FEMALE:A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW%中国女性乳腺癌危险因素的系统评价

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    吴清然

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To assess the risks for breast cancer in Chinese females. [Methods] We comprehensively searched the databases including CNKI, VIP and CBM disc for the case control studies about the risks of breast cancer. [ Results] There were 19 studies in total involving 5 522 participants in case group versus 5 714 participants in control group. It revealed that three factors, the age of menopause ≤44, the first delivery age≤25 and the age of menarche≥17, may be protective factors for the disease. BMI≥24 may be an impertinent factor, while others may be risks for breast cancer. [Conclusion] This systematic review analyses on common risk factors for breast cancer. By enlarging sample size, we reduce the possibility of bias from single study. But as a second evaluation, its reliability is influenced by the quality of included studies and some other factors. So higher quality could be gotten from prospective cohort studies, which provides more reliable data in order to guide the primary prevention of breast cancer.%[目的]系统评价乳腺癌(breast carcinoma)的相关危险因素.[方法]全面检索中国期刊全文数据库、中文科技期刊全文数据库(重庆维普)、中国生物医学文献数据库,从建库截至2010年5月31日,国内公开发表的关于中国女性乳腺癌危险因素的独立病例对照研究.采用RevMan5.O进行Meta分析.[结果]共纳入19项研究,均采用平行的病例对照研究设计,病例组合计5522人,对照组合计5714人.绝经年龄≤44岁,初产年龄≤25岁及初潮年龄≥17岁3个因素可能是乳腺癌发生的保护性因素;BMI≥24可能与疾病发生的相关性不大;而流产次数、是否哺乳、主动与被动吸烟情况等均可能为乳腺癌发生的危险因素.[结论]本系统评价对多种乳腺癌常见相关危险因素进行了综合性分析,通过扩大样本含量,减少了单项研究产生偏倚的可能性.但因本文为二次评价,其论证强度受到纳入研

  6. Coprescription of Chinese herbal medicine and Western medication among female patients with breast cancer in Taiwan: analysis of national insurance claims

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    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Bih-Ru Wang,1,2,* Yuh-Lih Chang,1,2,* Tzeng-Ji Chen,3,4 Jen-Hwey Chiu,5,6 Jing Chong Wu,7 Min-Shan Wu,1 Chia-Lin Chou,1 Yueh-Ching Chou1,2,81Department of Pharmacy, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Department and Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 4Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; 5Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 6Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; 7Traditional Medicine Center, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 8College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan*These authors contributed equally to this workBackground: Many female breast cancer (FBC patients take Chinese herbal medicine (CHM and Western medication (WM concurrently in Taiwan. Despite the possibility of interactions between the CHM and WM mentioned in previous studies, the pattern of these coprescriptions in FBC patients remains unclear. Hence, the aim of the present study is to investigate the utilization of coprescriptions of CHM and WM among the FBC patients in Taiwan.Methods: The study was a cross-sectional survey using the sampled cohort in 2009 obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. There were 3,507 FBC patients identified from the registry for catastrophic illness patients. Ambulatory visit records, corresponding prescriptions, and the data of beneficiaries belonging to the FBC patients were further extracted. A total of 1,086 FBC patients used CHM at least once. CHM and WM prescribed within any overlapping duration were defined as coprescriptions.Results: There were 868 (80.0% patients simultaneously receiving CHM and WM. A total of 4,927 CHM prescriptions and 6,358 WM

  7. 中国女性乳腺癌人群归因危险估计%Population-attributable risk estimates for breast cancer in Chinese females

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    胡晓凤; 姜勇; 曲宸绪; 王建炳; 陈万青; 李辉; 乔友林

    2013-01-01

    目的 评估已知乳腺癌危险因素对我国女性人群的人群归因危险,为中国女性乳腺癌的预防与控制提供依据.方法 利用文献中人群暴露率和相对危险度的数据,计算已知危险因素的人群归因分值(PAF),并利用全国第三次死因调查的数据估计乳腺癌的归因死亡和发病人数.人群暴露率的数据主要来源于大样本、大范围的代表全国人群的调查数据,相对危险度的数据来自Meta分析研究和中国或其他国家的大样本的单个研究资料.结果 居前5位的乳腺癌发病的危险因素依次为良性乳腺疾病(RR =2.62)、乳腺癌家族史(RR =2.39)、吸烟(RR=l.86)、超重(RR=1.60)和月经初潮年龄(RR=l.54).生殖因素、生活方式、良性乳腺疾病、外源性激素治疗及乳腺癌家族史的PAF分别为27.84%、23.55%、15.09%、3.60%和2.49%,五大危险因素总PAF为55.95%.2005年,我国女性乳腺癌归因于生殖因素、生活方式、良性乳腺疾病、外源性激素治疗及乳腺癌家族史的发病和死亡人数分别为79 862和22 456例.结论 预防控制各种不良生活方式将可能显著降低中国乳腺癌发病与死亡.%Objective To estimate the contribution of known identified risk factors to breast cancer incidence and mortality in China,and provide evidence to support the prevention and control of breast cancer for Chinese females.Methods We calculated the proportion of breast cancer attributable to specific risk factors.Data on exposure prevalence were obtained from Meta-analyses and large-scale national surveys of representative samples of the Chinese population.Data on relative risks were obtained from Meta-analyses and large-scale prospective studies.Cancer mortality and incidence were taken from the Third National Death Survey and from cancer registries in China.Results The first 5 risk factors of breast cancer in China were benign breast disease (RR =2.62),family history of breast cancer

  8. Sterol transporter adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter G8, gallstones, and biliary cancer in 62,000 individuals from the general population

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    Stender, Stefan; Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth; Nordestgaard, Børge G; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne

    2011-01-01

    Gallstone disease, a risk factor for biliary cancer, has a strong heritable component, but the underlying genes are largely unknown. To test the hypothesis that ABCG8 (adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter G8) Asp19His (D19H) genotype predicted risk of gallstones and biliary cancer ...

  9. Genetic and functional identification of the likely causative variant for cholesterol gallstone disease at the ABCG5/8 lithogenic locus

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    von Kampen, Oliver; Buch, Stephan; Nothnagel, Michael;

    2013-01-01

    The sterolin locus (ABCG5/ABCG8) confers susceptibility for cholesterol gallstone disease in humans. Both the responsible variant and the molecular mechanism causing an increased incidence of gallstones in these patients have as yet not been identified. Genetic mapping utilized patient samples fr...

  10. Perceived Multiple Intelligences among Male and Female Chinese Gifted Students in Hong Kong: The Structure of the Student Multiple Intelligences Profile

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    Chan, David W.

    2006-01-01

    This study examined the structure of perceived multiple intelligences of 1,464 Chinese gifted students using the Student Multiple Intelligences Profile. To evaluate whether perceived multiple intelligences could be applied adequately across boys and girls, a model hypothesizing different degrees of equivalence across the two gender groups was…

  11. Proportion research of under 1/3 soft tissue profile in Chineses beautiful females%中国美貌汉族女性面下1/3软组织侧貌比例的研究

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    祖青; 米丛波; 宋美云; 杨川

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨公众审美标准,研究中国美貌汉族女性面下1/3软组织侧貌比例的美学特征.方法:选取时尚杂志、电影、电视剧作品中美貌女性35例,年龄18~35岁,计算机图像处理进行标准化,分别测量8项常用的面下1/3软组织比例.结果:①中国美貌汉族女性面下1/3中,上唇皮肤部分占整个上唇的66%,上唇红高度约占上唇的40%,下唇的外形皮肤部分占整个下唇的52%,下唇红高度约占下唇的68%,下唇与下颌高度比为36%,颏部与下领高度比值为62%(近似黄金指数0.618),下颌高度占下面高度的66%;②中国美貌汉族女性面下1/3许多比例值间都有较强的正相关关系.结论:①初步建立了中国美貌汉族女性面下1/3的软组织侧貌比例值范围;②比例值初步分析出中国美貌汉族女性面下1/3的侧貌特征,有利于与类似研究进行比较分析.%Objective To find out the facial profile standard of beautiful female in Chinese people and discuss appreciation of the beauty trend. Methods 35 lateral pictures of famous beautiful females superstars were collected, ages ranging from 18 to 35 years. They were standardized by computer and measuremented 8 proportion indexes of surface under 1/3 soft tissue. Results ①Surface under 1/3 soft tissue of the beautiful females.The chin occupied 2/3 of the entire mandibular height. The cutaneous part occupied 2/3 of the entire upper lip height and the vermilion 1/3. The cutaneous part occupied more than 1/3 of the entire lower lip height. the lower lip occupied more than 1/3 of the entire mandibular height. The chin occupied more than 2/3 of the entire mandibular height. The mandibular occupied more than 2/3 of the following department of face; ②lndex of soft tissue 1/3 of under face profile in Chinese beautiful females have relativity. Conclusion ①Sept up soft tissue profile in the lower third of the beautiful females normal value scope in Chinese;②Measure proportion

  12. Role of oral cholecystography, real-time ultrasound, and CT in evaluation of gallstones and gallbladder function.

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    Marzio, L; Innocenti, P; Genovesi, N; Di Felice, F; Napolitano, A M; Contantini, R; Di Giandomenico, E

    1992-01-01

    The capacity of oral cholecystography (OCG), real-time ultrasound (RUS), and computed tomography (CT) to detect gallstones and to analyze their size, number, and composition was tested preoperatively in 37 patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy. Gallbladder response to a standard meal was also evaluated by OCG and RUS. Gallstones were analyzed chemically for calcium, cholesterol, and bilirubin content. The results show that RUS is the most valuable test for detecting gallstones and is similar to OCG in measuring their size and number, whereas CT underestimates the stone size. Gallbladder function in terms of contractibility can be evaluated by RUS and OCG, but RUS provides useful information even if the gallbladder is not opacified at OCG. CT is more accurate than OCG in detecting the presence of calcium, and CT attenuation numbers are positively correlated with calcium content of the stone (r = 0.87, p less than 0.01). PMID:1612312

  13. CLINICAL STUDY OF GALLSTONE DISEASE AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The prevalence of gallbladder stones varies widely in different parts of the world. In India it is estimated to be around 4% whe reas in western world it is 10%. 1 In India, it is seven times more common in the north than in the south and it varies with Age, sex and ethnic group . 2 Because of increased incidence of gall stones and its variable presentations in India as well as in the west, there is a great need for a study which can provide the information regarding the prevalence of the disease, var ious clinical presentations and management, outcomes of the cholelithiasis. OBJECTIVES : 1. To study the age and sex distribution in patients presenting with cholelithiasis2. To study the various modes of presentation of cholelithiasis. 3. To study the typ e of gall stones 4. To study the various treatment modalities available and its outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS : This study includes a total of 126 cases that were studied prospecti vely over a period of two years that were treated on inpatients basis from N ovember 2012 to October 2014. All the cases were admitted, examined, investigated and operated. Inclusion criteria : All cases of gall stones, inflamed gall bladder with stones, Gall bladder mass with stones. Exclusion criteria : Bile duct stones, Cirrhosi s and pregnant women. RESULTS : Highest incidence of Gall stone is in the fifth decade more common in females, commonest is pain right upper quadrant, sign is tender right hypocondrium. Ultrasound is a useful diagnostic tool. Lap cholecystectomy is the gold standard surg ery, the conversion rate was 10 %. Wound infection was the most common post - operative complication. Lap Cholecystectomy reduces duration of hospital stay. Commonest stone is mixed stone. CONCLUSION : The incidence of gall stones was highest in 5 th decade and in females. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy reduced the duration of hospital stay, pain and disability and the conversion rate was 10%. The commonest stone was mixed

  14. Relationship between Tourist Motivation and Satisfaction of Chinese Female Tourists to Korea%中国大陆女性赴韩旅游动机对游客满意度的影响

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    王芳; 仇梦嫄; 沙润; 杨燕

    2015-01-01

    旅游动机与游客满意度是旅游研究的核心问题,但较少有将二者纳入一个模型中系统地探讨女性出境旅游动机与满意度之间的关系. 以中国大陆赴韩女性旅游者为例,从行为心理学视角,运用定量与定性分析方法分析赴韩女性旅游动机对游客满意度的影响. 结果显示:中国女性具有多种维度的赴韩旅游动机,且各维度动机间存在强度差异,不同维度的旅游动机强度与体验满意度呈倒"U"型曲线关系,当旅游动机强度过高或过低时,女性旅游体验满意度均较低,只有当动机强度适中时,才能使旅游者表现出比较理性的旅游心态与行为,获得较高的满意度.%Travel motivation and satisfaction of tourists has been the core issue of tourism research, But little research had the two into a model system in which to explore the relationship between women outbound travel moti-vation and satisfaction.This paper takes the Chinese female tourists who visit Korea for example, from the perspec-tive of behavioral psychology, analysis the relationship between the female' s travel motivation and satisfaction by u-sing the quantitative and qualitative methods.The result indicates that there are multi dimension of travel motivation for Chinese female to visit Korea and these motivations have different intensity.The relationship between the inten-sity of multi travel motivation and tourists' satisfaction likes an inverted"U" curve.When the intensity of motiva-tion is too high or too low, the female tourists' satisfaction is relatively low, only when the level of motivation is ap-propriate, female tourists may have a high satisfaction.

  15. Prevention of gallstones by Lidan Granule: Insight into underlying mechanisms using a guinea pig model

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    WU, XIAO; LIANG, XIAOQIANG; DU, YIJIE; ZHANG, YAN; YANG, MENG; GONG, WEIYI; LIU, BAOJUN; DONG, JINGCHENG; ZHANG, NINGXIA; ZHANG, HONGYING

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the study was to examine the mechanism of action of Lidan Granule (LDG) for the prevention of gallstones using a guinea pig model. One hundred guinea pigs were divided into five groups randomly: control (standard diet and saline), model [lithogenic diet (LD) and saline], LDG-H (LD and 2 g/kg of LDG), LDG-L (LD and 1 g/kg of LDG), and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) (LD and UDCA) as the positive control. At 6 weeks, the rate of gallstone formation and weight of the adrenal gland were recorded and serum levels of inflammatory cytokines were measured. Levels of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) in the hypothalamus, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the hypophysis, and serum cortisol were determined. Bile components were tested with colorimetry. At 6 weeks, the rate of gallstone formation was significantly decreased in the LDG-H (14.29%) and LDG-L (21.43%) groups compared to the model group (81.25%; P<0.01). LDG treatment decreased the serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α (P<0.01). LDG decreased bile cholesterol and increased bile acid and phospholipid levels in the bile (P<0.01). LDG treatment recovered the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis by increasing the expression of CRH (P<0.01) and ACTH (P<0.05). LDG made the bile less lithogenic, improved the function of the HPA axis, and regulated the expression of inflammatory cytokines for the prevention of cholelithiasis. PMID:27347405

  16. RELN基因rs12705169位点与女性偏执型精神分裂症关联%Positive association between rs12705169 in RELN and female schizophrenia patients in a Chinese Han population

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    郭伟云; 张红星; 赵晶媛; 宋学勤; 李文强; 郝伟; 吕路线

    2012-01-01

    目的 以中国汉族偏执型精神分裂症患者为研究对象,重复验证RELN(Reelin)基因单核苷酸多态性与精神分裂症的关联性.方法 以美国精神障碍诊断与统计手册第四版为诊断标准(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition,DSM-Ⅳ)在河南省北部地区收集326 例偏执型精神分裂症患者(男女各半),在同一地域招募健康体检者334 名(男女各半) 作为对照,检测RELN 基因rs12705169、rs11764507 和rs17157643 单核苷酸多态性位点.结果 仅发现患者组和对照组之间rs12705169 位点的基因型和等位基因频率差异有统计学意义(P < 0.01).按性别分层后进一步分析,rs12705169 在女性患者和对照之间基因型和基因频率分布差异具有统计学意义(CC:OR = 0.27,95%CI = 0.18 ~ 0.45; AC:OR = 0.43,95%CI = 0.29 ~ 0.63,P < 0.01).结论 RELN 基因多态性与中国女性偏执型汉族精神分裂症存在关联,RELN 基因可能是精神分裂症的易感基因.%Objective To analyze the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) , in RELN gene and paranoid schizophrenia, and to determine if the RELN gene is a susceptibility gene for schizophrenia in the Han Chinese population. Methods The participants consisted of 326 patients with paranoid schizophrenia (163 males and 163 females) and 334 healthy controls (167 males and 167 females). All patients were unrelated Han Chinese born and living in the North Henan province. The concurrent diagnoses were made by psychiatrists according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) (1994). Healthy controls were recruited from volunteers with simple nonstructured interview performed by psychiatrists. Three SNPs were selected and genotyped. Genotyping was performed using the Real-time PCR. Genotype and allele frequencies were compared between patients and controls to assess the association to schizophrenia. Results A

  17. Risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain and normal upper endoscopy

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    Munk, E.M.; Drewes, A.M.; Gorst-Rasmussen, Anders; Gregersen, H.; Funch-Jensen, P.; Nørgaard, B.

    2007-01-01

    Background: No studies have examined the risk of upper gastrointestinal diseases among patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain (UCEP) and a normal upper endoscopy. Aim: To examine the relative risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in UCEP patients. Methods: This...... for peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone. Results: Compared with controls, the adjusted relative risks among UCEP patients Conclusions: UCEP is positively associated with all study outcomes especially in the first year after upper endoscopy, indicating that peptic ulcer, oesophagitis...

  18. 我国少数民族女性嫁衣研究(下)--文化与配饰%A Study on Female Wedding Dress of Chinese Minority Nationalities (Part 2) - Culture and Accessories

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    王革非

    2015-01-01

    Each nationality has its own cultural heritage of wedding customs, while female wedding dress also have stable heritage in terms of culture and accessories. The female wedding dress of Chinese minority nationalities is also regarded as an important embodiment of ethnic aesthetic ideal and aesthetic taste. The female wedding dresses of Yao, Miao, Shui, Hui, Zhuang, Dong, Korean, Tibetan and Tu nationalities are the most distinctive and important ethnic costumes.%我国任何民族的婚俗都有其传承特点,而女性嫁衣的文化解读及配饰亦有其稳定的传承性,少数民族女性嫁衣亦被认为是民族审美理想和审美趣味的重要体现。在我国少数民族女性嫁衣中,瑶族、苗族、水族、回族、壮族、侗族、朝鲜族、藏族及土族女性嫁衣都是颇具特点、也极为重要的民族服饰。

  19. A Study on Female Wedding Dress of Chinese Minority Nationalities (Part 2) - Culture and Accessories%我国少数民族女性嫁衣研究(下)--文化与配饰

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    王革非

    2015-01-01

    Each nationality has its own cultural heritage of wedding customs, while female wedding dress also have stable heritage in terms of culture and accessories. The female wedding dress of Chinese minority nationalities is also regarded as an important embodiment of ethnic aesthetic ideal and aesthetic taste. The female wedding dresses of Yao, Miao, Shui, Hui, Zhuang, Dong, Korean, Tibetan and Tu nationalities are the most distinctive and important ethnic costumes.%我国任何民族的婚俗都有其传承特点,而女性嫁衣的文化解读及配饰亦有其稳定的传承性,少数民族女性嫁衣亦被认为是民族审美理想和审美趣味的重要体现。在我国少数民族女性嫁衣中,瑶族、苗族、水族、回族、壮族、侗族、朝鲜族、藏族及土族女性嫁衣都是颇具特点、也极为重要的民族服饰。

  20. Effects of Choleretics on Bile Compositions Drained from Patients with Pigment Gallstone

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    SUN Bai-jun; CUI Nai-qiang; LI Dong-hua; WANG Qian

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To provide evidence for three-level prevention of cholelithiasis by means of observing the effects of some choleretics on bile compositions drained from patients with pigment gallstone.Methods: Twenty-seven patients suffering from primary pigment gallstones and having received treatment of choledochostomies plus T-tube or endoscopic nasal bile drainage (ENBD) were divided equally into three UDA group) and combination of LDL and UDA (the LDL+ UDA group) through oral intake(7 patients in each group). Besides, 6 post-operational patients got no treatment with any drug were allocated in the control group. Bile of all the patients was collected before treatment and on the 1, 3, 5, 7th day after the treatment started to detect levels of total bile acid (TBA), glycocholic acid (GCA), taurocholic acid (TCA), glycocholic cheno-desoxycholic acid (GCDCA), total bilirubin (TBIL), uncombined bilirubin (UCB), concentration of calcium ion (Ca2+ ) as well as the bacterio-genetic and endogenous β-glucuronidase activity for comparing.Results: Levels of TBA, GCA, TCA and GCDCA got gradually increased in the UDA group and the LDL+ UDA group after treatment ( P<0.05), while those in the LDL group remained unchanged, showing an insignificant difference as compared with those in the control group. In the LDL group and the LDL + UDA group, TBIL gradually increased while UCB gradually decreased in the course of treatment ( P<0.05). Moreover, levels of Ca2+ and endogenous β-glucuronidase activity got significantly lowered (P<0.05). Conclusion: Combined use of LDL and UDA could elevate levels of TBA, GCA, TCA, GCDCA, enhance the excretion of TBIL in patients with pigment gallstone after bile drainage, lower levels of UCB and Ca2+ and the activity of endogenous β-glucuronidase in the bile, so as to reduce the possibility of stone formation of bile, and therefore, it could be used to prevent the production of pigment gallstone, especially to prevent post

  1. [Optimization of diet therapy in patients with gallstones complicated with obesity and impaired glucose tolerance].

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    Kurbanov, S K

    2003-01-01

    It was investigated the influence of a diet with lower glycaemic index on clinico-metabolic parameters in obese patients with gallstones and impaired glucose tolerance. The results investigations indicated that the lowering of glycaemic index and the caloric reduction of diet have a beneficial effects on dynamic of parameters of functional status of liver and gallbladder. It was noted the increase of medical effect of diet in correction of obesity and impaired parameters of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in this patients in process of dietotherapy. PMID:14619611

  2. Role of nucleation of bile liquid crystal in gallstone formation

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    Hai-Ming Yang; Jie Wu; Jin-Yi Li; Lin Gu; Min-Fei Zhou

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To explore the role of bile liquid crystal in the process of gallbladder stone formation and to provide bases for preventing and treating cholelithiasis.METHODS: 46 guinea pigs, half males and half females,were randomly divided into control group and stone-causing group. Normal feed and stoneleading feed were used respectively to raise guinea pigs in the control group and stone-causing group. The guinea pigs were killed in three batches during the raising period. Under polarizing microscope, the pattern changes of bile liquid crystal in the gallbladder biles of the guinea pigs in the control group and stone-causing group were dynamicly observed respectively in single-blind trial.RESULTS: It was found that there were few crystals in the guinea pigs′biles of the control group, and their Malta cross was small and scattered, and existed in single form. With the increase of the feeding days, bile liquid crystals grew and Malta cross became bigger with their distribution densified, denser somewhere, but always existed in single form. While those of the stone-causing group had more bile liquid crystals, Malta cross was big and merged in strings.With the increase of the feeding days, bile liquid crystals grew in amount and strings of Malta cross increased and became bigger. The crosses in strings were arranged more and more regularly and they gradually changed into stone crystals.CONCLUSION: Formation of gallbladder stone is a process of nucleation from different substances, and the causing-stone gallbladder bile is a constantly supersaturated solution, and bile liquid crystal is a nucleation factor in the formation of gallbladder stones. The process of nucleation includes gathering, merging and phase-changing of bile liquid crystals.The process of gathering, merging of bile liquid crystal is the key to nucleation.

  3. 我国优秀女子三级跳远运动员单足跳技术的生物力学分析%Biomechanical Analysis of the Hop Technique of Chinese Elite Female Triple Jumpers

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    曹景川

    2012-01-01

    This research chooses the top eight athletes of the female triple jump finals in track and field events of the llth National Games as the objects, and takes the kinetic index of the hop techniques as the content of the research. In light of the relevant data of the world elite female triple jumpers, the research is trying to find out the factors which influence the hop technology of Chinese elite female triple jumpers. The results indicate that the touching-ground angle and the body' s anteversion angle of Chinese elite female triple jumpers is universally small, the tortuosity of the keen joint of the take-off leg is comparatively big, the angle of the hip is a little smaller, the keen joint of the take-off leg has a small range, the hip-bone joint angel and the pedaled and stretch range of the take-off leg are also smaller. The cushion period is a little longer; while in a very short time of the take-off leg leaving the ground, the take-off foot manifests the technique characteristics as the touching-ground angle is bigger than the take-off angle.%以参加第11届全运会田径比赛女子三级跳远决赛的前8名运动员作为研究对象,就其单足跳技术的运动学指标作为研究内容,结合世界优秀女子三级跳远运动员的相关资料,试图找出影响我国优秀女子三级跳远运动员单足跳技术的因素所在。结果表明:我国优秀女子三级跳远运动员的着地角与躯干前倾角普遍偏小;起跳腿膝关节的弯曲程度较大,髋角偏小;起跳腿膝关节的蹬伸幅度小,缓冲时间较长;起跳腿离地瞬间的起跳脚表现出"着地角大于起跳角"技术特征。

  4. Chronology of cholelithiasis. Dating gallstones from atmospheric radiocarbon produced by nuclear bomb explosions

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    We investigated the natural history of cholelithiasis in 59 samples of stones from the gallbladder or common bile duct in 15 patients, using as a tracer for the timing of stone formation the 14C released into the environment during nuclear weapons testing. The ages of the stones were correlated with the dates of onset of symptoms and with other clinical data. None of 11 symptomatic patients had symptoms or complications until at least two years (mean +/- SD, 8.0 +/- 5.1 years) after stone formation began. There was a lag time of 11.7 +/- 4.6 years between initial stone formation and cholecystectomy. The growth rates of stones from 11 symptomatic patients and 4 asymptomatic patients were similar (2.6 +/- 1.4 and 2.6 +/- 1.1 mm per year). Studies of two stones retrieved from the common bile duct showed that one had the same age as a cholecystic stone; the other, removed two years after cholecystectomy, apparently grew in the common bile duct. The long latency period between the formation of gallstones and the onset of symptoms indicates that interruption of the natural progression of gallstone disease is potentially possible with medical therapy

  5. Serum leptin levels and insulin resistance are associated with gallstone disease in overweight subjects

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    Nahum Méndez-Sánchez; Luisa B Bermejo-Martínez; Yolanda Vi(n)als; Norberto C Chavez-Tapia; Irina Vander Graff; Guadalupe Ponciano-Rodríguez; Martha H Ramos; Misael Uribe

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To establish an association between the serum leptin levels and the development of gallstone disease (GD).METHODS: We carried out a non-matched case-controlled study in a university hospital in Mexico City. Two hundred and eighty-seven subjects were included: 97 cases with gallstones and 190 controls. Body mass index (BMI), fasting plasma leptin, insulin, serum lipid, and lipoprotein levels were measured. Insulin resistance was calculated by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR). Unconditional logistic regression analysis (univariate and multivariate)stratified by BMI was used to calculate the risk of GD.RESULTS: The multivariate conditional regression analysis revealed a model for those patients with BMI <30. The selected variables in the model were HOMA-IR index with OR = 1.31, P= 0.02 and leptin higher than median with OR = 2.11, P= 0.05. In the stratum of BMI ≥30, we did not find a useful model.CONCLUSION: We concluded that insulin resistance and the development of GD appears to be associated with serum leptin levels in subjects with overweight, but not in obese subjects with similar metabolic profiles.

  6. Decreased number of interstitial cells of Cajal play an important role in the declined intestinal transit during cholesterol gallstone formation in guinea pigs fed on high cholesterol diet

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    Fan, Ying; Wu, Shuo-Dong; Fu, Bei-Bei; Weng, Chao; Wang, Xin-Peng

    2014-01-01

    To study the changes of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and expression of c-kt and scf mRNA in terminal ileum tissue during cholesterol gallstone formation in guinea pigs fed on high cholesterol diet, forty guinea pigs were divided into the gallstone group and the control group. The animals in the gallstone group were fed on a high cholesterol diet (HCD), while those in the control group fed on a standard diet (StD). The guinea pigs were sacrificed at the 8th week. The expression of c-kit ...

  7. A Study on the Trends and Cultural Context of Chinese Female Traditional Wedding Dress%我国女性传统婚服的文脉与趋势

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    王革非; 季勇

    2015-01-01

    我国女性传统婚服虽经漫长演变,其蕴含的民族特征与文化精髓至今依存。在追求个性的时代中,人们虽可自由选择婚服,但婚礼习俗依然带有传统特色。如加以引导、推广和创新,女性传统婚服依然有着满足现代消费者的基础。%Although Chinese female traditional wedding dress has experienced long-time evolution and development, the core cultural meaning and ethnic features have retained. In an era of pursuing individualism, though people can freely choose their wedding dress, wedding customs are still tinged with traditional characteristics. With necessary guidance, promotion and innovation, female traditional wedding dress will continue to play important role in meet personalized needs of contemporary people.

  8. Influence of a chinese traditional medicine recipes for replenishing kidney function and activating blood circulation on levels of serum with interleukin-6 and other hormones affecting calcium metabolism in female rats after ovariectomy

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    Objective: To investigate the influence of a Chinese traditional medicine recipe for replenishing kidney function and activating blood circulation (CRRK) in female rats on serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and other hormones affecting calcium metabolism after ovariectomy. Methods: Ninety female SD rats were divided into 6 groups: control, model (ovariectomy only) treated with nyl-estriol, treated with CRRK (high, moderate and low doses). CRRK (Gu Kang) was administered at the three dose levels for 90 days. Radioimmunoassay was used to determine the serum levels of estradiol (E2), IL-6, calcitonin (CT) and BGP. The weight and histo-morphology of the uterus of the rats sacrificed after 90 days of treatment was also studied. Results: Compared with the control group, the levels of IL-6 in the model group were significantly higher (P 2 and CT, BGP were significantly lower (P 2 and BGP were significantly higher (P < 0.05-0.001). The weight of uterus was also increased (P < 0.05). The composite recipe proved to have definite effects on normalizing the uterine histomorphology. Conclusion: The results had showed that the composite recipe had good effects on prevention and therapy of osteoporosis after ovariectomy in rats

  9. 我国女性传统婚服的文脉与趋势%A Study on the Trends and Cultural Context of Chinese Female Traditional Wedding Dress

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    王革非; 季勇

    2015-01-01

    Although Chinese female traditional wedding dress has experienced long-time evolution and development, the core cultural meaning and ethnic features have retained. In an era of pursuing individualism, though people can freely choose their wedding dress, wedding customs are still tinged with traditional characteristics. With necessary guidance, promotion and innovation, female traditional wedding dress will continue to play important role in meet personalized needs of contemporary people.%我国女性传统婚服虽经漫长演变,其蕴含的民族特征与文化精髓至今依存。在追求个性的时代中,人们虽可自由选择婚服,但婚礼习俗依然带有传统特色。如加以引导、推广和创新,女性传统婚服依然有着满足现代消费者的基础。

  10. On Characteristics of Female Leaders of Chinese Higher Education Institutions%我国高等学校女性领导群体特征分析

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    喻恺; 王饮寒

    2015-01-01

    On the data base of resumes of 770 female leaders from 1,166 regular undergraduate colleges and universities,this research adopts CV research method to study similarities and differences of group characteristics of female leader in colleges and universities from school level,position and du-ties in China. The study found that there are few female leaders of the overall number with low pro-portion. School level,position and duties have a mutual influence on serving for female leaders. The higher the school level is,the better working conditions are for female leaders. There is little difference in female leadership characteristics between chief and deputy posts. Due to different positions,working conditions for female executive leaders are generally better than the Party leaders. Based on the current characteristics and current situation,the women themselves,colleges and universities as well as the com-munity need to work together to improve their post competence,optimize the service proportions and structure of female leaders in our organizations,create a social support system for their development,and optimize the educational ecology.%运用履历研究法,以我国1166所普通本科高等学校的770位校级女性领导的简历为数据基础,从学校层次、职位与职务三个维度探讨我国高等学校女性领导的群体特征,研究发现:我国本科院校女性领导总体人数少、比例低;学校层次、职位与职务彼此间对女性领导的任职具有相互影响;学校层次越高,女性领导的任职条件越好;正副职职位间,女性领导任职特征差异不大;不同职务间,女性行政领导的任职条件普遍优于党委领导。针对当前特征与现状,女性自身、高校以及社会需共同努力,提高女性自身任职能力,优化组织中女性领导的任职比例与结构,创建女性发展的社会支持系统,优化教育生态。

  11. Profile of female sex workers in a Chinese county: Does it differ by where they came from and where they work?

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    Fang, Xiaoyi; Li, Xiaoming; Yang, Hongmei; Hong, Yan; ZHAO, Ran; Dong, Baiqing; Liu, Wei; Zhou, Yuejiao; Liang, Shaoling; Stanton, Bonita

    2007-01-01

    Since the 1980s, informal or clandestine sex work in the service or entertainment industry has spread from municipalities to small towns in most areas of China. Despite recognition of the important role of female sex workers in HIV and STD epidemics in China, limited data are available regarding their individual characteristics and social and environmental context of their work. Furthermore, most existing studies on commercial sex in China have been conducted in large cities or tourist attrac...

  12. Can variation in HIV/STD-related risk be explained by individual SES? Findings from female sex workers in a rural Chinese county

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    Fang, Xiaoyi; Li, Xiaoming; Yang, Hongmei; Hong, Yan; Stanton, Bonita; Zhao, Ran; Dong, Baiqing; Liu, Wei; Zhou, Yuejiao; Liang, Shaoling

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    Low socioeconomic status (SES) has been linked to HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) at a macro level because the majority of new cases of HIV infection in the world have been reported in underdeveloped or developing countries. However, empirical data on the relationship between individual SES and HIV/STD related risk have been mixed. Employing quantitative data from 454 female sex workers, this study was designed to examine the profile of the study sample in terms of their individual...

  13. Analysis on risk factors of chronic diseases among Chinese female physicians%我国女医师慢性病相关危险因素调查分析

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    齐士格; 李晓燕; 王临虹; 王丽敏

    2013-01-01

    目的 了解女医师烟草暴露、饮酒、不合理饮食和身体活动4类慢性病相关危险因素的流行状况.方法 采用多阶段分层随机抽样方法抽取全国医疗机构和疾控机构的女医师共5 468名,以自填式问卷了解其一般人口学特征、慢性病相关危险因素(吸烟、饮酒、饮食和身体活动)的流行状况.结果 我国女医师的现在吸烟率为0.34%(95%CI:0.18%~0.50%),二手烟暴露率为76.49%(95%CI:75.18%~77.79%),有害饮酒率为1.82%(95%CI:1.45%~2.19%);蔬菜水果不足率为51.79%(95%CI:49.96%~53.62%);经常锻炼率为20.06%(95%CI:18.90%~21.23%),每日静态行为时间的中位数为7小时(P25~P75:4~10小时).结论 我国女医师存在一定水平的慢性病相关危险因素暴露,尤以二手烟暴露、蔬菜水果摄入量不足、身体活动不足更为突出.%Objective To describe the prevalence of risk factors of chronic diseases among Chinese female physicians, including tobacco exposure, alcohol drinking, unhealthy dietary and physical activity. Methods A total of 5 468 female physicians, which were sampled from nationwide medical institutions and disease control centers, were enrolled in the survey. The demographic characteristics and prevalence of chronic disease risk factors ( smoking, alcohol drinking, dietary and physical activity ) of them were understood with self-administered questionnaires. Results The current smoking rate, second-hand smoke exposure rate, harmful alcohol drinking rate, inadequate intake rate of vegetables and fruits and regular exercise rate of Chinese female physicians was 0. 34% ( 95% CI:0. 18% -0. 50% ), 76. 49% ( 95% CI: 75.18%-77.79% ), 1. 82% ( 95% CI: 1. 45%-2. 19% ), 51. 79% ( 95% CI:49. 96%-53. 62% ) and 20. 06% ( 95% CI: 18.90%-21. 23% ), respectively. The median of time spent on sedentary behaviors per day was 7 hours ( P25-P75 :4-10 hours ). Conclusion There is certain level of exposure to risk factors among Chinese female physicians

  14. A meta-analysis on overweight, obesity and the risk of breast cancer in Chinese female population%超重肥胖与中国女性乳腺癌关系的Meta分析

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    张琪; 钱云; 靳子义; 董美华; 韩仁强; 周金意; 赵金扣; 张作风; 武鸣

    2013-01-01

    Objective To estimate the association between overweight,obesity and the risk of breast cancer in Chinese female population.Methods Literatures published in China and abroad about overweight,obesity and breast cancer risk among Chinese females were searched.We used "breast cancer","overweight"," obesity"," weight"," body mass index" and "risk factors" as keywords,to retrieve papers in Chinese literature databases including CNKI,Wanfang and Weipu database.The same strategy was used to retrieve English papers in English literature database including Embase database,PubMed,Science Direct,Elsevier and Cochrane database,supplemented by literature tracing method.Time range was from the founding of each database to April 2012.A total of 124 research papers were collected.Using Stata11.2 software,meta-analysis was conducted,combined odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to estimate the associations between overweight,obesity and the risk of breast cancer in Chinese female population.Results Eighteen studies were included in meta-analysis,among them 12 studies were in Chinese and 6 were in English,with a number of 7217 cases and 81 605 controls.Results showed a 7.7%increased risk of breast cancer among overweight or obesity women (OR =1.08,95% CI:1.04-1.12).Compared with normal BMI women,the OR(95% CI) of overweight or obesity women were 1.07 (1.03-1.11) and 1.56 (1.29-1.84) before and after the adjustment of menopausal status.Conclusion Overweight,obesity may be important risk factors of breast cancer in Chinese female population.The intervention and control activities may reduce the risk of breast cancer at population level.%目的 探讨超重肥胖与中国女性乳腺癌发病风险的关系.方法 收集国内外公开发表的关于超重肥胖与中国女性乳腺癌研究的文献,以“乳腺癌”、“超重”、“肥胖”、“体重”、“体质指数”、“体重指数”和“危险因素”为关键词,

  15. Risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain and normal upper endoscopy: a 10-year Danish cohort study

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    Munk, E M; Drewes, A M; Gorst-Rasmussen, Anders; Funch-Jensen, Peter; Gregersen, Hans; Nørgård, Bente

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: No studies have examined the risk of upper gastrointestinal diseases among patients with unexplained chest/epigastric pain (UCEP) and a normal upper endoscopy. AIM: To examine the relative risk of peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone in UCEP patients. METHODS: This...... for peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone. RESULTS: Compared with controls, the adjusted relative risks among UCEP patients <1 and > or = 1 year after upper endoscopy were for peptic ulcer 2.0 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.2-18.4] and 1.7 (95% CI 0.9-3.4), for oesophagitis 8.2 (95...... that peptic ulcer, oesophagitis, pancreatitis or gallstone could be underlying early UCEP symptoms. However, the long-term association remained strong for pancreatitis and gallstone, suggesting a genuine excess risk....

  16. Gallstones: a comparison of real-time ultrasonography and cholecystography with surgical correlation.

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    Stokes, E W; Hallgren, S E; Duran, L

    1987-08-01

    Real-time ultrasonography is more accurate and technically more efficient than gray scale ultrasonography in establishing the diagnosis of cholecystolithiasis. In prospective studies accuracy may be as high as 96%, and reflects the use of specific sonographic diagnostic criteria. Retrospective studies, however, reveal a lower accuracy rate of 90%, suggesting that practicing radiologists are not ready to accept these restricting criteria. On the other hand, oral cholecystography (OCG) is well tolerated and gives a reproducible, reliable result independent of technical expertise. It is 96% accurate in detecting the presence of gallstones and carries a sensitivity of .97. Both studies are prone to overinterpretation, which skews specificity and adversely affects diagnostic accuracy. In this retrospective review of 234 consecutive cases of cholecystectomy, real-time ultrasound was 90% accurate with a sensitivity of .96 in determining the presence of cholecystolithiasis. Oral cholecystography was 95% accurate with a sensitivity of .97. PMID:3303363

  17. An unforgettable concurrence: Successfully managed gallstone ileus accompanied by diabetic nephropathy

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of gall stones associated with potentially serious morbidity and mortality. Case Report: We reported a 60-year-old male case who presented with renal failure and pain in right hypochondriac region. He also had a history of brain infarcts along with diabetes which is an additional factor for mortality. On Computed Tomography of the abdomen, he was diagnosed to have cholecystocholedochal fistula including air in the gall bladder and obstruction in the distal part of the ileum. Computed tomography plays an important role to make the proper diagnosis and in treatment. Conclusion s: As in our case, diagnosis was challengeable because of renal failure,diabetes, septicaemia and intestinal obstruction (peritonitis. We did surgery on the basis of peritonitis which remains the only choice in such cases. . In follow- up of 1 month patient was doing well and asymptomatic.

  18. The Prescription Pattern of Chinese Herbal Products Containing Ginseng among Tamoxifen-Treated Female Breast Cancer Survivors in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study

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    Full Text Available Background. The purpose of our study is to analyze the association between prescribed Chinese herbal products (CHPs containing Ginseng and the risk of endometrial cancer among tamoxifen (TMX users and to identify any possible interactive effects between Ginseng and TMX with respect to preventing the development of subsequent endometrial cancer in an estrogen-dependent breast cancer population in Taiwan. Methods. All patients newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer receiving tamoxifen treatment from January 1, 1998, to December 31, 2008, were selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database. The usage, frequency of service, and CHP-Ginseng prescribed across the 30,556 TMX-treated breast cancer (BC survivors were evaluated. Logistic regression was employed to estimate the odds ratios (ORs for the utilization of CHP-Ginseng. Cox’s proportional hazard regression was performed to calculate the hazard ratios (HRs for endometrial cancer associated with Ginseng use among the TMX-treated BC cohort. Results. The HR for the development of endometrial cancer among breast cancer survivors who had ever taken Ginseng after TXM treatment was significantly decreased compared to those who never used CHP. Conclusion. A significant inhibitory relationship between Ginseng consumption and subsequent endometrial cancer less than 2 years after TMX treatment was detected among BC survivors.

  19. The economic burden of gallstone lithotripsy. Will cost determine its fate?

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    Nealon, W H; Urrutia, F; Fleming, D; Thompson, J C

    1991-06-01

    Gallstone lithotripsy (LITHO) was performed on 52 patients who underwent 107 procedures. Two hundred sixty-seven gallstone patients were screened and 215 (81%) were excluded. Excessive stone burden and nonvisualization by oral cholecystogram (OCG) were the most common reasons for exclusion. The hospital course of 100 excluded patients who later underwent elective cholecystectomy was evaluated for length of hospital stay (2.3 days) and total cost of treatment ($3685.00). Successful fragmentation to less than 5 mm was achieved in 43 LITHO patients (83%). Five LITHO patients (10%) required conversion to operative management. Complications of LITHO included acute cholecystitis (1 of 52 patients) and biliary colic (17 of 52 patients, or 33%). Multiple procedures in one patient were common. Costs for LITHO were calculated in two ways: first the individual cost for each of the 52 candidates; second the cost for successful LITHO was calculated by excluding five patients who required operation as well as five patients (10%) who are predicted failures of LITHO. Including the preoperative evaluation, treatment, recovery room, and follow-up, the individual LITHO cost for 52 patients was $8275.00. If the same total expenditure is calculated after excluding patients who required operation and those predicted to fail, the cost per 'successful' LITHO procedure was $10,245. The cost of 1 year of bile acid therapy is $1949.00 or $2413.00 per 'successful' procedure. Follow-up costs were $1232.00 per patient or $1525.00 per 'successful' procedure. The added LITHO cost incurred by screening eventual noncandidates was $904.00 per successful procedure. The sum of these individual costs was $15,087.00 per success, as compared to $3685.00 for cholecystectomy. No allowance was made for cost of stone recurrence. Lithotripsy costs appear to be sufficiently high to render the procedure unlikely to emerge as the treatment of choice. PMID:2039296

  20. 第30届奥运会中国女篮比赛失利技术统计分析研究%Statistical Analysis of the 30 th Olympic Games Chinese Female Basketball Team’ s Technical Failures

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    张倩

    2015-01-01

    采用统计法、文献资料法、专家访谈法对第30届奥运会中国女篮比赛失利的技术指标进行统计分析,认为中国女篮在助攻数据上存在显著性差异,抢断数据存在非常显著性差异;运动员平均年龄较轻,身高上具有一定优势,但力量相对较差,对抗能力较弱;心理素质和对节奏的掌控、自我调节能力相对比较差,积极主动性不高;个人补、协防意识和技术较差,整体防守的积极主动性、攻击性不强。%On the basis of statistics , literature review and expert interview , this study statistically analyzes the 30th Olympic Games Chinese female basketball team ’ s tactic failures.The conclusions are: Chinese basketball team’s data of assists exhibit significant disparities;the data of steals exhibit highly significant disparities;the ath-letes’ average age is comparatively young;their heights are an advantage , but comparatively weak in physical and offensive strength;the athletes exhibit relatively weak mental strength , rhythm control , self-adjusting ability and aggressiveness;weaknesses are found in the aspects of individual fill-in and double-cover awareness and technique;the whole team exhibit lack of aggressiveness in defense and attack .

  1. Feasibility and acute toxicity of 3-dimensional conformal external-beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery in Chinese female patients

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    LI Feng-yan; HE Zhen-yu; XUE Ming; CHEN Li-xin; WU San-gang; GUAN Xun-xing

    2011-01-01

    Background A growing number of studies worldwide have advocated the replacement of whole-breast irradiation with accelerated partial breast irradiation using three-dimensional conformal external-beam radiation (APBI-3DCRr) for early-stage breast cancer. But APBI can be only used in selected population of patients with early-staged breast cancer. It is not replacing the whole breast radiotherapy. This study aimed to examine the feasibility and acute normal tissue toxicity of the APBI-3DCRT technique in Chinese female patients who generally have smaller breasts compared to their Western counterparts.Methods From May 2006 to December 2009, a total of 48 Chinese female patients (with early-stage breast cancer who met the inclusion criteria) received APBI-3DCRT after breast-conserving surgery at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. The total dosage from APBI-3DCRT was 34 Gy, delivered in 3.4 Gy per fractions, twice per day at intervals of at least six hours. The radiation dose, volume of the target area and volume of irradiated normal tissues were calculated.Acute toxicity was evaluated according to the Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) 3.0.Results Among the 48 patients, the planning target volume for evaluation (PTVE) was (90.42±9.26) cm3, the ipsilateral breast volume (IBV) was (421.74±28.53) cm3, and the ratio between the two was (20.74±5.86)%. Evaluation of the dosimetric characteristics of the PTVE revealed excellent dosimetric results in 14 patients and acceptable results in 34 patients. The dose delivered to the PTVE ranged from 93% to 110% of the prescribed dose. The average ratio of the volume of PTVE receiving 95% of the prescription dose (V95) was (99.26±0.37)%. The habituation index (HI) and the conformity index (CI) were 1.08±0.01 and 0.72±0.02, respectively, suggesting good homogeneity and conformity of the dose delivered to the target field. The radiation dose to normal tissues and organs was within the dose limitation.Subjects experienced mild acute

  2. Studies on the Chemical Composition and Presentation of Gallstones in Relation to Sex and Age among Human Population of Multan, Pakistan

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study was carried out to investigate chemical composition of gallstones and their presentation in patients of different age groups of human population in Multan, Pakistan for a period of 18 months from August 2001 to January 2003. Gallstones were diagnosed by ultrasound and ultra sonography specifically in gallbladder and in bile duct. After cholecystectomy gallstones were washed, dried and analyzed by infrared spectroscopic and chemical method for various bio-chemical components. Of the 303 cases of gallstones, 274 (90.42% were in gall bladder and 29 (9.57% were in the bile duct. The predominant symptoms associated with gallstones were pain in hypochondrium, 164 (54.12%, vomiting 54 (17.82%, nausea 30 (9.90%, fever 38 (12.54% and fatty food 17 (5.61%. According to the chemical composition of the gallstones, most of the stones examined in this study were of cholesterol 86 (28.30%, calcium oxalate 53 (17.40%, calcium phosphate 21 (6.90%, pure uric acid 31 (10.30%, pure bile 55 (18.40% carbonate + magnesium 33 (10.80% and others 24 (7.90% were of mixed lithiasis. Of these cases the incidence of formation of cholesterol stone, was maximum in all age groups of both sexes.

  3. Chinese Consumers' Preferences for Livestock Products

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    Peng, Xuehua; Marchant, Mary A.; Qin, Xiang Dong; Zhuang, Jun

    2005-01-01

    This research surveyed over 784 Chinese consumers in Shanghai and Nanjing in 2001 and 2002, evaluating their preferences for livestock product attributes using ordered-probit models and factor analyses. Empirical results confirm the heterogeneity of Chinese livestock retail markets and suggest that livestock distributors should focus on Chinese female consumers and young consumers considering cooking convenience as a key attribute. Chinese consumers with higher incomes placed less importance ...

  4. The Comparison of Female Images in Chinese and Western Classical Tragedies%中西古典悲剧中的女性形象比较

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    杨锐

    2011-01-01

    The feminine images in Chinese classical tragedies are passive, responsible compared with these in western classical tragedies, they often has to do something and control theirselves, what' s more, they often obeyed the anticipation of male and the society unconsciously . Their images have manifested morality and justice esteem in China national culture, and neglected human nature and individual emotion. But in the Western classical tragedies, the feminine images manifested strong individualism ideas such as the humanist , respection to individuality and emotion. This kind of different national culture point of view in China and the West has the inalienable relation with different economic society lifes. Analysing the similarities and differences of these images, we can understand thoroughly China and the West culture tradition.%中国悲剧中的女性形象和西方悲剧中的女性形象相比,更多的是被动,是责任,是诸多的不得已和自控,而且更多的是不自觉地顺从了男性和社会对她们的期待。她们的形象体现了中国民族文化中对道义的推崇,对人性和个人情感的忽视。而西方古典悲剧中的女性形象则体现了西方以人为本、尊重个性、尊重情感的浓重的个人主义观念。这种不同的民族文化心态与中西不同的经济社会生活有着不可分割的联系。

  5. 女医师自诉颈肩痛及其影响因素%Self-Reported Neck and Shoulder Pain and Its Influencing Factors among Chinese Female Medical Professionals

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    齐士格; 王临虹; 王丽敏; 李晓燕; 王志会

    2013-01-01

    [目的]了解女医师颈肩痛自报患病情况及其影响因素. [方法]采用多阶段分层整群抽样方法抽取全国医疗和疾病预防控制机构的女医师共5468名,以自填式问卷了解其一般人口学特征、工作相关情况、个人生活习惯及颈肩痛自报患病情况等. [结果]女医师的颈肩痛自报患病率为46.1%(95%CI:44.7%~47.4%).不同年龄、地区和机构类别间的颈肩痛自报患病率差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05).不同年龄组间,年龄越大自报患病率越高(P<0.05);不同地区间,西部自报患病率最高,东部次之,中部最低(P<0.05);不同机构间,医疗机构自报患病率高于疾控机构(P<0.05).多因素非条件logistic回归分析显示,教育程度高、工作年限长、加班、值夜班、静态行为时间长、饮酒和入睡困难是颈肩痛的危险因素. [结论]我国女医师颈肩痛自报患病率较高,其危险因素来自人口学特征、工作相关情况和个人生活习惯等多个方面.%[ Objective ] To estimate the prevalence of neck and shoulder pain (NSP) and its influential factors among Chinese female medical professionals. [ Methods ] A multistage, stratified cluster sampling strategy was employed to select 5 468 female medical professionals from medical institutions and centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) in China. A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted to collect information on demographic characteristics, work-related conditions, lifestyle, and self-reported prevalence of NSP. [ Results ] The self-reported NSP prevalence was 46.1% (95%CI: 44.7%-47.4%), and significantly different among different age groups, regions, and institutions (P<0.05). The older age group showed a higher self-reported NSP prevalence (P<0.05). The highest self-reported prevalence was found in western area, followed by eastern area and middle area (P<0.05). Female medical professionals in medical institutions

  6. A nation-wide multicenter 10-year (1999-2008 retrospective clinical study of endocrine therapy for Chinese females with breast cancer.

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    Full Text Available Endocrine therapy (ET is one of the main systemic treatments for patients with breast cancer. To our knowledge, few studies have addressed the performance of ET or relevant influencing factors in cancer treatment in China. By retrospectively analyzing the clinicopathological data on breast cancer collected from representative hospitals of 7 traditional areas in China in one random month from each year between year 1999 and 2008, we found that: 1 The rate of the use of hormone receptor (HR testing was 83.8% (3529/4211, with the estrogen receptor-positive (ER+ rate and/or the progesterone receptor-positive (PR+ rate being 67.9% (2395/3529, and the ER-PR rate being 32.1% (1134/3529. 2 Of the 1599 patients who had received ET, 999 patients (58.3% were premenopausal while 600 (41.7% were postmenopausal; 1598 patients received adjuvant hormonal therapy (AHT, whereas only 1 patient received palliative therapy. The medications mainly administered to patients were anti-estrogen agents (80.3% [1283/1598], followed by AIs (15.5% [248/1598]. Of the 1598 patients receiving AHT, 1416 patients (88.6% were positive for ER and/or PR, while 75 (4.7% were negative for both and 108 patients (6.7% had unknown HR status. The ratio of the use of endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients with ER+ and/or PR+ status was 60.0% (1416/2395. 3 Results from the logistic regression analysis revealed that geography, occupations, and history of chemotherapy and surgery were dependent factors affecting the application of ET in breast cancer treatment in China (P<0.001. In conclusion, the use of ET on Chinese women with breast cancer is increasingly and gradually accounted into the standardized process. Economic status, occupations, and history of chemotherapy and surgery were key factors affecting the application of ET. People residing in developed areas, engaging in mental labour, having history of chemotherapy and surgery are susceptible to accept ET.

  7. Decreased SCF/c-kit signaling pathway contributes to loss of interstitial cells of Cajal in gallstone disease

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    Tan, Yu-Yan; Ji, Zhen-Ling; ZHAO, GANG; Jiang, Jia-Rui; Wang, Dong; Wang, Jing-Min

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    Cholecystolithiasis is a common disease, and gallbladder dysmotility is considered as a pivotal pathogenesis. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) serve as pacemakers and mediators of neuromuscular transmission for gastrointestinal motility. Reduction of ICCs has been reported in gallstone diseases. However, there are no reasonable mechanisms for the cholecystolithiasis-associated loss of ICCs in humans. Stem cell factor (SCF) and its ligand c-kit are essential for normal development and surviv...

  8. A prospective cohort study on the association between coffee drinking and risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis.

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    Oskarsson, Viktor; Sadr-Azodi, Omid; Orsini, Nicola; Wolk, Alicja

    2016-05-01

    Only one previous study has examined the association between coffee consumption and risk of acute pancreatitis, and it found a reduced risk for alcohol-related episodes among high consumers of coffee. Therefore, we examined (1) the association between coffee consumption and risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis and (2) whether this association was modified by alcohol intake. Data were obtained from two prospective cohorts, the Cohort of Swedish Men and the Swedish Mammography Cohort, including 76 731 men and women (born 1914-1952). Coffee consumption was assessed at baseline with a FFQ, and the cohorts were followed up between 1998 and 2012 via linkage to national health registries. Hazard ratios were estimated using Cox models, with adjustment for potential confounding factors. During 1 035 881 person-years of total follow-up, 383 cases (246 in men and 137 in women) of incident non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis were identified. Overall, and irrespective of whether a categorical or a continuous exposure model was used, we observed no association between coffee consumption and risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis (e.g. the multivariable-adjusted hazard ratio for each 1 cup/d increase in coffee consumption was 0·97; 95 % CI 0·92, 1·03). There was no evidence of effect modification by alcohol intake (P interaction=0·77). In conclusion, coffee consumption was not associated with risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis in this large prospective cohort study. Because of the limited number of epidemiological studies and their conflicting results, further research is needed to elucidate this potential association. PMID:26987519

  9. A Study on Female Wedding Dress of Chinese Minority Nationalities (Part 1) - The Workmanship and Colors%我国少数民族女性嫁衣研究(上)--做工与色彩

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    王革非

    2015-01-01

    我国少数民族女性嫁衣,不论做工还是色彩,都代表了民族服饰的一个较高水准,有的乃至是精致而时尚的民族服饰。在女性嫁衣中,有的以鱼皮为材料,有的用粗麻线和五色彩布圈缝制,有的则嵌以古老图腾和象征符,不仅做工细腻且别具韵味,亦有着丰富的文化内涵。%The female wedding dresses of Chinese minority nationalities represent the highest level of ethnic costumes in terms of both workmanship and colors and some are even exquisite and fashionable ethnic costumes. Among these wedding dresses, some are made from fish skin, some are sewn with hemp thread and five-color cloth coil and some are embedded with ancient totem and symbolic characters, exhibiting not only fine workmanship and unique charm, but also rich cultural connotations.

  10. A Study on Female Wedding Dress of Chinese Minority Nationalities (Part 1) - The Workmanship and Colors%我国少数民族女性嫁衣研究(上)--做工与色彩

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    王革非

    2015-01-01

    The female wedding dresses of Chinese minority nationalities represent the highest level of ethnic costumes in terms of both workmanship and colors and some are even exquisite and fashionable ethnic costumes. Among these wedding dresses, some are made from fish skin, some are sewn with hemp thread and five-color cloth coil and some are embedded with ancient totem and symbolic characters, exhibiting not only fine workmanship and unique charm, but also rich cultural connotations.%我国少数民族女性嫁衣,不论做工还是色彩,都代表了民族服饰的一个较高水准,有的乃至是精致而时尚的民族服饰。在女性嫁衣中,有的以鱼皮为材料,有的用粗麻线和五色彩布圈缝制,有的则嵌以古老图腾和象征符,不仅做工细腻且别具韵味,亦有着丰富的文化内涵。

  11. CURRENT SITUATION OF FEMALE RUGBY TEAMS IN CHINESE COLLEGES AND SOME MEASURES FOR IMPROVEMENTS%我国高校女子英式"七人制"橄榄球运动队发展现状及对策研究

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    钟勇; 王长权; 郎健

    2011-01-01

    By analyzing returned questionnaires and interviews, the current situation of female rugby teams in Chinese colleges was assessed and problems identified. Proposed solutions and countermeasures against identified problems were put forward, in the hope to promote rugby in colleges and universities.%为结合高校现有资源开展英式"七人制"橄榄球运动,在促进高校竞技体育发展的同时为国家培养出更多优秀的橄榄球人才,从而实现奥运金牌战略目标.本文运用问卷调查、专家访谈等方法对现阶段我国高校女子"七人制"橄榄球运动队发展现状进行分析,找出高校女子"七人制"橄榄球运动发展中的优势和不足,提出相应的解决方案,为女子"七人制"橄榄球运动在高校中快速、健康发展提出合理化建议.

  12. Fluoroscopy-Guided Percutaneous Gallstone Removal Using a 12-Fr Sheath in High-Risk Surgical Patients with Acute Cholecystitis

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    Kim, Young Hwan [Keimyung University, College of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Yong Joo [Andong General Hospital, Andong (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Tae Beom [Gyeonsang National University, College of Medicine, Jinju (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-04-15

    To evaluate the technical feasibility and clinical efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic cholecystolithotomy under fluoroscopic guidance in high-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis. Sixty-three consecutive patients of high surgical risk with acute calculous cholecystitis underwent percutaneous transhepatic gallstone removal under conscious sedation. The stones were extracted through the 12-Fr sheath using a Wittich nitinol stone basket under fluoroscopic guidance on three days after performing a percutaneous cholecystostomy. Large or hard stones were fragmented using either the snare guide wire technique or the metallic cannula technique. Gallstones were successfully removed from 59 of the 63 patients (94%). Reasons for stone removal failure included the inability to grasp a large stone in two patients, and the loss of tract during the procedure in two patients with a contracted gallbladder. The mean hospitalization duration was 7.3 days for acute cholecystitis patients and 9.4 days for gallbladder empyema patients. Bile peritonitis requiring percutaneous drainage developed in two patients. No symptomatic recurrence occurred during follow-up (mean, 608.3 days). Fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous gallstone removal using a 12-Fr sheath is technically feasible and clinically effective in high-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis

  13. Polymorphisms in pre-miRNA genes and cooking oil fume exposure as well as their interaction on the risk of lung cancer in a Chinese nonsmoking female population

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    Yin, Zhihua; Li, Hang; Cui, Zhigang; Ren, Yangwu; Li, Xuelian; Wu, Wei; Guan, Peng; Qian, Biyun; Rothman, Nathaniel; Lan, Qing; Zhou, Baosen

    2016-01-01

    Background MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are suggested to be very important in the development of lung cancer. This study assesses the association between polymorphisms in miRNA-related (miR)-26a-1, miR-605, and miR-16-1 genes and risk of lung cancer, as well as the effect of gene–environment interaction between miRNA polymorphisms and cooking fume exposure on lung cancer. Methods A case–control study including 268 diagnosed nonsmoking female lung cancer patients and 266 nonsmoking female controls was carried out. Three miRNA polymorphisms (miR-26a-1 rs7372209, miR-605 rs2043556, and miR-16-1 rs1022960) were analyzed. Both additive and multiplicative interactions were assessed. Results MiR-16-1 rs1022960 may be associated with the risk of lung cancer. Carriers with TT genotype of miR-16-1 rs1022960 were observed to have a decreased risk of lung cancer compared with CC and CT genotype carriers (odds ratio =0.550, 95% confidence interval =0.308–0.983, P=0.044). MiR-26a-1 rs7372209 and miR-605 rs2043556 showed no statistically significant associations with lung cancer risk. There were no significant associations between the three single nucleotide polymorphisms and lung adenocarcinoma. People with exposure to both risk genotypes of miR-26a-1 rs7372209 and cooking oil fumes were more likely to develop lung cancer than those with only genetic risk factor or cooking oil fumes (odds ratios were 2.136, 1.255, and 1.730, respectively). The measures of biological interaction and logistic models indicate that gene–environment interactions were not statistically significant on additive scale or multiplicative scale. Conclusion MiR-16-1 rs1022960 may be associated with the risk of lung cancer in a Chinese nonsmoking female population. The interactions between miRNA polymorphisms (miR-26a-1 rs7372209, miR-605 rs2043556, and miR-16-1 rs1022960) and cooking oil fumes were not statistically significant. PMID:26855588

  14. Female Managers, Institutional Environment and Corporate Charitable Donation --Evidence from Chinese Capital Market%女性高管、制度环境与慈善捐赠——基于中国资本市场的经验证据

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    杜兴强; 冯文滔

    2012-01-01

    本文实证研究了女性高管、制度环境对慈善捐赠行为的影响。研究结果表明,女性高管与中国上市公司的慈善捐赠显著正相关,即当公司中有女性高管、女性高管的比例越高,上市公司的慈善捐赠越多。本文进一步发现,政府干预调和了女性与公司捐赠之间的正相关关系,即当上市公司处于政府对市场干预较少的地区时,女性高管对公司慈善捐赠的正面影响显著下降,表明女性高管和外部制度环境之间呈现替代关系。本文的研究结论丰富了慈善捐赠相关领域的研究,且拓展了女性高管在公司决策中的经济后果研究。%Using a sample of Chinese listed firms, this paper empirically examines the influence of female man- agers on corporate charitable donation. The results show that female managers have a significantly positive impact on corporate charitable donation. In particular, the existence of female manager and the ratio of female managers are significantly positively associated with corporate charitable donation. Moreover, my paper also reveals that the positive association between female managers and corporate charitable donation is attenuated for firms located in provinces with better institutional environment. That is, the better the institutional environment is, the smaller the positive effect of female managers on corporate charitable donation is. This finding implies that there is a substitu- tion relationship between female managers and institutional environment. Above results are robust for a battery of sensitivity tests. San Cong Si De, Qin Nv Gong, and You Fu Gong. These old Chinese sayings reflect the narrow traditional value of Chinese women for thousands of years. However, the economic miracle of reforming and opening up in past 30 years changed the traditional views of the Chinese society towards women. Recent annual reports of Chinese lis- ted firms show that the female managers in the

  15. Analysis of heterogeneous gallstones using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WD-XRF).

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    Jaswal, Brij Bir S; Kumar, Vinay; Sharma, Jitendra; Rai, Pradeep K; Gondal, Mohammed A; Gondal, Bilal; Singh, Vivek K

    2016-04-01

    Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an emerging analytical technique with numerous advantages such as rapidity, multi-elemental analysis, no specific sample preparation requirements, non-destructiveness, and versatility. It has been proven to be a robust elemental analysis tool attracting interest because of being applied to a wide range of materials including biomaterials. In this paper, we have performed spectroscopic studies on gallstones which are heterogeneous in nature using LIBS and wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WD-XRF) techniques. It has been observed that the presence and relative concentrations of trace elements in different kind of gallstones (cholesterol and pigment gallstones) can easily be determined using LIBS technique. From the experiments carried out on gallstones for trace elemental mapping and detection, it was found that LIBS is a robust tool for such biomedical applications. The stone samples studied in the present paper were classified using the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. WD-XRF spectroscopy has been applied for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of major and trace elements present in the gallstone which was compared with the LIBS data. The results obtained in the present paper show interesting prospects for LIBS and WD-XRF to study cholelithiasis better. PMID:26886588

  16. Computed tomographic differentiation between alcoholic and gallstone pancreatitis: Significance of distribution of infiltration or fluid collection

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    Young-Sun Kim; Yongsoo Kim; Sung-Kyu Kim; Hyunchul Rhim

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of various computed tomography (CT) findings including distribution of infiltration or fluid collection in differentiating the major etiologies of acute pancreatitis.METHODS: We reviewed 75 relatively severe cases of acute pancreatitis of alcoholic (n=43) or biliary stone(n=32) etiology having infiltration or fluid collection on CT. We compared the pancreatic size, CT grading,presence or absence of biliary calculi, and dilatation of pancreatic or bile duct. We also evaluated degree and the distribution of infiltration and fluid collection in each group.RESULTS: The sizes of pancreas were not different between alcohol group and stone group. Alcohol group showed higher CT grading than stone group (P<0.05). Presence of biliary stone and duct dilatation was statistically significant in differentiating etiology (P <0.05). Alcohol group showed significantly prominent peripancreatic pathology than stone group only in left peritoneal compartment (P = 0.020).CONCLUSION: Alcoholic pancreatitis tends to form more prominent peripancreatic changes than gallstone pancreatitis in relatively severe cases. This is evident on the anterior aspect of left abdomen. Although clinical history and some CT findings usually are a major determinant of the etiology, this pattern of peripancreatic pathology may have an ancillary role in determining the etiologies of acute pancreatitis in the equivocal cases.

  17. 非吸烟女性肺癌发病危险因素的Meta分析%Meta-analysis of risk factors on lung cancer in non-smoking Chinese female

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    张扬; 陈坤; 张海蕾; 朱益民

    2001-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the risk factors of lung cancer in non-smoking Chinese women.Methods The results of 7 case-control studies from 1990 to 1999 were analyzed by Meta-analysis method in this study. The cumulative cases and controls were 1 115 and 1 520, respectively. Der Simonian and Nan Laid model were applied to process data. Results The pools OR values of family history of lung cancer, personal history of non-neoplastic lung disease, cooking oil fume pollution, coal pollution and exposure to environmental tobacco smoking (ETS) were 2.87,2.79,2.52,1.42 and 1.64 respectively. Conclusion Family history of lung cancer and personal history of non-neoplastic lung disease might serve as the most important risk factors of female lung cancer in China. There appeared also significantly positive relationship between female lung cancer and the degree of cooking oil fume pollution or pollution of coal burning. The effect on lung cancer of exposure to ETS was uncertain in this study which calls for further investigation. Bias and confounding factors were also discussed in this study.%目的 综合评价我国非吸烟女性肺癌发病的危险因素。方法 应用Meta分析方法对国内7篇有关非吸烟女性肺癌危险因素的病例对照研究进行定量综合分析,共累积病例1 115例,对照1 520例。统计处理采用Meta分析的随机效应模型。结果 肺部疾病史、家族肺癌史、油烟污染、煤烟污染、被动吸烟等5个研究因素的合并比值比(OR值)分别是2.87、2.79、2.52、1.42和1.64,进一步分层研究提示随着油烟污染程度的加重,其OR值也有明显的上升。结论 家族肺癌史、肺部疾病史、油烟污染、煤烟污染等因素可能与非吸烟女性肺癌的发生有关,被动吸烟的作用尚不能肯定。

  18. Polymorphisms in pre-miRNA genes and cooking oil fume exposure as well as their interaction on the risk of lung cancer in a Chinese nonsmoking female population

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    were 2.136, 1.255, and 1.730, respectively. The measures of biological interaction and logistic models indicate that gene–environment interactions were not statistically significant on additive scale or multiplicative scale. Conclusion: MiR-16-1 rs1022960 may be associated with the risk of lung cancer in a Chinese nonsmoking female population. The interactions between miRNA polymorphisms (miR-26a-1 rs7372209, miR-605 rs2043556, and miR-16-1 rs1022960 and cooking oil fumes were not statistically significant. Keywords: lung cancer, microRNA, single nucleotide polymorphism, cooking oil fume, interaction

  19. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of isolated bacteria from bile fluids of patients with gallstone disease in Isfahan city (Iran

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Bacterial infections are one of the important agents in the creation of gallstones in the gallbladder. In recent years the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL is increasing and of concern in hospitalized patients worldwide. The purpose of this study was to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of isolated bacteria from the bile specimens of patients with chronic and acute cholecystitis who had been operated by single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC in Isfahan (Iran 2 using an antibiogram susceptibility test and molecular technique. The bile fluids of 91 patients were obtained from the Al-Zahra hospital and were cultured on specific media for the isolation of Gram-negative and positive bacteria and the disk diffusion test was done to determine the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of isolated bacteria. Finally, bacterial DNA was extracted from the bile samples and polymerase chain reaction (PCR was performed to investigate extended-spectrum β-lactamases genes. The bacteria Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus spp. and Staphylococcus aureus were detected in bile specimens cultured with high frequency, and the results showed that biliary infection increased with aging in patients with gallstone disease operated by SILC. The results showed a high frequency of ESBL genes including TEM, SHV, and CTX-M in isolated bacteria (especially Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp.. Thus, evaluating the antibiotic susceptibility patterns and screening of ESBLs bacteria in patients with gallstones are essential. Prescribing suitable drugs, designing good strategies, and informing the medical community could decrease bile infection and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical centers and hospitals.

  20. A possible variant of Bouveret's syndrome presenting as a duodenal stump obstruction by a gallstone after Roux-en-Y gastrectomy: a case report

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Bouveret's syndrome is characterized by gastric outlet obstruction due to a gallstone in the duodenum, usually in association with a cholecystoduodenal fistula. Case presentation We report the case of a 69-year-old Caucasian man who developed duodenal stump obstruction due to an impacted gallstone after having previously undergone Roux-en-Y gastrectomy. Conclusions Duodenal stump obstruction after Roux-en-Y gastrectomy is rare, and may be difficult to manage. Patients who present with upper gastrointestinal or pancreatobiliary pathology after previous gastric surgery should be managed in centres with the availability of appropriate endoscopic and surgical experience.

  1. Cellular and molecular mechanism study of declined intestinal transit function in the cholesterol gallstone formation process of the guinea pig

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    Fan, Ying; Wu, Shuodong; YIN, ZHENHUA; Fu, Bei-Bei

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of declined intestinal transit (IT) function in the cholesterol gallstone (CG) formation process. Forty guinea pigs were divided into an experimental group (EG) and a control group (CoG), and the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed for the analysis of c-kit and stem cell factor (scf) mRNA expression in the small bowel. In addition, immunofluorescence staining and confocal laser mi...

  2. Female Managers, Institutional Environment and Corporate Charitable Donation --Evidence from Chinese Capital Market%女性高管、制度环境与慈善捐赠——基于中国资本市场的经验证据

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    杜兴强; 冯文滔

    2012-01-01

    本文实证研究了女性高管、制度环境对慈善捐赠行为的影响。研究结果表明,女性高管与中国上市公司的慈善捐赠显著正相关,即当公司中有女性高管、女性高管的比例越高,上市公司的慈善捐赠越多。本文进一步发现,政府干预调和了女性与公司捐赠之间的正相关关系,即当上市公司处于政府对市场干预较少的地区时,女性高管对公司慈善捐赠的正面影响显著下降,表明女性高管和外部制度环境之间呈现替代关系。本文的研究结论丰富了慈善捐赠相关领域的研究,且拓展了女性高管在公司决策中的经济后果研究。%Using a sample of Chinese listed firms, this paper empirically examines the influence of female man- agers on corporate charitable donation. The results show that female managers have a significantly positive impact on corporate charitable donation. In particular, the existence of female manager and the ratio of female managers are significantly positively associated with corporate charitable donation. Moreover, my paper also reveals that the positive association between female managers and corporate charitable donation is attenuated for firms located in provinces with better institutional environment. That is, the better the institutional environment is, the smaller the positive effect of female managers on corporate charitable donation is. This finding implies that there is a substitu- tion relationship between female managers and institutional environment. Above results are robust for a battery of sensitivity tests. San Cong Si De, Qin Nv Gong, and You Fu Gong. These old Chinese sayings reflect the narrow traditional value of Chinese women for thousands of years. However, the economic miracle of reforming and opening up in past 30 years changed the traditional views of the Chinese society towards women. Recent annual reports of Chinese lis- ted firms show that the female managers in the

  3. 中国城市女性面部皮肤状态与中医体质类型相关性研究%A Relevant Research on Facial Skin Conditions of Chinese Urban Females and TCM Constitutional Types

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    曲建宁; 王济; 赵亚; 熊卫国; 方程; 戴竞; 孙淑娴; 王琦; 魏少敏

    2014-01-01

    目的:研究面部皮肤状态与中医体质类型的相关性,为从中医体质角度指导皮肤养护、增进皮肤健康提供新方法。方法在9个省会城市和直辖市招募女性志愿者2241名,以网络问卷的方式对受访者进行调查。体质类型判定依照中华中医药学会《中医体质分类与判定》标准进行,面部皮肤测评针对肤色、光泽度、细腻程度、水润度、紧致程度、弹性、均匀程度等指标进行评分;将皮肤状态按1~3、4~6、7~9分进行分组,比较不同分值的体质构成差异。结果被调查者中阳虚质、平和质最多;肤色偏黄者最多,其次为偏白、偏黑、偏红者;皮肤状态评分1~3分者中,阳虚质最多,气郁质次之;4~6分者中阳虚质和平和质均较多;得分7~9分者中平和质最多。结论平和质者各项皮肤指标得分均最高,偏颇体质会影响皮肤指标得分,对中国城市女性面部皮肤指标影响较大的体质类型是阳虚质和气郁质。%Objective To study the relationship between facial skin conditions and TCM constitutional types; To provide new means and methods for guidance of skin conservation and skin health improvement from the aspect of constitutional types. Methods Totally 2241 female volunteers in nine provincial capital cities and municipalities participated in this research, and were investigated by web questionnaire. Constitutional types were determined according to the“Classification and Judgment of TCM Constitutional Types”standard issued by China Association of Chinese Medicine. Skin color, glossiness, delicate degree, moistness, firmness, resilience, uniformity and other indicators were scored. Skin conditions were classified into three groups:1-3 score group, 4-6 score group, and 7-9 score group, and the constitutional differences among each group were compared. Results Yang-deficiency and mild constitutional types accounted for the largest

  4. 中国城市女性面部皮肤状态与中医体质类型相关性研究%A Relevant Research on Facial Skin Conditions of Chinese Urban Females and TCM Constitutional Types

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    曲建宁; 王济; 赵亚; 熊卫国; 方程; 戴竞; 孙淑娴; 王琦; 魏少敏

    2014-01-01

    Objective To study the relationship between facial skin conditions and TCM constitutional types; To provide new means and methods for guidance of skin conservation and skin health improvement from the aspect of constitutional types. Methods Totally 2241 female volunteers in nine provincial capital cities and municipalities participated in this research, and were investigated by web questionnaire. Constitutional types were determined according to the“Classification and Judgment of TCM Constitutional Types”standard issued by China Association of Chinese Medicine. Skin color, glossiness, delicate degree, moistness, firmness, resilience, uniformity and other indicators were scored. Skin conditions were classified into three groups:1-3 score group, 4-6 score group, and 7-9 score group, and the constitutional differences among each group were compared. Results Yang-deficiency and mild constitutional types accounted for the largest proportion. Yellowish skin color accounted for the largest proportion, and the next were white, dark and reddish. Yang-deficiency constitutional type accounted for the largest proportion in 1-3 score group, and the second was Qi-stagnation; Yang-deficiency and mild constitutional types accounted for the largest proportion in 4-6 score group; mild constitutional type accounted for the largest proportion in 7-9 score group. Conclusion People with mild constitutional type got highest score in every skin index, while biased constitutional types influenced the score in varied degrees. The constitutional types which influenced Chinese urban females’ facial skin index more were Yang-deficiency and Qi-stagnation constitutional types.%目的:研究面部皮肤状态与中医体质类型的相关性,为从中医体质角度指导皮肤养护、增进皮肤健康提供新方法。方法在9个省会城市和直辖市招募女性志愿者2241名,以网络问卷的方式对受访者进行调查。体质类型判定依照中华中医药学会《

  5. Birth weight and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes across two generations in Chinese females%女性出生体重与2型糖尿病风险的跨代研究

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    陈铭灵; 方红; 张华; 严玉洁; 姚保栋; 秦国友; 徐望红

    2015-01-01

    目的 探索女性出生体重与T2DM的代际关联.方法 2012年11月至2013年1月对10 324名上海市有亲缘关系的2~4代女性开展横断面调查,通过问卷调查出生信息及T2DM史.将所有对象分成连续2代,共6 436对母女纳入分析.运用通径分析方法评估母代出生体重及T2DM患病状况对子代的影响;并采用中介效应分析方法分析子代出生体重是否为2代T2DM患病风险的中介因素.结果 2代人群的出生体重呈正相关,母代出生体重每增加1kg,子代出生体重平均增加0.335 kg(95%CI:0.307 ~ 0.363).与无T2DM母亲的子代相比,患T2DM母亲的子代出生体重平均高0.066 kg(95%CI:0.025 ~ 0.107),患T2DM的风险增加3.173倍(95%CI:1.946~5.174).≥20岁研究对象中,调整年龄后,未见出生体重对成年期T2DM的影响.通径和中介分析显示,母代出生体重对子代出生体重的影响较大;子代出生体重高是母代患T2DM与子代患T2DM的中介因素,并减弱了二者关联的2.8%.结论 母代出生体重及T2DM状况对子代出生体重及成年后的T2DM风险有一定影响.%Objective To evaluate the association between birth weight and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) across two generations in Chinese females.Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 10 324 blood-related females in Shanghai from November 2012 to January 2013.A structured questionnaire was used to collect data about demographic information,birth weight,lifestyle factors and diagnosis of T2DM.Path analysis was performed to estimate the matemal effect of birth weight and diabetes status on their offspring,and mediation analysis was conducted to test whether birth weight mediates the association between maternal and daughters' diabetes status.Results A positive association was observed between maternal and daughters' birth weight.One kg increase in maternal birth weight was associated with an average of 0.335 (95%CI:0.307-0.363) kg elevated

  6. Gender Differences in Risk Aversion Among Chinese University Students.

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    Lam, Desmond

    2015-12-01

    This paper examines gender differences in risk aversion among Chinese university students. Chinese females are proposed to be more risk averse and require a higher risk premium when faced with a gamble option in the gain-domain frame as compared to Chinese males. Two groups of 100 participants each (male = 100 and female = 100 in total) were recruited to fill up questionnaires that included items relating to objective probability lotteries. Within each group, it was found that Chinese males and females did not differ in their risk aversion. However, results show that Chinese males tend to react more readily to rising risk premium by taking up options with higher expected values when compared to Chinese females. Current findings will have useful implications to marketers (particularly, promoters of gambling products) and problem gambling counselors. PMID:25112219

  7. Construction of a Voxel Phantom of Chinese Adult Female for Radiation Dosimetry%一个中国成年女性体素模型的建立及辐射剂量学应用

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    徐玉海; 李桃生

    2013-01-01

    开发了一个基于中国女性彩色解剖断层图像的体素剂量学模型VPCF,并用FLUKA程序计算了光子能量在0.02~10 MeV范围内的20个能量点、外照射方向为腹背向(AP)、背腹向(PA)的组织或器官剂量转换因子和有效剂量转换系数,并与ICRP 74号报告的推荐值、CRAM和Regina的计算值进行了比较.结果表明:VPCF有些器官(如膀胱)的剂量转换因子与ICRP 74号出版物差别较大;有效剂量转换系数的差别不如器官或组织的剂量转换因子明显;VPCF的有效剂量转换系数要大于ICRP 74号出版物推荐值、CRAM和Regina的计算值.%A voxel phantom of Chinese female called VPCF has been constructed. The FLUKA code was utilized for computation of dose conversion coefficients ( DCCs) expressed in absorbed dose per air kerma or effective dose per air kerma free-in-air due to a broad parallel beam of mono-energetic photons impinging in anterior-posterior and posterior-anterior directions of the 20 mono-energetic photon beams of energies in the range of 20 keV—10 MeV. The resultant dose coefficients were compared with those from ICRP Publication 74, CRAM and Regina. The results indicate noticeable differences between VPCF and CRAM for some organ' s dose conversion coefficients ( e. g. bladder) . Smaller differences for the effective dose conversion coefficient are found than for the dose conversion coefficients in individual organs. Comparing with ICRP Publication 74,Regina and CRAM, the VPCF's effective dose conversion coefficients are larger.

  8. Analysis of Curative Effect of Comprehensive Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Female Endocrine Disorders%中医综合治疗女性内分泌失调疗效分析

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    曹胜雁

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To explore the clinical curative effect of comprehensive therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) on female endocrine disorders, so as to provide more reference data for clinical treatment of gynecological diseases. Methods: 122 patients with endocrine disorders treated in our hospital from June 2013 to May 2014 were randomly divided into control group and observation group, with 61 cases in each group. The control group was treated with western medicine and the observation group was treated with comprehensive therapy of TCM. The curative effects of the two groups were retrospectively compared. Results: The total effective rate of the control group was 68.9% and the observation group was 90.2%. The incidence of adverse reactions of the observation group was significantly better than that of the control group. All the differences between the two groups were statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Treating female endocrine disorders by comprehensive therapy of TCM can achieve good clinical effect. It can improve the hormone secretion, metabolism and pathogenic condition of the patients. So it is worthy of clinical promotion.%目的:探讨应用中医综合治疗女性内分泌失调的临床疗效,旨在为妇科临床治疗提供更多的参考数据。方法:选取我院妇科2013年6月—2014年5月收治的内分泌失调患者122例,随机将患者分为对照组及观察组各61例。对照组采用西医治疗,观察组进行中医综合治疗,对两组的临床效果进行回顾性比较。结果:对照组的治疗总有效率为68.9%,观察组为90.2%,且观察组的不良反应发生率明显优于对照组,两组比较差异均具有显著的统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:采用中医综合疗法对女性内分泌失调进行治疗可取得良好的临床疗效,对患者体内激素分泌状况、机体代谢功能、病情等均具有明显的改善作用,具有较高的临床价值,值得推广。

  9. Ezetimibe: Its Novel Effects on the Prevention and the Treatment of Cholesterol Gallstones and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The cholesterol absorption inhibitor ezetimibe can significantly reduce plasma cholesterol concentrations by inhibiting the Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 protein (NPC1L1, an intestinal sterol influx transporter that can actively facilitate the uptake of cholesterol for intestinal absorption. Unexpectedly, ezetimibe treatment also induces a complete resistance to cholesterol gallstone formation and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD in addition to preventing hypercholesterolemia in mice on a Western diet. Because chylomicrons are the vehicles with which the enterocytes transport cholesterol and fatty acids into the body, ezetimibe could prevent these two most prevalent hepatobiliary diseases possibly through the regulation of chylomicron-derived cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism in the liver. It is highly likely that there is an intestinal and hepatic cross-talk through the chylomicron pathway. Therefore, understanding the molecular mechanisms whereby cholesterol and fatty acids are absorbed from the intestine could offer an efficacious novel approach to the prevention and the treatment of cholesterol gallstones and NAFLD.

  10. The Prescription Pattern of Chinese Herbal Products That Contain Dang-Qui and Risk of Endometrial Cancer among Tamoxifen-Treated Female Breast Cancer Survivors in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study

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    Chien-Tung Wu; Jung-Nien Lai; Yueh-Ting Tsai

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: The increased practice of traditional Chinese medicine worldwide has raised concerns regarding herb-drug interactions. We analyzed the usage of Chinese herbal products containing dang-qui and investigated whether dang-qui therapy increases endometrial cancer risk among tamoxifen-treated breast cancer survivors in Taiwan. METHODS: All patients newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer who received tamoxifen treatment from January 1, 1998, to December 31, 2008 were selected from the ...

  11. 数字化虚拟中国人女性一号(VCH-F1)实验数据集研究报告%Research report of experimental database establishment of digitized virtual Chinese No.1 female

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    钟世镇; 原林; 唐雷; 黄文华; 戴景兴; 李鉴轶; 刘畅; 王兴海; 洪辉文; 李华; 罗述谦; 秦笃烈; 曾绍群; 吴涛; 张美超; 吴坤成; 焦培峰; 陆云涛; 陈浩; 李培良; 郜元; 王彤; 樊继宏

    2003-01-01

    目的为建造具有东方人种特征的中国数字化虚拟人,获取中国女性人体数字图像的数据集.方法通过广州市遗体捐献中心,选取一位因食物中毒急性死亡19岁女性尸体,经CT、MRI采集图像后,在股动脉灌注红色填充剂,冷冻包埋,在JZ1500A立式铣床上,以400mm刀盘切削,转速850r/m,断面间距0.2 mm,用第三代富士数码相机摄像.结果按中国解剖学会的加以评价,VCH-F1体型指数为94%,有较大的代表性.共获取断面图像8 556个,图像总像数649万,每个文件数据量为17.5MB,VCH-F1数据集总量149.7GB.共编制6个不同版本,分别为VCH-F1(149.73GB、6.60GB、0.27GB)及VCH-F1头部数据集(1.93GB、0.67GB、0.46GB).结论借鉴国外经验和教训,VCH-F1在下列几个方面有所改进和提高:(1)尸体选材代表性较大;(2)血管标记鲜明,对后续图像配准和分割提供了良好条件;(3)立式切削较卧式切削更符合人体生理姿势;(4)本文采用的人体的冷存,一次装夹,双温冰库,大口径刀盘处理,能提高图像质量和工作效率.VCH-F1的实验数据集,在若干关键技术上有所改进和提高,构建了切削精度高,血管显示鲜明,体型代表性良好,为我国今后虚拟人体的物理化和生理化,提供了一个高质量的框架.%Objective To establish digitized virtual Chinese No. 1 female (VCH-F 1) image database. Methods A 19 years old female cadaver was scanned by CT, MRI, and perfused with red filling material through formal artery before freezing and embedding. The whole body was cut by JZ1500A vertical milling machine with a 0.2 mm inter-spacing. All the images was produced by Fuji FinePix S2 Pro camera. Results The body index of VCH-F1 was 94%. We cut 8 556 sections of the whole body,and each image was 17.5 MB in size and the whole database reached 149.7 GB. We have totally 6 versions of the database for different applications. Conclusions Compared with other databases,VCH-F1 has good

  12. ApoB-100, ApoE and CYP7A1 gene polymorphisms in Mexican patients with cholesterol gallstone disease

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    Jaime, Sánchez-Cuén; Maribel, Aguilar-Medina; Eliakym, Arámbula-Meraz; José, Romero-Navarro; Julio, Granados; Laura, Sicairos-Medina; Rosalío, Ramos-Payán

    2010-01-01

    AIM: To determine the possible association of the ApoB-100 (XbaI), ApoE (HhaI) and CYP7A1 (BsaI) gene polymorphisms, with the development of cholesterol gallstone disease (GD) in a Mexican population.

  13. Female condoms

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    ... female condoms at most drugstores, STI clinics, and family planning clinics. You need to plan to have a ... Jensen JT, Mishell DR. Family planning: contraception, ... Katz VL, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology . 6th ed. Philadelphia, ...

  14. Beneficial effect of sulphate-bicarbonate-calcium water on gallstone risk and weight control

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    Stefano Ginanni Corradini; Edoardo Poli; Adriano De Santis; Aldo Roda; Carolina Colliva; Patrizia Simoni; Adolfo Francesco Attili; Flaminia Ferri; Michela Mordenti; Luigi Iuliano; Maria Siciliano; Maria Antonella Burza; Bruno Sordi; Barbara Caciotti; Maria Pacini

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To investigate the effect of drinking sulphate-bicarbonate-calcium thermal water (TW) on risk factors for atherosclerosis and cholesterol gallstone disease.METHODS:Postmenopausal women with functional dyspepsia and/or constipation underwent a 12 d cycle of thermal (n =20) or tap (n =20) water controlled drinking.Gallbladder fasting volume at ultrasound,blood vitamin E,oxysterols (7-β-hydroxycholesterol.and 7-ketocholesterol),bile acid (BA),triglycerides,total/low density lipoprotein and high density lipoprotein cholesterol were measured at baseline and at the end of the study.Food consumption,stool frequency and body weight were recorded daily.RESULTS:Blood lipids,oxysterols and vitamin E were not affected by either thermal or tap water consumption.Fasting gallbladder volume was significantly (P <0.005) smaller at the end of the study than at baseline in the TW (15.7 ± 1.1 mL vs 20.1 ± 1.7 mL) but not in the tap water group (19.0 ± 1.4 mL vs 19.4 ± 1.5 mL).Total serum BA concentration was significantly (P <0.05) higher at the end of the study than at baseline in the TW (5.83-1.24 μmol vs 4.25 ± 1.00 μmol) but not in the tap water group (3.41 ± 0.46 μmol vs 2.91 ± 0.56 μmol).The increased BA concentration after TW consumption was mainly accounted for by glycochenodeoxycholic acid.The number of pasta (P < 0.001),meat (P < 0.001) and vegetable (P < 0.005) portions consumed during the study and of bowel movements per day (P < 0.05) were significantly higher in the TW than in the tap water group.Body weight did not change at the end of the study as compared to baseline in both groups.CONCLUSION:Sulphate-bicarbonate-calcium water consumption has a positive effect on lithogenic risk and intestinal transit and allows maintenance of a stable body weight despite a high food intake.

  15. Sex and the Contemporary Chinese woman

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    2005-01-01

    THE importance of a mutually fulfilling sex life has gained greater acknowledgement in China in recent years but it is nonetheless a taboo topic. There have been few social surveys on this delicate subject, particularly as regards the degree of sexual satisfaction enjoyed by Chinese women,The 35-question survey on female attitudes to sex, formulated by the Chinese Sexology Society and the Chinese Medical Association, was, therefore, a major breakthrough. Sponsored by Sina.com and carried out in major Chinese cities from August to September 2004, the survey attracted 400,000 hits and drew 31,482 responses.

  16. Chinese Cooking.

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    Kane, Tony

    This unit, intended for secondary level students, is a general introduction to Chinese cooking. It is meant to inform students about the origins of Chinese cooking styles in their various regional manifestations, and it can be used to discuss how and why different cultures develop different styles of cooking. The first part of the unit, adapted…

  17. The 1-g 14C-d-xylose breath test in gallstone patients with and without duodenal diverticula

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    To assess whether gallstone patients with duodenal diverticula have bacterial overgrowth in the proximal small bowel, the results of the 1-g 14C-d-xylose breath test were compared in 24 patients with duodenal diverticula, and in 24 without diverticula. All patients had been treated with endoscopic papillotomy (EPT) for stones in the common bile duct before the study, and cholecystectomy had previously been performed in 20 patients. No significant differences between the groups were found concerning age, sex and body weight. Cummulative 14CO2 expired in 3 h in percentage of administered dose of 14C-d-xylose was 8.55% (7.58-9.57%) and 7.38% (6.32-8.96%) in patients with and without diverticula, respectively (p=0.06), indicating a higher bacterial activity in the small bowel in patients with duodenal diverticula than in those without diverticula. The results appeared to be influenced by cholecystectomy

  18. The 'Jack Stone' or 'Mercedes Benz' sign--anew theory to explain the presence of gas within fissures in gallstones.

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    Wright, F W

    1977-07-01

    Gas within clefts of fissures in gallstones is not a very common finding, but when it occurs is, characteristic and indicates the presence of one or more calculi. It closely resembles the appearance of a 'Jack Stone' but has previously been termed the 'Mercedes Benz' sign. Only a few cases have previously been recognised in the U.K. Most reported cases have been associated with biliary colic or cholecystitis. Various theories have been put forward to explain the presence of gas, but the author believes that the gas is released from solution by negative pressure within cholesterol stones undergoing internal fissuring due to their crystalline structure, i.e. the gas is released from solution from the small amount of fluid trapped in the calculus, in the same way that gas may be 'pulled' out of solution in a joint, a degenerate intervertebral disc or the fibro-cartilage of the symphysis pubis. PMID:872516

  19. Chinese astronomy

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    Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher

    2004-01-01

    Standing in the observatory in Beijing, Christopher Cullen discusses the nature and sophistication of Chinese astronomy in the medieval period. The political as well as the intellectual interest in astronomy is outlined.

  20. Chinese Confucianism

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    Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher

    2004-01-01

    Confucianism has deeply influenced Chinese civilization. Christopher Cullen describes its effect on education, social structure and knowledge over the past centuries, against the backdrop of a Confucian building in Beijing.

  1. Communication and relationship satisfaction in Chinese, Western, and intercultural Chinese-Western couples.

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    Hiew, Danika N; Halford, W Kim; van de Vijver, Fons J R; Liu, Shuang

    2016-03-01

    The current study compared Chinese, Western, and intercultural Chinese-Western couples' communication and examined how culture moderates the association of communication with relationship satisfaction. We coded the communication of 33 Western couples, 36 Chinese couples, and 54 intercultural Chinese-Western couples when discussing a relationship problem and when reminiscing about positive relationship events. Couples with Chinese female partners showed fewer positive behaviors and more negative behaviors (as classified in existing Western coding systems) than couples with Western female partners. The male partner's culture had few associations with couples' rates of communication behavior. Relationship satisfaction was associated with low rates of negative behaviors and high rates of most of the positive behaviors across cultural groups, and these associations were more evident in problem discussions than positive reminiscences. PMID:26371449

  2. Female sexuality.

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    Rao, T S Sathyanarana; Nagaraj, Anil Kumar M

    2015-07-01

    Sex is a motive force bringing a man and a woman into intimate contact. Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. Though generally, women are sexually active during adolescence, they reach their peak orgasmic frequency in their 30 s, and have a constant level of sexual capacity up to the age of 55 with little evidence that aging affects it in later life. Desire, arousal, and orgasm are the three principle stages of the sexual response cycle. Each stage is associated with unique physiological changes. Females are commonly affected by various disorders in relation to this sexual response cycle. The prevalence is generally as high as 35-40%. There are a wide range of etiological factors like age, relationship with a partner, psychiatric and medical disorders, psychotropic and other medication. Counseling to overcome stigma and enhance awareness on sexuality is an essential step in management. There are several effective psychological and pharmacological therapeutic approaches to treat female sexual disorders. This article is a review of female sexuality. PMID:26330647

  3. Female infertility

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    Infertility, defined as 1 year of unprotected intercourse without conception, is becoming of increasingly important medical concern. Fertility in both the male and the female is at its peak in the twenties. Many couples today have postponed marriage and/or childbearing into their 30s until careers are established, but at that point fertility may be diminished. The current epidemic of venereal disease has been associated with an increasing incidence of tubal scarring. In addition, the use of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and birth control pills for contraception have let to later problems with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and ovulation disturbances. The problem of infertility intensifies as the number of babies available for adoption decreases. Therefore, it is estimated that approximately 10-20% of couples will eventually seek medical attention for an infertility-related problem. Fortunately, marked improvements in the results of tubal surgery are concurrently occurring secondary to refinements in microsurgical techniques, and many medical alternatives to induce ovulation are being developed. The male factor causes infertility in 30-40 % of couples, and the female factor is responsible in approximately 50% of couples. No cause is found in 10-20% of couples. This chapter discusses the role of coordinated imaging in the diagnosis and therapy of infertility in the female

  4. Female sexuality

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    Rao, T.S. Sathyanarana; Nagaraj, Anil Kumar M.

    2015-01-01

    Sex is a motive force bringing a man and a woman into intimate contact. Sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life and encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy, and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. Though generally, women are sexually active during adolescence, they reach their peak orgasmic frequency in their 30 s, and have a constant level of sexual capacity up to the age of 55 with little evidence that aging affects it in later life. Desire, arousal, and orgasm are the three principle stages of the sexual response cycle. Each stage is associated with unique physiological changes. Females are commonly affected by various disorders in relation to this sexual response cycle. The prevalence is generally as high as 35–40%. There are a wide range of etiological factors like age, relationship with a partner, psychiatric and medical disorders, psychotropic and other medication. Counseling to overcome stigma and enhance awareness on sexuality is an essential step in management. There are several effective psychological and pharmacological therapeutic approaches to treat female sexual disorders. This article is a review of female sexuality. PMID:26330647

  5. 月经初潮年龄对中国女性乳腺癌临床病理特征及分子表型的影响%Influence of age at menarche on clinical pathological features and molecular phenotype in Chinese female breast cancer

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    孙刚; 王珂

    2015-01-01

    目的:探索中国女性月经初潮年龄对乳腺癌临床病理特征及分子表型的影响。方法:收集本院收治的女性乳腺癌临床资料共210例,按月经初潮年龄分为≤13岁组和>13岁组,采用卡方检验分别比较各组间临床病理特征及分子表型的差异。结果:月经初潮年龄越早(≤13岁),腋窝淋巴结转移几率越高,同时肿瘤分期越晚(P <0.05);初潮年龄越早,非 Luminal 型出现的比例越高(P <0.05)。结论:月经初潮越早,乳腺癌的恶性程度越高并且多呈现出非 Luminal 型的分子表型。%Objective:To investigate the influence of age at menarche on tumor clinical characteristics and molec-ular subtypes in Chinese females with breast cancer.Methods:The clinical findings of 2 1 0 Chinese females with breast cancer were divided into 2 groups:≤13 years old and >13 years old,then analyzed as age at menarche retro-spectively.Results:The age of menarche ≤13 years old was a higher risk factor of axillary lymph nodes metastasis, later TNMstaging and non -Luminal subtype than that of >13 years old(P <0.05).Conclusion:Earlier age at menarche might be related to higher grade malignancy,TNMstaging and appearance of non -Luminal subtype in Chi-nese females with breast cancer.

  6. A randomized controlled trial to compare a restrictive strategy to usual care for the effectiveness of cholecystectomy in patients with symptomatic gallstones (SECURE trial protocol)

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    de Reuver, P. R.; van Dijk, A. H.; Wennmacker, S. Z.; Lamberts, M. P.; Boerma, D.; Den Oudsten, B. L.; Dijkgraaf, M G W; Donkervoort, S. C.; Roukema, J.A.; Westert, G.P.; Drenth, J.P.H.; van Laarhoven, C. J. H.; Boermeester, M A

    2016-01-01

    Background Five to 22 % of the adult Western population has gallstones. Among them, 13 to 22 % become symptomatic during their lifetime. Cholecystectomy is the preferred treatment for symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. Remarkably, cholecystectomy provides symptom relief in only 60-70 % of patients. The objective of this trial is to compare the effectiveness of usual (operative) care with a restrictive strategy using a standardized work-up with stepwise selection for cholecystectomy in patients ...

  7. Metastable and equilibrium phase diagrams of unconjugated bilirubin IXα as functions of pH in model bile systems: Implications for pigment gallstone formation

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    Berman, Marvin D.; Carey, Martin C.

    2014-01-01

    Metastable and equilibrium phase diagrams for unconjugated bilirubin IXα (UCB) in bile are yet to be determined for understanding the physical chemistry of pigment gallstone formation. Also, UCB is a molecule of considerable biomedical importance because it is a potent antioxidant and an inhibitor of atherogenesis. We employed principally a titrimetric approach to obtain metastable and equilibrium UCB solubilities in model bile systems composed of taurine-conjugated bile salts, egg yolk lecit...

  8. 试析中国女性纪录片中女性意识的焦虑抒发%The Analysis of the Anxiety Expression of the Female Awareness in Chinese Women Documentary

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    2015-01-01

    In the 1980s, all kinds of the cultural and ideological trends swarmed into China. The feminist movement and the feminist consciousness came to the orient. Meanwhile, a group of female directors who explored female consciousness of their own life were not satisfied with shaping the female from the male's views in the movies. They tried to seek for the female unique life experience. Taking documentary films Go Back to Phoenix Bridge for example, This article tries to investigate the female's mood and sorrow deep inside, explore the female group implemented animadversion, backlash and battle cry to the unfair oppression of the ideology from the society and culture and analyze the anxious expression of the female awareness.%20世纪80年代,各种文化思潮涌入中国,女权运动与女性主义意识也踏上了东方这片土地.与此同时,一批探索女性自我意识的导演,不满足影视中以男性为中心视角来塑造女性,试图寻找女性独特的意识体验,女性纪录片应运而生.文章以《回到凤凰桥》等纪录片为例,在剖析女性内心深处的情感和悲痛的过程中,探讨女性群体对社会、文化在其意识形态上的压迫所进行的批判、反抗以及呐喊,分析女性意识的焦虑抒发.

  9. Female Identity Crisis under the Perspective of Consumerism ——Examples of “Female Spies” in Spy War Series

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    Guocong LI

    2014-01-01

    Under the dual domination of economic interests and cultural mechanism, the commercial intent of the public cognition of female identity is increasingly evident. Under the dual impact of Chinese mainstream ideology and mass culture consumerism, the construction of female images in the uniquely political-characterized Chinese spy war series takes on identity confusion and “exfoliation”. The gradual diversification and personalization of female spy image have not only solidified women’s existen...

  10. FEMALE PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. 21α-hydroxylase deficiency is the most frequent cause of virilization in patients with female karyotype due to exposure of a female fetus to excess of androgen. We report anatomical and cosmetic results of feminizing genital reconstruction of two related patients (second cousin with XX karyotype born with urogenital sinus anomalies (UGS and not treated at birth. Materials and Metods. Patient 1 is 6-years old with ambiguous genitalia graded as Prader V and never undergone therapy or surgery. Patient 2 is 10-years old, graded as Prader IV and subjected to hormonal therapy and clitoral amputation at the age of 6. Mobilization of urogenital sinus, pull-through of vagina and tubulization of urethra was performed in both after placement of Foley chateters in vagina and bladder by cisto-vaginoscopy. Genitoplasty involved refashioning the tissues to create minora and majora labia and, after removal of corpora, partial clitorectomy was carried in patient 1 and clitoridal reconstruction in patient 2. Result. Vaginal introitus was positioned in the vestibule region below urethral meatus. Foley chateters was removed after two weeks in narcosis and the cosmetic and anatomic result was good. Conclusion. Goals of feminizing genitoplasty are to restore, soon as possible, anatomy achieving a more feminine appareance with a vagina for menstruation, to preserve reproductive capacity and to prevent urological sequelae but it’s also important to contribute in a development of a more stable gender identity. This procedure in two stage, based on an accurate diagnosis, is good to create feminine genital appareance in children with female pseudohermaphroditism expecially if not treated at birth.

  11. The Plight of Job Placement for Female College Graduates.

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    Jiang, Naiyong

    1992-01-01

    Presents interviews with a female college graduate and a male factory director concerning women graduates' opportunities in China's labor force. Suggests that Chinese managers fear that women will abandon job obligations in favor of family concerns. Lists four reasons that the factory director gave for failing to hire female workers. (SG)

  12. Gallstones Risk Factor and Prevalence in the Elderly in Jeju Island

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    Sim, Hyun Sun; Choi, Joon Lock; Park, Jae Jin; Lee, Su Yeon; Lee, Ji Min; Jung, Hong Ryang; Lim, Chung Hwan; Kim, Jung Gu [Dept. of Radiological Science, Hanseo University, Cheju (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-09-15

    Gallbladder stone is the most common disease of biliary tract. It is lead to acute abdominal pain. The cholecystitis which is caused by in gallbladder stone occurs frequently and the possibility of the gallbladder cancer comes to be high. Our study was designed to determine the prevalence and risk factors gallbladder stone in a population who community. We enrolled a total of 826 (male : 297, female : 529) persons who 60 or older in Jeju-do 10 places from 2008 July one months. The height, weight, liver function tests, lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, were all measurement. They had their gallbladder examined with using ultrasonography. Statistical significance was defined as a p-value less than 0.05. Among 826 persons, gallbladder stone was found in 49 persons (5.9%). The male is 6.1% and the female is 5.8%, the male 1.03 times appeared more highly the female. The body mass index above of 23.0 kg/m{sup 2} with the gallbladder stone was 69.3% (p<0.047). The gallbladder stone appeared highly according to age increases. The obesity is the risk factor of gallbladder stone. The weight management and diet control is a possibility of reducing a gallbladder stone creation.

  13. Pregnancy is not a risk factor for gallstone disease: Results of a randomly selected population sample

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    Thomas Walcher; Bernhard Otto Boehm; Wolfgang Kratzer; Mark Martin Haenle; Martina Kron; Birgit Hay; Richard Andrew Mason; Alexa Friederike Alice von Schmiesing; Armin Imhof; Wolfgang Koenig; Peter Kern

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the prevalence, risk factors, and selection of the study population for cholecystolithiasis in an urban population in Germany, in relation to our own findings and to the results in the international literature.METHODS: A total of 2 147 persons (1 111 females,age 42.8±12.7 years; 1 036 males, age 42.3±13.1 years)participating in an investigation on the prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis were studied for risk factors and prevalence of gallbladder stone disease.Risk factors were assessed by means of a standardized interview and calculation of body mass index (BMI). A diagnostic ultrasound examination of the gallbladder was performed. Data were analyzed by multiple logistic regression, using the SAS statistical software package.RESULTS: Gallbladder stones were detected in 171study participants (8.0%, n = 2 147). Risk factors for the development of gallbladder stone disease included age, sex, BMI, and positive family history. In a separate analysis of female study participants, pregnancy (yes/no)and number of pregnancies did not exert any influence.CONCLUSION: Findings of the present study confirm that age, female sex, BMI, and positive family history are risk factors for the development of gallbladder stone disease. Pregnancy and the number of pregnancies,however, could not be shown to be risk factors. There seem to be no differences in the respective prevalence for gallbladder stone disease in urban and rural populations.

  14. Gallstones Risk Factor and Prevalence in the Elderly in Jeju Island

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    Gallbladder stone is the most common disease of biliary tract. It is lead to acute abdominal pain. The cholecystitis which is caused by in gallbladder stone occurs frequently and the possibility of the gallbladder cancer comes to be high. Our study was designed to determine the prevalence and risk factors gallbladder stone in a population who community. We enrolled a total of 826 (male : 297, female : 529) persons who 60 or older in Jeju-do 10 places from 2008 July one months. The height, weight, liver function tests, lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, were all measurement. They had their gallbladder examined with using ultrasonography. Statistical significance was defined as a p-value less than 0.05. Among 826 persons, gallbladder stone was found in 49 persons (5.9%). The male is 6.1% and the female is 5.8%, the male 1.03 times appeared more highly the female. The body mass index above of 23.0 kg/m2 with the gallbladder stone was 69.3% (p<0.047). The gallbladder stone appeared highly according to age increases. The obesity is the risk factor of gallbladder stone. The weight management and diet control is a possibility of reducing a gallbladder stone creation.

  15. Marketing Strategies for Chinese Companies in Mainland China Cosmetic Industry

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    Zhao, Ruijia

    2013-01-01

    The Chinese cosmetic industry is presenting an increasing trend recently. However, the local Chinese cosmetic brands are facing tough competition with the foreign brands. Majority of the market share has been dominated by the foreign brands. Faced with this situation, it is extremely necessary for Chinese companies to study the reason behind this phenomenon. This study aims to investigate how female customers in a fast growing market of cosmetic in mainland China perceive and behavior dif...

  16. Chinese Dream

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    2009-01-01

    The general managers of South Korean auto giants Hyundai and Kia have high hopes for the growing Chinese auto market. Both companies went through a painstaking period as the financial crisis first roared across the globe. Jin Shan-fa, General Manager of Hyundai Motor Group

  17. Female Reproductive System

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    ... Things to Know About Zika & Pregnancy Female Reproductive System KidsHealth > For Parents > Female Reproductive System Print A ... or sperm. continue Components of the Female Reproductive System Unlike the male, the human female has a ...

  18. 23例女性甲状腺功能减退中医证治规律探讨%Study on differentiation-prescription rules of 23 female patients with hypothyroidism by Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    王春勇

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察中药“柴胡桂枝干姜汤”对甲状腺功能减退(简称甲减)患者的治疗效果,探索中药防治甲减新思路.方法:观察甲减患者应用“柴胡桂枝干姜汤”治疗前后的临床表现和甲状腺功能改变并评估疗效.结果:患者在服用“柴胡桂枝干姜汤”治疗后,临床症状明显改善,甲状腺功能治疗前后差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:“柴胡桂枝干姜汤”对甲减治疗有效,说明部分甲减患者病机属于“柴胡桂枝干姜汤”所主病机,丰富了中医对甲减的认识.%Objective; The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Chaihu guizhi ganjiang decoction on patients with hypothyroidism and to assess hypothyroidism using traditional Chinese medicine. Methods; Observe the clinical manifestations and the change of thyroid functions on patients with hypothyroidism before and after the treatment of Chaihu guizhi ganjiang decoction, and then assess the effect of the decoction. Result; Clinical symptoms of patients with hypothyroidism are improved significantly after the treatment of Chaihu guizhi ganjiang decoction; and there is significant difference between the thyroid functions before and after the treatment ( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusion; The treatment of hypothyroidism by use of Chaihu guizhi ganjiang decoction is effective, which indicates that pathogenesis of some patients with hypothyroidism is mainly based on which Chaihu guizhi ganjiang decoction is used in traditional Chinese medicine theory, thereby enriching knowledge of hypothyroidism in traditional Chinese medicine.

  19. 中国古代女性贞节观解读——以明清拟话本小说中的贞节烈女形象为例%Interpretation of Chinese Ancient Female Chastity View --Case Study on Virtuous Women Image in Vernacular Short Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

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    李停停

    2012-01-01

    There were large number of virtuous woman images in vernacular short novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. We can see the gender characteristics of female chastity view in feudal period and dominant effect on female thoughts and behaviors from the images, especially those typical images. Taking virtuous women images in vernacular short novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties as an example, the chastity view which Chinese ancient women understood reflects some features: the chastity is women's "duty", keeping chastity is bidirectional and chastity is important than filial piety and utilitarian.%明清拟话本小说中存在着大量的贞节烈女形象,从这些形象,尤其是那些典型形象身上,可以透视出封建时代女性贞节观的性别特点及其对女性思想行为的支配作用。以明清拟话本小说中的贞节烈女形象为例,中国古代女性视角所理解的贞节观体现出了贞节是女人的“本分内事”、守贞具有双向性和贞节重于孝道、实利等特点。

  20. 壮医的“公药”、“母药”与中医药学“对药”的内涵思考%Reflection on Connotation of “Male Herb” and “Female Herb” in Zhuang Nationality Medicine and “Matched Herb” of ;Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    唐汉庆; 黄岑汉; 黄秀峰; 李克明; 窦锡彬; 李晓华

    2015-01-01

    壮医药理论是壮族先民长期医疗实践经验的总结,具有浓郁的民族特色。“阴阳为本”是壮医药理论体系的重要组成部分。“公药”、“母药”的配伍以壮医阴阳思想为指导,配伍规律有主药配主药、主药配帮药、主药配带药、主药配解毒药,这与中药“对药”的配伍应用既相类似也有差异。通过总结相关“公药”、“母药”的应用实践经验,与中药“对药”的配伍应用进行比较,进一步认识“公药”、“母药”与“对药”的学术内涵。加强壮医药与中医药的交流,使两者相互借鉴,更好地指导临床工作。%Zhuang people have accumulated and summarized lots of medicine knowledge in long time of practice , which is characterized with Zhuang nationality .“Yin‐Yang thoughts”is an important part of Zhuang nationality medicine theory ,which is the guide of combination of “male herb” and “female herb” .There are some rules about the combination of “male herb” and“female herb”such as combination of main herb and main herb ,combination of main herb and auxiliary herb ,combination of main herb and guide herb ,combination of main herb and detoxify herb ,to which the rules of combination of “matched herb” of Traditional Chinese Medicine are similar .Meanwhile ,there is difference between them .Comparing the difference will promote better understnding of the academic value of “male herb”,“female herb” and “matched herb”,and provide better guidance for clinical application of Zhuang nationality medicine with more communication and reference with Traditional Chinese Medicine .

  1. Discussion on problems of Chinese Female Basketball from Development Trend of World Basketball Movement%从世界篮球运动发展趋势谈中国男篮亟需解决的问题

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    赖荣亮; 郑尚武

    2016-01-01

    通过对欧美篮球运动发展趋势的分析,揭示中国男子篮球在近些年国际赛事中竞赛成绩不理想的深层原因;提出中国男篮应坚持走自己“快、灵、准、全、逼防”的技战术风格,在最基础的选材、育人时就要注重球员必须具备“优质”体能,在技术和战术素养的培养中更要立足于谋求全队各位置的“平衡”发展,以形成全队“内外结合、多点进攻”的团队优势。%Through the analysis of the development trend of Europe and the United States basketball , it reveals deep reasons about the Chinese men's basketball competition results in international competitions in recent years. It puts forward that Chinese men's basketball team should adhere to the “quick, spirit, accurate, complete, and forced” tactical style; focus on players must have “high quality” physical ability on basic materials, educational. In the cultivation of the technique and tactics, must base on seeking the “balance”the development of the location , in order to form a team of “combination of inside and outside , the more offensive”team advantage.

  2. Chinese restaurant syndrome

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    Chinese restaurant syndrome is a set of symptoms that some people have after eating Chinese food. A food additive ... Chinese restaurant syndrome is most often diagnosed based on the symptoms. The health care provider may ask the following ...

  3. CHINESE JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY

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    2000-01-01

    @@Chinese Journal of Chemistry is an international journal published in English by the Chinese Chemical Society with its editorial office hosted by Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  4. Chinese Culture and Leadership.

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    Wong, Kam-Cheung

    2001-01-01

    Describes essential characteristics of Chinese philosophical tradition; Discusses Western perspectives on value leadership in education, particularly moral leadership. Discuses moral leadership from a Chinese philosophical perspective, especially Confucianism. Draws implications for using Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions to develop…

  5. Quality of Life in Chinese Patients with Breast Cancer

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    Sun, Angela; Wong-Kim, Evaon; Stearman, Sarah; Chow, Edward A.

    2005-01-01

    Chinese are the largest Asian group in the U.S., constituting 23.8% of the nation’s total Asian-American population. Cancer is the leading cause of death for female Asian Americans, and breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among females for all racial/ethic groups in San Francisco, which ranks 4th in the number of Asian Americans and where 152,620 Chinese account for 19.6% of the city’s total population. Previous observations among Chinese immigrant women suggested that a dia...

  6. The Chinese Banking System

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    Grant Turner; Nicholas Tan; Dena Sadeghian

    2012-01-01

    The Chinese banking system is critical to the functioning of the Chinese economy, being the main conduit through which savings are allocated to investment opportunities. Banking activity in China has grown rapidly over the past decade in association with the expansion of the Chinese economy, and the Chinese banking system now includes some of the world’s largest banks. Chinese banks have become more commercially orientated over this period, although the Chinese Government retains considerable...

  7. 论20世纪50—70年代中国文学女性身体形态脸谱化叙述%Portraits of Female Body in the Chinese Literature in 1950-1970

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    刘传霞; 蒋凯旋

    2012-01-01

    1949年中国大陆的女性解放运动,拓展了女性参与社会生产的广度和深度,以“铁姑娘”为代表的女英雄形象的出现,改变了社会对女性能力的评价,打破了女性柔弱无力的僵化性别印象,在一定程度上触动了“男主外,女主内”的传统性别分工模式以及支持这一模式的文化观念系统,为女性争取到了更多地参与到社会公共领域的权力,改变了传统社会评判女性的标准,瓦解了传统社会对女性角色的设定,但是,消匿女性特征的女英雄和凸显女性性别特征的反面女性的脸谱化文学叙述,又将中国社会具有巨大进步意义现代性社会性别建构推向了另一个二元对立、不平等的性别神话之中。%The women's liberation movement in Mainland China since 1949 had expanded the depth and width of women's participation in social production. As well, the appearance of "Iron Girl" images as women's heroines changed the evaluation of women's capability in society and broke the fixed gender based image of women being weak and helpless. At certain level, it challenged the tradition of gender based division of labor as "men managing outside while women managing inside the households" as well as its cultural values and helped win rights for women to participate in social and public processes. It, moreover, helped change the traditional standards of evaluating women and undermine the traditional female stereotypes. However, the existence of women heroines without female characteristics and female negative characters with distinct female characteristic facial profiles in literary writings again created a dichotomy and inequality in the mythical construction of gender order.

  8. The emerging of"female citizen":The subject identity of modern Chinese women through literary practices%女国民的兴起:近代中国女性主体身份与文学实践

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    乔以钢; 刘堃

    2009-01-01

    The construction of"citizen-state"relations in the intellectual World of modern China and the establishment of individual citizenship in political discourse have opened up a political and discourse sphere for modern women to strive for new identities,wherein some intellectually advanced women have managed to establish their individual identity as"female citizen"by carrying the debate on the relationship between women and the state with regard to their rights and responsibilities,and on the relationship between gender role and citizenship.Though the idea of"female citizen"was not provided with a political theory of practical significance,the subject identity of women,however,was repeatedly spoken about and strengthened in brand-new literary practices,resulting in a dynamic discourse of "female citizen":in the meantime,disagreements concerning the concepts of"female rights,""civil rights,"and "natural rights"have all helped ereate significant tension inside the related discourse sphere.%近代中国思想界对"围民一国家"关系的建构及个体国民身份在政治话语中的确立,为近代女性谋求新的身份认同开拓了话语空间和政治空间.近代先进女性也正是在这种话语空间和政治空间中,通过女性与国家之间责任和权利关系的辩难以及性别角色与国民身份的博弈,确立了独立的个体身份--"女国民".尽管这一概念并未形成系统而具有实践指导意义的政治理论,但她们通过别开生面的文学实践,一再言说和强化着这一主体身份,形成了声势颇为浩大的"女国民"话语;同时也因对"女权"、"民权"、"天赋人权"等概念的不同理解,在相关话语场的内部形成了富有意义的张力.

  9. Feel Fine with Chinese Folk Music

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    TaoZi

    2005-01-01

    The Chinese folk music band “Feel Fine” is composed of three accomplished young female instrumentalists. These young musicians, since their debut, have brought to audiences fresh music experiences with their splendid costumes, extraordinary skills and pop-style music.

  10. Metastable and equilibrium phase diagrams of unconjugated bilirubin IXα as functions of pH in model bile systems: Implications for pigment gallstone formation.

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    Berman, Marvin D; Carey, Martin C

    2015-01-01

    Metastable and equilibrium phase diagrams for unconjugated bilirubin IXα (UCB) in bile are yet to be determined for understanding the physical chemistry of pigment gallstone formation. Also, UCB is a molecule of considerable biomedical importance because it is a potent antioxidant and an inhibitor of atherogenesis. We employed principally a titrimetric approach to obtain metastable and equilibrium UCB solubilities in model bile systems composed of taurine-conjugated bile salts, egg yolk lecithin (mixed long-chain phosphatidylcholines), and cholesterol as functions of total lipid concentration, biliary pH values, and CaCl2 plus NaCl concentrations. Metastable and equilibrium precipitation pH values were obtained, and average pKa values of the two carboxyl groups of UCB were calculated. Added lecithin and increased temperature decreased UCB solubility markedly, whereas increases in bile salt concentrations and molar levels of urea augmented solubility. A wide range of NaCl and cholesterol concentrations resulted in no specific effects, whereas added CaCl2 produced large decreases in UCB solubilities at alkaline pH values only. UV-visible absorption spectra were consistent with both hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions between UCB and bile salts that were strongly influenced by pH. Reliable literature values for UCB compositions of native gallbladder biles revealed that biles from hemolytic mice and humans with black pigment gallstones are markedly supersaturated with UCB and exhibit more acidic pH values, whereas biles from nonstone control animals and patients with cholesterol gallstone are unsaturated with UCB. PMID:25359538

  11. Estimation on the numbers of Chinese homosexuality and people with same-sex sexual behaviors and relat- ed female group%中国同性爱者、同性性行为者和相关女性群体人口数值估测

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    刘明华; 于增照; 张北川; 史同新; 李秀芳; 李洋; 王燕飞; 朱明泉

    2015-01-01

    Objectives:In the new social demography and medical background,to estimate the numbers of Chinese homosexuality and people with same-sex sexual behaviors and related female groups to provide scientific basis for the related research in China.Methods:According to the population provided by 201 3 China Statistical Yearbook and the related data offered by professor Pan’s "Multilayer equal probability sexology sampling survey a-bout China adult population"in 201 0,data sample calculation was performed.Results:The total number of Chi-nese male homosexuality (including bisexuality)may significantly exceed 21 million.The number of sexually active MSM was about 9.224 million;the number of female homosexuality in China was up to 1 2 million.The number of sexually active WSW was about 8.1 67 million;there were approximately 1 3.6 million female whose spouses were male homosexuality.There were nearly 1 0 million female whose spouses were MSM.Conclusion:There are huge numbers of homosexuality and people with same-sex sexual behavior and related groups of women in China.Their physical and psychological health need to be paid particular attention by medical community and other related com-munity.In the next ten years,the number of"visible"homosexuality and people with same-sex sexual behavior will increase.While the number of female whose fixed sex-partners are male homosexuality and MSMwill continue to decline.%目的:在新的社会人口学和医学背景下,估测中国同性爱者、同性性行为者和相关女性群体人口数量,为当今中国的相关研究提供科学依据。方法:主要根据《2013年中国统计年鉴》提供的人口基数和潘绥铭2010年对中国成年人口的多层等概率性学抽样调查给出的相关数据进行计算。结果:估测我国男同性爱者(包括男双性爱者)总人口极可能明显超过2100万,性活跃期男男性行为者约922.4万;我国女同性爱者总人口可达1200万左右,

  12. 索契冬奥会中外单板滑雪U型场地女子优秀运动员实力比较研究%Comparative Research on the Performance of Chinese and Foreign Elite Female Half-pipe Snowboarders in Sochi Winter Olympics

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    范春来; 孟述; 王化梁

    2014-01-01

    With the methods of observation statistics,contrastive analysis and interview,the paper analyzes the performance and results of Chinese and foreign female half-pipe snowboarders in finals in Sochi Winter Olympics,which purpose is to understand the current technical development and find out Chinese snowboarders' shortages. It thinks that the main cause of Chinese snowboarders not winning a medal is the lower strength,and the frontside1080 or backside900 will be chosen by more female snowboarders to compete in the next Winter Olympics. It suggests that Chinese snowboarders should further increase the difficulty of front and back side turn,and look for the breakthrough in diversity of movement based on improving the quality and success rate of existing skills. At the next Winter Olympics,it should be to get rid of the mind-set of"combination of spurt and keep",and full exert the high difficult tricks in the final two rounds in order to create more opportunities and possibility of breakthrough the zero medal.%采用运用观察统计法、对比分析法及访谈法对索契冬奥会单板滑雪U型场地女子决赛中外优秀运动员比赛完成情况及结果进行分析,总结项目的技术发展现状,查找我们与国外优秀运动员实力上的差距,认为与国外优秀运动员实力上的差距是我国女子运动员在本次比赛中未能获得奖牌的主要原因;在下一届冬奥会中,frontside1080或backside900必然为多数女子运动员所选用。建议我国运动员在提高现有难度动作完成质量与成功率的基础上,进一步提高前、后刃转体动作的难度,并在动作多样性方面寻求突破;下一届冬奥会中,我们应突破“冲、保结合”的思维定势,在决赛的两轮比赛中全力冲击高难度动作,为实现奖牌零的突破创造更多的机会与可能。

  13. ApoB-100, ApoE and CYP7A1 gene polymorphisms in Mexican patients with cholesterol gallstone disease

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    Sánchez-Cuén; Jaime; Aguilar-Medina; Maribel; Arámbula-Meraz; Eliakym; Romero-Navarro; José; Granados; Julio; Sicairos-Medina; Laura; Ramos-Payán; Rosalío

    2010-01-01

    AIM: To determine the possible association of the ApoB100 (Xba Ⅰ ), ApoE (Hha Ⅰ ) and CYP7A1 (Bsa Ⅰ ) gene polymorphisms, with the development of cholesterol gallstone disease (GD) in a Mexican population. METHODS: The polymorphisms were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism, in two groups matched by ethnicity, age and sex: patients with GD (n = 101) and stone-free control subjects (n = 101). RESULTS: Allelic frequencies in patients and controls were: 34....

  14. 我国跆拳道优秀女选手历届奥运会技、战术特征研究%Study on Taekwondo's Technical and Tactical Characteristics of the Chinese Elite Female Athletes in the 27th,28th and 29th Olympic Games

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    张会景

    2011-01-01

    我国自1995年引进开展跆拳道项目以来,经过教练员、运动员及其相关人员的努力,我国跆拳道女子项目已进入世界先进水平的行列,多次在奥运会上成功夺冠。本文综合运用录像观摩、常规数理统计和调查访问等研究方法,对我国优秀跆拳道女选手在奥运会比赛中的技、战术运用情况进行分析、归纳和总结,以期为跆拳道技、战术训练科学化提供参考和理论依据,并为备战2012年奥运会提供有效的、可供参考的理论依据。%Since 1995,China has introduced and developed Taekwondo.With the coaches and athletes' efforts,Chinese women's Taekwondo has entered the ranks of advanced level in the world,winning the gold medal in the Olympic Games for several times.By watching video of competition,statistics and interviews,the paper researched the technical and tactical characteristics of Chinese elite female athletes in the 27th、28th and 29th Olympic Games.The purpose is to provide theoretical basis and reference to the skill training of Taekwondo,and provide effective references for the 2012 Olympic Games.

  15. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: is it a conscious preference among Turkish patients with symptomatic gallstones?--prospective study.

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    Cingi, Asim; Düşünceli, Fikret; Güllüoğlu, Bahadir M; Yeğen, Cumhur; Aktan, A Ozdemir; Yalin, Rifat

    2004-10-01

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has the advantages of early return to full daily activity, early return to work, and better cosmetic result, as well as quickly resolving pain. Yet how this information about the procedure influences a patient's attitude toward laparocopy is not known. In this study we analyzed the factors that play role in the decision-making process of patients who choose laparoscopic surgery, and we also evaluated patients' knowledge of laparoscopy and their expectations. A questionnaire was used in evaluating 98 patients suffering from symptomatic cholelithiasis scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy between January 2001 and January 2002. Females constituted 81% of the study population. Most of the patients (56%) were housewives. While 45% of the patients had an educational status of primary school degree only, 14% had graduated from a university. Forty-three patients described their level of knowledge about laparoscopy as "low" (had only heard about laparoscopy). In 61% of the patients the surgeon was the sole decision maker about the type of the operation. Almost none of the patients had a preference for the time of discharge from the hospital after surgery, and only three of the actively working patients offered a time interval for return to work. From this study we concluded that most patients have inadequate information about laparoscopic surgery, that the type of operation is dictated mostly by the surgeon, and that early discharge and early return to work are not important for many patients. PMID:15573265

  16. A RARE CASE OF GIANT GALL STONE IN A YOUNG PREPUBERTAL FEMALE

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The incidence of gallbladder stone disease ( C holelithiasis is rising high in our country due to changes in life style and food habits. Its prevalence is more in females as compared to males. Besides various well established causes of cholelithiasis , some important anatomical/genetic factors playing a pivotal role in the stone formation are : 1. Crypts or sinuses in the mucosal folds of gallbladder called crypts of luschka. 2. LiTh1 and LiTh2 genes concerned with cholesterol metabolism , and polymorphism of apo - lipoprotein B gene. These above mentioned factors need to be considered as important eti opathogenic basis in the gallstone formation especially in high risk patients. An extra mural compression of CBD by a giant gall stone with clinical features simulating as choledocolithiasis ( A n example of exception of Courvoisier’s law should also be kept in mind while planning the line of treatment.

  17. Chinese Calendar and Chinese Telegraphic Code.

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    Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.

    This manual contains: (1) Chinese calendars for the hundred years from 1881 to 1980; and (2) the Chinese telegraphic code. Each page in Part One presents the calendar for each year in both Chinese and English. There are 97 charts in Part Two representing the telegraphic code. (AMH)

  18. 中国女子足球运动员运动损伤规律及防治的初步研究%The Prevention and Treatment of Injuries in Chinese Female Football Players

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    马国川; 欧阳孝

    2001-01-01

    1997年春训时,对国家队等8支女子足球队共175名运动员进行了运动损伤调查及病因分析,结果显示:女子足球运动损伤发生率为235.4%,其中急性损伤占41.8%,慢性损伤占58.2%。发病率列前6位的运动损伤依次为踝关节扭伤、膝关节韧带损伤、大腿后肌群拉伤、颈椎劳损、踝部骨关节病、腰肌劳损。损伤原因为:训练水平不足、训练缺乏科学性、人为因素、客观原因。针对病因,我们以广东队等4队93名运动员作为防治组(陕西队等3队58人作为自然对照组),采取了综合防治措施。1998年春训时调查结果显示:防治组运动损伤发生率为105.4%,而对照组运动损伤发生率为229.3%,二者有显著性差异(P<0.05),表明在目前条件下,采取本文综合性防治措施是行之有效的。%For the purpose of preventing and treating the injuries in female football players, we investigated the incidence and the types of injuries, and analyzed the causes that lead to the injuries in 175 players from 8 female football teams. The results were as follows: (1) The incidence of injuries was 235.4 %, including 41.8 % of acute and 58.2 % of chronic injuries. (2) The main injures included contusion (46.5 %), sprain (22.8 %), muscle torsion (11.5 %), and abrasion (10.9 %). (3) The injuries usually occurred in ankle (22%), knee (14.8 %), thigh (14 %), head and neck (9.5 %), leg (8.5 %), foot (7.4 %), lumbar (6.6 %). (4) The major causes of injuries included: inadequate training (33.3 %), disobeying training principles (25.2 %), man-made factors (24.2 %),and others (17.5 %). In accordance with the causes, 93 players from Guangdong, Henan, Shandong, Bayi female football teams in 1997 were taken as the treatment group with various prevention and treatment measures, while 58 players from Beijing, Hebei, Shanxi female football teams were taken as the control group. The

  19. 徐州地区胆结石的溶剂萃取的FTIR研究%Investigation of FTIR Spectra Analysis of Gallstones from Xuzhou Region by Solvent Extraction

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    尹文萱; 王敬; 张楠; 王建怀; 鲍亚星; 孙存杰; 李壮福

    2012-01-01

    The present paper is a preliminary exploration of the possible way the gallstones are formed. Five categories of gallstones from clinical surgery in Xuzhou region were extracted by a series of solvents. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) was used to characterize the structure of morphological changes between gallstone and residue by extracting. The gallstone samples are from clinical surgeries in Xuzhou region where gallstone disease is quite common. Samples were extracted with a series of solvents, and then FTIR and other instrumental analysis were applied to characterize the composition, structure and morphological changes of the samples both before and after the extraction. The results show that the gallstone samples can be classified as 5 types: cholesterol-type, cholesterol-based hybrid type with salt, bilirubin and protein as its insoluble substances, brown pigment type and black pigment type gallstones. The results also indicate that protein plays a key role in gallstone nuclea-tion process by providing a sediment matrix for the formation of gallstones. Both cholesterol and carbonated hydroxyapatite are found in the insoluble substances of the samples. It is possible that cholesterol was accompanied by carbonated hydroxyapatite and there are interactions between them, and these interactions contribute to the crystallization process and speed up the formation of gallstones. All the results above may provide useful references for the clinical diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gallstones.%胆石病是徐州地区的多发病之一,针对徐州地区临床术中取出的五类胆结石利用系列溶剂萃取,用傅里叶变换红外光谱(FTIR)分别表征萃取前后的成分、结构及形态变化.结果表明:所取的五类徐州地区胆结石分别为胆固醇型、难溶物分别为胆红素盐、蛋白质的胆固醇为主的混合型、棕色色素型和黑色色素型胆结石.蛋白质为胆结石的形成提供沉淀基质,对于

  20. 胆囊胆固醇结石易患鼠和免患鼠肝胆脂质代谢和分泌的差别%Differences between hepatic and biliary lipid metabolism and secretion in genetically gallstone-susceptible and gallstone-resistant mice

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    许国强; 赵力; 等

    2002-01-01

    Objective To investigate differences between hepatic and biliary lipid metabolism and secretion of genetically gallstone-susceptible (C57L) and resistant (AKR) mice and the mechanism of cholesterol gallstone formation.Methods The inbred C57L and AKR mice were fed a lithogenic diet containing 15% fat, 1.25% cholesterol and 0.5% cholic acid for four weeks. Hepatic cholesterol content and secretion rates of biliary lipids, as well as phenotypes of the liver and gallbladder were determined and examined before and after the feeding of the lithogenic diet. Results Both before and after ingestion of the lithogenic diet, hepatic secretion rates of all biliary lipids in C57L mice were markedly higher than that of AKR mice (P<0.05, P<0.01, respectively), whereas hepatic cholesterol contents of C57L mice were significantly lower than that of AKR mice (P<0.05). Furthermore, after consumption of the lithogenic diet, the increase in hepatic secretion rate of biliary cholesterol in C57L mice was significantly higher than that in AKR mice (P<0.01). Cholesterol gallstones formed in C57L mice and fatty livers developed in AKR mice. Conclusions Biliary cholesterol hypersecretion is the key pathophysiological defect of gallstone formation, lith genes have effects on biliary cholesterol hypersecretion and susceptibility to cholesterol gallstone formation in C57L mice. Lithogenic bile is formed at the canalicular membrane and precedes the development of cholesterol gallstones. It is most likely that cholesterol and bile acid hyposecretion make the AKR strain susceptible to the development of fatty livers and resistant to gallstone formation.%目的研究胆囊胆固醇结石易患鼠(C57L)和免患鼠(AKR)肝胆脂质代谢和分泌的特征以及胆囊胆固醇结石形成的机制.方法用含15%脂肪、1.25%胆固醇和0.5%胆酸的结石餐饲喂C57L和AKR鼠四周,检测并比较两种鼠在结石餐干预前、后肝脏胆固醇含量、肝内胆汁中脂质的分泌率以及胆

  1. The Folklore - Archetypal Criticism of Feminity : with the Female Image of Southern Yangtze in Chinese Modem Literature as a Critical Example%女性气质的民俗-原型批评论——以现代文学江南女性形象为批评范例

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    毛海莹

    2012-01-01

    The folklore - prototypal criticism of feminity is a native theory on Chinese female literature criticism, originated from feminist prototypal criticism. The paper attempts to analyze the female iamge in Southern Yangtze literature and tries to delineate a trajectory of prototype development from the theme, the figure to the imago in folklore. Under the multiple approaches to mod- em literature, folklore - prototypal criticism of feminity has also taken on more theoretical significance in three aspects : the em- phasis on exploration of universality and totality along with the ecological significance of the inner world development, the empha- sis on individuality and particularity along with the prominance of the author' s inner creative temperament, and the emphasis on the fusion of psychological prototype and literary prototype along with the creation of aesthetic enjoyment. As an original native theoretical approach to Chinese literature, folklore - prototypal criticism of feminity may prove to be of unique significance in building female image and developing female inner world.%从文学人类学的视角研究中国现当代文学,是对传统研究方法的一次突破与创新。女性气质的民俗一原型批评理论是在文学人类学精神关照下诞生的一种本土化的女性文学理论。这一理论的渊源是女性主义原型批评,运用此对现代文学江南作家笔下的女性文学形象进行分析,可以触摸到一条由民俗主题原型、民俗形象原型、民俗意象原型串联起来的“原型”发展轨迹。经过现代文学的多维诠释,女性气质的民俗一原型批评凸显出其理论实质,即注重普遍性与整体性及内部精神生态意义的开拓,注重个体性与特殊性及作家内在创作气质的彰显,注重心理原型与文学原型的融合并创造审美愉悦。女性气质的民俗一原型批评理论是中国文学本土化实践的又一先例,对于女性个体

  2. Normal Female Reproductive Anatomy

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    ... historical Searches are case-insensitive Reproductive System, Female, Anatomy Add to My Pictures View /Download : Small: 720x756 ... Large: 3000x3150 View Download Title: Reproductive System, Female, Anatomy Description: Anatomy of the female reproductive system; drawing ...

  3. Management of Chinese restaurant

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    Cui , Longbo

    2009-01-01

    With Chinese economy developing rapidly, the Chinese restaurant is under the spotlight, but the management of Chinese restaurant is weak at the moment, especially on the service management, which is an important part of service management in the Chinese restaurant. On the other hand, the managers of Chinese restaurant should pay more attention on the service management for instance brand, service innovation. Service management is core and essential concept for every service company recently, ...

  4. THAI LITERATURES REFLECTING CHINESE IDENTITY IN THAI SOCIETY

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    Suchawadee Kesmanee

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Literatures present the picture of people’s lives in the society in details. There have been numerous studies on Chinese-Thai literatures but none of them has an in-depth study on the Chinese identity. This study has been conducted due to personal interest to analyze the authors’ effort to present the Chinese identity through the characters, contents and social contexts. The data were collected from Thai novels and documentaries dated between 1957 and 2007 of which main characters, content and context were related to the Chinese residing in Thailand. Data collected had been inspected, classified, analyzed and composed. It was found that the Thai literatures could possibly represent Chinese identity in Thai society in the areas of the relationship of the family members from being a male-dominated family to a female-accepted one, the conservation of Chinese language to represent the unity of the Chinese community, the importance of the Chinese opera and its struggle to survive in recent times and the existence of Chinese culture and tradition, which are acculturated and assimilated to the Thai culture. From the study of Chinese identity in Thai literature in four aspects: (1 family relationships, system of relatives and surnames; (2 Chinese Language; (3 Performing Arts and (4 Culture and tradition, it was found that no matter how strict the first generations are to the traditions, they cannot resist the cultural assimilation in the next generations, who are descendants of Chinese overseas in Thailand. Since these new generations were born and grew up in Thai culture, which is different from the one of their ancestors, their versions of Chinese traditions were affected by the Thai society, economy and political situations which led to the changes of the old Chinese tradition and even result in the loss of some tradition.

  5. Influence of malignant tumors on the life expectancy of Chinese females in different decades%不同时期主要恶性肿瘤对中国女性预期寿命影响的比较

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    王薇; 康晓平

    2011-01-01

    Objective To analyze the influence of main malignant tumors on female life expectancies in 1989, 1999 and 2009, and to provide evidences for the highest priorities of malignant tumor prevention strategies in female population. Methods The cause of death information was collected from China Annual Health Statistics Report in 2010, 1999 and 1989. The loss of life due to malignant cancers and its influences on life expectancies were analyzed for the women of different areas within different age groups.Results The mortality rate of malignant tumors was increasing rapidly in both rural and urban areas for the last two decades. Lung cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in rural and urban areas in 2009.Breast cancer increased to the fifth leading cause of cancer death while gastric cancer death decreased.The five leading causes of cancer death followed the sequence of lung, colon, liver, stomach and breast cancers among urban residents, while liver cancer took the second position of leading causes of cancer death among rural residents. Cancer death had larger influence on the loss of life in women younger than 50 years old than in women aged over 50 years. The loss of life due to cancer death was more obvious in the women of rural areas than in urban areas. Conclusion It is essential to prevent women from lung cancer risk factors including smoking and the second hand smoking exposures. Breast cancer screening is important for the middle-aged women in rural areas.%目的 比较1989年、1999年与2009年3个不同时期主要恶性肿瘤对中国女性预期寿命的影响,针对城乡及不同年龄段提出肿瘤防治重点,为改善中国女性生存质量提供参考依据.方法 利用2010年中国卫生统计年鉴与1999年、1989年全国卫生统计年报资料的死亡资料,采用Excel软件计算和编制简略寿命表及去死因简略寿命表进行分析,比较因肿瘤损失的寿命和环比增长速度等指标的时间趋势

  6. 基于推拉理论的我国女性参与体育旅游动机与特征研究%An Empirical Study of the Characteristics and Motivations of Chinese Female Sports Tourists

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    张兆龙; 邓维霞; 张明亚

    2014-01-01

    On the basis of relevant research , this paper studied the motivations of mountain -climb tourists in the Yulong Snow Mount in Lijiang Scenic Spot by using literature data , questionnaire and mathematical statistics and so on .The results are as fol-lows:First, most of the participants have a good educational , economic and professional background .Second, there is an space dif-ferentiation in tourist region .Based on the analysis of such characteristics , the paper put forward some suggestions on market seg-mentation, diversified management , providing personalized services to meet the needs of different levels of female sports tourists .%从“推-拉”理论的视角出发,运用文献资料法、问卷调查法、数理统计等研究方法对丽江玉龙雪山景区女性参与体育旅游的动机及影响因素进行研究与分析。调查研究结果显示:女性体育旅游者具有年轻化、高学历、高收入的人口学特征;客源地上呈现出明显的空间分异现象;参与动机及影响因素存在多元化趋势。进而提出了细分市场、多样化经营、提供个性化服务相整合的产品开发和营销策略迎合女性不同层次的体育旅游消费需求的开发建议。

  7. Female Pattern Alopecia

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    ... rashes clinical tools newsletter | contact Share | Hair Loss, Female Pattern Baldness (Female Pattern Alopecia) Information for adults A A A In female ... balding only, and studies show no effect for female pattern hair loss. Finasteride, spironolactone, and cyproterone should not be used ...

  8. Variants and haplotypes in Flap endonuclease 1 and risk of gallbladder cancer and gallstones: a population-based study in China

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    Jiao, Xingyuan; Wu, Ying; Zhou, Liansuo; He, Jinyun; Yang, Chonghua; Zhang, Peng; Hu, Ronglin; Luo, Canqiao; Du, Jun; Fu, Jian; Shi, Jinsen; He, Rui; Li, Dongming; Jun, Wang

    2015-01-01

    The role of FEN1 genetic variants on gallstone and gallbladder cancer susceptibility is unknown. FEN1 SNPs were genotyped using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method in blood samples from 341 gallbladder cancer patients and 339 healthy controls. The distribution of FEN1-69G > A genotypes among controls (AA, 20.6%; GA, 47.2% and GG 32.2%) was significantly different from that among gallbladder cancer cases (AA, 11.1%; GA, 48.1% and GG, 40.8%), significantly increased association with gallbladder cancer was observed for subjects with both the FEN1-69G > A GA (OR = 1.73, 95% CI = 1.01–2.63) and the FEN1-69G > A GG (OR = 2.29, 95% CI = 1.31–3.9). The distribution of FEN1 -4150T genotypes among controls (TT, 21.8%;GT, 49.3% and GG 28.9%) was significantly different from that among gallbladder cancer cases (TT, 12.9%; GT, 48.4% and GG 38.7%), significantly increased association with gallbladder cancer was observed for subjects with both the FEN1-4150T GT(OR = 1.93, 95% CI = 1.04–2.91) and the FEN1-4150T GG(OR = 2.56, 95% CI = 1.37–5.39). A significant trend towards increased association with gallbladder cancer was observed with potentially higher-risk FEN1-69G > A genotypes (P  T (P < 0.001, χ2 trend test) in gallstone presence but not in gallstone absence (P = 0.81, P = 0.89, respectively). In conclusion, this study revealed firstly that FEN1 polymorphisms and haplotypes are associated with gallbladder cancer risk. PMID:26668074

  9. Happy (Chinese) New Year!

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    Johnson, Georgia G.

    1979-01-01

    Suggestions are made for a classroom celebration of Chinese New Year, including discussion of the Chinese calendar and customs, a short list of appropriate children's stories, and food ideas, including a recipe for fortune cookies. (SJL)

  10. The Case-Control Analysis of Gallstone Incidence in Cangzhou%沧州市胆道结石发病情况的病例对照分析

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    芮晨; 张卫东; 芮炳峰

    2012-01-01

    Objective Through exploring the risk factors of gallstone,to provide the health education information of reducing gallstone incidence and change improper behavior for relevant people, and to make the reference of relevant prevention and control strategy. Methods 86 gallstone cases from 1164 cases in 40 -60 people were analyzed through case-control study and logistic regression analysis to find the risk factors. Results By single factor analysis,the difference had statistical significance in family history of cholecystitis, history of disease about gallstone, taking greasy food, taking animal organs, gender, and smoking. By PAR analysis, history of disease about gallstone, symptom of gallstone in family, taking animal organs, body mass index, meal pattern, and greasy food can cause gallstone with higher probability. Conclusion The gallstone risk factors were gender, family history, taking greasy food and irregular diet,and they were independent factors. Rational dietary structure,regular diet, weight control,exercise, and drinking tea were benefit to prevent the incidence of gallstone.%目的 探讨胆石症患病的危险因素,为该人群提供降低胆结石发病、改变不良行为提供健康教育信息,也为制定相关预防和控制策略提供参考依据.方法 分析沧州市1164例40 ~ 60岁体检人群的86例胆结石病例,通过病例对照分析方法,并采用条件Logistic回归分析胆石症的危险因素.结果 单因素分析胆囊炎家族史、胆囊炎史、喜食油腻食物、喜食动物内脏、女性性别、吸烟有统计学意义.人群归因危险度分析胆囊炎史、家族患胆石症、喜食动物内脏、体质指数、用餐无规律、油腻食物等因素引发胆石症的概率较高.结论 女性、家族史、喜食油腻食物、用餐不规律是胆结石的危险因素,并且其作用相对独立;合理膳食结构、规律进食、控制体重、适当运动、饮茶有助于预防胆石症的发生.

  11. Reação peritoneal tardia ao calculo biliar humano, de colesterol, deixado na cavidade abdominal de ratos Late peritoneal reaction to human cholesterol gallstone left into abdominal cavity of rats

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    Luiz Carlos Bertges

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliados os resultados tardios da colocação de cálculos biliares humanos, de colesterol, na cavidade peritoneal de ratos. Constituíram-se cinco grupos: cinco ratos foram apenas laparotomizados com manuseio da cavidade; cinco foram laparotomizados e receberam um ponto com fio monofilamentar cinco zeros no sulco paracólico direito e mesentério; dez receberam cálculos que foram deixados livres na cavidade peritoneal; em dez, os clculos foram fixados no sulco paracólico direito e, finalmente, dez tiveram clculos fixados no mesentério. Os animais foram mortos após cinco meses de pós-operatório quando se observou a cavidade abdominal e foi coletado material para estudo histopatológico. Concluiu-se que os cálculos não foram absorvidos, desenvolveram uma reação peritoneal do tipo corpo estranho com formação de plastrão e foram envolvidos por tecido fibroso e células inflamatórias.It was evaluated the late results of human gallstones placed into peritoneal cavity of rats. Five groups were created. In the first (group A five rats were submitted only to laparotomy and handling of abdominal cavity, in the second (group B five rats were submitted to laparotomy and a stitch was placed into right abdominal wall and in mesenterium between the ileus and cecum, in the third (group C ten rats received a gallstone left free into abdomen, in the fourth (group D ten rats received a gallstone fixed into right abdominal wall and in the fifth (group E ten rats received a gallstone fixed in mesenterium between the ileus and cecum. One rat in each group was selected to be use as a pilot and were re-laparotomized after 1 month and 3 months, in order to look for any possible alteration. All rats were dead after five months when the abdominal cavity was observed and specimens were collected around the gallstones to histopathology. ln groups A and B there were not important macroscopic alterations. The gallstones were not absorved in groups C, D

  12. 强力霉素联合中药治疗女性生殖道支原体感染的Meta分析%Doxycycline combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of mycoplasma infection of female reproductive organ:a meta-analysis

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    李晓珍; 李永刚; 林川; 黄海溶

    2015-01-01

    Objectives This study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Doxycycline combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of mycoplasma infection of female reproductive organ. Methods Literatures from Chinese and English databases published between 1966 and March of 2014 were screened for relevant randomized controlled trials(RCTs).The software package of Review Manager 5.2(Cochrane Collaboration) was used for data analysis.Results 13 RCTs involving 930 patients were included in the study. Doxycycline plus oral TCM was superior to Doxycycline alone in terms of effective rate (P<0.01)and Cure rate (P<0.01)for the studies;Doxycycline plus external TCM was superior to Doxycycline alone in terms of effective rate(P<0.01)and Cure rate(P<0.01)for the studies. In addition,Doxycycline plus TCM was inferior to Doxycycline alone in terms of adverse effects rate (RR=0.68,95%CI:0.48~0.97,P=0.03).Conclusion Doxycycline combined with TCM was effective in treating mycoplasma infection of female reproductive organ. But the results were limited quality and sample,More RCTs with high quality and large sample size should be conducted.%目的:评价强力霉素联合中药治疗女性支原体感染的疗效及安全性。方法通过检索1966年—2014年3月期间中英文数据库,运用Endnote软件筛选相关随机对照试验(randomized controlled trial,RCT)研究。采用RevMan5.2软件进行Meta分析。结果共纳入13项RCT,1107例患者,其中7项强力霉素联合口服中药,6项强力霉素联合外用中药。根据给药方式进行亚组分析,强力霉素联合口服中药组总有效率和痊愈率均高于单用强力霉素组(P<0.01);强力霉素联合外用中药组总有效率和痊愈率均高于单用强力霉素组(P<0.01)。强力霉素联合中药组不良反应发生率是单用强力霉素组的0.68倍(95%CI:0.48~0.97,P=0.03)。结论强力霉素联合中药治疗女性生殖道支原体

  13. Study on the relation between the degree of dental calcification and chronological age about Chinese Han nationality aged 6~18 years old groups of the female gender%中国汉族6~18周岁女性人群牙齿生长发育的年龄研究

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    田雪梅; 封华; 董迎春; 谭宇; 王晓明; 王昊; 韩冰; 庹琳; 王坚; 张继宗

    2011-01-01

    Objective This study was to explore the relation between degree of dental calcification and age in Chinese Han nationality adolescents and youths of the female gender, then to set up equations for estimating age by tooth.Methods The samples consisted of 6 923 pieces of digital orthopantomograms belonging to the groups aged 6 ~ 18 years old,accordance to the standard for grading the degree of dental calcification,the observers graded the low mandibular dental calcification degree showing in the samples, then dealt the data with SPSS 13.0 and set up the regression equations for estimating age;finally, a blind test was carried out based on 181 samples not used in the study.Results There was a perfect relation between chronological age and each tooth( r > 0.6 ), there were no significant statistic differences (P > 0.05 ) in the low mandibular dental calcification degree between homonymic teeth and there was a good correlation between them (r >0.93) ;the regression model used in the research was rational and the mean error between the estimated age and chronological age is 0.421 ± 0.272 year.Conclusion The methods used in this study shows a favorable foreground in estimating age for Chinese Han nationality groups aged 6 ~ 18 years old of the female gender in forensic practice.%目的 研究牙齿钙化程度与年龄的关系,建立利用牙齿推断中国汉族女性人群年龄的方程.方法 通过对6 923名6~18周岁汉族女性儿童及青少年全口曲面断层影像下领恒牙的钙化程度进行评分;将分级值及其对应的年龄输入SPSS软件进行分析,最终建立推断年龄的方程模型;从研究样本外随机抽取已知年龄的样本181例进行盲测.结果 牙齿钙化评分值与年龄相关分析结果相关系数r均大于0.6,同名牙评分值侧别间统计分析结果P>0.05且相关系数r均大于0.93,方程拟合优度检验R2=0.789,估计值标准误为1.28岁,盲测结果与真实年龄的平均误差为0.421±0

  14. Doxycycline combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of mycoplasma infection of female reproductive organ:a meta-analysis%强力霉素联合中药治疗女性生殖道支原体感染的Meta分析

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    李晓珍; 李永刚; 林川; 黄海溶

    2015-01-01

    目的:评价强力霉素联合中药治疗女性支原体感染的疗效及安全性。方法通过检索1966年—2014年3月期间中英文数据库,运用Endnote软件筛选相关随机对照试验(randomized controlled trial,RCT)研究。采用RevMan5.2软件进行Meta分析。结果共纳入13项RCT,1107例患者,其中7项强力霉素联合口服中药,6项强力霉素联合外用中药。根据给药方式进行亚组分析,强力霉素联合口服中药组总有效率和痊愈率均高于单用强力霉素组(P<0.01);强力霉素联合外用中药组总有效率和痊愈率均高于单用强力霉素组(P<0.01)。强力霉素联合中药组不良反应发生率是单用强力霉素组的0.68倍(95%CI:0.48~0.97,P=0.03)。结论强力霉素联合中药治疗女性生殖道支原体感染有一定疗效,但受纳入研究质量和样本量的限制,以上结论需更多高质量研究予以验证。%Objectives This study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Doxycycline combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of mycoplasma infection of female reproductive organ. Methods Literatures from Chinese and English databases published between 1966 and March of 2014 were screened for relevant randomized controlled trials(RCTs).The software package of Review Manager 5.2(Cochrane Collaboration) was used for data analysis.Results 13 RCTs involving 930 patients were included in the study. Doxycycline plus oral TCM was superior to Doxycycline alone in terms of effective rate (P<0.01)and Cure rate (P<0.01)for the studies;Doxycycline plus external TCM was superior to Doxycycline alone in terms of effective rate(P<0.01)and Cure rate(P<0.01)for the studies. In addition,Doxycycline plus TCM was inferior to Doxycycline alone in terms of adverse effects rate (RR=0.68,95%CI:0.48~0.97,P=0.03).Conclusion Doxycycline combined with TCM was effective in treating mycoplasma infection of female reproductive organ

  15. Chinese restaurant syndrome

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    Balachandran C

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available A 24-year-old Chinese student with history of recurrent attacks of flushing with burning and dryness of face of 4 years duration showed exacerbation of the symptoms after oral provocation with 1 mg of Chinese salt. Patient was treated with 50 mg pyridoxine daily and restriction of the Chinese salt in diet with moderate improvement.

  16. Chinese varkens in Nederland

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    Zhang, W.L.; Huiskes, J.H.

    1992-01-01

    In China zijn in totaal 300 miljoen varkens van meer dan 100 rassen. Ze worden voor verschillende soorten productie gebruikt. Sommige Chinese rassen zijn in Frankrijk, Nederland en U.S.A. geomporteerd. De vraag is of Chinese varkens nuttig kunnen zijnvoor de varkensproductie in Nederland en zo ja welke Chinese varkens

  17. Female reproductive disorders

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    Crain, D Andrew; Janssen, Sarah J; Edwards, Thea M;

    2008-01-01

    To evaluate the possible role of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) on female reproductive disorders emphasizing developmental plasticity and the complexity of endocrine-dependent ontogeny of reproductive organs. Declining conception rates and the high incidence of female reproductive...

  18. Female Reproductive System

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  19. Gallstones in Women

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  1. Female reproductive disorders

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    Crain, D Andrew; Janssen, Sarah J; Edwards, Thea M; Heindel, Jerrold; Ho, Shuk-mei; Hunt, Patricia; Iguchi, Taisen; Juul, Anders; McLachlan, John A; Schwartz, Jackie; Skakkebaek, Niels; Soto, Ana M; Swan, Shanna; Walker, Cheryl; Woodruff, Teresa K; Woodruff, Tracey J; Giudice, Linda C; Guillette, Louis J

    2008-01-01

    To evaluate the possible role of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) on female reproductive disorders emphasizing developmental plasticity and the complexity of endocrine-dependent ontogeny of reproductive organs. Declining conception rates and the high incidence of female reproductive...... disruptions warrant evaluation of the impact of EDCs on female reproductive health....

  2. Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Explain Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Hong Kong Chinese in Britain.

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    Rochelle, Tina L; Shardlow, Steven M; Ng, Sik Hung

    2015-01-01

    The UK Chinese are known for their underutilisation of western healthcare services. Reasons for this underutilisation are complex. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) is a widely used model of social cognition, which in the present study is being applied to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) utilisation and satisfaction with TCM services. Two hundred and seventy-two UK Chinese aged between 15 and 91 years (M = 46.55; SD = 18.53) enrolled in the study. TCM utilisation was associated with gender, age, cultural attachment, and subjective norms. TCM users were more likely to be female and older and have a strong attachment to Chinese culture, and be influenced by the views of important others. Findings highlight the potential of the TPB in exploring TCM utilisation, whilst also throwing light on other factors influential in the use of TCM and satisfaction with TCM service provision among Chinese in the UK. PMID:26504477

  3. Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Explain Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine among Hong Kong Chinese in Britain

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    Tina L. Rochelle

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The UK Chinese are known for their underutilisation of western healthcare services. Reasons for this underutilisation are complex. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB is a widely used model of social cognition, which in the present study is being applied to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM utilisation and satisfaction with TCM services. Two hundred and seventy-two UK Chinese aged between 15 and 91 years (M=46.55; SD = 18.53 enrolled in the study. TCM utilisation was associated with gender, age, cultural attachment, and subjective norms. TCM users were more likely to be female and older and have a strong attachment to Chinese culture, and be influenced by the views of important others. Findings highlight the potential of the TPB in exploring TCM utilisation, whilst also throwing light on other factors influential in the use of TCM and satisfaction with TCM service provision among Chinese in the UK.

  4. Are Female Supervisors More Female-Friendly?

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    We introduce the idea that easily inferable demographic characteristics such as gender may not be sufficient to define type in the supervisor-employee mentoring relationship. We use longitudinal data on athletic directors at NCAA Division I programs to identify through observed mobility the propensity of top-level administrators to hire and retain female head coaches, above and beyond an organization's culture. We show that supervisor gender appears to be unrelated to female friendliness in t...

  5. Chinese Food in America

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    2011-01-01

    How did Chinese food get to look like this? With more than 41,000 Chinese restaurants in America - 3 times the number of McDonald’s restaurants - Chinese food is one of the most accepted and misunderstood cuisines in the United States. From large cities to small towns, locals can always count on an order of orange chicken in a takeout box, with a few fortune cookies thrown in the bag. But what Americans view as Chinese food is far from a traditional Chinese meal, wh...

  6. Danish-accented Chinese

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    Wang, Lei; Sloos, Marjoleine 莱娜; Zhang, Chun

    In search for a linguistic basis for the education of Chinese as a foreign language CFL in Denmark, we set up a new line of investigation into CFL. This research focuses on the phonetics and phonology of Mandarin Chinese as compared to Danish. Considering the sound systems of both languages, we...... note some differences and similarities. The most remarkable differences are: -Chinese has rhotic sounds (pinyin ch, zh, sh, r) but Danish does not -Chinese has affricates (c z ch zh tɕ j) but Danish does not What Danish shares with Chinese is the contrast between aspirated and plain consonants: pa...

  7. Differences in breast cancer characteristics and outcomes between Caucasian and Chinese women in the US

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    Chen, Dan-Na; Song, Chuan-Gui; Ouyang, Qian-Wen; Jiang, Yi-zhou; Ye, Fu-Gui; Ma, Fang-Jing; Luo, Rong-Cheng; Shao, Zhi-Ming

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    Chinese breast cancer patients living in the United States (US) can experience different disease patterns than Caucasians, which might allow for predicting the future epidemiology of breast cancer in China. We aimed to compare the clinicopathologic characteristics and outcomes of Caucasian and Chinese female breast cancer patients residing in the US. The study cohort consisted of 3868 Chinese and 208621 Caucasian women (diagnosed from 1990 to 2009) in the US Surveillance, Epidemiology, and En...

  8. Psychometric properties of the Chinese Self-Directed Search (1994 edition)

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    2006-01-01

    In this study, we (a) examined the measurement equivalence/invariance (ME/I) of the Chinese Self-Directed Search (SDS; 1994 edition) across gender and geographic regions (Mainland China vs. Hong Kong); (b) assessed the construct validity of the Chinese SDS using Widaman's (1985, 1992) MTMM framework; and (c) determined whether vocational interests are measured equivalently by Chinese SDS subtests. Confirmatory factor analyses suggested that males and females from Mainland China and Hong Kong ...

  9. Validity of Bioelectrical Impedance Measurement in Predicting Fat-Free Mass of Chinese Children and Adolescents

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    Wang, Lin; Hui, Stanley Sai-chuen; Wong, Stephen Heung-sang

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    Background The current study aimed to examine the validity of various published bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) equations in estimating FFM among Chinese children and adolescents and to develop BIA equations for the estimation of fat-free mass (FFM) appropriate for Chinese children and adolescents. Material/Methods A total of 255 healthy Chinese children and adolescents aged 9 to 19 years old (127 males and 128 females) from Tianjin, China, participated in the BIA measurement at 50 kHz...

  10. Chinese Students and Scholars in the U.S.: An Intercultural Adaptation Process.

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    Zhong, Mei

    An ethnographic study examined the culture of the Chinese students and scholars in America with a specific focus on their experiences in the cultural adaptation process. Subjects were three Chinese nationals (one female and two males) living in the area of a large midwestern university. Subjects were interviewed for about an hour each, with…

  11. Dimensions of Difficulties Mainland Chinese Students Encounter in the United States.

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    Sun, Wei; Chen, Guo-Ming

    A study examined the difficulties Mainland Chinese students encountered in the process of adjusting to American culture. Subjects were 10 Mainland Chinese students enrolling in a mid-size public university, 8 females and 2 males. The length of time in America was from 10 months to 3 years, the average age was 27.9, and 6 were married. In-depth…

  12. Family Mastery Enhances Work Engagement in Chinese Nurses: A Cross-Lagged Analysis

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    Lu, Chang-qin; Siu, Oi-ling; Chen, Wei-qing; Wang, Hai-jiang

    2011-01-01

    Based on Greenhaus and Powell's (2006) theory of work-family enrichment and the job demands-resources (JD-R) model of work engagement (Bakker & Demerouti, 2008), this study focused on the family-to-work enrichment process by investigating the effect of family mastery on work engagement in a Chinese context. A sample of 279 Chinese female nurses…

  13. The grotesque female in Malaysian poems: shaping the migrant's psyche.

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    DMani, Sheba

    2011-12-01

    The works of Malaysian poet, Wong Phui Nam's Against the Wilderness (vii) China bride and Variations on a Birthday Theme (iv) Kali, illustrate a bride and a mother in terrifying images. Wong's stylistic form of representing the female body through startling images of inversion and degradation evoke feelings of unease. The suspension between the known and the unknown causes a bewildering reality verging on madness. Interpreted through the lens of the carnivalesque, specifically, the grotesque body, festive language and parody, I attempt to reconstruct the psyche of the Chinese migrant which underpins these poems. The migrant who arrived in Malaya during the colonial era in the early nineteenth century faced political and social struggles in adapting to a new land. In the poems, the migrant juxtaposes his position to a female and uses the female body as a site of contention to intensify the torment of the psyche and to reflect the despair of the Chinese in Malaysia. PMID:21826502

  14. Female Pattern Hair Loss

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    Herskovitz, Ingrid; Tosti, Antonella

    2013-01-01

    Context: Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) also known as female androgenetic alopecia is a common condition afflicting millions of women that can be cosmetically disrupting. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential for obtaining optimal outcome. This review addresses the clinical presentation of female pattern hair loss, its differential diagnosis and treatment modalities. Evidence Acquisition: A) Diffuse thinning of the crown region with preservation of the frontal hairline (Ludwig’s type)...

  15. CHINESE OF HUMANITY

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    2011-01-01

    A discussion of chinese curriculum of primary school under the background of new curriculum reform Mao xinjuan Feng haiying [Abstract] in recent years, Chinese learning received more and more attention by people article mainly from the national studies this course concepts, the curriculum reform of elementary school curriculum requirements and how to effective implementation of primary national studies course several aspects under the background of curriculum reform of Chinese primary curriculum the new school

  16. The sex ratio of wild Chinese alligators Alligator sinensis

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    Lan ZHAO, Hai-Qiong YANG, Li-Ming FANG, Guo-Liang PAN, Wei-Qiang ZOU, Da-Bin REN, Qiu-Hong WAN, Sheng-Guo FANG

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The Chinese alligator Alligator sinensis is one of the most endangered crocodilian species, and typically exhibits temperature-dependent sex determination. It is extremely important to clarify the sex structure of Chinese alligators to implement recovery projects successfully. However, the sex ratio of wild Chinese alligators remains unknown. In this study, we collected 28 years of sex ratio data from Chinese alligators residing in the natural and artificial habitats of Changxing Nature Reserve, China, and examined the differences in the sex ratio dynamics between these two populations.We observed that the sex ratio of wild Chinese alligators is 1 male to 4.507 females, which was significantly lower compared to that of the captive population (1 to 2.040; P 0.05. Overall, this study indicates that the stabilized female-biased sex ratio of Changxing Chinese alligators might result from selection pressure caused by local mate competition and major inbreeding [Current Zoology 59 (6 : 725–731, 2013 ].

  17. 胆囊结石与肝脏疾病的相关性研究(附4 023例分析)%Relationship Between Gallstone and Liver Diseases: Analysis of 4 023 Cases

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    秦玉成

    2001-01-01

    目的:探讨胆囊结石与肝脏疾病的相关性。方法:对比分析不同病种、不同肝功能Child-Pugh分级以及不同性别肝病患者胆囊结石阳性率的差异。结果:肝病患者胆囊结石阳性率:血吸虫性肝硬化(26.4%)与脂肪肝组(28.7%)明显高于非肝脏疾病组(14.6%)(P0.05);Child-Pugh A级(15.0%)、B级(22.5%)及C级(31.3%)间有非常显著性差异(P0.05)。结论:血吸虫性肝硬化与脂肪肝患者为胆囊结石患病的高危人群;肝病患者胆囊结石患病率与肝功能损害严重程度呈正相关;肝病患者胆囊结石患病率无显著性别差异。%Purpose: To investigate the relationships between gallstones and liver diseases. Methods:???Analyzed differences by compared the positive rates of gallstone in liver diseases of which there were different types of disease, Child-Pugh scores and sexes. Results: The positive rates of gallstone in liver diseases:schistosomial cirrhosises(26.4 % ) and fatty livers(28.7 % ) were significently higher than non-hepatic diseases(14.6%) (P 0.05). A very significent difference was found among Child-Pugh A(15.0% ), B(20.7 % ) and C(31.3 % ) (P 0.05). Conclusion: Both schistosomial cirrhosises and fatty livers are the hyper-dangeral peoples of gallstone.The rates of gallstones in liver diseases are positively correlate to degree of liver injury, but not to sex.

  18. Distribution of hair on the dorsum of the phalanges of the hand in a Chinese population from Malaysia.

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    Dharap, A S; Lim, B C; Ong, L B

    1996-12-01

    Hair distribution on the dorsum of phalanges of the hand was studied on 302 Chinese subjects (134 males and 168 females) randomly selected from the residents of Kota Bharu, Malaysia. Proximal phalangeal hair was seen on the dorsum of both hands in 99.3% of male subjects but in only 85.1% of female subjects. Chinese females showed a significantly lower (p hair on the hands than Chinese males. Comparison with other racial groups showed that Chinese females had significantly less (p hair on the proximal phalanges of the hands than Malay and African (Nigerian) females. The least common digital combination of proximal phalangeal hair in female subjects was the presence of proximal phalangeal hair only on the fourth digit (ring finger) and was noted in 0.6% of subjects. This has not been reported before. The frequency of middle phalangeal hair (MPH) distribution in Chinese falls between that in Malays and in Japanese which is probably explained by the fact that all these three racial groups originate from Asia. A study of digital combination of MPH in Chinese showed that the most common and the least common combinations in the Chinese differ considerably from those in other races. A total of 16 patterns of hair distribution was noted on the dorsum of the phalanges of the hands in Chinese subjects. Our study showed that though Chinese females had less digital hair on the hands than Chinese males, they showed a much larger variety of patterns of digital hair distribution than males. PMID:9008788

  19. Sociocultural Influences on Body Image Concerns of Young Chinese Males

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    Jackson, Todd; Chen, Hong

    2008-01-01

    This research assessed the extent to which sociocultural factors implicated in explanations of weight dissatisfaction among young Western females extend to sources of body image concern in emerging adult and adolescent males from the People's Republic of China. In Study 1, 219 Mainland Chinese male university students completed measures of stature…

  20. Factorial Structure of the Anxiety Control Questionnaire in Chinese Adolescents

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    Shujuan, Wang; Meihua, Qian; Jianxin, Zhang

    2009-01-01

    This article examines the psychometric structure of the Anxiety Control Questionnaire (ACQ) in Chinese adolescents. With the data collected from 212 senior high school students (94 females, 110 males, 8 unknown), seven models are tested using confirmatory factor analyses in the framework of the multitrait-multimethod strategy. Results indicate…

  1. Female Athlete Triad

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    ... periods Learn more about healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyle choices Other Organizations Female Athlete Triad Coalition Questions to Ask Your Doctor ... female athlete triad? How do I strike a balance between my desire to be healthy and my desire to win? Could there be ...

  2. The Female Athlete Triad

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    Sherman, Roberta Trattner; Thompson, Ron A.

    2004-01-01

    The Female Athlete Triad is a syndrome of the interrelated components of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Sometimes inadvertently, but more often by willful dietary restriction, many female athletes do not ingest sufficient calories to adequately fuel their physical or sport activities, which can disrupt menstrual functioning,…

  3. Female Sexuality: An Enigma.

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    Daniluk, Judith

    1991-01-01

    Describes constructions of sexuality that have occurred within social context in which language, culture, and behavior interact to reinforce male power. Against backdrop of these patriarchal examples of female sexual expression and experience, discusses difficulties of female clients. Addresses critical counseling concerns in terms of contextual…

  4. PBL and critical thinking disposition in Chinese medical students

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    Du, Xiangyun; Emmersen, Jeppe; Toft, Egon;

    2013-01-01

    ) were randomized to PBL or non-PBL teaching at the commencement of the study. After five years of study, CT was scored by a Chinese version of the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory (CCTDI-CV). The score achieved on a Computer Case Simulation (CCS) test evaluated academic performance......The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of problem-based learning (PBL) and the development of critical thinking disposition (CT) and academic achievement in Chinese medical students using a cross-sectional randomized design. Medical students from China Medical University (CMU...... scores and CCTDI-CV results. Male students scored slightly higher on the CCS test compared to female students (male 113.4±18.9 vs. female 109.7±19.7), but the difference was not significant. This study concludes that in Chinese medical students, PBL teaching was related to a higher disposition of...

  5. Female sexual dysfunction in female genital mutilation.

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    Elneil, Sohier

    2016-01-01

    Female genital mutilation (FGM), otherwise known as female genital cutting (FGC), is currently very topical and has become a significant global political issue. The impact of FGM on the lives of women and girls is enormous, as it often affects both their psychology and physical being. Among the complications that are often under-reported and not always acknowledged is female sexual dysfunction (FSD). FSD presents with a complex of symptoms including lack of libido, arousability and orgasm. This often occurs in tandem with chronic urogenital pain and anatomical disruption due to perineal scarring.To treat FSD in FGM each woman needs specifically directed holistic care, geared to her individual case. This may include psychological support, physiotherapy and, on occasion, reconstructive surgery. In many cases the situation is complicated by symptoms of chronic pelvic pain, which can make treatment increasingly difficult as this issue needs a defined multidisciplinary approach for its effective management in its own right. The problems suffered by women with FGM are wholly preventable, as the practice need not happen. The current global momentum to address the social, cultural, economic and medical issues of FGM is being supported by communities, governments, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and healthcare providers. It is only by working together that the practice can be abolished and women and girls may be free from this practice and its associated consequences. PMID:26759415

  6. Chinese Foods; Teacher's Handbook.

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    Huang, Joe, Ed.

    Different styles of Chinese cooking, traditional food items, cooking utensils, serving techniques, and the nutritional value of Chinese cooking are described in this teaching guide. Lesson plans for the preparation of simple dishes are presented. Recipes, a shopping guide to San Francisco's Chinatown, a guide to sources of supplies, and a…

  7. Confucius Teaching Chinese Abroad

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    TANG YUANKAI

    2010-01-01

    @@ On December 1, 2009, the Confucius Institute in Lyon, France, held a plaque-unveiling ceremony. Thomas Boutonnet, a Frenchman who has studied Chinese for 10 years in France and China and who is also an institute supervisor, said the institute would offer courses in Chinese language and culture covering legal, wade and cultural fields.

  8. FROM THE CHINESE PRESS

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    1998-01-01

    Equality and harmony are mainstream in Chinese marriage. The conclusion was made by a systematic investigation in 1996 on love and marriage relations between couples in Shanghai, Harbin, Guangdong, Gansu and other regions. Six thousand couples were surveyed in a multi-period, separated level probability sampling; the research was conducted by the study group, "Marriage quality during the period of Chinese social

  9. Say That in Chinese

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    2007-01-01

    Demand for Chinese language learning is fueling all aspects of the market, most notably the textbook publication industry Alarge-scale series of Chinese lan-guage textbooks are to be pub-lished in the coming years jointly by the China International Publi

  10. On Developing Business Chinese.

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    Hong, Wei

    1996-01-01

    Examines the significance of foreign languages for business, particularly Business Chinese, in the 1990s; its curriculum requirements; and the impact of business languages on international business. The article proposes a developmental plan for Business Chinese at the college level including goals, course materials, learning activities, and…

  11. Chinese by Choice

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    Beem, Kate

    2008-01-01

    A 2004 College Board survey revealed that school districts around America wanted to offer Chinese, but finding qualified teachers was a problem, says Selena Cantor, director of Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives for the College Board. So last year, a new College Board program brought guest teachers from China to school districts in 31…

  12. Equilibria of Chinese Auctions

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    Branzei, Simina; Forero, Clara; Larson, Kate;

    Chinese auctions are a combination between a raffle and an auction and are held in practice at charity events or festivals. In a Chinese auction, multiple players compete for several items by buying tickets, which can be used to win the items. In front of each item there is a basket, and the play...

  13. Modern Chinese History Studies

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    2012-01-01

    Famous Foreign Scholars' Lecture Tours in China Around the May Fourth Movement and Changes in Chinese Intellectual Circles From 1919 to 1924, John Dewey and four other famous foreign scholars came to China on lecture tours. These tours were great cultural undertakings to spread Western learning to the East after the First World War. The lectures these schol- ars gave helped to deepen the thoughts of Chinese people, and at the same time encouraged the diversification and evolution of Chinese intellectual circles. Firstly, the lectures hastened the birth of a contemporary Chinese wave of reflection on mo- dernity, and provided a basis for the theoretical views and cultural appeals of Liang Qichao and other members of the socalled "Orient Culture Faction," thereby increasing the tension intrinsic to the development of the New Culture Movement and to the expansion of intellectual horizons in Chinese intellectual circles.

  14. Chinese Companies in Switzerland

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    Esther Kessler

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, some of China’s leading firms have made headlines with their European expansion, by either opening new facilities or by acquiring or merging with significant enterprises in Europe. The goal of this paper is to contribute to the existing literature by examining Chinese enterprises expanding into Switzerland. The study also allows some conclusions for Chinese companies entering Central and Eastern Europe. We analyze via interviews the motivations of Chinese companies to expand into Switzerland as well as their behavior and the impediments in their internationalization process. Our findings show that Chinese companies fail to take advantage of certain benefits of western economies (such as open information and stable rule of law. To move forward efficiently, they should develop competence in dealing systematically with readily available market information, building professional networks that recognize a separation between business life and personal life, and managing their Chinese and foreign employees in the foreign cultural environment.

  15. On Chinese Parody Translation

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    熊俊

    2013-01-01

    Chinese parody, as a traditional figure of speech, has captured more and more attention from scholars. The researches conducted up to date are inadequate in theorizing and exploring its translation. This paper, based on the comparative data analysis of Chinese parody translation examples in different types of texts, attempts to probe into the means about how to achieve the clos⁃est function equivalence in rendering Chinese parody under the guidance of Sociosemiotic Approach. It is found that the nature of Chinese parody translation is to achieve the closest natural equivalence or similarity in expressive function, informative func⁃tion, vocative function and aesthetic function in its equivalents in English. And it is suggested that borrowing, imitating, para⁃phrasing and adapting are effective strategies in translating Chinese parody.

  16. Cálculo biliar "perdido": um novo problema para o ginecologista na abordagem do abdome agudo? "Lost" gallstone: a new problem for the gynecologist in acute abdomen management ?

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    José Carlos Menegoci

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente com 35 anos de idade, submetida à colecistectomia videolaparoscópica há 1 ano e que apresentou quadro sugestivo de salpingite aguda com abscesso. Durante a laparotomia notou-se um abscesso que era limitado anteriormente pelo peritônio parietal e músculo reto anterior direito do abdome, e posteriormente pelo corno uterino e pelo ligamento redondo à direita. Neste abscesso havia estrutura a seguir identificada como cálculo biliar. São discutidos os aspectos relacionados à patogenia, tratamento e prevenção desta complicação que vem sendo relatada com freqüência em virtude do maior uso da cirurgia laparoscópica.The authors report a case of a thirty-five-year-old patient, submitted to videolaparoscopic cholecystectomy one year ago, who appearently had acute salpingitis with abscess. During the laparotomy an abscess was observed, anteriorly limited by parietal peritoneum and the abdominal right anterior rectus muscle, and posteriorly by the horn of the uterus and by the right round ligament. In this abscess there was a structure later identified as gallstone. The aspects related to the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention, which have been reported frequently due to the increasing number of laparoscopic surgeries, are discussed.

  17. Understanding the female offender.

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    Cauffman, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    Although boys engage in more delinquent and criminal acts than do girls, female delinquency is on the rise. In 1980, boys were four times as likely as girls to be arrested; today they are only twice as likely to be arrested. In this article, Elizabeth Cauffman explores how the juvenile justice system is and should be responding to the adolescent female offender. Cauffman begins by reviewing historical trends in arrest rates, processing, and juvenile justice system experiences of female offenders. She also describes the adult outcomes commonly observed for female offenders and points out that the long-term consequences of offending for females are often more pronounced than those for males, with effects that extend to the next generation. She also considers common patterns of offending in girls, as well as factors that may increase or decrease the likelihood of offending. She then reviews what is known about effective treatment strategies for female offenders. Female delinquents have a high frequency of mental health problems, suggesting that effective prevention efforts should target the mental health needs of at-risk females before they lead to chronic behavior problems. Once girls with mental health problems come into the juvenile justice system, says Cauffman, diverting them to community-based treatment programs would not only improve their individual outcomes, but allow the juvenile justice system to focus on cases that present the greatest risk to public safety. Evidence is emerging that gender-specific treatment methods can be effective for female offenders, especially when treatment targets multiple aspects of offenders' lives, including family and peer environments. But it is also becoming clear that female offenders are not a homogeneous group and that treatment ultimately should be tailored to suit individual needs defined more specifically than by gender alone. Despite myriad differences between male and female offending, many of the primary causes of

  18. Study on Translating Chinese into Chinese Sign Language

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    徐琳; 高文

    2000-01-01

    Sign language is a visual-gestural language mainly used by hearing impaired people to communicate with each other. Gesture and facial expression are important grammar parts of sign language. In this paper, a text-based transfor mation method of Chinese-Chinese sign language machine translation is proposed.Gesture and facial expression models are created. And a practical system is im plemented. The input of the system is Chinese text. The output of the system is "graphics person" who can gesticulate Chinese sign language accompanied by facial expression that corresponds to the Chinese text entered so as to realize automatic translation from Chinese text to Chinese sign language.

  19. Chinese nuclear insurance and Chinese nuclear insurance pool

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    Chinese Nuclear Insurance Started with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station, PICC issued the insurance policy. Nuclear insurance cooperation between Chinese and international pool's organizations was set up in 1989. In 1996, the Chinese Nuclear Insurance Pool was prepared. The Chinese Nuclear Insurance Pool was approved by The Chinese Insurance Regulatory Committee in May of 1999. The principal aim is to centralize maximum the insurance capacity for nuclear insurance from local individual insurers and to strengthen the reinsurance relations with international insurance pools so as to provide the high quality insurance service for Chinese nuclear industry. The Member Company of Chinese Nuclear Pool and its roles are introduced in this article

  20. Fertility Preservation for Female

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    Jack Huang; Seang Lin Tan; Ri-Cheng Chian

    2006-01-01

    Preservation of female fertility is an important issue today. However, there are few effective clinical options for preserving female fertility. Firstly, conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) followed by embryo cryopreservation is an accepted procedure but is not applicable to all women. Embryo freezing is suitable only for women with a male partner and may not be acceptable to some patients due to moral and religious reasons. Ovarian tissue freezing is another option of female fertility preservation but is an invasive procedure and the efficacy of this technique remains to be determined.Oocyte cryopreservation is also method for fertility preservation. Egg freezing is minimally invasive and can avoid the ethical and moral concerns related to cryopreservation of embryos. However, conventional slow freezing/rapid thawing methods are associated with low survival of oocytes. Recent development in vitrification of oocytes appears promising. Therefore, vitrification of unfertilized eggs may be a novel method to preserve female fertility.

  1. Self catheterization - female

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000144.htm Self catheterization - female To use the sharing features on ... incontinence - vaginal sling procedures Patient Instructions Kegel exercises - self-care Multiple sclerosis - discharge Stroke - discharge Urinary catheters - ...

  2. Impact on Females

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    ... High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More CHD's Impact on Females Updated:Apr 19,2016 While most ... Surgery? What is a Stress Test? More The Impact of Congenital Heart Defects • Home • About Congenital Heart ...

  3. Female pattern baldness

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    Alopecia in women; Baldness - female; Hair loss in women; Androgenetic alopecia in women ... which happens to everyone as time passes. The hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness, ...

  4. Female rose bitterling prefer MHC-dissimilar males: experimental evidence.

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    Martin Reichard

    Full Text Available The role of genetic benefits in female mate choice remains a controversial aspect of sexual selection theory. In contrast to "good allele" models of sexual selection, "compatible allele" models of mate choice predict that females prefer mates with alleles complementary to their own rather than conferring additive effects. While correlative results suggest complementary genetic effects to be plausible, direct experimental evidence is scarce. A previous study on the Chinese rose bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus demonstrated a positive correlation between female mate choice, offspring growth and survival, and the functional dissimilarity between the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC alleles of males and females. Here we directly tested whether females used cues associated with MHC genes to select genetically compatible males in an experimental framework. By sequentially pairing females with MHC similar and dissimilar males, based on a priori known MHC profiles, we showed that females discriminated between similar and dissimilar males and deposited significantly more eggs with MHC dissimilar males. Notably, the degree of dissimilarity was an important factor for female decision to mate, possibly indicating a potential threshold value of dissimilarity for decision making, or of an indirect effect of the MHC.

  5. Research in Ancient Chinese Language

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    2011-01-01

    JIANG Ji-cheng, A Brief Study of Arabian-Chinese Diaphone in Huihui Prescription Abstract: Based on meterials of Arabian- Chinese diaphone in Huihui Prescription, this paper studies all Chinese phonetic initials and finals in Yuan dynasty, including 21 initials and 34 finals. Key Words: Huihui Prescription, Arabian- Chinese diaphone, transferred sound, International Phonetic Alphabet

  6. Female pattern hair loss

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    İdil Ünal

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Female androgenetic alopecia is the commonest cause of hair loss in women. It is characterized by a diffuse reduction in hair density over the crown and frontal scalp with retention of the frontal hairline and a characteristic pattern distribution in genetically predisposed women. Because of the uncertain relationship with the androgens Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL is the most preferred definition of the condition. This review has been focused on the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment alternatives of FPHL.

  7. Female pattern hair loss

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    İdil Ünal

    2014-01-01

    Female androgenetic alopecia is the commonest cause of hair loss in women. It is characterized by a diffuse reduction in hair density over the crown and frontal scalp with retention of the frontal hairline and a characteristic pattern distribution in genetically predisposed women. Because of the uncertain relationship with the androgens Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is the most preferred definition of the condition. This review has been focused on the clinical features, diagnosis and treatm...

  8. Postadolescent acne in females.

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    Holzmann, R; Shakery, K

    2014-01-01

    Acne in the adult female often presents as a chronic condition that can have a considerable negative psychological, social and emotional impact on the affected individual. Estimated prevalence rates of adult female acne vary widely according to study type. Case reports and clinical examinations estimate the prevalence of clinical acne at 10-12%, while survey estimates of physiological disease states are as high as 54%. Two subtypes of adult female acne may be defined according to time of onset: 'persistent' and 'late-onset', accounting for approximately 80 and 20% of cases, respectively. Postadolescent acne is generally mild-to-moderate in severity and presents with more inflammatory lesions and fewer comedones compared to adolescent acne. Furthermore, the impact of acne on the quality of life is often greater in adult females than in younger individuals. Despite these important differences, the key principles of acne treatment in the adult female do not differ significantly from those of other age groups. However, specific characteristics relating to the adult female should be considered when selecting a treatment regimen. PMID:24280643

  9. Gender and the Politics of Female Infanticide and Prostitution Regulation

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    Margaret Kuo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Michelle T. King. Between Birth and Death: Female Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century China. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $50.00 (cloth/e-book. Elizabeth J. Remick. Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900–1937. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. 288 pp. $45.00 (cloth/e-book. The two works under review are both compelling historical studies that use gender as a category of analysis to make important contributions to our understanding of the construction of the modern Chinese state, the periodization of modern Chinese history, and the political and cultural significance of controlling the female body. While both books engage with gender as broadly construed, they adopt different approaches. Michelle King’s analysis focuses on discursive representations that took place, for the most part, outside the context of the state—what Confucian elites, foreign experts and missionaries, and Chinese nationalists wrote about female infanticide over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This discursive approach has been used before but rarely to such insightful effect. King’s research deepens our understanding of gender and imperialism in the nineteenth century by illustrating how imperialist notions of China as a backward and heathen place were constructed in part on dubious claims that identified female infanticide as an emblematically Chinese cultural practice. Elizabeth Remick’s gender analysis, in contrast, centers on the state institutions that were developed in the early 1900s to regulate prostitution, including tax policies, licensing fees, zoning regulations, medical examinations, and police supervision. Her study of the newly erected local and provincial government regulatory regimes is a pathbreaking demonstration of how the regulation of gender roles was at the heart of state-building efforts in early twentieth-century China...

  10. Word-Processor or Pencil-and-Paper? A Comparison of Students' Writing in Chinese as a Foreign Language

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    Zhu, Yu; Mark Shum, Shiu-Kee; Brian Tse, Shek-Kam; Liu, Jinghui Jack

    2016-01-01

    A study is reported of the performance and attainment of 32 students from overseas studying elementary Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in a Chinese university. With an AB-BA design, they were asked to use two forms of writing media to present two essays: one a word-processed essay entitled "My Favourite Female" and the other a…

  11. Prevalence and risk factors of urinary incontinence among Chinese women in Shanghai

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    Liu, Bo; Wang, Lei; Huang, Sheng-Song; Wu, Qiang; Wu, Deng-Long

    2014-01-01

    Objective: A group of healthy females were randomly sampled in Shanghai for the purpose of evaluating the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) among Chinese women and its associated risk factors. Methods: 5,467 registered female residents aged from 20 years were randomly sampled from four communities in Shanghai, and the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Questionnaire (the International Consultation Incontinence Questionnaire) was adopted. Detailed information regarding pregnancy...

  12. Success factors of Chinese restaurants

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    Aakala, Liwen Heli

    2009-01-01

    The objectives of the thesis fall into three aspects: 1) understanding Chinese entrepreneurship through some major aspects; such as, the characteristics of Chinese entrepreneur and successful skills needed; 2) scanning the Chinese culture that is associated with their entrepreneurial success in restaurant business as well as understanding the Finnish culture that affects Chinese restaurants’ presence in Finland; 3) acquainting with the competitive strategies that those Chinese restaurants emp...

  13. The Contrast of Chinese and English in the Translation of Chinese Poetry

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    Ning Li

    2009-01-01

    Chinese poetry is the soul of Chinese literature and Chinese culture. A good translation of a Chinese verse can promote the prevalence of Chinese culture. In the translation of Chinese poetry, translators should not only keep the characteristics of Chinese poems, but also embody the English characteristics. This article analyzed some versions of translation and proposed factors affecting the translation of Chinese poetry.

  14. Female genital mutilation.

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    Ladjali, M; Rattray, T W; Walder, R J

    1993-08-21

    Female genital mutilation, also misleadingly known as female circumcision, is usually performed on girls ranging in from 1 week to puberty. Immediate physical complications include severe pain, shock, infection, bleeding, acute urinary infection, tetanus, and death. Longterm problems include chronic pain, difficulties with micturition and menstruation, pelvic infection leading to infertility, and prolonged and obstructed labor during childbirth. An estimated 80 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation. In Britain alone an estimated 10,000 girls are currently at risk. Religious, cultural, medical, and moral grounds rationalize the custom which is practiced primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab world, Malaysia, Indonesia, and among migrant populations in Western countries. According to WHO it is correlated with poverty, illiteracy, and the low status of women. Women who escape mutilation are not sought in marriage. WHO, the UN Population Fund, the UN Children's Fund, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child have issued declarations on the eradication of female genital mutilation. In Britain, local authorities have intervened to prevent parents from mutilating their daughters. In 1984, the Inter-African Committee Against Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting Women and Children was established to work toward eliminating female genital mutilation and other damaging customs. National committees in 26 African countries coordinate projects run by local people using theater, dance, music, and storytelling for communication. In Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US women have organized to prevent the practice among vulnerable migrants and refugees. PMID:8400925

  15. Female physicist doctoral experiences

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    Dabney, Katherine P.; Tai, Robert H.

    2013-06-01

    The underrepresentation of women in physics doctorate programs and in tenured academic positions indicates a need to evaluate what may influence their career choice and persistence. This qualitative paper examines eleven females in physics doctoral programs and professional science positions in order to provide a more thorough understanding of why and how women make career choices based on aspects both inside and outside of school and their subsequent interaction. Results indicate that female physicists experience conflict in achieving balance within their graduate school experiences and personal lives and that this then influences their view of their future careers and possible career choices. Female physicists report both early and long-term support outside of school by family, and later departmental support, as being essential to their persistence within the field. A greater focus on informal and out-of-school science activities for females, especially those that involve family members, early in life may help influence their entrance into a physics career later in life. Departmental support, through advisers, mentors, peers, and women’s support groups, with a focus on work-life balance can help females to complete graduate school and persist into an academic career.

  16. Violent female offenders

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    Ismael Loinaz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Female violent offending is an understudied topic in Spanish-speaking countries. This review explores themajor research findings accumulated internationally over the last decade (2003-2013 about women'sviolence and crimes. The focus of the review is the intimate partner violence (IPV and sexual violencecommitted by females, the psychopathy and violence risk assessment, and the treatment and recidivism ofthese female offenders. Although the female offender topic is too wide to review all crime typologies (childphysical abuse is not included, for example the review indicates that: there are legal and police biases inthe treatment of women offenders; women can commit the same IPV and share the motivations of maleoffenders; sexual violence has a low prevalence, but there are many limitations in this research topic;predicting the risk of non-specific violence is feasible with the available tools; psychopathy is less prevalentamong adult female offenders, although there are fewer differences with male offenders among adolescentsamples; research about treatments is very limited and there are not effectiveness evidences; and last,recidivism rates for violent crimes are very low (in cases where information is available. Main implicationsand research lines are discussed.

  17. Cultural Characteristics of Chinese Cuisine:From Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

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    乞聪妮

    2014-01-01

    Chinese cuisine plays an important role in Chinese culture. The paper illustrates the features of Chinese cuisine in Chi-nese dish naming from different perspectives, and analyze them from contrastive studies of English and Chinese.

  18. Traditional Chinese Biotechnology

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    Xu, Yan; Wang, Dong; Fan, Wen Lai; Mu, Xiao Qing; Chen, Jian

    The earliest industrial biotechnology originated in ancient China and developed into a vibrant industry in traditional Chinese liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar. It is now a significant component of the Chinese economy valued annually at about 150 billion RMB. Although the production methods had existed and remained basically unchanged for centuries, modern developments in biotechnology and related fields in the last decades have greatly impacted on these industries and led to numerous technological innovations. In this chapter, the main biochemical processes and related technological innovations in traditional Chinese biotechnology are illustrated with recent advances in functional microbiology, microbial ecology, solid-state fermentation, enzymology, chemistry of impact flavor compounds, and improvements made to relevant traditional industrial facilities. Recent biotechnological advances in making Chinese liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar are reviewed.

  19. Chinese remainder codes

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    ZHANG Aili; LIU Xiufeng

    2006-01-01

    Chinese remainder codes are constructed by applying weak block designs and the Chinese remainder theorem of ring theory.The new type of linear codes take the congruence class in the congruence class ring R/I1 ∩ I2 ∩…∩ In for the information bit,embed R/Ji into R/I1 ∩ I2 ∩…∩ In,and assign the cosets of R/Ji as the subring of R/I1 ∩ I2 ∩…∩ In and the cosets of R/Ji in R/I1 ∩ I2 ∩…∩ In as check lines.Many code classes exist in the Chinese remainder codes that have high code rates.Chinese remainder codes are the essential generalization of Sun Zi codes.

  20. Chinese Remainder Codes

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    张爱丽; 刘秀峰; 靳蕃

    2004-01-01

    Chinese Remainder Codes are constructed by applying weak block designs and Chinese Remainder Theorem of ring theory. The new type of linear codes take the congruence class in the congruence class ring R/I1∩I2∩…∩In for the information bit, embed R/Ji into R/I1∩I2∩…∩In, and asssign the cosets of R/Ji as the subring of R/I1∩I2∩…∩In and the cosets of R/Ji in R/I1∩I2∩…∩In as check lines. There exist many code classes in Chinese Remainder Codes, which have high code rates. Chinese Remainder Codes are the essential generalization of Sun Zi Codes.

  1. Traditional Chinese biotechnology.

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    Xu, Yan; Wang, Dong; Fan, Wen Lai; Mu, Xiao Qing; Chen, Jian

    2010-01-01

    The earliest industrial biotechnology originated in ancient China and developed into a vibrant industry in traditional Chinese liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar. It is now a significant component of the Chinese economy valued annually at about 150 billion RMB. Although the production methods had existed and remained basically unchanged for centuries, modern developments in biotechnology and related fields in the last decades have greatly impacted on these industries and led to numerous technological innovations. In this chapter, the main biochemical processes and related technological innovations in traditional Chinese biotechnology are illustrated with recent advances in functional microbiology, microbial ecology, solid-state fermentation, enzymology, chemistry of impact flavor compounds, and improvements made to relevant traditional industrial facilities. Recent biotechnological advances in making Chinese liquor, rice wine, soy sauce, and vinegar are reviewed. PMID:19888561

  2. Chinese Marine Materia Medica

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    Peter Proksch

    2014-01-01

    China is one of the first countries to use marine materia medica for treating diseases. Ancient books on Chinese herbology, such as Shennong Bencaojing (Shennong’s Classic of Materia Medica), Xinxiu Bencao (Newly Revised Materia Medica) and Bencao Gangmu (Compendium of Materia Medica), have detailed more than 110 marine herbs and thousands of marine herbal formulas (including those for Chinese food therapy). A great deal of information on marine herbs and their applications in medicine, colle...

  3. The Chinese Politeness Scale

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    王喜凤

    2012-01-01

    In order to make sense of what is said in an interaction,we have to look at various factors which relate to social distance and closeness.Generally,these factors include the specific situation language takes place,the relative status of the two participants,the message being delivered and finally the age of the participants.In this article,the Chinese Politeness Scale,based on Chinese social values and tradition,will be explained and demonstrated in detail.

  4. Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    2009-01-01

    2009013 Clinical observation on treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis with Chinese herbal medicine. SHENG Zhenghe(盛正和), et al.Dept TCM, 5th Affili Hosp, Guangxi Med Univ, Guangxi 545001. Chin J Integr Tradit West Med 2008;28(11):990-993. Objective To study the efficacy and safety of Chinese drugs for expelling evil-wind, removing dampness, promoting blood circulation and invigorating yin in treating active rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

  5. Chinese New Year

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    王芳

    2005-01-01

    The Chinese New Year is now known as the Spnng Festival because it starts trom the beginning otspring. Though there are some sayings about its origin (起源), all agree that the word Nian, which inmodern Chinese means “year”, was originally the name of a beast (野兽) that started to eat people thenight before the beginning of a new year.

  6. Chinese Entrepreneurs Go Global

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    Daniel Zhou

    2012-01-01

    China may be on the tipping point of explosive global growth. In response to changes in the global economy and an economic slowdown domestically, hundreds of thousands of Chinese SMEs are being encouraged to “go global” by their central and local governments. To a Chinese company, going global requires the expansion of its existing business in other countries or the development of new ventures with partners operating in other countries. Explosive growth in China may be possible, but it will d...

  7. Country Review: Chinese Taipei

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    2008-01-01

    This report, prepared by the Secretariat of the OECD was the basis for a peer review examination of Chinese Taipei at the OECD’s Global Forum on Competition on 9 February, 2006. Competition law in Chinese Taipei has been an important element of the program of economic reforms that moved the economy from centrally directed emphasis on manufacturing and exports to a market-driven emphasis on services and high technology. The competition law follows mainstream practice about restrictive agreemen...

  8. The Magic of Chinese

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    2006-01-01

    One of the world's oldest languages appears to have a vibrant futureClassical Greek and Latin, two languages that share an ancient history with Chinese, have been threatened with extinction, being used primarily in classic books or for special purposes. Chinese, on the other hand, is thriving as more and more people develop an interest in learning the language, and its charm has been noticed by linguists.

  9. Cardiovascular mortality of Chinese in New York City

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    Fang, Jing; Madhavan, Shantha; Alderman, Michael H

    1999-01-01

    To determine cardiovascular disease mortality among Chinese migrants in New York City and compare it to both that of residents in China and whites in New York City, mortality records for 1988 through 1992 for New York City and the 1990 US census data for New York City were linked. Age-specific death rates for urban China, reported by the World Health Organization, were used for comparison. The results show that male and female Chinese residents in New York City had lower mortality rates for a...

  10. Acquirement of a new male sterile germplasm of Chinese jujube

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    WANG Jiurui; LIU Ling; LIU Mengjun; ZHOU Junyi

    2007-01-01

    A male sterile germplasm of Chinese jujube(Ziziphus jujuba Mill.),named 'male sterile No.1'(JMS1),was firstly identified from a natural population through studies of pollen amount and vitality and its anatomy.Its microspores got massed and then disaggregated after the tetrad stage during pollen development.Then its anthers became empty,or only pollen vestiges remained in the yellow buds.The pollen became abortive after the tetrad stage.Hypertrophy and hyperplasia of tapetum at the tetrad stage were related to pollen abortion.In view of its moderate could be used as a worthwhile female parent in the cross breeding of Chinese jujube.

  11. Female athlete triad update.

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    Beals, Katherine A; Meyer, Nanna L

    2007-01-01

    The passage of Title IX legislation in 1972 provided enormous opportunities for women to reap the benefits of sports participation. For most female athletes, sports participation is a positive experience, providing improved physical fitness, enhanced self-esteem, and better physical and mental health. Nonetheless, for a few female athletes, the desire for athletic success combined with the pressure to achieve a prescribed body weight may lead to the development of a triad of medical disorders including disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone mineral density (BMD)--known collectively as the female athlete triad. Alone or in combination, the disorders of the triad can have a negative impact on health and impair athletic performance. PMID:17241915

  12. Female hair restoration.

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    Unger, Robin H

    2013-08-01

    Female hair loss is a devastating issue for women that has only relatively recently been publicly acknowledged as a significant problem. Hair transplant surgery is extremely successful in correcting the most cosmetically problematic areas of alopecia. This article discusses the surgical technique of hair transplantation in women in detail, including pearls to reduce postoperative sequelae and planning strategies to ensure a high degree of patient satisfaction. A brief overview of some of the medical treatments found to be helpful in slowing or reversing female pattern hair loss is included, addressing the available hormonal and topical treatments. PMID:24017982

  13. Chinese Advertising and Advanced Chinese Culture

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    Liu Fan

    2006-01-01

    @@ Chinese advertising has long been inseparable from the Chinese national culture from late Shang Dynasty and early Zhou Dynasty when Jiang Ziya beat sword to spread sound to the 21st century when the badge of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games sweeps the whole world. With cultural trait as one of its fundamental character,advertising naturally becomes one of the most important cultural industries in contemporary era. In recent years because of prevalent theme, "Rediscover the Brilliance of Ancient Cities," promoted by the 39th IAA World Congress and the 12th China Advertising Festival held in China, Beijing and Xi'an, two ancient cities, had been splendidly presented to the whole world.

  14. Perspectives on Female Entrepreneurs

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    Kuada, John Ernest; Janulevièienë, Rûta

    2003-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to compare the contents of the academic evidence and debate on female entrepreneurship in the West with the current stream of research and thinking in the Central and Eastern European Countries with a view to identifying similarities and differences in thoughts and findin...

  15. Female Reproductive System.

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    Hodge, N. J.

    This autoinstructional lesson can be used with health education and/or biology classes in a high school curriculum. It deals with the study of human development with emphasis on the female reproductive organs and cycles. The behavioral objectives are given, and the materials and equipment needed to gain these objectives are itemized. Fifteen…

  16. Female Genital Mutilation

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    ... problems (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-esteem, etc.). Health complications of female genital mutilation Who is at risk? Procedures are mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and adolescence, and occasionally on adult women. More than 3 ...

  17. Chinese boxes: "Typhoon" and Conrad's history of the Chinese

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    Kerr, D.

    2009-01-01

    This essay examines the novel "Typhoon," by Joseph Conrad, as a story about Chinamen coolies and seamen onboard a steamer transporting Chinese laborers. It argues that the Chinese boxes of the coolies represent several versions of the history of the Chinese and that the coolies are also representatives of a civilization with ideas and institutions, a law and order of nature. It also describes the images of Chinese life and their association to sociality, cooperation, nourishment, simplicity, ...

  18. Teaching Chinese Negotiating Style through Examination of Key Chinese Categories.

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    Myers, Dan

    This study examined different shades of meaning that a single word may have in Chinese in an effort to better understand the relationship between language and culture. An understanding of the exact meaning of Chinese words and expressions can greatly assist non-Chinese in understanding both the language and the society as a whole. A total of 102…

  19. Contemporary American Chinese Studies

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    Qiu Huafei

    2008-01-01

    The rise of modern American scholarship on China was largely attributed to the establishment of the American Joint Committee on Contemporary China (JCCC) in 1959 which sponsored all kinds of activities to promote Chinese studies, ranging from institutional support and financial resources to training courses. Since then, American study of China has entered into a period of sustainability that features academic and group-oriented research. It has become a mainstream discipline in American social science studies.1 There are some distinctive differences between early sinology and modern Chinese Studies: the latter is much more concentrated on the study of issues, comparative historical studies, and contemporary Chinese society. American Chinese studies stresses empirical research, textual data, and the application of theory to practice.Shanghai. He was a Fulbright visiting professor at State University of New York at Geneseo from 2006-2007. This treatise is one of a series of studies for China's National Research Foundation of Philosophy and Social Science (05BGJ012), "American Chinese Studies."

  20. History of Chinese medicinal wine.

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    Xia, Xun-Li

    2013-07-01

    Chinese medicinal wine is one type of a favorable food-drug product invented by Chinese ancestors for treating and preventing diseases, promoting people's health and corporeity, and enriching people's restorative culture. In the course of development of the millenary-old Chinese civilization, Chinese medicinal wine has made incessant progress and evolution. In different historical periods, Chinese medicinal wine presented different characteristics in basic wine medical applications, prescriptions, etc. There are many medical and Materia Medica monographs which have systemically and specifically reported on Chinese medicinal wine in past Chinese dynasties. By studying leading medical documents, this article made an outline review on the invention, development, and characteristics of Chinese medicinal wine. PMID:21853349

  1. An Investigation of Chinese Students’ Learning Styles at an English-medium University in Mainland China

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    Chili Li

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation of Chinese tertiary students’ perceptual learning styles at an English-medium university in mainland China. Results revealed that 1) a wide variety of learning styles was distributed among Chinese EFL students, a majority of them favoring tactile, kinesthetic, and visual learning styles; 2) gender differences existed but were not statistically significant in the learning-style preferences between male and female students; 3) English majors and Non-...

  2. Gender and Language Learning Strategy Use — in the Case of Chinese High School Students

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    Min LIU

    2012-01-01

    The present study investigated the relationship between gender and learning strategy preferences of Chinese senior high school students. Analyses indicated that high school students under investigation used a variety of learning strategies to study English at a medium to low frequency. Female students used more learning strategies and at a greater frequency than male students. The findings of the study will cast some light on Chinese EFL teaching, learning and future studies.Key words: Gender...

  3. Does “Tiger Parenting” Exist? Parenting Profiles of Chinese Americans and Adolescent Developmental Outcomes

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    Kim, Su Yeong; Wang, Yijie; Orozco-Lapray, Diana; Shen, Yishan; Murtuza, Mohammed

    2012-01-01

    “Tiger parenting,” as described by Chua (2011), has put parenting in Asian American families in the spotlight. The current study identified parenting profiles in Chinese American families and explored their effects on adolescent adjustment. In a three-wave longitudinal design spanning eight years, from early adolescence to emerging adulthood, adolescents (54% female), fathers and mothers from 444 Chinese American families reported on eight parenting dimensions (e.g., warmth and shaming) and s...

  4. Comparison of five equations for estimating resting energy expenditure in Chinese young, normal weight healthy adults

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    Rao Zhi-yong; Wu Xiao-ting; Liang Bin-miao; Wang Mao-yun; Hu Wen

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Most resting energy expenditure (REE) predictive equations for adults were derived from research conducted in western populations; whether they can also be used in Chinese young people is still unclear. Therefore, we conducted this study to determine the best REE predictive equation in Chinese normal weight young adults. Methods Forty-three (21 male, 22 female) healthy college students between the age of 18 and 25 years were recruited. REE was measured by the indirect calo...

  5. A Case Study of Chinese Bound Feet: Application of Footprint Analysis

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    Reischl, Uwe; Nandikolla, Vidja; Colby, Conrad; Mijović, Budimir; Wei, Hsian-Chuen

    2008-01-01

    Foot print patterns of the bound feet of a 90-year-old Chinese female were made to obtain insight into the ergonomic consequences of a Chinese custom that caused significant disabilities for many women throughout history. Pressure patterns were evaluated using the techniques applied to standard thumb print analsyis. A digital summary of the pressure patterns were compared to the patterns obtained from a normal subject. The outcomes indicated that the bound foot produced greater pl...

  6. The value of ultrasound in predicting non-visualization of the gall-bladder on OCG: implications for imaging strategies in patient selection for non-surgical therapy of gallstones.

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    Brakel, K; Laméris, J S; Nijs, H G; Ginai, A Z; Terpstra, O T

    1991-03-01

    Gall-bladder visualization on oral cholecystography (OCG) is required for most non-surgical therapies of gallstones. In this study we attempted to establish sonographic criteria which will predict non-visualization of the gall-bladder on OCG. For this purpose we compared the results of ultrasound (US) and OCG in 171 patients with gallstones being assessed for non-surgical therapy. Sonographic criteria for non-visualization were a contracted gall-bladder and stone impaction in the gall-bladder neck or cystic duct. In detecting findings which predict non-visualization on OCG, US had a sensitivity of 78.3% and a specificity of 97.6%. The predictive values were: positive findings 92.3% and negative findings 92.4%. The overall accuracy was 92.4%. We conclude that US can be used as a first step in selecting patients for non-surgical therapy and if US indicates a contracted gall-bladder, 11% of the patients can be excluded from further diagnostic imaging. PMID:2013195

  7. Chinese Rebalancing and Australian Exports

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    Gerard Kelly

    2014-01-01

    The Chinese authorities plan to gradually rebalance the composition of Chinese economic growth from investment towards household consumption. This article uses the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) to give a general sense of how this rebalancing might affect Australian exports and economic activity. Dollar for dollar, Chinese investment appears to absorb more than twice as much Australian value-added output as Chinese household consumption. This largely reflects the significant role of resou...

  8. Moi bans female circumcision.

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    Nakalema, R

    1990-06-01

    A recent survey by the Inter-African Committee for Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children found that 75-85 million women in Africa have undergone some form of female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM has long been practiced in Kenya. The ethnic groups which practice it, including the Kikuyu, Kamba, Kisii, Kalenjin, Maasai, and people of Somali origin, have a death rate of 170/1000 of their female populations. Approximately half of these deaths are the result of FGM, a practice which also contributes to the poor health of mutilated women. The adverse health consequences of FGM have led Kenya's President Daniel arap Moi to ban the practice in his country. In announcing the ban, President Moi advised Kenyans to discontinue cultural practices and customs which have no place in modern society and which will otherwise retard development. A number of prominent Kenyans have come forth in support of Moi's move. PMID:12293761

  9. Knowing Chinese character grammar.

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    Myers, James

    2016-02-01

    Chinese character structure has often been described as representing a kind of grammar, but the notion of character grammar has hardly been explored. Patterns in character element reduplication are particularly grammar-like, displaying discrete combinatoriality, binarity, phonology-like final prominence, and potentially the need for symbolic rules (X→XX). To test knowledge of these patterns, Chinese readers were asked to judge the acceptability of fake characters varying both in grammaticality (obeying or violating reduplication constraints) and in lexicality (of the reduplicative configurations). While lexical knowledge was important (lexicality improved acceptability and grammatical configurations were accepted more quickly when also lexical), grammatical knowledge was important as well, with grammaticality improving acceptability equally for lexical and nonlexical configurations. Acceptability was also higher for more frequent reduplicative elements, suggesting that the reduplicative configurations were decomposed. Chinese characters present an as-yet untapped resource for exploring fundamental questions about the nature of the human capacity for grammar. PMID:26684059

  10. Female pattern hair loss

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    Archana Singal; Sidharth Sonthalia; Prashant Verma

    2013-01-01

    Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a common cause of hair loss in women characterized by diffuse reduction in hair density over the crown and frontal scalp with retention of the frontal hairline. Its prevalence increases with advancing age and is associated with significant psychological morbidity. The pathophysiology of FPHL is still not completely understood and seems to be multifactorial. Although androgens have been implicated, the involvement of androgen-independent mechanisms is evident...

  11. FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFGHANISTAN

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    MAGNUS HOLMÉN; THAW TAR MIN; EMILIA SAARELAINEN

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyzes the motivations of eight female Afghan entrepreneurs to start up their own business and the problems they encountered during start-up and operations. Income generation was the most important push factor but pull factors including desire for independence and autonomy were also important. However, in contrast to studies in other countries, the desire for achievement was not emphasized. An unexpected finding was the emphasis on the desire to help non-family members by running...

  12. Hormones and female sexuality

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    Bjelica Artur L.; Kapamadžija Aleksandra; Maticki-Sekulić Milana

    2003-01-01

    Introduction In contrast to animal species in which linear relationships exist between hormonal status and sexual behaviour sexuality in human population is not determined so simply by the level of sexual steroids. The article analyses female sexuality in the light of hormonal status. Administration of sexual steroids during pregnancy and sexual differentiation High doses of gestagens, especially those with high androgen activity, widely used against miscarriages may lead to tomboys, but with...

  13. Supporting Chinese Speaking Skills Online

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    Stickler, Ursula; Shi, Lijing

    2013-01-01

    Chinese is considered a difficult language to learn by most Western learners, yet recently more and more people are learning Chinese, and increasingly teaching is delivered online. Due to the nature of Chinese and the complexity of online learning, research has not yet produced sufficient information on students' and teachers' interaction during…

  14. Chinese Colleges Need More Endowment

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    杨瑞

    2014-01-01

    In this paper I talk about the importance of increased college endowments. First I will introduce the limited financial situation of current Chinese colleges. Second, I will present an analysis on the financial reports of STU and Yale. Thirdly, I will describe the current Chinese College endowment situation. In conclusion I will present four suggestions for enhancing current Chinese college endowments.

  15. The Chinese in Children's Books.

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    New York Public Library, NY.

    This is a selective annotated list of children's books about China and the Chinese. Topics range from dynasties, the era of Western influence, emigration, revolution, to present day affairs. Most of the books have a Chinese setting, but some are about the Chinese in America. Listings are made under categories such as picture books, stories for…

  16. On Chinese Culture Curriculum Planning

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    Wang, Catherine

    2006-01-01

    The importance of cultural elements in foreign language teaching has been widely accepted in recent years. This applies particularly to the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) to non-native Chinese speakers at tertiary level in mainland China. However, there is no commonly accepted blueprint that defines the parts of Chinese culture…

  17. Concepts of Chinese Folk Happiness

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    Ip, Po Keung

    2011-01-01

    Discourses on Chinese folk happiness are often based on anecdotal narratives or qualitative analysis. Two traditional concepts of happiness popular in Chinese culture are introduced. The paper constructs a concept of Chinese folk happiness on basis of the findings of a scientific survey on the Taiwanese people regarding their concepts of…

  18. Representation of Self among Chinese College Job-hunters

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    徐嗣群

    2010-01-01

    @@ Introduction: Some of their researches (Booher, 1988; Smith and Bernhardt, 1996; Munter, 2006) have been concentrated on teaching students writing skills.On the other hand, some of their researches (Lakoff, 1975; Labov, 1990; Coates, 1998) have been carried on about identifying and instantiating possible differences in linguistic styles between males and females.However, little work has been undertaken on investigating gender differences reflected in business letters writing, especially job-application letter, by analyzing the genre components and politeness strategies.In this project, by providing a content analysis of 20 job application letters written by Chinese college job applicants, I try to explore the differences between Chinese male and female college job hunters presented in their job application letters.

  19. Brain Embolism Secondary to Cardiac Myxoma in Fifteen Chinese Patients

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    Youming Long

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Heart myxoma-related embolisms commonly involve the central nervous system, but data are lacking in Chinese patients. Methods. 27 patients diagnosed with myxoma were reviewed retrospectively. Results. Among 27 patients, fourteen (51.9% patients were women. Fifteen (55.6% patients had brain embolisms. Rarely, patients were misdiagnosed with central nervous system vasculitis (n = 2, moyamoya disease (n = 1, and neuromyelitis optica (n = 1. We found positive associations between mRS (>3 and female gender (r = 0.873, P10 × 109/L (r = 0.722, P = 0.002, tumour size (r = 0.866, P0.05. Conclusions. Neurologic manifestations in Chinese patients with cardiac myxoma-related stroke were complicated and multifarious. Female gender, infection, other severe complications, low SBP, tumour size, bilateral brain lesions, TACI, and high WBC counts could be associated with a poor prognosis.

  20. Chinese Studies and Beyond

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    Brødsgaard, Kjeld Erik

    2013-01-01

    politics", "corporatism", "civil society", "fragmented authoritarianism", etc. (Brødsgaard, 1989; Guo 2013). This paper will survey these approaches in order to place the analysis of the contemporary Chinese politics and history in a comparative perspective. A survey of the field will remind us that......Many different conceptual approaches and models have been used to analyze contemporary Chinese history and politics. Some of the more commonly used include "totalitarianism", "two-line struggle", "clientelism", "tendency analysis", "political culture", "interest group politics", "bureaucratic...

  1. Chinese Literature,Anyone?

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    ALI; ALIZADEH

    2007-01-01

    Like many other ancient cultures,China possesses an impressive and celebrated literary heritage. The master poets of the medieval Tang Dynasty(618-907), for example, are rightfully known as some of the world’s best lyric poets; the adventures of the Monkey King and his company—as told in the classical Chinese narrative Journey to the West—have achieved a global following (in part due to TV adaptations and the like); and novels, short story collections and memoirs by expat Chinese authors living in the West have won major literary prizes and become international bestsellers.

  2. Accentedness and intelligibility of Mandarin-accented English for Chinese, Koreans and Americans

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    Hardman, Jocelyn

    2014-01-01

    accuracy and listener L1 and word familiarity. Participants included 6 male graduate students (Chinese & American) as talkers and 64 male and female graduate students (Chinese, Korean, & American) as listeners. In a counter balanced word-recognition-in-noise experiment, listeners were presented with 60......, American listeners still performed better. Analyses of mistranscribed Mandarin-accented English words revealed different areas of difficulty by listener L1. While front vowels and diphthongs were problematic for all listeners, Chinese listeners found different consonants in different word positions to be...

  3. Smoking and Major Depressive Disorder in Chinese Women

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    He, Qiang; Lei YANG; Shi, Shenxun; Gao, Jingfang; Tao, Ming; Zhang, Kerang; Gao, Chengge; Yang, Lijun; Li, Kan; Shi, Jianguo; Wang, Gang; Liu, Lanfen; Zhang, Jinbei; Du, Bo; Jiang, Guoqing

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the risk factors that contribute to smoking in female patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and the clinical features in depressed smokers. Methods We examined the smoking status and clinical features in 6120 Han Chinese women with MDD (DSM-IV) between 30 and 60 years of age across China. Logistic regression was used to determine the association between clinical features of MDD and smoking status and between risk factors for MDD and smoking status. Results Amo...

  4. Female Athletes Facing Discrimination: Curriculum Regarding Female Athletes.

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    Palis, Regina

    There continues to be oppression among female athletes, even after the enactment of Title IX in 1972. Female athletes in secondary schools deal with low self-esteem, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and depression. Female athletes struggle with societal pressures to maintain a model-like figure, while trying to train and perform for…

  5. Central Corneal Thickness in Adult Chinese

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    2006-01-01

    The central corneal thickness (CCT) in age 48 years or less of Chinese was characterized and its relationship with gender, age, refraction and intraocular pressure (IOP) was investigated.Right eyes of 1669 participants were included in this study (880 men, 52.7 % and 789 women,47.3 %). Mean age of the samples was 23.8±5.9 years. After the examination of corneal topography and refraction, Goldman applanation tonometry was carried out by one physician. Tonometric values were the mean of three consecutive readings. Subsequently, another physician carried out ultrasonic pachymetry with the DGH 2000 AP ultrasonic pachymeter. Six measuremen ts were made at the center of the cornea of each eye. The mean value was used for analysis. The results showed that mean CCT of male participants was 551.33± 34. 62 μm, 5.79 μm more than that of female participants. Linear regression analyses revealed that CCT was negatively related with age only in female and no association was found between refractive status and CCT. IOP was positively related to CCT, and there was a difference in IOP of 1.5 mmHg (1 mmHg=0. 133 kPa) per 100 μm difference in CCT. Ocular hypertension group was prone to have thicker cornea than average. The results indicated that in adult Chinese CCT tended to decrease with aging in female only. IOP measured by Goldmann tonometry was positively related with CCT so that CCT should be measured along with IOP.

  6. Female-pattern baldness (image)

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    Female-pattern baldness is a pattern of hair loss (alopecia) caused by hormones, aging and genetics. Unlike male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness is an over-all thinning which maintains the ...

  7. Utilization of and Attitudes towards Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapies in a Chinese Cancer Hospital: A Survey of Patients and Physicians

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    McQuade, Jennifer L.; ZhiQiang Meng; Zhen Chen; Qi Wei; Ying Zhang; WenYing Bei; J. Lynn Palmer; Lorenzo Cohen

    2012-01-01

    Background. In China, the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is very popular, but little is known about how it is integrated with conventional cancer care. We conducted parallel surveys of patients and physicians on TCM utilization. Methods. Two hundred forty-five patients and 72 allopathic physicians at the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center completed questions on their use of and attitude towards TCM. Results. Patient mean age was 51, with 60% female. Eighty-three percent of pa...

  8. Chinese Workers' Real Demand

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    Li Zhen

    2010-01-01

    @@ A new generation different from their elders Cheap labor has built Chinas economic miracle.As China's economy has bounced back,wages have followed suit.But,for the new generation of Chinese migrant workers,wages are not enough to meet their needs.

  9. Targeting the Chinese Consumer

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    MICHAEL O'NEILL

    2006-01-01

    @@ China's consumer markets have developed an almost mythic status in recent years; the Holy Grail for Western retailers and manufacturers desperate to carve a position in a market of such huge dimensions. But understanding the Chinese consumer is no easy task,as many overseas companies have found to their peril.

  10. Chinese Festivals and Customs.

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    Green, Sandra Aili

    Traditional festivals and customs of the Chinese people are described in this publication which can be used with secondary level students. In the margins of the text are numbers which indicate slides and cultural objects that relate to the text. The text, however, can be used without the slides and objects. The following festivals are described:…

  11. Chinese Entrepreneurs Go Global

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    Daniel Zhou

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available China may be on the tipping point of explosive global growth. In response to changes in the global economy and an economic slowdown domestically, hundreds of thousands of Chinese SMEs are being encouraged to “go global” by their central and local governments. To a Chinese company, going global requires the expansion of its existing business in other countries or the development of new ventures with partners operating in other countries. Explosive growth in China may be possible, but it will depend on an appropriate strategy for going global. For a country that has firmly established itself as an international manufacturing hub, going global requires a shift in its entrepreneurial capacity, which is the focus of this article. We first assess the current situation in China to understand its current entrepreneurial focus and capacity, as well as the impetus for change. Next, we contrast the Kirznerian and Schumpeterian views of entrepreneurship to illustrate that – to go global – Chinese entrepreneurs must shift from an emphasis on exploiting pricing inefficiencies (i.e., Kirznerian entrepreneurship to an emphasis on innovation (i.e., Schumpeterian entrepreneurship. Finally, we examine unique characteristics of the business environment and culture in China, which are likely to impact the ability of Chinese entrepreneurs to go global.

  12. Chinese Lacquer Art

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    ChengXiangjun

    2003-01-01

    Over the sweep of Chinese longstanding history,numerous treasures and heritages have been left over,among which the lacquer art is a brilliant one.China is the earliest country in the world using natural lacquer,In the early 1970s,archeologists unearthed a red lacquer wood bowl in an excavation in the

  13. Modelling Chinese Smart Grid

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    Yuksel, Ender; Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming;

    In this document, we consider a specific Chinese Smart Grid implementation and try to address the verification problem for certain quantitative properties including performance and battery consumption. We employ stochastic model checking approach and present our modelling and analysis study using...

  14. Chinese Borrowings in English

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    JU Li-li

    2014-01-01

    There are eight types of English word formation, which are widely used nowadays in English. Among them, Borrowings, as one of widely used types of English word formation, has drawn people's attention because many English words are borrowed from other languages, such as German, Latin. This article aims to demonstrate Chinese Borrowings in English from two aspects.

  15. FROM THE CHINESE PRESS

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    1998-01-01

    China Plans to Stabilize Population Growth by the ’30s of the Next Century On November 19, 1997, China’s State Councilor, Song Jian, revealed that China should be able to achieve control of population growth about thirty years into the next century, when the Chinese population reaches 1.5 to 1.6 billion.

  16. Why I Learn Chinese

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    Benedicte; Corbiere

    2013-01-01

    <正>Even today, I still ask myself why I am so fascinated with Chinese language, history, culture, films, photos and economic development. My interest in China was not a spur-of-the-moment move; instead, all sorts of lucky chances since my childhood made me irresistibly interested in this great and impressive country. I was born in

  17. Cataloging Pirated Chinese Books

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    Wang, Sze-Tseng

    1971-01-01

    Various types of pirated Chinese books are given with specific examples. The basic steps followed for the proper identification of these books is described, and remedies suggested in case the original is discovered after the book has been cataloged according to the information given by the book pirate. (13 references) (Author/NH)

  18. About Chinese Characters

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    2002-01-01

    Some Chinese characters refer to natural phenomena andsubstances, such as "雨" yu (rain), "云" yun (clouds), "雪" xue (snow),"电" dian (lightning) and "雷" lei (thunder). The original form of "雨"was"(?)," in which"(?)" represents the cloud layer, and"(?)"symbolizes rain drops.

  19. The Intelligibility of Chinese-Accented English to International and American Students at a U.S. University

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    Hardman, Jocelyn

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the intelligibility of Chinese and American graduate students to their Indian, Chinese, Korean, and American peers. A psycholinguistic word-recognition-in-noise study investigated the effects on intelligibility of speakers’ L1 and segmental pronunciation accuracy and how t....... In addition, both international and American university students should receive the linguistic perception training necessary to accommodate the range of accent diversity that has become a reality of academic settings today.......This study investigated the intelligibility of Chinese and American graduate students to their Indian, Chinese, Korean, and American peers. A psycholinguistic word-recognition-in-noise study investigated the effects on intelligibility of speakers’ L1 and segmental pronunciation accuracy and how...... this varied by listeners’ L1 and word familiarity. Participants included 6 male graduate students (Chinese & American) as speakers and 72 male and female graduate students (Indian, Chinese, Korean, & American) as listeners. Since there was no speech corpus publicly available that would help answer the...

  20. [Facial femalization in transgenders].

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    Yahalom, R; Blinder, D; Nadel, S

    2015-07-01

    Transsexualism is a gender identity disorder in which there is a strong desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex. In male-to-female transsexuals with strong masculine facial features, facial feminization surgery is performed as part of the gender reassignment. A strong association between femininity and attractiveness has been attributed to the upper third of the face and the interplay of the glabellar prominence of the forehead. Studies have shown that a certain lower jaw shape is characteristic of males with special attention to the strong square mandibular angle and chin and also suggest that the attractive female jaw is smaller with a more round shape mandibular angles and a pointy chin. Other studies have shown that feminization of the forehead through cranioplasty have the most significant impact in determining the gender of a patient. Facial feminization surgeries are procedures aimed to change the features of the male face to that of a female face. These include contouring of the forehead, brow lift, mandible angle reduction, genioplasty, rhinoplasty and a variety of soft tissue adjustments. In our maxillofacial surgery department at the Sheba Medical Center we perform forehead reshaping combining with brow lift and at the same surgery, mandibular and chin reshaping to match the remodeled upper third of the face. The forehead reshaping is done by cranioplasty with additional reduction of the glabella area by burring of the frontal bone. After reducing the frontal bossing around the superior orbital rims we manage the soft tissue to achieve the brow lift. The mandibular reshaping, is performed by intraoral approach and include contouring of the angles by osteotomy for a more round shape (rather than the manly square shape angles), as well as reshaping of the bone in the chin area in order to make it more pointy, by removing the lateral parts of the chin and in some cases performing also genioplasty reduction by AP osteotomy. PMID

  1. Self-Esteem as Mediator and Moderator of the Relationship between Social Support and Subjective Well-Being among Chinese University Students

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    Kong, Feng; Zhao, Jingjing; You, Xuqun

    2013-01-01

    This study examined both the mediating and moderating effects of global self-esteem on the relationship between social support and subjective well-being among Chinese university students. Three hundred and ninety-one university students (260 males and 131 females) from two different Chinese universities completed the social support scale, the…

  2. The young female athlete.

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    Hurvitz, Michal; Weiss, Ram

    2009-12-01

    Participation of adolescents and young women in strenuous sports activity may lead to various metabolic and psychological derangements of clinical relevance to the endocrinologist. The most common manifestations encountered in practice are primary and secondary amenorrhea, reduced bone mineral density and eating disorders. The occurrence of all three together has been named "the athletic triad". The underlying hormonal drivers that lead to some of these manifestations are the reduced leptin level as well as the persistent low grade stress response commonly observed in such females. "Exercise-related female reproductive dysfunction" (ERFRD), can possibly include short-term (infertility) and long-term (osteoporosis) consequences. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, a manifestation of ERFRD in adolescence, is an integrated response to the combination of excessive physical and emotional stress, exercise, and/or reduced food intake characterized by decreased endogenous GNRH secretion. The primary aim of treating these athletes should be the prevention of the development of any component of the triad as well as the whole complex by educating athletes, trainers, parents and health care professionals about proper nutrition and safe training. The long term prognosis is good. However, significant long term morbidity may affect these young women later in life. PMID:20118893

  3. L-form bacteriologic assessment of bile from gallbladder in patients with gallstones and cholecystitis and implication%检测胆囊结石胆汁中L型细菌的研究及其意义

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    韩文胜; 石景森; 杨毅军; 李国才; 韩月; 焦兴元; 卓健生

    2001-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the role of L-form bacteria in the development of gallstone and cholecystitis. Methods A L-form bacteriological study was made on 130 patients undergoing elective surgery for gallbladder diseases and 20 subjects with a normal biliary tract as a control group. Results The positive rate of bacterial L-form was 59.2 % in benign gallbladder diseases and 5.0 % in the control group. In the bile from gallbladder, the detectable rate for pigment stones was the highest (88.9 %), followed by mixed, cholesterol and black stones (80.0 %, 54.8 % and 50.0 % respectively). There was relationship between the number of gallstone and the L-form bacterial positive rate, as well as the age of the patients. Conclusion L-form bacterial infection might play a certain role in stone formation in gallbladder and the therapy for L-form bacterial infection in the patients with gallstones and chronic cholecystitis should be performed clinically.%目的探讨L型细菌在胆囊结石、胆囊炎发病中的意义。方法应用高渗培养技术对130例胆囊结石、胆囊炎及20例非胆道疾病的患者胆囊胆汁标本进行普通菌及L型菌联合培养。结果 L型菌总检出率胆囊疾病组为59.2%,对照组为5.0%;胆囊结石胆汁中,检出率最高为胆色素类结石(88.9%),其次为混合性胆石(80.0%)、胆固醇结石(54.8%)和黑色结石(50.0%);多发结石明显高于单个结石。随年龄增加,其感染检出率增高。结论 L型菌感染可能在胆囊结石、胆囊炎发生发展中有重要意义,临床上应重视其检测和治疗。

  4. Maternal investment and reproductive success in Chinese water deer

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    Christiane MAUGET; Robert MAUGET

    2009-01-01

    Among cervids, maternal investment, estimated as the amount of resources and care allocated to the offspring, was expected to be related to species body size. Therefore, maternal investment in a herd of captive Chinese water deer Hydropotes inermis, a relatively small species of cervid, was investigated over 3 years. Except during the lactation period, reproductive females spent about 2-fold more time resting than feeding. During lactation, the amount of time spent feeding increased highly (25.3 min/h during lactation vs 17.3 min/h during the gestation period). Females spent less than 30% of time in communal behaviours with offspring. They did not reject alien fawns during this care period. Frequency and duration of suckling events decreased exponentially from the second week onwards. More than 10% of suckling bouts were non-filial. Prenatal investment leads to a mean litter mass (about 12% of maternal mass) higher than in most cervid species. Postnatal investment in fawns represents a daily mass gain of ca. 85 g/d during the first 2 weeks, without any sexual difference. Female production, timing and synchrony of births and survival of fawns characterized reproductive success. Seventy percent of mature females gave birth, with a mean of 1.9 offspring per female. The sex ratio was even. Births were synchronous, 80% of births occurring in 25 days. In this herd, 0.74 fawn per female was successfully weaned and 0.56 fawn per female survived through their first year. Based on these results we conclude that reproductive strategy of Chinese water deer was efficient and characterized by mother-offspring relationships typical of hiders and high levels of pre- and postnatal investments. This strategy seems typical of small species of cervids without marked sexual dimorphism.[Current Zoology 55(2):102-110,2009].

  5. Analisis Homograf Aksara Cina pada Kamus Oxford Concise English- Chinese,Chinese-English

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    Nathania, Lenny

    2011-01-01

    Homograph characters exist in every language as well as in Chinese. The Chinese homograph characters are phenomena that often make misunderstood by learners in pronunciation and meaning interpretation. In this thesis with a title “Analisis Homograf Aksara Cina pada Kamus Oxford Concise English – Chinese, Chinese – English” (“Analysis Chinese Homophones characters in Oxford Concise English - Chinese, Chinese - English Dictionary”), focus on Chinese homograph characters from i...

  6. An Introduction to Chinese Society of Immunology

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    2004-01-01

    Chinese Society of Immunology (CSI) was founded in 1984. It has had over 5000 members, among whom 1000 are members of IUIS. There are six Chinese periodicals associated with the Society: Chinese Journal of Immunology, Immunological Journal, Current Immunology, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology; Chinese Journal of

  7. An Introduction to Chinese Society of Immunology

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    2004-01-01

    Chinese Socicty of Immunology (CSI) was founded in 1984. It has had over 5000 members, among whom 1000 are members of IUIS. There are six Chinese periodicals associated with the Society: Chinese Journal of Immunology,Immunological Journal,Current Immunology,Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology,Chinese Journal of

  8. Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population.

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    Koo, Fung Kuen; Kwok, Cannas; White, Kate; D'Abrew, Natalie; Roydhouse, Jessica K

    2012-01-01

    In Australia, women from non-English-speaking backgrounds participate less frequently in breast cancer screening than English-speaking women, and Chinese immigrant women are 50% less likely to participate in breast examinations than Australian-born women. Chinese-born Australians comprise 10% of the overseas-born Australian population, and the immigrant Chinese population in Australia is rapidly increasing. We report on the strategies used in a pilot breast health promotion program, Living with Healthy Breasts, aimed at Cantonese-speaking adult immigrant women in Sydney, Australia. The program consisted of a 1-day education session and a 2-hour follow-up session. We used 5 types of strategies commonly used for cultural targeting (peripheral, evidential, sociocultural, linguistic, and constituent-involving) in a framework of traditional Chinese philosophies (Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism) to deliver breast health messages to Chinese-Australian immigrant women. Creating the program's content and materials required careful consideration of color (pink to indicate femininity and love), symbols (peach blossoms to imply longevity), word choice (avoidance of the word death), location and timing (held in a Chinese restaurant a few months after the Chinese New Year), communication patterns (the use of metaphors and cartoons for discussing health-related matters), and concern for modesty (emphasizing that all presenters and team members were female) to maximize cultural relevance. Using these strategies may be beneficial for designing and implementing breast cancer prevention programs in Cantonese-speaking Chinese immigrant communities. PMID:22172170

  9. Cultures unfolding: experiences of Chinese-Hungarian mixed couples in Hungary

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    Nóra Kovács

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Background The research outlined in this paper focuses on a subfield related to Chinese migrants’ integration in Hungary: Chinese-Hungarian mixed partner relationships. I present some findings of an anthropological study on Chinese-Hungarian couples in Hungary, although other localities may also be involved in some of these couples’ lives. Participants and procedure Based on interviews conducted with members of Chinese-Hungarian married, cohabiting and dating, separated or divorced couples, and on data gathered through predominantly online fieldwork, this research explores notions and values that are at play in shaping the dynamics of these relations. Results The sample of thirty-seven couples features two characteristically different types of relationships: those referred to as “student love”, and the relationships of “typical” Chinese migrants with Hungarians. The former tend to be much more successful and persistent in time, with two cases of divorce or separation out of sixteen, whereas the latter are considerably less persistent, with eight cases of divorce or separation and two cases of crises out of thirteen bonds. Another notable finding is that Chinese-Hungarian marriages are much more persistent in time if the Chinese partner is female. Conclusions The paper consists of the following consecutive parts: an introduction to the Chinese migrant context and inter-ethnic partner relations in Hungary; a review of relevant literature; presentation of research methods and fieldwork; presentation and discussion of the research sample; presentation of some results from the interviews; and conclusions.

  10. Female Bladder Outlet Obstruction.

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    Hoffman, Daniel S; Nitti, Victor W

    2016-04-01

    The non-specific symptoms the patients express upon the presentation of female bladder outlet obstruction make it a challenge to diagnose. There are subtle differences between the obstructed patient and those whose bladders are underactive and/or fail to mount a detrusor contraction. These disparities can be extracted through a thorough history and examination. At times, the clinician may utilize nomograms, non-invasive uroflow, and urodynamics with the addition of fluoroscopy to establish the diagnosis of obstruction. Management of the obstruction depends on the nature of the condition, whether functional or anatomical. The increase in the number of sling procedures performed to treat stress urinary incontinence has resulted in a rise in the number of iatrogenic obstructions. The temporal relationship between surgery and obstruction is the key to identifying the problem. PMID:26902625

  11. Female Sexual Arousal Disorders

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    Giraldi, Annamaria; Rellini, Alessandra H; Pfaus, James;

    2012-01-01

    Introduction.  Definitions and terminology for female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) are currently being debated. While some authors have suggested that FSAD is more a subjective response rather than a genital response, others have suggested that desire and arousal disorders should be combined in...... psychological disorders, as well as to discuss different medical and psychological assessment and treatment modalities. Methods.  The experts of the International Society for Sexual Medicine's Standard Committee convened to provide a survey using relevant databases, journal articles, and own clinical experience...... comorbid with other sexual problems and are of biopsychosocial etiology. In the assessment, a thorough sexological history as well as medical and gynecological history and examination are recommended. Treatment should be based on of the symptoms, clinical findings and, if possibly, on underlying etiology...

  12. Hormones and female sexuality

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    Bjelica Artur L.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction In contrast to animal species in which linear relationships exist between hormonal status and sexual behaviour sexuality in human population is not determined so simply by the level of sexual steroids. The article analyses female sexuality in the light of hormonal status. Administration of sexual steroids during pregnancy and sexual differentiation High doses of gestagens, especially those with high androgen activity, widely used against miscarriages may lead to tomboys, but without differences in sexual orientation. However, it has been observed that the frequency of bisexual and lesbian women is higher in women with congenital adrenogenital syndrome. Hormones sexual desire and sexuality during menstrual cycle It has been established that sexual desire, autoeroticism and sexual fantasies in women depend on androgen levels. There are a lot of reports claiming that sexual desire varies during the menstrual cycle. Hormonal contraception and sexuality Most patients using birth control pills present with decreased libido. But, there are reports that progestagens with antiandrogenic effect in contraceptive pills do not affect sexual desire. Hormonal changes in peri- and postmenopausal period and sexuality Decreased levels of estrogen and testosterone in older women are associated with decreased libido, sensitivity and erotic stimuli. Sexuality and hormone replacement therapy Hormonal therapy with estrogen is efficient in reference to genital atrophy, but not to sexual desire. Really increased libido is achieved using androgens. Also, therapy with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA and tibolone have positive effects on female libido. Conclusion Effect of sexual steroids on sexual sphere of women is very complex. The association between hormones and sexuality is multidimensional, as several hormones are important in regulation of sexual behaviour. Still, it should be pointed out that sexuality is in the domain of hormonal, emotional

  13. Chinese Experiences on Orthokeratology.

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    Xie, Peiying; Guo, Xi

    2016-01-01

    The prevalence of myopia in Chinese children has been rising each year. Research has shown that orthokeratology is a good method for controlling the progression of myopia. In this article, we review the current prevalence of myopia, the development and management of orthokeratology, and the myopia control methods used in China. A physical and health survey release indicated that the ratio of poor vision in every range of ages is still high in China. During the past 17 years, Chinese doctors have developed a standard fitting procedure and medical management of orthokeratology patients. This article also reviews the clinical studies in China for Ortho-K lenses, such as myopia control, effects and safety, corneal change, and lens design and fitting. Finally, we review the development of the International Academy of Orthokeratology Asia in China. PMID:26704137

  14. Photovoltaic for the Chinese

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    China produces and exports about half of the photovoltaic cells made in the world. About 1000 Chinese enterprises work in the photovoltaic sector and the offer grows too fast to allow some enterprises to cope with lower and lower production costs. Research activities are a key element for the reduction of production costs but small companies can not usually sustain sufficient research. Economists foresee a strong reorganization of the sector: some enterprises will cease their photovoltaic activities, others will face financial difficulties, others will merge to make bigger companies. To make the demand bigger Chinese authorities are taking steps to develop the photovoltaic home market. The installed capacity of photovoltaic plants in China is expected to be somewhere between 11 GWc and 18 GWc in 2015, figures to be compared with only 0.9 GWc in 2010. (A.C.)

  15. Chinese Investment in Italy

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    2008-01-01

    At the 12th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) held on September 8-11 in Xiamen, Fujian Province, government officials and entrepreneurs from all over the world canvassed Chinese entrepreneurs and investors to invest in their countries. Foreign countries and regions rented 16,000 square meters of exhibition space, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year. Among the 74 participating countries and regions, more than 50 held seminars about their invest- ment environments. Besides the Caribbean countries and underdeveloped African nations that are actively attracting investment, developed countries such as the Untied States, Germany, France, Italy and Sweden also showed extraordinary enthusiasm in trying to win over Chinese investors. Beijing Review interviewed Marinella Loddo, Director of the Industrial Cooperation Division of the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade which is also known as the Italian Trade Commission (ICE).

  16. Making Chinese Money

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    2011-01-01

    Dutch-based information provider expands in China to tap new market There are many secrets that foreign companies need to know before starting businesses in China.Wolters Kluwer knows a few of them. "You can never expect business success by introducing foreign products or services on an as-is basis in China.We need to provide something special to meet the demands of Chinese customers," said Shasha Chang,

  17. Making Chinese Money

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    LIU XINLIAN

    2011-01-01

    There are many secrets that foreign companies need to know before starting businesses in China.Wolters Kluwer knows a few of them."You can never expect business success by introducing foreign products or services on an as-is basis in China.We need to provide something special to meet the demands of Chinese customers," said Shasha Chang,Wolters Kluwer China CEO.

  18. Pollution Across Chinese Provinces

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    Catherine Yap Co; Fanying Kong; Shuanglin Lin

    2008-01-01

    We revisit the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis using 1987-1995 data for Chinese provinces. A comparison of off-sample (1996-2004) predictions to actual emissions indicates that more stringent rules are still needed to fight industrial (waste water and dust) pollution. Auxiliary regressions show that conditional on income, northern provinces have lower industrial waste water pollution; non-coastal and provinces with smaller secondary industry shares have lower industrial (waste wa...

  19. Chinese institutional investors’ sentiment

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    Kling, Gerhard; Gao, Lei

    2008-01-01

    We use daily survey data on Chinese institutional investors’ forecasts to measure investors' sentiment. Our empirical model uncovers that share prices and investor sentiment do not have a long-run relation; however, in the short-run, the mood of investors follows a positive feedback process. Hence, institutional investors are optimistic when previous market returns were positive. Contrarily, negative returns trigger a decline in sentiment, which reacts more sensitively to negative than positi...

  20. Actually existing Chinese matriarchy

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    Stafford, Charles

    2008-01-01

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of sociality, intimate relations, family histories, reproductive strategies and gender relations – and vice-versa. Drawing on a wealth of ethnographic material from the late imperial period and from cont...

  1. INTERNATIONALIZATION OF CHINESE EXECUTIVES

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    Lingfang Fayol-Song

    2012-01-01

    Over the last two decades, Chinese nationals have increasingly been employed by multinational companies (MNCs) operating in China taking positions previously occupied by foreign expatriates from investor countries. The development of local managers has therefore become crucial in the field of human resource management because the success of these companies depends greatly upon the ability and competence of their executive management class. The present paper addresses the issue of how to devel...

  2. Buddhist Activism and Chinese Modernity

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    Hung-yok Ip

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The history of modern Chinese Buddhism has begun to attract attention in recent years. Some scholars have done inspiring research as they unravel the integration of Buddhism into the highly secularized process of Chinese modernity by drawing on the repository of knowledge on modern China. While this special issue joins this exciting endeavor, it also uses Buddhism as a window to reflect on scholarship on Chinese modernity. Conceptually, this special issue presses scholars in the field of modern China to rethink the place of tradition in the course of modernity. Thematically we show the expansionist impulse of Chinese Buddhism: In addition to envisioning the geographical expansion of their religion, Chinese Buddhists have endeavored to enhance the significance of Buddhism in various dimensions of Chinese society in particular and human life in general.

  3. Megalin基因在胆固醇结石病患者胆囊黏膜中的表达及调控%Expression and regulation of megalin in gallbladder mucosa associated with cholesterol gallstone disease

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    王勇; 刘颖斌; 蒋兆彦; 蔡劬; 姜志宏; 韩天权; 张圣道

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨Megalin基因在胆囊黏膜中的表达和调控与胆固醇结石病的关系.方法 采集29例胆囊胆同醇结石病患者和12例无胆石对照患者的胆囊黏膜、囊壁、胆汁、胆石.测定胆石、胆汁脂质,实时PCR检测胆囊黏膜Megalin、Cubilin基因的表达.在胆囊癌细胞株GBC-SD培养液中,分别给予核受体激动剂T0901317、9-顺维甲酸、鹅脱氧胆酸,检测Megalin、Cubilin基因的差异表达.结果 胆汁胆固醇摩尔百分比和饱和指数显著高于对照组[(7.98±0.44)t001%比(4.87±0.39)mol%,P<0.01],胆石组中Megalin的mRNA表达(17.27%±3.15%)显著高于对照组(5.84%4±1.25%,P<0.05).Cubilin的表达在两组间差异没有统计学意义.体外给予法尼醇X受体(FXR)的激动剂鹅脱氧胆酸能够诱导Megalin表达的显著上调.结论 胆固醇结石病的胆囊黏膜Mcgalin基因表达增强,有利于胆囊对胆固醇的吸收;Megalin的表达可能受到法尼醇X受体的调控.%Objective To explore the relationship between expression and regulation of megalin in gallbladder mucosa and cholesterel gallstone disease.Methods Gallbladder mucosa,gallbladderr wall,bile and gallstone were collected from 29 patients with cholesterol gallstone disease(GS)and 12 patients with gallstone free(GSF).Lipids of bile and stone were meagured by kits.Expression of megalin and eubilin was analyzed by real-time PCR GBC-SD cell line was treated with T0901317,9-cis ratinoic acid,chenodeoxycholic acid(CDCA)and agonists of LXR,RXR,FXR respectively.Gene expressions were detected.Results Biliary eholesterol % molar and CSI increased significantly in GS group[(7.98±0.44)mol% vs(4.87±0.39)mol%,P<0.01].Megalin expression in GS group was significantly higher than that in GSF group(P<0.05)and cubilin expression was similar between two groups.In vitro experiments showed that CDCA markedly increaged the expression of megalin.Conclusions The increaged expression of megalin may help to increase cholesterol

  4. Transmitting Chinese Medicine

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    Scheid, Volker

    2015-01-01

    Historians of Chinese medicine acknowledge the plurality of Chinese medicine along both synchronic and diachronic dimensions. Yet, there remains a tendency to think of tradition as being defined by some unchanging features. The Chinese medical body is a case in point. This is assumed to have been formalised by the late Han dynasty around a system of internal organs, conduits, collaterals, and associated body structures. Although criticism was voiced from time to time, this body and the micro/macrocosmic cosmological resonances that underpin it are seen to persist until the present day. I challenge this view by attending to attempts by physicians in China and Japan in the period from the mid 16th to the late 18th century to reimagine this body. Working within the domain of cold damage therapeutics and combining philological scholarship, empirical observations, and new hermeneutic strategies these physicians worked their way towards a new territorial understanding of the body and of medicine as warfare that required an intimate familiarity with the body’s topography. In late imperial China this new view of the body and medicine was gradually re-absorbed into the mainstream. In Japan, however, it led to a break with this orthodoxy that in the Republican era became influential in China once more. I argue that attending further to the innovations of this period from a transnational perspective - commonly portrayed as one of decline - may help to go beyond the modern insistence to frame East Asian medicines as traditional. PMID:26869864

  5. Current Chinese bryological literature (4)

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    Cao, Tong; Zhang, Yuanming; Yu, Jin

    2000-01-01

    According to our collections of literature, about 400 scientific papers dealing with Chinese bryophytes have been published in China and abroad during 1990’s. Among these, more than 50 % were published in different scientific journals in China and often written in Chinese with English abstract, which are not well known and assessable for foreign bryologists. Therefore, in addition to previous Chinese literature I-III (Cao et al. 1990, Li et Zhang 1993, 1994), we present the fourth part of Chi...

  6. Population pharmacokinetics of propofol in Chinese patients

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    LIYu-Hong; RUIJian-Zhong; ZHOUYong-Gang; WANGLi-Qin; FUSu-E; YANGJian-Jun; LIuFu-Kun; HUShu-Ya; WENQuan; XUJian-Guo

    2003-01-01

    AIM:To analyze population pharmacokinetics of propofol in Chinese surgical patients using a nonlinear mixedeffect model (NONMEM) program and to quantitate the effects of covariance of gender, age, and body weight. METHODS: The population pharmacokinetics of propofol was investigated in 76 selective surgical patients (37 males and 39 females aged 19-77a, weighing 39-86kg). A total of 1439 blood samples were analyzed using NONMEM(NONMEM Projeft Group, University of California, San Francisco, CA). Interindividual variability was estimated fro clearances and distribution volumes. The effects of age, body weight, and gender were in vestigated. RESULTS: The pharmacokinetics of propofol in Chinese patients was best described by a three-compartment pharmacokinetic model. Body weight was found to be a significant factor for the elimination clearance, the two inter-compartmental clearances, and the volume of the central compartment. The volumes of the shallow peripheral compartment and deep peripheral compartment remain constant for all individuals. The estimates of these parameters for a 60-kg adult were 1.56L/min, 0.737L/min, 0.360L/min, 12.1L, 43L, and 213L, respectively. For old patients, the elimination clearance and volume of the central compartment decreased. CONCLUSION:The pharmacokinetics of propofol in Chinese patients can be well described by a standard three-compartment pharmacokinetic model. Inclusion of age and body weight as covariances significantly improved the model. Adjusting pharmacokinetics to the individual patients should improve the precision of target-controlled infusion system.

  7. The Rate of Physical Child Abuse in Chinese Families: A Community Survey in Hong Kong.

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    Tang, Catherine So-kum

    1998-01-01

    A telephone survey of 1,019 Chinese Hong Kong households found families showed slightly lower rates of minor violence than U.S. families, but higher rates of severe violence toward children. The highest rate of severe violence occurred among boys or children ages 3-6. Female caregivers were the most likely abusers. (Author/CR)

  8. The Meaning of Work among Chinese University Students: Findings from Prototype Research Methodology

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    Zhou, Sili; Leung, S. Alvin; Li, Xu

    2012-01-01

    This study examined Chinese university students' conceptualization of the meaning of work. One hundred and ninety students (93 male, 97 female) from Beijing, China, participated in the study. Prototype research methodology (J. Li, 2001) was used to explore the meaning of work and the associations among the identified meanings. Cluster analysis was…

  9. Association analysis of the tyrosine hydroxylase gene polymorphisms with early-onset schizophrenia in Chinese population

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    吕钦谕

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between the tyrosine hydroxylase(TH)gene and early-onset schizophrenia in Chinese Han population.Methods To tag single nucleotide polymorphisms(tag SNPs)rs2070762,rs6356 and rs11042978 in the TH gene were genotyped in 315 early-onset schizophrenics(188 male patients,127 female patients)and 391 controls subjects

  10. Validation of the Chinese Version of the Social Achievement Goal Orientation Scale

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    Zhao, Yanhua; Zhu, Xiangru; Zhao, Guoxiang

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the validity of a Chinese version of the Social Achievement Goal Orientation Scale (C-SAGOS), a measure testing the trichotomous framework of achievement goal orientations in a social domain. A total of 208 college students (51% female) aged 18 to 23 participated in the study. Factor analyses showed that the three-factor model…

  11. The Female Athlete Triad.

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    Weiss Kelly, Amanda K; Hecht, Suzanne

    2016-08-01

    The number of girls participating in sports has increased significantly since the introduction of Title XI in 1972. As a result, more girls have been able to experience the social, educational, and health-related benefits of sports participation. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including the female athlete triad. The triad was originally recognized as the interrelationship of amenorrhea, osteoporosis, and disordered eating, but our understanding has evolved to recognize that each of the components of the triad exists on a spectrum from optimal health to disease. The triad occurs when energy intake does not adequately compensate for exercise-related energy expenditure, leading to adverse effects on reproductive, bone, and cardiovascular health. Athletes can present with a single component or any combination of the components. The triad can have a more significant effect on the health of adolescent athletes than on adults because adolescence is a critical time for bone mass accumulation. This report outlines the current state of knowledge on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the triad conditions. PMID:27432852

  12. CERN's first female firefighter

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    2010-01-01

    Until recently, the women's changing room in the Fire Station, built in 2005, has always been empty. With the arrival of Séverine Peverelly, CERN's first female firefighter, it now has a purpose. Séverine Peverelly took up her post as a firefighter in April. Séverine, who comes from Gap in France, took up her post as a firefighter in the CERN fire brigade at the beginning of April. "We were looking for a new member," explains David Peyron, Head of the Fire and Rescue Service. It didn't matter if it was a man or a woman; we needed a firefighter with the right skills, and Séverine just happened to have them." With ten years experience working in French fire services, Séverine was looking for a new challenge. "What attracted me to CERN was the international dimension, because that creates additional challenges," she explains. And these can be considerable! For one thing, every country has its own way of worki...

  13. The effect of attribute order on judgment in Chinese and English.

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    Tavassoli, Nader T; Lee, Yih Hwai

    2004-12-01

    The authors found that the order of attribute presentation had a stronger effect on judgment in English than in Chinese. In Experiment 1, with a sample of 102 female and 63 male bilingual Singaporeans, the authors found that participants' memory-based judgments showed a stronger primacy effect in English than in Chinese that was mediated by recall from long-term memory. In contrast, participants' online (immediate) judgments showed a primacy effect in both languages that was unmediated by recall from short-term memory. In Experiment 2, with a sample of 67 female and 53 male bilingual Singaporeans, the authors found that participants' online judgments were more influenced by the attribute order of a previously seen competitive advertisement in English than in Chinese. A cross-cultural field study in Mainland China and the United Kingdom provided external validity for the experimental results. PMID:15598123

  14. Introduction to Chinese natural language processing

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    Wong, Kam-Fai; Xu, Ruifeng; Zhang, Zheng-sheng

    2009-01-01

    This book introduces Chinese language-processing issues and techniques to readers who already have a basic background in natural language processing (NLP). Since the major difference between Chinese and Western languages is at the word level, the book primarily focuses on Chinese morphological analysis and introduces the concept, structure, and interword semantics of Chinese words.The following topics are covered: a general introduction to Chinese NLP; Chinese characters, morphemes, and words and the characteristics of Chinese words that have to be considered in NLP applications; Chinese word

  15. Gendered information on sensory, hedonic and familiarity ratings of green tea by female Japanese students.

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    Hirokawa, Kumi; Yamazawa, Kazuko

    2008-09-01

    The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of gendered information (masculine and feminine) on sensory, hedonic, and familiarity ratings by Japanese female undergraduate students. Japanese green tea, Chinese sweet tea, and Chinese bitter tea were used. After listening to gendered information, participants tasted samples and scored them. The results showed that participants scored the samples of Japanese green tea as more aromatic, sweet, pleasant, and familiar when they were subjected to feminine rather than masculine information. Gendered information may influence on sensory, hedonic, and familiarity ratings. PMID:18468724

  16. Complete blood count reference intervals for healthy Han Chinese adults.

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    Xinzhong Wu

    Full Text Available Complete blood count (CBC reference intervals are important to diagnose diseases, screen blood donors, and assess overall health. However, current reference intervals established by older instruments and technologies and those from American and European populations are not suitable for Chinese samples due to ethnic, dietary, and lifestyle differences. The aim of this multicenter collaborative study was to establish CBC reference intervals for healthy Han Chinese adults.A total of 4,642 healthy individuals (2,136 males and 2,506 females were recruited from six clinical centers in China (Shenyang, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Xi'an. Blood samples collected in K2EDTA anticoagulant tubes were analyzed. Analysis of variance was performed to determine differences in consensus intervals according to the use of data from the combined sample and selected samples.Median and mean platelet counts from the Chengdu center were significantly lower than those from other centers. Red blood cell count (RBC, hemoglobin (HGB, and hematocrit (HCT values were higher in males than in females at all ages. Other CBC parameters showed no significant instrument-, region-, age-, or sex-dependent difference. Thalassemia carriers were found to affect the lower or upper limit of different RBC profiles.We were able to establish consensus intervals for CBC parameters in healthy Han Chinese adults. RBC, HGB, and HCT intervals were established for each sex. The reference interval for platelets for the Chengdu center should be established independently.

  17. Polymorphisms in the HOXD4 gene are not associated with peak bone mineral density in Chinese nuclear families

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    Zhang, Hao; He, Jin-Wei; Gao, Gao; Yue, Hua; Yu, Jin-bo; Hu, Wei-wei; Gu, Jie-mei; Hu, Yun-qiu; Li, Miao; Fu, Wen-zhen; Liu, Yu-juan; Zhang, Zhen-lin

    2010-01-01

    Aim: To determine the associations between HOXD4 gene polymorphisms with peak bone mineral density (BMD) throughing measuring three tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs), including rs1867863, rs13418078, and rs4972504, in HOXD4. Methods: Four hundred Chinese nuclear families with male offspring (1215 subjects) and 401 Chinese nuclear families with female offspring (1260 subjects) were recruited. BMD of the lumbar spine 1-4 (L1-4) and left proximal femur including total hip and fem...

  18. Chinese Stratgagem And Chinese Business Negotiating Behaviour: An Introduction to Ji

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    Fang, T.

    1995-01-01

    The paper aims to arrive at an understanding of Chinese business negotiating behaviour from a Chinese stratagem perspective. The Chinese concept li (stratagem) which has its roots in ancient Chinese military thought is introduced to fill the gap in scholarship. The author has proposed a "S-B Model" which interpretes the strategic patterns of Chinese business negotiating behaviour from The Thirty-Six Stratagems, an ancient Chinese stratagem treatise. The paper argues that Chinese stratagems ha...

  19. Achievement of Chinese Dream and Chinese Spirit of the Age Going out

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    Li, Jian; Kunming YAO

    2014-01-01

    Chinese dream is a spiritual power to achieve the Great Renaissance of the Chinese nation. In the process of Great Renaissance, we create the great spirit of Chinese nation. With the development of economy prosperity, China has become the second largest economic power in the world. The Chinese nation is undergoing the course of Great Renaissance of Chinese dream. The process of the evolution of Chinese dream is the cultivating process of Chinese spirit of the age. That is the evolution of Chi...

  20. Different Role Awareness between Chinese and Western Women in The Joy Luck Club

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    王绮丽

    2015-01-01

    The Joy Luck Club was the first novel written by Chinese American female writer---Amy Tan,in which separately depicted three generations of women.These eight heroines in the novel best reflect the ideology and sensation of Chinese women.In this paper,the co-authors discussed the similarity and differences of role awareness between Chinese and Western women,through analyzing all the heroines’struggle and fate in The Joy Luck Club,from the perspectives of Feminism.By comparing the different role awareness between Chinese and western women,we drew a general conclusion which enables us better understand western society,culture,economy and ideology.