We evaluated retrospective data of 35 patients who received endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and found that EBUS-TBNA was a safe and effective procedure for the diagnosis of stage I and II thoracic sarcoidosis.
Yi Fu Kang oral liquid can enhance the function of the gastrointestinal tract of animals by reducing the number of emetic responses, protecting the gastric mucosa and propelling movement of small intestine contents.
Objective: We aimed to investigate whether Yi Fu Kang oral liquid (YFK) could reduce the gastrointestinal side effects caused by chemotherapy.
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The authors have hypothesized that left ventricular posterior wall thickness is an independent risk factor for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This study offers novel information therapeutically beyond that provided by traditional clinical atrial fibrillation risk factors.
Background: Atrial fibrillation is the most common significant cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice, but its risk factors remain to be clarified. We have hypothesized that left ventricular posterior wall thickness is an independent risk factor for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF).
The education and prevention of HIV/AIDS in migrant peasant workers is of paramount importance to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS disease in China.
Objectives: To explore HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitude and behaviour among migrant peasant workers in Changsha, which is a inland city in central China, and to provide evidence that educating this population may help to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in China.
A 43-year old man acquired acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with unclear route of transmission. There were no known sexual or other risk factors for HCV acquisition. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed that the case was infected with identical genotype 1b strain. After symptomatic treatment for three weeks, the HCV was spontaneously cleared and liver function recovered.