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Jun 25, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Gabriela C. Tabaj, Daniela Visentini, Patricia Malamud, Cecilia González Ginestet, Glenda Ernst, Gabriela Rando, Mariana Salomon, Georgina Gramblicka
Background: Over the last years, increasing attention has been focused on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Objective: To determine the prevalence of OSA in a group of patients diagnosed with IPF. Materials and Methods: Analytic retrospective study. Data were collected from the medical records of all patients diagnosed with IPF who had polysomnography requested as part of the study protocol in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILD). R...


May 18, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Recent Research Progress on Study of Paragonimus westermani in China

Dingli Xu, Jing Li, Qi Liao, Tuergong Jiang, Jiang Cai, Yuelong Lv, Jiakuan Lv, Baile Shen, Zexian Xu, Yanting Zhang, Jianfa Liu
Recently, along with the development of biochemical and molecular immunological techniques, the diagnosis methods have been improved in which preparing natural parasite antigens, and genetically engineered recombinant antigens have been applied by using agglutination test, complement fixation methods to detect the human’s serum antibodies for parasite identification of paragonimus infections. To improve the detection rate, some scholars have used phage peptide library technology to further impro...


Mar 23, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Perception of Risks and Benefits of Smoking among Adolescents of Glacier International College

Bibha Dhungel, Neema Bhandari
Background: Tobacco use is one of the important preventable causes of death and a leading public health problem all over the world. Multiple factors are involved in the initiation of smoking in adolescents and young adults. Adolescents may incorrectly believe that cigarette smoking is less risky than other behaviors, such as alcohol consumption and drug use, and they do not understand the short-term effect and addictive nature of smoking. Objectives: The main objective of the study was to find o...


Mar 05, 2015Open    AccessArticle

A Survey on Demodex Infections for Undergraduate Students in Some Universities in Ningbo City of Zhejiang Province of China

Tonghe Pan, Xianqun Rao, Qi Liao, Zhongjie Lin, Xinyi Zhang, Shengqian Zhu, Xinqian Gu, Xiaobo Cai, Guofeng Chan, Shuangyan Li, Jianfa Liu
Objective: The purpose of this survey is to investigate the university students’ face infections with Demodex, and explore the possible factors of Demodex infections. Methods: On this survey, the following pressure method is adopted. The operator has used sterilized thumb against the client part of the facial skin, observing mites under microscopy. Results: The results of the survey for the total Demodex infection rate were 32.50%. Demodex folliculorum infection rate was 39.49%, Demode...


Dec 02, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Retrospect and Prospect of Lophomonas blattarum Infections and Lophomoniasis Reported in China

Xianqun Rao, Qi Liao, Tonghe Pan, Shuangyan Li, Xinyi Zhang, Shengqian Zhu, Zhongjie Lin, Yu Qiu, Jianfa Liu
Lophomonas blattarum is a recently discovered parasitic protozoan that may infect humans and cause serious respiratory symptoms which are deadly. This review has summarized recent findings on the etiological characteristics, routes of transmission, clinical symptoms, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment of L. blattarum infection and diseases in China.


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