This study aims to investigate the value of high-resolution color Doppler ultrasonography (HR-CDU) in the evaluation of lower-extremity vasculopathy (LEV) and its related risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. Two hundred forty T2DM patients were selected, who underwent lower-extremity arterial HR-CDU. The patients were divided into the LEV group (V group) and the nonvasculopathy group (A group). The V group was then divided into the mild (B group), moderate (C group), and severe (D group) subgroups. The relevant clinical parameters were simultaneously recorded.
XRCC1 (human X-ray repair complementing defective repair in Chinese hamster cell 1) gene is considered a potentially important gene influencing the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our analyses detected two allelic variants of XRCC1, c.910A>G and c.1686C>G. We aimed to investigate whether these polymorphisms influence the risk of HCC. The association between the XRCC1 polymorphisms and the risk of HCC was analyzed in 719 patients and 662 controls by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism.
Blood pressure levels were evaluated among prehypertension patients with associated cardiovascular risk factors to determine the effect of different interventions with respect to new endpoint events. A total of 1112 patients were equally and randomly divided into control, lifestyle, drug, and lifestyle + drug groups, and were followed-up for 12 months. We collected the age, height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, blood lipid levels, blood glucose levels, and other clinical data from all subjects at the baseline and at the end of the follow-up period.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of c.1564A>T genetic polymorphisms in the multidrug resistance 1 gene (MDR1) on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) susceptibility through association analysis. A total of 632 HCC patients and 645 cancer-free controls were enrolled in this study. The c.1564A>T genetic polymorphisms were genotyped by created restriction site-polymerase chain reaction (CRS-PCR) and confirmed using DNA sequencing methods.
This study aimed to evaluate the potential association of single nucleotide polymorphisms of the 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase gene (OGG1) with susceptibility to pancreatic cancer (PC). A total of 764 Chinese Han subjects were recruited in this study. The polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism and DNA sequencing methods were used to detect the genotype of c.461G>A genetic variant of OGG1. The genotype and allele frequencies were statistically different in PC patients compared with cancer-free controls.
Risk factors for premature coronary heart disease in China can be multiple; we investigated Chinese Han patients with premature coronary heart disease and a possible association with CD36 polymorphism at rs1049673, rs7755, and rs321159 sites. Outpatients were recruited according to chest X-ray coronary arteriography results; they were divided into two groups: early coronary artery lesions (premature coronary heart disease group, test group) and a control group.
We examined the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in Brazilian women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Our goal was to identify the types of HPV and their association with risk factors. This prospective cross-sectional study included 97 samples collected from women aged 14-79 years at the public health units of gynecological care in São Luís, MA, Brazil. HPV detection was performed by nested polymerase chain reaction and sequence analysis.
In this study, a survey was conducted through questionnaire distribution and physical examinations were performed in 10,150 residents that were over 40 years old in Luzhou city. Respondents were selected by the multi-stage sampling method. The mean body mass index (BMI) of the sample population was 23.9 ± 3.3 kg/m2. Among men, BMI showed a negative relationship with increasing age (P
We examined the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in a sample of Brazilian women presenting normal cervical cytology. Possible interactions between patient characteristics and HPV infection were analyzed in order to provide background data to improve cervical cancer screening and prophylaxis. Cervical samples of 399 women, received for routine evaluation in the Health Department of Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil, were subjected to HPV-DNA testing by PCR with MY09/11 primers. HPV-positive specimens were typed by RFLP.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies in men. The multidrug resistance 1 gene (MDR1) is an important candidate gene for prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between MDR1 gene polymorphisms and the risk of prostate cancer. MDR1 gene polymorphism and its association with the risk of prostate cancer were investigated in 357 Chinese men. A novel c.1465C>T polymorphism was detected with created restriction site-polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing.