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New species and records of Pyxine (Caliciaceae) in China

of Pyxine in China. eol>China; lichenised fungi; new species; phylogeny - Copyright Mei-Xia Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution

Association between maternal HIV infection and low birth weight and prematurity: a meta-analysis of cohort studies

Background To assess the association between maternal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and low birth weight (LBW)/prematurity (PTD), we conducted a meta-analysis of cohort studies of HIV infected and uninfected women. Methods Several English and Chinese databases were searched (updated to May 2015) to find the studies reporting infant outcomes associated with exposure...

HIV-, HCV-, and Co-Infections and Associated Risk Factors among Drug Users in Southwestern China: A Township-Level Ecological Study Incorporating Spatial Regression

Background The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are major public health problems. Many studies have been performed to investigate the association between demographic and behavioral factors and HIV or HCV infection. However, some of the results of these studies have been in conflict. Methodology/Principal Findings The data of all entrants in the 11...

FIELD COMPARISON OF IMMUNODIAGNOSTIC AND PARASITOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR THE DETECTION OF SCHISTOSOMIASIS JAPONICA IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

A total of 1,811 individuals from two villages located in the areas of China endemic for Schistosoma japonicum were analyzed by the Kato-Katz parasitologic examination, indirect hemagglutination assay (IHA), and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Statistical analysis of the results showed the κ indices ranged from 0.106 to 0.234 between IHA and the stool examination and...