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Articles by L.S. Li
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  Y.Z. Cheng , J. Hou , X.H. He , Z.K. Hong , L.S. Li , G.H. Lin , M.X. Chen and S.H. Chen
  Paragonimiasis and angiostrongyliasis are important food-borne parasitic diseases in a number of countries including China. Both diseases are transmitted by freshwater and terrestrial intermediate snail hosts. In the present investigation, we examined the prevalence of Paragonimus and Angiostrongylus cantonensis in the intermediate host snails in southeastern China’s Fujian province where paragonimiasis and angiostrongyliasis are endemic. The prevalence of P. westermani cercariae in the stream-type snail Semisulcospira libertine found in the breeding grounds in Shouning county was 0.09% in the upstream and 0.56% in the downstream, respectively. For pit-ditch type, the prevalence of P. westermani cercariae was 0.19% and 0.82% in upstream and downstream, respectively. The snail Tricula xiaoqiaoensis was infected with Paragonimus skrjabini cercariae with prevalence of 0.33% in the pit-ditch type and 1.52% in the seepage type in Zhenghe county. Prevalence of A. cantonensis larvae in Achatina fulica in Nan’an county in garbage stack, vegetable plot and crop land were 83.54, 39.53 and 19.23%, respectively. In Lianjiang county, prevalence of A. cantonensis larvae in snails Pila polita in trench, paddy field, residential ditch, vegetable irrigation ditch and pond in the same river system were 4.08, 8.82, 75.34, 34.04 and 5.56%, respectively. The snail Bellamya lithophaga found in the western suburb of Fuzhou city was identified as the new intermediated host for A. cantonensis with a prevalence of 14.38%. Demonstration of prevalence of Paragonimus and A. cantonensis in wild snails in Fujian province poses substantial risk for future outbreaks of the two food-borne parasitic diseases.
  S.M. Ji , L.S. Li , J.Q. Wen , G.Z. Sha , Z. Cheng , D.R. Cheng , J.S. Chen and Z.H. Liu
  Sirolimus (SRL) is a potent immunosuppressive drug used to prevent acute allograft rejection after renal transplantation. Nevertheless, the occurrence of proteinuria has recently been recognized among patients on SRL-based therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. (T II) on proteinuria associated with SRL in renal transplant recipients. According to accepting T II, 36 recipients were divided into 2 groups: T II group (n = 21) and valsartan group (n = 15). The T II group was administered 1 mg/kg/d, and the valsartan group, 80 mg twice per day for 12 months. Efficiency was then evaluated. Complete remission: proteinuria decreased by >50%; partial remission: proteinuria decreased by 20% to 50%; ineffective: proteinuria decreased by <20%. Upon 12-month follow-up, the total effective rates in the T II group and the valsartan group were 95.2% and 86.7% (P < .05), respectively. Twenty of 21 patients with proteinuria in the T II group were negative at 3-month follow-up with disappearance of edema. There were some adverse events that had greater incidence rates in the valsartan group compared with the T II group, such as hyperkalemia (26.7% vs 4.8%). We concluded that the application of T II markedly reduced proteinuria associated with SRL in renal transplant patients.
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