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Zheng Tang - Top 30 Publications

Digital System for the Geriatric Somatic Function Assessment.

At present, the somatic function assessment of the elderly mostly depends on the doctor's observation and the scale evaluation, and there isn't the objective and quantitative assessment criteria. In this paper, we design and construct a digital system for the geriatric somatic function assessment, which is based on digital ground, inertial unit, mobile terminal and PC terminal. The gait and balance parameters of the elderly were obtained by the Time Up and Go test and five postures test. Based on the linear regression model of gait and balance parameters, the system was used to evaluate the somatic function of the elderly. The experimental results show that the system not only can accurately distinguish elderly between fall and non-fall, but also has a high correlation between the score of the system and the score of clinical geriatric physical function scale.

Walking Ability Assessment System for Parkinson's Patients Based on Inertial Sensor.

In order to evaluate the ability of Parkinson's patients to walk comprehensively, a system based on MEMS to aid clinical quantification of ability in Parkinson's is established. The inertial units are respectively fixed on the back and the waist of subject to be measured. The Kalman fusion algorithm is used to extract the characteristic parameters of accelerometer and gyroscope data. SVM classifier is designed to train and test the classifier by the feature. The results show that the system possesses a high recognition rate for Parkinson's patients and normal subjects and for the classification of the walking ability of patients with Parkinson's disease. So, this system can aid doctors to give more object diagnostic conclusion.

Renal Prognosis and Related Risk Factors for Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Nephritis: A Chinese Adult Patient Cohort.

This study investigated the clinicopathological characteristics of Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (HSPN) in Chinese adult patients and analyzed the renal outcomes and prognostic risk factors for progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Adult patients who had biopsy-proven HSPN were studied. Their clinicopathological data, renal prognoses and related risk factors were assessed. A total of 698 patients were studied, including 363 men (52.0%) and 335 women (48.0%). Most of the patients had hematuria (85.8%) and/or proteinuria (82.1%). During a median follow-up of 54.0 months, 32 patients (4.6%) progressed to ESRD. The 5- and 10-year cumulative renal survival rates from ESRD were 96.4% and 88.6%, respectively. Baseline urinary protein, renal insufficiency, glomerular sclerosis and tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis were independent predictors of renal outcomes. Both the time-average mean arterial pressure and proteinuria during follow-up also influenced the renal prognosis. The patients with a time-average proteinuria <0.4 g/day had the lowest rates of ESRD or a 50% decline in renal function. In conclusion, identifying of clinical and histological prognostic factors may permit the prediction of renal outcomes. The optimal goal of therapy for HSPN patients may be to lower proteinuria to <0.4 g/day and control hypertension to achieve an ideal renal outcome.

Surgical Treatment of Combined Hepatocellular-Cholangiocarcinoma is as Effective in Elderly Patients as it is in Younger Patients: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis.