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The impact of delirium on the survival of mechanically ventilated patients*
Objectives:To revalidate a means of assessing delirium in intensive care unit patients and to investigate the independent effect of delirium on the mortality of mechanically ventilated patients.Expand
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Population alterations of l-arginase- and inducible nitric oxide synthase-expressed CD11b+/CD14−/CD15+/CD33+ myeloid-derived suppressor cells and CD8+ T lymphocytes in patients with advanced-stage
BackgroundImmune aberrations have been demonstrated in tumorogenesis, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) have shown to play a pivotal role in mediating immune suppression in animal models ofExpand
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A MODIFIED GOAL-DIRECTED PROTOCOL IMPROVES CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT PATIENTS WITH SEPTIC SHOCK: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
ABSTRACT We evaluated whether a goal-directed protocol, without measurement of central venous oxygen saturation, would improve survival in medical intensive care unit (ICU) patients with septicExpand
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Control of swine pseudorabies in China: Opportunities and limitations.
Pseudorabies (PR), also known as Aujeszky's disease (AD), is caused by pseudorabies virus (PRV) or called suid herpesvirus 1 (SuHV-1). It is an economically significant viral disease of pigs andExpand
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Baicalin Inhibits TLR2/4 Signaling Pathway in Rat Brain Following Permanent Cerebral Ischemia
Recent work from our laboratory demonstrated that baicalin attenuates inflammatory reaction and cerebral ischemia injury in rats. Toll-like receptor 2 and 4 (TLR2/4) and the downstream nuclearExpand
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Increased circulating fibrocytes in asthma with chronic airflow obstruction.
RATIONALE A proportion of patients with asthma present with chronic airflow obstruction (CAO). We hypothesized that this effect may result from increased activity of circulating fibroblast-likeExpand
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Risk factors for the development of early-onset delirium and the subsequent clinical outcome in mechanically ventilated patients.
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the risk factors of developing early-onset delirium in mechanically ventilated patients and determine the subsequent clinical outcomes. METHODSExpand
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Increased level of exhaled nitric oxide and up-regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase in patients with primary lung cancer.
Monocyte-macrophage series have an important role in host surveillance against cancer. The cytotoxic/cytostatic activity of macrophages is, to a great extent, attributed to the up-regulation ofExpand
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Neuroprotective Effect of Baicalin in a Rat Model of Permanent Focal Cerebral Ischemia
This investigation was performed to determine the neuroprotective effect of baicalin on permanent cerebral ischemia injury in rats and the potential mechanisms in this process. Adult maleExpand
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Effect of acupuncture or acupressure on quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive asthma: a pilot study.
OBJECTIVES Acupuncture and acupressure are known to relieve symptoms associated with asthma, but the benefits to patients with chronic obstructive asthma have not been fully evaluated. In this pilotExpand
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