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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of sustained impairment in military and civilian populations. However, mild (and some moderate) TBI can be difficult to diagnose because the injuries are often not detectable on conventional MRI or CT. Injured brain tissues in TBI patients generate abnormal low-frequency magnetic activity (ALFMA, peaked at 1-4(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic reviews based on the critical appraisal of observational and analytic studies on HIV prevalence and risk factors for HIV transmission among men having sex with men are very useful for health care decisions and planning. Such appraisal is particularly difficult, however, as the quality assessment tools available for use with(More)
PURPOSE Despite advances in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the disease remains incurable with standard therapies and relapse is inevitable. A growing body of evidence indicates that alterations in the adhesion properties of neoplastic cells play a pivotal role in the development and progression of CLL. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The(More)
The Werner and Bloom syndromes are caused by loss-of-function mutations in WRN and BLM, respectively, which encode the RecQ family DNA helicases WRN and BLM, respectively. Persons with Werner syndrome displays premature aging of the skin, vasculature, reproductive system, and bone, and those with Bloom syndrome display more limited features of aging,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study of the balance control in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. OBJECTIVE.: To investigate the relationship among somatosensory function, balance control, and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Balance control requires the contribution of somatosensory, visual, and vestibular inputs.(More)
Attributes affecting the level of tourist satisfaction with and loyalty towards theatrical performance in China: Evidence from a qualitative study Original Citation Song, Hanqun and Cheung, Catherine (2010) Attributes affecting the level of tourist satisfaction with and loyalty towards theatrical performance in China: Evidence from a qualitative study.(More)
Diet composition influences net endogenous acid production (NEAP), which may affect bone health. No studies are available to relate dietary estimate of NEAP to bone health in Chinese adolescents. This study examined the association of dietary estimates of NEAP with bone mineral status in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Baseline data on 171 boys and 180 girls(More)
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