The pentacyclic triterpenoid ursolic acid (UA) and its isomer oleanolic acid (OA) are ubiquitous in food and plant medicine, and thus are easily exposed to the population through natural contact or intentional use. Although they have diverse health benefits, reported cardiovascular protective activity is contentious. In this study, the effect of UA and OA… (More)
BACKGROUND Contralateral acupuncture (CAT) involves inserting needles in the meridian on the side opposite the disease location and is often used in post-stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence for and against the effectiveness of CAT for post-stroke rehabilitation as compared to… (More)
Smoking is one of the most serious but preventable causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Key aspects of pathological process associated with smoking include endothelial dysfunction, a prothrombotic state, inflammation, altered lipid metabolism, and hypoxia. Multiple molecular events are involved in smokinginduced CVD. However, the dysregulations of… (More)
Cupping is often used for stroke rehabilitation in Asian countries. Currently, no systematic review of this topic is available. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence for and against the effectiveness of cupping for stroke rehabilitation. Thirteen databases were searched from their inception through March of… (More)
In this paper we establish path properties and a generalized uniform law of the iterated logarithm (LIL) for strictly stationary and linearly positive quadrant dependent (LPQD) or linearly negative quadrant dependent (LNQD) random fields taking values in l ∞-space. Keywords: linearly positive quadrant dependence, linearly negative quadrant dependence,… (More)
In this paper we establish limsup results and a generalized uniform law of the iterated logarithm (LIL) for the increments of partial sums of strictly stationary and linearly positive quadrant dependent (LPQD) or linearly negative quadrant dependent (LNQD) random sequences .