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ABSTRACT To clarify the serological relationship of Peanut chlorotic fan-spot virus (PCFV) with other tospoviruses, antisera were produced against the nucleocapsid (N) proteins of this virus and tospoviruses from four serogroups including Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV), Groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV), and Watermelon(More)
ABSTRACT The nucleotide sequence of the L RNA of Watermelon silver mottle virus (WSMoV) was determined. Combined with the previous work on M and S RNAs, the whole genomic sequence of this member of the genus Tospovirus was completed. The L RNA is 8,917 nucleotides in length, with one large open reading frame encoding a translation product of 2,878 amino(More)
Photon or near-infrared light therapy (NILT) may be an effective neuroprotective method to reduce behavioral dysfunction following an acute ischemic stroke. We evaluated the effects of continuous wave (CW) or pulse wave (P) NILT administered transcranially either 6 or 12 h following embolization, on behavioral outcome. For the studies, we used the rabbit(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of natural vegetable oils and vaginal lubricants on sperm motion and viability. DESIGN Four widely used vaginal lubricants (K-Y Jelly, Astroglide, Replens, and Touch) and two vegetable oil products that have been used as vaginal lubricants were purchased through local vendors. Sperm was obtained by masturbation without(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of substituting 50% Isovue (Bracco Diagnostics Inc, Monroe Township, NJ) for sterile water on the delivery of Y resin microspheres (SIR-Spheres [Sirtex Medical Limited, Sydney, Australia]). MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed all SIR-Spheres radioembolizations at the(More)
We adapted and evaluated the Microsoft Kinect (touchless interface), Hillcrest Labs Loop Pointer (gyroscopic mouse), and the Apple iPad (multi-touch tablet) for intra-procedural imaging review efficacy in a simulation using MIM Software DICOM viewers. Using each device, 29 radiologists executed five basic interactions to complete the overall task of(More)
We performed a population study on a Taiwan population using a set of nine short tandem repeat (STR) loci and the amelogenin locus. Allele and genotype frequencies of the STR systems D3S1358, vWA, FGA, TH01, TPOX, CSF1PO, D5S818, D13S317 and D7S820 were determined by polymerase chain reaction followed by automated sequencer analysis. A total of 80 alleles(More)
Review of prior and real-time patient images is critical during an interventional radiology procedure; however, it often poses the challenge of efficiently reviewing images while maintaining a sterile field. Although interventional radiologists can "scrub out" of the procedure, use sterile console covers, or verbally relay directions to an assistant, the(More)
We reported a case of non-0:1 group Vibrio cholerae septicemia with myelodysplatic syndrome in Taiwan. We also reviewed the other 22 reported cases of non-0:1 Vibrion cholerae septicemia found in the literature regarding its pathogenesis and treatment. The case mortality rate of these 23 cases was 47.8%. Most of them had immunocompromised diseases,(More)
Tetanus remains a life-threatening disorder and its fulminating course always presents a challenge to the clinician. We retrospectively evaluated 56 patients with tetanus admitted to VGH-Taipei between 1971 and 1990. All of these patients with tetanus on admission showed typical features, with the most common initial complaints being lockjaw and dysphagia(More)