Chia-An Chou

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Indoxyl sulphate is a protein-bound uraemic toxin that has deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system. Rosiglitazone (RGZ) is an insulin sensitizer used for glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes. Rosiglitazone has been shown to be beneficial for cardiovascular disease because of its pleiotropic effects. Whether RGZ can improve indoxyl sulphate-induced(More)
INTRODUCTION The presence of aortic arch calcification (AoAC) and cardiomegaly on chest radiography has been demonstrated as important risk factors for cardiovascular mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the interrelationship among AoAC, cardiomegaly, and renal function progression remains unclear. The aim of this study is to(More)
A simple micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) with UV detection at 254 nm for analysis of ceftazidime in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by direct injection without any sample pretreatment is described. The separation of ceftazidime from biological matrix was performed at 25 degrees C using a background electrolyte consisting of Tris buffer(More)
A simple and selective micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) with UV detection is described for simultaneous determination of amikacin, tobramycin, and kanamycin A, performed in Tris buffer (180 mM; pH 9.1) with 300 mM sodium pentanesulfonate (SPS) as an anionic surfactant. Under this condition, good separation with high efficiency and the required(More)
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