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Concentrations of degradation products of nonylphenol polyethoxylates (NPEOs) were analyzed in river water samples in order to determine the distribution characteristic of these alkylphenolic compounds in 18 major rivers of Taiwan. The degradation products of NPEOs were detected in all river samples, with the dicarboxylates alkylphenolic degradation(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the symptom severity of patients with advanced cancer in a palliative care unit and explored the factors associated with symptom improvement. METHODS This study was conducted in a palliative care unit in Taiwan between October 2004 and December 2009. Symptom intensity was measured by the "Symptom Reporting Form", and graded(More)
A systematic investigation of optimal conditions for determining the benzalkonium chlorides in ophthalmic products by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) was presents. The most effective separation conditions was 40 mM phosphate buffer with 40% acetonitrile at pH 4.0, and the sample hydrodynamic injection of up to 10 s at 2 p.s.i. (1 p.s.i.=6892.86 Pa)(More)
Patients with gout often have concurrent chronic kidney disease (CKD); the relationship between the two conditions is still unclear. Previous studies have identified an association between low level of urinary uromodulin (UMOD) and CKD within the setting of diabetes and lupus. The aim of this study was to examine the association between urinary UMOD(More)
From the Department of Pediatrics E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Received: April 23, 2012 Accepted: October 1, 2012 Address reprint request and correspondence to: Yu-Tsun Su, Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, E-Da Hospital, No. 1, Yida Road, Jiaosu Village, Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City 82445, Taiwan.(More)
Plastic products are wildly used in human life. Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) is an essential additive in plastic manufacturing and is used as plasticizer for many products including plastic food packaging. DEHP is a teratogenic compound and can cause potent reproductive toxicity. DEHP can also cause liver damage, peroxisome proliferation, and(More)
Camptothecin (CPT) has been used for colorectal cancer therapy. At low concentration of 10-9M, CPT modulates endothelial nitric oxide production following the phosphorylation of LKB1 Ser431, AMPK-α Thr172, eNOS Ser633 and Ser1177. Elevated nitric oxide (NO) was observed by FA-OMe fluorescent probe. 726 S-nitrosoproteins were identified by iTRAQ quantitative(More)
Pneumomediastinum usually occurs in newborns as a result of an eventful delivery or associated respiratory diseases. Spinnaker sail sign is the typical finding on radiography. We report a term newborn delivered by an uneventful vaginal delivery who presented with a multiseptated cystic lesion on computed tomography. Due to respiratory distress and an(More)
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) remains an important cardiovascular problem in term and pre-term infants. Consequent hemodynamically significant left-to-right shunt may impact all organ systems. There are several kinds of interventions to minimize adverse effects, including cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors, paracetamol, and surgical ligation. Surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is one of the endogenous gaseous molecules promoting the production of nitric oxide (NO) which has cardioprotective functions. However, the role of the H2S-mediated protein S-nitrosoproteome and its subsequent physiological response remains unclear. METHODS Endothelial cells EAhy 926 were treated with 50 μM of H2S for 2(More)