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Characterization of the carrier state in porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection.
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus infection results in clinically normal, but persistently infected animals. An understanding of the carrier state is necessary forExpand
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Psychometric Evaluation of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale for Patients with Mental Illnesses: Measurement Invariance across Time
Background The current investigation examined the psychometric properties of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (ISMI) scale in a sample of patients with mental illness. In addition to theExpand
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Adiponectin-mediated heme oxygenase-1 induction protects against iron-induced liver injury via a PPARα dependent mechanism.
Protective effects of adiponectin (APN; an adipocytokine) were shown against various oxidative challenges; however, its therapeutic implications and the mechanisms underlying hepatic iron overloadExpand
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Reduction of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection in swine alveolar macrophages by porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2)-induced interferon-alpha
Abstract Two common viral pathogens of swine, namely, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), were investigated in regard to theirExpand
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Rasch analysis suggested three unidimensional domains for Affiliate Stigma Scale: additional psychometric evaluation.
OBJECTIVES To examine the psychometrics of the Affiliate Stigma Scale using rigorous psychometric analysis: classical test theory (CTT) (traditional) and Rasch analysis (modern). Differential itemExpand
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Improvement in the Prediction of Ventilator Weaning Outcomes by an Artificial Neural Network in a Medical ICU
BACKGROUND: Twenty-five to 40% of patients pass a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) but fail to wean from mechanical ventilation. There is no single appropriate and convenient predictor or methodExpand
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Reductive dechlorination of 2-chlorophenol in a hydrogenotrophic, gas-permeable, silicone membrane bioreactor.
A gas-permeable silicone membrane bioreactor was used to cultivate the biofilm under hydrogenotrophic condition for reductive dechlorination of 2-chlorophenol (2-CP). The anaerobic sludge obtainedExpand
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PPARdelta-mediated p21/p27 induction via increased CREB-binding protein nuclear translocation in beraprost-induced antiproliferation of murine aortic smooth muscle cells.
We previously showed that an increase in the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-delta (PPARdelta), together with subsequent induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) by beraprostExpand
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Further Psychometric Evaluation of the Self-Stigma Scale-Short: Measurement Invariance across Mental Illness and Gender
Background This study cross-validated the factor structure of the Self-Stigma Scale-Short (SSS-S) in a cohort of patients with mental illness in southern Taiwan. The measurement invariance of theExpand
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Cross-Validation of Two Commonly Used Self-Stigma Measures, Taiwan Versions of the Internalized Stigma Mental Illness Scale and Self-Stigma Scale–Short, for People With Mental Illness
Self-stigma instruments investigate how people with mental illness internalize public stigma. However, information is limited for the psychometric properties of their scores, especiallyExpand
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