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OBJECTIVE To determine the role of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 during focal cerebral ischemia. METHODS Left middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was undergone after the introduction of a nylon suture to the left internal carotid artery in 70 male adult CD-1 mice. ERK 1/2 phosphorylation was detected using Western blot analysis, and(More)
Patients with alcoholic cirrhosis who have ascites have a high risk of developing spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). The authors report a case of SBP caused by Haemophilus paraphrophilus, the first-reported SBP in literature with this pathogen. Later on, the patient also developed tuberculous (TB) peritonitis associated with thoracic Pott's disease, a(More)
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