H. D. Ngyuen

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The Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge (SPNWR) near Cherokee, Oklahoma, contains a barren salt flat where Permian brine rises to the surface and evaporates under dry conditions to leave a crust of white salt. Rainfall events dissolve the salt crust and create ephemeral streams and ponds. The rapidly changing salinity and high surface temperatures,(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect of corticosteroids on tacrolimus pharmacokinetics. METHODS In a randomized trial, kidney transplant recipients were treated with tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil with either daclizumab (n = 31) or 3 months of prednisone (n = 34). Tacrolimus dose-adjusted predose concentrations (C0) at month 1-6 were compared between both(More)
PURPOSE To describe nursing education and practice in Vietnam, and strategies that support empowerment of nursing as a socially significant profession for that country. DESIGN The Jones-Meleis health empowerment model was used as a framework to examine barriers and identify strategies that support empowerment. METHODS Fieldwork, interviews, and(More)
This paper details the processes and challenges involved in collecting inventory data from smallholder and community woodlots on Leyte Island, Philippines. Over the period from 2005 through to 2012, 253 woodlots at 170 sites were sampled as part of a large multidisciplinary project, resulting in a substantial timber inventory database. The inventory was(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum has become an established method for repair of pectus excavatum. Bar displacement or rotation remains the most common complication of this repair requiring return to the operating room. METHODS Retrospective review of all patients at a single institution who underwent repair of pectus excavatum(More)
Glucocorticoids stimulate and insulin inhibits hepatic production of IGFBP-1 at the level of gene transcription. We previously identified contiguous insulin and glucocorticoid response sequences in the proximal rat IGFBP-1 promoter. This insulin response sequence (IRS) is palindromic (CAAAACAAACTTATTTTG) and each half resembles an IRS in the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We determine whether all patients with pain or tenderness to the left lower ribs after blunt traumatic injury require abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning for the detection of splenic injury. METHODS This was a prospective, observational cohort of all blunt-trauma patients who had pain or tenderness to the left lower ribs and(More)
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