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BACKGROUND Limited information is available about the role of adipokines in the development and progression of acute pancreatitis (AP) in dogs. OBJECTIVES To determine whether the circulating concentrations of adipokines differed between healthy dogs and dogs with AP, and whether the circulating concentrations differed between AP survivors and AP(More)
Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) administration has been used as an adjuvant therapy after transurethral resection for superficial bladder cancer, but the exact mechanisms of its antitumor activity are not yet known. The aim of this study was to characterize the immunologic aspects of antitumor activity of BCG using an animal model. C3H/He inbred(More)
The degree of neuromuscular blockade is one of the important factors that determine the condition of surgical space during laparoscopic surgery. Magnesium sulfate potentiates the actions of neuromuscular blocking agent, and we hypothesized that intraoperative magnesium sulfate infusion may improve surgical space condition during laparoscopic surgery.(More)
In this study, the effects of flow force applied to the spool in electrohydraulic servovalve on the valve's performances are investigated. First, experiments investigating flow force in an electrohydraulic servovalve is conducted, and various physical parameters of the servovalve are measured. Then, a simulation program for the valve was developed based on(More)
BACKGROUND The concentrations of circulating adipokines in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) have not been investigated in detail. OBJECTIVES To determine whether serum concentrations of adipokines differ between healthy dogs and dogs with MMVD and whether circulating concentrations depend on the severity of heart failure resulting from(More)
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