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The objectives of this study were (1) to investigate the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes among the epileptic and general populations, including small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery, using two large-scale nationwide population-based databases, and (2) to compare the risk of these adverse pregnancy outcomes(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate the effect of elastic taping on kinematics, muscle activity and strength of the scapular region in baseball players with shoulder impingement. SCOPE Seventeen baseball players with shoulder impingement were recruited from three amateur baseball teams. All subjects received both the elastic taping (Kinesio Tex) and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Low efficacy partial agonists at the D2 dopamine receptor may be useful for treating schizophrenia. In this report we describe a method for assessing the efficacy of these compounds based on stimulation of [35S]GTPgammaS binding. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Agonist efficacy was assessed from [(35)S]GTPgammaS binding to membranes of CHO(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Case reports or case series have reported the association between hyperthyroidism and cerebrovascular disease. However, hyperthyroidism has never been considered as a potential risk factor for stroke in young people. The aim of the present study is to estimate the risk for ischemic stroke among hyperthyroidism patients aged 18 to 44(More)
We employed 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl hydrate (DPPH)- and 5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide (DMPO)-electron spin resonance (ESR) to study the effects of suppression of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by eight selected coumarin derivatives under oxidative conditions. Esculetin was the most potent radical scavenger among the eight tested compounds. Our(More)
UNLABELLED It has been found that changes in CD4 expression and CD4+ T cell activity may influence tolerance or tissue destruction in autoimmune diseases and contribute to their risk. We examined whether an association of CD4 enhancer gene polymorphisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) exists. METHODS For study of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous cross-sectional studies have suggested that erectile dysfunction (ED) represents an independent risk factor for future cardiovascular events. However, very few studies have attempted to examine the association between ED and subsequent stroke. AIM The aim of this study is to estimate the risk of stroke during a 5-year follow-up(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the risk of colorectal cancer among patients with biliary tract inflammation (BTI) compared to non-BTI patients during a 5-year follow-up period. The study group comprised 1,613 patients with BTI, among which 32 cases (1.98%) developed colorectal cancer. The comparison group included 8,065 randomly selected(More)
We performed susceptibility testing using the microdilution method to determine the in-vitro activity of tigecycline against 393 Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates collected in 2006 from 19 hospitals in Taiwan. Significant proportions of the isolates were resistant to imipenem (44%), ciprofloxacin (75%), amikacin (69%), sulbactam (34%) and all four(More)
In higher eukaryotes, the pre-replication complex (pre-RC) component Cdt1 is the major regulator in licensing control for DNA replication. The Cul4-DDB1-based ubiquitin ligase mediates Cdt1 ubiquitylation for subsequent proteolysis. During the initiation of chorion gene amplification, Double-parked (Dup), the Drosophila ortholog of Cdt1, is restricted to(More)