Huang-Pin Wu

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T helper 17 (Th17) and regulatory T (Treg) lymphocytes might play important roles in patients with severe sepsis. The association of Th17 or Treg lymphocytes with survival is also unclear. Eighty-seven patients with severe sepsis were enrolled from our intensive care units between August 2008 and July 2010. Leukocyte antigens and clinical data were(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether steady-state evoked potential (SSEP) can be used for objective estimation of auditory thresholds in patients with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Eleven subjects (22 ears) with a characteristic audiometric notch between 3000 and 6000 Hz participated in this study. Both pure-tone thresholds and SSEP(More)
In three different experiments pairs of unrelated people sitting in two different rooms were exposed simultaneously to different rates of circumcerebral rotations of weak, complex magnetic fields in order to produce "dynamic similarity". Quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measurements were taken for one member of each pair in one room while the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as interferon (IFN)-gamma, interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, IL-12 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1, have been shown to be mediators associated with severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). It is unknown whether plasma TGF-beta1 level can help physicians to judge disease severity. In this(More)
Fibroproliferative tumors, known as retroperitoneal fibromatosis (RF) are predominantly associated with type D simian retrovirus serotype 2 (SRV-2) infections in pigtailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina) at the University of Washington Regional Primate Research Center (UWRPRC). In this report we examined genetic changes that occurred in SRV-2/Washington(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) in sputum or tissue is the definite diagnosis of tuberculosis. However, this method of diagnosis is restricted by certain limitations. The serologic diagnosis of tuberculosis has been used for a long time. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of Antigen 60 (A60)(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Interleukin (IL)-17 family members (IL-17A to IL-17F) are appearing to play key roles in host defense and inflammatory disease. Recently, several cytokines, such as IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, were shown to have vital roles in severe sepsis. However, the influence of IL-17 on these cytokine responses from(More)
Previous studies have shown that routine heated humidifier (HH) do not provide any benefit during continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration if there are no significant naso-pharyngeal symptoms. In clinical practice, nasal diseases and upper airway symptoms are very common. This study investigates the effects of HH during CPAP titration in(More)
A recent issue of Bone Marrow Transplantation reported that BM-derived MSCs (BMMSCs) could promote engraftment in pediatric recipients of unrelated donor umbilical cord blood. Resnick et al. found that intraosseous injection of BMMSCs could improve hematopoietic engraftment. Previous studies have also demonstrated that cotransplantation of BMMSCs and(More)
UNLABELLED Sugar control is important in patients with sepsis. Interleukin (IL)-12 induces the polarization of CD4(+) T cells to the T helper 1 (Th1) phenotype. Regulatory T (T(reg)) cells are important in immunity and disease. The aim of this work is to determine whether hyperglycemia or insulin alters IL-12 response in peripheral mononuclear cells(More)