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Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of having diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) or necrotizing fasciitis (NF). The present study aims to examine the clinical characteristics and associated risk factors for lower-extremity amputation (LEA) in patients with DFU complicated by NF.We retrospectively reviewed patients treated at a major diabetic foot center in(More)
This study investigated and compared some techniques for the preparative isolation of terpene trilactones, including ginkgolides (GA and GB, etc.) and bilobalide (BB), from Ginkgo biloba leaves. The crude Ginkgo biloba L. extracts (GBE) were prepared using an extractor with solvent refluxing operated under an optimal extraction condition. The extraction(More)
This study focused on investigating various existing types of offshore jacket substructures along with a proposed twisted-tripod jacket type (modified jacket (MJ)-structures). The architectures of the three-leg structure, as well as the patented twisted jacket structure motivated the design of the proposed MJ-structures. The dimensions of the structures(More)
This study was aimed at exploring the use of liposomes to deliver aquated cisplatin (ACP), a metabolite of CDDP, with increased potency and toxicity. Three liposomal formulations were compared for delivery of ACP to a multidrug resistant tumor. Three different liposomes (DMPC, DPPC and DSPC as the main lipid components) were loaded with ACP by the thin-film(More)
The incidence and histopathological characteristics of metastatic cancers to the thyroid (MCT) are different in various geographic areas. The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinical features of MCT, including histocytological diagnosis and therapeutic outcomes. A retrospective analysis of patients with thyroid cancer treated and followed up at the(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION Diabetic nephropathy is one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease. Unfortunately, reliable surrogate markers for predicting the prognostic outcome of diabetic nephropathy were as yet absent. In order to find new markers in predicting the progression of diabetic nephropathy, we conducted a prospective study by investigating the(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Patients with diabetes are at a high risk of infection-related morbidity and mortality. Klebsiella pneumoniae bacilli are prevalent among diabetic patients, especially in Asian populations. The present study aimed to identify risk factors for in-hospital mortality among diabetic patients complicated by community-acquired K. pneumoniae(More)
Objective Increased false memory recognition in patients with Huntington's disease (HD) has been widely reported; however, the underlying memory constructive processes remain unclear. The present study explored gist memory, item-specific memory, and monitoring ability in patients with HD. Method Twenty-five patients (including 13 patients with mild HD and(More)
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