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Validity and reliability of the Chinese Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.
The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (CHDS) was assessed. Interrater reliability was excellent, the item total-score correlations wereExpand
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Primary Glioblastomas Express Mesenchymal Stem-Like Properties
Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive primary brain cancer. Recent isolation and characterization of brain tumor-initiating cells supports the concept that transformed neural stem cells mayExpand
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Sustained viral gene delivery through core-shell fibers.
Although viral gene transfer is efficient in achieving transgene expression for tissue engineering, drawbacks of virus dissemination, toxicity and transient gene expression due to immune responseExpand
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Effect of Electromechanical Stimulation on the Maturation of Myotubes on Aligned Electrospun Fibers
Tissue engineering may provide an alternative to cell injection as a therapeutic solution for myocardial infarction. A tissue-engineered muscle patch may offer better host integration and higherExpand
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Adherence to Enhanced Recovery Protocols in NSQIP and Association With Colectomy Outcomes
Objective: To evaluate the effect of protocol adherence on length of stay (LOS) and recovery-specific outcomes after colectomy. Background: Enhanced recovery protocols (ERPs) may decreaseExpand
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Defining the Intrinsic Cardiac Risks of Operations to Improve Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessments
Background: Current preoperative cardiac risk stratification practices group operations into broad categories, which might inadequately consider the intrinsic cardiac risks of individual operations.Expand
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Cross-linked chitosan improves the mechanical properties of calcium phosphate-chitosan cement.
Calcium phosphate (CaP) cements are highly applicable and valuable materials for filling bone defects by minimally invasive procedures. The chitosan (CS) biopolymer is also considered as one of theExpand
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Improved staging of liver tumors using laparoscopic intraoperative ultrasound
Intraoperative ultrasound has been shown to provide significant assistance in operative staging and management of patients with liver tumors during open surgery. The availability of the 5.0–7.5 MhzExpand
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Outcomes of Concurrent Operations: Results From the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Objective: To determine whether concurrently performed operations are associated with an increased risk for adverse events. Background: Concurrent operations occur when a surgeon is simultaneouslyExpand
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Concurrent bariatric operations and association with perioperative outcomes: registry based cohort study
Objective To determine whether perioperative outcomes differ between patients undergoing concurrent compared with non-concurrent bariatric operations in the USA. Design Retrospective, propensityExpand
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