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Effects of external phosphorus on the cell ultrastructure and the chlorophyll content of maize under cadmium and zinc stress.
Using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis, it was found that the ultrastructure of chloroplasts were changed, the shape of the chloroplasts altered… Expand
The Lens Model: ASSESSMENT OF CANCER PAIN IN A CHINESE CONTEXT
Obtaining a result closest to patients’ reports about pain is crucial in pain management. The literature in the West supports the view that there are cultural differences in perception,… Expand
Safety and efficacy of telbivudine in late pregnancy to prevent mother‐to‐child transmission of hepatitis B virus: A multicenter prospective cohort study
Infection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) occurs in ~10% of infants of HBV‐infected mothers with positive hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) after immunoprophylaxis. We aimed to evaluate the safety and… Expand
GLUT-1 overexpression as an unfavorable prognostic biomarker in patients with colorectal cancer
Background Glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) exhibits altered expression in colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to explore the association between GLUT-1 and survival conditions, as well… Expand
The construction of a pain intensity verbal rating scale in Chinese.
BACKGROUND Despite the growing interest of developing multidimensional scales, the use of unidimensional scales in assessing clinical pain is popular for its simplicity, efficiency and ease of… Expand
A clinical audit for postoperative pain control on 1443 surgical patients.
BACKGROUND Moderate to severe pain occurs in 75 to 100% of patients after major operations. Pain control techniques, for examples the patient controlled analgesia (PCA) and epidural analgesia, are… Expand
Targeting endothelial CD146 attenuates colitis and prevents colitis-associated carcinogenesis.
Recently, enhanced CD146 expression was reported on endothelial cells in intestinal biopsies from patients with inflammatory bowel disease. However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Here, we… Expand
Association analysis of TOR1A polymorphisms rs2296793 and rs3842225 in a Chinese population with cervical dystonia
BACKGROUND TOR1A (torsinA, DYT1) is the leading cause of early-onset generalized dystonia, however, the associations between common TOR1A single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and primary… Expand
Early retinal neurovascular impairment in patients with diabetes without clinically detectable retinopathy
Aims To investigate the function and the corresponding neurovascular structures in patients with diabetes without clinically detectable retinopathy. Methods Sixty-six patients with type 2 diabetes… Expand
Contrast-enhanced gray-scale transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy in men with elevated serum prostate-specific antigen levels.
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Our goal was to evaluate the role of contrast-enhanced gray-scale transrectal ultrasound (CETRUS)-guided prostate biopsy in patients with elevated serum prostate-specific… Expand