Jack Chiu

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The effects of arginine8-vasopressin on the stimulation of locomotor activity induced by ethanol, cocaine and amphetamine were examined in DBA/2N mice. Locomotor activity was measured by photocell beam interruption for a period of 45 min following ethanol, cocaine or amphetamine administration. Pretreatment with vasopressin alone in a dose of 2 (but not 1)(More)
BACKGROUND Epinephrine auto-injectors are the standard first aid treatment for anaphylaxis. Intramuscular delivery into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh is recommended for optimal onset of action of epinephrine. The most frequently prescribed auto-injector in North America and Canada is the EpiPen(®), which has a needle length of 15.2 mm. Currently, it(More)
The mechanism of ethanol central nervous system (CNS) teratogenesis, resulting from chronic maternal ingestion of high-dose ethanol during pregnancy, is not clearly understood. One of the target sites for ethanol-induced damage in the developing brain is the cerebral cortex. It has been proposed that chronic prenatal ethanol exposure alters NMDA receptors(More)
BACKGROUND The Epipen® Jr and Allerject® 0.15 mg are currently the most commonly prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) for the management of anaphylaxis in pediatric patients in North America and Canada. To ensure rapid absorption, it should be administered intramuscularly into the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. We examined whether the 12.7-mm(More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of compressed sensing (CS) reconstructions for specific clinical magnetic resonance neuroimaging applications beyond more conventional acceleration techniques such as parallel imaging (PI) and low-resolution acquisitions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Raw k-space data were acquired from five healthy volunteers on a 3T scanner(More)
BACKGROUND Food allergy is the most common cause of anaphylaxis in children. Intramuscular delivery of epinephrine auto-injectors (EAI) is the standard of care for the treatment of anaphylaxis. We examined if children and adolescents at risk of anaphylaxis weighing 15-30 kg and >30 kg would receive epinephrine into the intramuscular space with the currently(More)
Published data on earthquake-associated peripheral nerve injury is very limited. Ultrasonography has been proven to be efficient in the clinic to diagnose peripheral nerve injury. The aim of this study was to assess the role of ultrasound in the evaluation of persistent peripheral nerve injuries 1 year after the Wenchuan earthquake. Thirty-four patients(More)
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