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Photoreceptor and cone cells in the Drosophila eye are recruited following activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway. We have identified echinoid (ed) as a novel putative cell adhesion molecule that negatively regulates EGFR signaling. The ed mutant phenotype is associated with extra photoreceptor and cone cells. Conversely, ectopic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Proton MR spectroscopy has recently been applied to the evaluation of seizures, but few comparisons have been made between different clinical spectroscopic techniques. Our goal was to determine whether there is a significant difference between hippocampal NAA/(Cho+Cr) ratios obtained by single-voxel spectroscopy (SVS) and by(More)
BACKGROUND The preservation of normal nerve function or identification of nerve route is critical in some surgeries of cerebellopontine angle tumors. Over the last 5 years, intraoperative facial nerve electromyogram (EMG) and brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) were applied for evaluation of facial nerve integrity and brainstem function in patients(More)
The authors studied the impact of China's one-child-per-couple family planning policy on child development in 697 preschool children in the city of Nanjing and in two rural areas surrounding Nanjing. A home-visit questionnaire survey including a Chinese version of Achenbach's Child Behavior Checklist was used. The behavior problem profiles of children who(More)
Bioadhesives are used for tissue adhesion and hemostasis in surgery. A gelatin-resorcinol mixture crosslinked with formaldehyde (GRF glue) and/or glutaraldehyde (GRG) is used for this purpose. Although the bonding strength of the GRF glue to tissue is satisfactory, concerns about the cytotoxicity of formaldehyde are reported in the literature. It was(More)
Laryngospasm occurring after tracheal extubation in children is potentially dangerous. This study uses acupuncture with bloodletting at the Shao Shang (L 11) or Shang Yang (Li 1) acupoints to investigate whether this technique can prevent or treat laryngospasm. Seventy-six patients were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the acupuncture group (n(More)
Koro, a culture-related psychiatric disorder characterized by panic due to fear of genital retraction, occurred as the rare phenomenon of koro epidemics in a remote region of Guangdong, China, in 1984-1985 and 1987. The sociocultural and historical backgrounds of the area are described. The life pattern and attitudes toward supernatural beings and the(More)
From May 1991 through December 1995, 10 uremic children ranging in age from 3.6 years old to 14.4 years old underwent insertion of 13 peritoneal dialysis catheters for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Eight abdominal hernias developed, associated with five catheters (38.5%) in four of the patients. Three hernias were inguinal, three were(More)