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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical features of and to identify the pathogen responsible for an outbreak of acute dermatitis in a toy-building factory in Chibi city, central China. METHODS Physical examinations were carried out on all the factory staff. Records were made. The factory district, its surrounding environment and the accommodation conditions(More)
We report on a resonant acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography (ARF-OCE) technique that uses mechanical resonant frequency to characterize and identify tissues of different types. The linear dependency of the resonant frequency on the square root of Young's modulus was validated on silicone phantoms. Both the frequency response spectrum and(More)
We report the fabrication of micro lens using an alternative annular scanning mode with continuous variable layer thickness by two-photon polymerization after multi-parameter optimization. Laser scanning mode and scanning pace parameter are optimized to achieve good appearance. As examples of the results, a 2 x 2 micro spherical lens array with diameter of(More)
This paper deals with the preventive maintenance (PM) scheduling problem of reusable rocket engine (RRE), which is different from the ordinary repairable systems, by genetic algorithm. Three types of PM activities for RRE are considered and modeled by introducing the concept of effective age. The impacts of PM on all subsystems’ aging processes are(More)
Stress-related growth can occur after various traumas or stressful events. In order to investigate how anxiety and depression relate to stress-related growth, this study was conducted with 443 Chinese army recruits who had just finished a 3-month recruit training program. Path analyses revealed that resilience and positive/negative coping partially mediated(More)
Human porphobilinogen synthase (PBGS) is a main target in lead poisoning. Human PBGS purifies with eight Zn(II) per homo-octamer; four ZnA have predominantly nonsulfur ligands, and four ZnB have predominantly sulfur ligands. Only four Zn(II) are required for activity. To better elucidate the roles of Zn(II) and Pb(II), we produced human PBGS mutants that(More)
We have developed a miniature integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) ultrasound (US) probing system for intravascular imaging applications. In the OCT probe, the light coming out of a single mode fiber is focused by a gradient-index lens and then reflected by a right-angle prism from the side of the probe into the sample. It was combined with a 35(More)
A miniature integrated intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) - ultrasound (US) catheter for real-time imaging of atherosclerotic plaques has been developed, providing high resolution and deep tissue penetration at the same time. This catheter, with an outer diameter of 1.18mm, is suitable for imaging in human coronary arteries. The first in vivo(More)
Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) is the number one cause of death worldwide. The majority of CAD-induced deaths are due to the rupture of vulnerable plaques. Accurate assessment of plaques is crucial to optimize treatment and prevent death in patients with CAD. Current diagnostic techniques are often limited by either spatial resolution or(More)
We have developed a novel miniature integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT)-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) probe, with a 1.5-mm-long rigid part and 0.9-mm outer diameter, for real-time intracoronary imaging of atherosclerotic plaques and guiding of interventional procedures. By placing the OCT ball lens and IVUS transducer back-to-back at the same(More)