Jin-min Peng

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INTRODUCTION Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is common in septic shock. Its association with the clinical outcome is still controversial. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is a useful tool to quantify LV function; however, little knowledge is available about the prognostic value of these TDI variables in septic shock. Therefore, we performed this prospective(More)
Few studies were performed to investigate the association between tissue Doppler imaging parameters about left ventricular (LV) systolic function and LV systolic asynchrony and prognosis in patients with septic shock and normal LV ejection fraction (LVEF). This prospective study was performed from January 2010 to April 2012 in a medical intensive care unit.(More)
OBJECTIVE To prepare monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific for SSA/Ro antigen from the phage-displayed human single-chain Fv (scFv) antibody library constructed previously, and analyze its gene sequence. METHODS Frozen strain of Escherichia coli TG1 containing pHEN2-scFv was defrosted and infected by helper phage to produce scFv phage antibody library. 10(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic value of procalcitonin (PCT) for patients with autoimmune diseases (AID) remains controversial and few studies focused on ICU patients. We sought to determine its diagnostic and prognostic values in this clowd. METHODS A prospective observational study was conducted in AID patients admitted to the ICU. Serum PCT levels were(More)
PURPOSE Acute respiratory failure remains a common hazardous complication in immunocompromised patients and is associated with increased mortality rates when endotracheal intubation is need. We aimed to evaluate the effect of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) compared with other oxygen technique for this patient population. METHODS We searched(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are sometimes complicated with life-threatening conditions requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission. In the past, owing to the low incidence of IIM, little was known about such patients. Our aim was to investigate the clinical features and outcomes of these patients and identify their(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) in non-HIV patients is still a challenge for intensivists. The aim of our study was to evaluate mortality predictors of PJP patients requiring Intensive care unit (ICU) admission. METHODS Retrospectively review medical records of patients with diagnosis of PJP admitted to four ICUs of two academic medical(More)
BACKGROUND Endotracheal intubation (EI) in ICU patients is associated with an increased risk of life-threatening adverse events due to unstable conditions, rapid deterioration, limited preparation time, and variability in the expertise of operators. The goal of this study was to compare the effect of video laryngoscopy (VL) and direct laryngoscopy (DL) in(More)
The polymer compounds have characteristics of light mass and lubricate-self when they are applied in contact surface. Therefore, they are widely used in different engineering area. One of these applications is to transmiss yarn to textile in the multi-bar warp knitted machine. It is necessary to measure the wear volume of polymer compound in order to get(More)
Two wheeled inverted pendulum (TWIP) robots are used widely for personal transporters and robotics mobile platforms. However, the robot body cannot remain vertical when TWIP robot climbs up and down a slope. It makes the passenger sitting on the robot uncomfortably and unsafely. Similarly, when TWIP robot turns sharply, there is a great risk of overturning.(More)