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CONTEXT Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (CD26/DPP4) is expressed on blood T cells and also circulates in a soluble form (sCD26/DPP4). OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate blood T cell and circulating CD26/DPP4 and its association with metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGNS We measured CD26/DPP4 expression (percentage of CD26(+)(More)
We introduce and evaluate a novel network-based approach for determining individual credit of coauthors in multi-authored papers. In the proposed model, coauthorship is conceptualized as a directed, weighted network, where authors transfer coauthorship credits among one another. We validate the model by fitting it to empirical data about authorship credits(More)
We present a microfabricated hybrid biopolymer microcantilever, in which the contractile force of self-organized cardiomyocytes can be measured and studied, as a prototype for the development of cell-driven actuators. The microcantilever is made of a flexible, transparent, biocompatible poly(dimethylsiloxane) substrate, using a simple microfabrication(More)
Battered women's reasons for staying with or leaving their male partners are varied and complex. Using data from the Domestic Violence Experience in Omaha, Nebraska, a discrete-time hazard model was employed to examine a woman's decision based on four factors: financial independence, witness of parental violence, psychological factors, and the police(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the clinical features of elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (EORA) and their impact on disease outcome. METHODS A total of 3169 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients were recruited as part of the Korean Observational Study Network for Arthritis, the nationwide cohort of South Korea. Patients were stratified according to age at disease(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate equivalence in efficacy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and compare the safety of the biosimilar HD203 with innovator etanercept (ETN) plus methotrexate (MTX) (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01270997). METHODS Patients with active RA received 25 mg HD203 or ETN subcutaneously twice-weekly with MTX for 48 weeks in a phase III, multicentre,(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the covarying patterns of physical activity and sedentary behaviors among adolescents and their long-term maintenance. METHODS Data came from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (1995-2002). We used latent class analysis to identify distinct covarying patterns in adolescence. Logistic regression models were used to(More)
Scholars have often relied on name initials to resolve name ambiguities in large-scale coauthorship network research. This approach bears the risk of incorrectly merging or splitting author identities. The use of initial-based disambiguation has been justified by the assumption that such errors would not affect research findings too much. This paper tests(More)
Using the Asian sample (n = 2,095) of the National Latino and Asian American Study, 2002-2003, this study examined the prevalence and correlates of the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and traditional/conventional mental health services (TCMHS) for mental health problems. Of those with a probable DSM-IV diagnosis of any mental disorder,(More)