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Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae is an emerging cause of community-acquired pyogenic liver abscess. First described in Asia, it is now increasingly recognized in Western countries, commonly afflicting those with Asian descent. This raises the question of genetic predisposition versus geospecific strain acquisition. We leveraged on the Antibiotics for(More)
BACKGROUND Despite data describing the overlap of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder (BPD) in youth, little is known about adults with these co-occurring disorders. We now evaluate the clinical characteristics of referred adults with (n = 24) and without BPD (n = 27). METHODS Referred adults to clinical trials of ADHD(More)
Type III and type VI secretion systems (T3SSs and T6SSs, respectively) are critical virulence determinants in several Gram-negative pathogens. In Burkholderia pseudomallei, the T3SS-3 and T6SS-1 clusters have been implicated in bacterial virulence in mammalian hosts. We recently discovered a regulatory cascade that coordinately controls the expression of(More)
Glutathione S-transferase-theta (GSTT1) is subject to a genetic polymorphism where approximately 50% of a Caucasian population are homozygous for the null allele. Because of the possible association of the polymorphism with increased cancer risk in individuals, we genotyped by polymerase chain reaction 187 normal Chinese, 167 normal Malays and 152 normal(More)
Several xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, including CYP1A1, NAT2 and GSTM1, are subject to genetic polymorphisms. Because these enzymes are important for the detoxification and/or bioactivation of drugs and carcinogens, these polymorphisms have important implications in therapeutics and cancer susceptibility. The distributions of CYP1A1, NAT2 and GSTM1(More)
Type VI secretion systems (T6SSs) are major virulence mechanisms in many Gram-negative bacteria, but the physiological signals that activate them are not well understood. The T6SS1 of Burkholderia pseudomallei is essential for pathogenesis in mammalian hosts and is only expressed when the bacterium is intracellular. We found that signals for T6SS1(More)
This paper studies brain tumor grading using multiphase MRI images and compares the results with various configurations of deep learning structure and baseline Neural Networks. The MRI images are used directly into the learning machine, with some combination operations between multiphase MRIs. Compared to other researches, which involve additional effort to(More)
INTRODUCTION Genetic variation of drug metabolising enzymes has been recognised as one of the major causes of the inter-individual variability to drug response. The vast majority of drugs are degraded via a small number of metabolic pathways, mainly by microsomal P-450 enzymes localised in the liver and, to a minor extent, in the small intestine. Of these,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for simulated maternal cardiac arrest rendered during transport to the operating room with that rendered while stationary in the labor room. We hypothesized that the quality of CPR would deteriorate during transport. METHODS Twenty-six teams composed of 2 providers(More)