Joshua Y C Yang

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Innovation challenges for handling supply chain risks have become one of the most important drivers in business competitiveness and differentiation. This study analyses competitiveness at the external supply chain level as a driver of risks and provides a framework for mitigating these risks. The mitigation framework, also called the supply chain continuity(More)
Animal models have established the IGF-I signaling pathway as a key modulator of aging in rodents and invertebrates. Considerable evidence suggests that reduced exposure of tissue to IGF-I is associated with an extended lifespan in these species. In humans, IGF-I is linked to various age-related diseases that are limiting factors for youthful longevity. On(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Allo- and autoantibodies have been found to play important roles in both acute and chronic allograft rejection in organ transplantation, although only recently have non-human leukocyte antigen (non-HLA), nondonor-specific antibodies been given a more in-depth treatment. This review summarizes recent reports about investigations and(More)
We characterized the conduction mechanisms in thin sputtered films of three representative binary Me–O (Me = Ta, W, and Nb) systems as a function of oxygen content, by combining in situ chemical state and electronic band structure studies from X-ray photoemission with temperature-dependent transport measurements. Despite certain differences, these amorphous(More)
Early subclinical inflammation in kidney transplants is associated with later graft fibrosis and dysfunction. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) can reverse established inflammation in animal models. We conducted a pilot safety and feasibility trial of autologous Treg cell therapy in three kidney transplant recipients with subclinical inflammation noted on 6-month(More)
BACKGROUND Triptorelin is an established treatment for central precocious puberty (CPP) as 1- and 3-month formulations. The current triptorelin 22.5 mg 6-month formulation is approved for prostate cancer therapy. This is the first study in patients with CPP. METHODS The efficacy and safety of the triptorelin 6-month formulation in CPP were investigated.(More)
Bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP) is produced by osteoblasts. A recent series noted a positive association between cardiac index (CI) and BALP in patients with Fontan circulation. CI is low at baseline in these patients, and small decreases in CI may result in diverting of blood away from bone. We prospectively enrolled 15 patients (males ≤ 14 yo,(More)
Belatacept use has been constrained by higher rates of acute rejection. We hypothesized that belatacept with low-dose rATG and initial mycophenolate maintenance with conversion to everolimus at 1 month post-transplant ± corticosteroids would improve efficacy and maintain safety. Retrospective single-center analysis of the first 44 low immunologic risk(More)
STUDY DESIGN Multicenter prospective. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of intraoperative interventions in restoring intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) signals in pediatric spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No prior studies have prospectively examined the rate of return of IONM signals by increasing blood pressure (BP) alone. METHODS Patients(More)
Ever since the discovery of the major histocompatibility complex, scientific and clinical understanding in the field of transplantation has been advanced through genetic and genomic studies. Candidate-gene approaches and recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have enabled a deeper understanding of the complex interplay of the donor–recipient(More)
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