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AIM To investigate the feasibility of fast track clinical pathway for esophageal tumor resections. METHODS One hundred and fourteen patients with esophageal carcinoma who underwent esophagogastrectomy from January 2006 to October 2007 in our department were studied. Fast track clinical pathway included analgesia control, fluid infusion volume control,(More)
The aim of the study is to elucidate the profiles of T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-3 (Tim-3) and its ligand Galecin-9 in acute pulmonary rejection by using a rat model of lung transplantation. Left lung grafts retrieved from Lewis or Fisher 344 rats were orthotopically transplanted into Lewis recipients without any immunosuppressions; the grafts(More)
Biocompatible carboxyethyl chitosan/poly(vinyl alcohol) (CECS/PVA) nanofibers were successfully prepared by electrospinning of aqueous CECS/PVA solution. The composite nanofibrous membranes were subjected to detailed analysis by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). SEM images showed that(More)
Porous scaffolds composed of alginate (AG) and chitosan (CS) were fabricated by combining the formation of polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) with freeze-drying. The AG scaffold was used as a framework with uniformly distributed and interconnected pore structure. The chitosan or chitosan/hydroxyapatite (CS/HA) composite solution was introduced into the pores of(More)
Reactive diluents such as triethyleneglycol-dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) have been widely used with bisphenol-A-glycidyl-dimethacrylate (Bis-GMA) to achieve restorative resins with appropriate viscosity and higher conversion. However, additional water sorption and polymerization shrinkage were also introduced. The aim of this work is to investigate whether the(More)
N,N'-dimethyl,-N,N'-di(methacryloxy ethyl)-1,6-hexanediamine (NDMH) was synthesized for the purpose of replacing both triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) and the non-polymerizable amine which is added as a coinitiator in dental resin mixtures, 2,2-bis[4(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy)phenyl] propane (bis-GMA), camphorquinone (CQ) and(More)
A natural component, 1,3-benzodioxole (BDO), was used for the purpose of replacing the conventional amine for dental composite. Camphorquinone (CQ)/BDO was used to initiate the photopolymerization of urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA)/triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) (70/30 wt %). The kinetics was recorded by real-time Fourier transformation infrared(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this study was to synthesize and characterize ethylene glycol 3-diethylamino-propionate methacrylate (EGDPM) as a polymerizable coinitiator to replace the commercial amine coinitiator. The 2,2-bis[4-(2-hydroxy-3-methacryloxypropoxy)phenyl]-propane (Bis-GMA) and triethylene glycol dimethylacrylate (TEGDMA) resin mixture was(More)
Chitosan nanoparticles and paclitaxel loaded chitosan nanoparticles were prepared by emulsification-crosslinking method in a W/O emulsion system, using glutaraldehyde as crosslinking agent. The mean diameter of chitosan nanoparticles decreased with increase of pH value of the reaction system from 4.5 to 6.5, and increased when the pH exceeded 6.5.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to examine whether it was possible to substitute benzodioxole derivatives for amine as coinitiators for dental application. MATERIAL AND METHODS A mixture of urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA)/triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) (70/30 wt%), camphorquinone (CQ) and coinitiators was photocured. Real time Fourier(More)