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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The diagnosis of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) remains a challenging medical problem for internal medicine. A reliable estimate of the diagnostic performance of FDG-PET and FDG-PET/CT in the assessment of FUO unidentified by conventional workup has never been systematically assessed, and present systematic review was(More)
There are so many vehicles in the world and the number of vehicles is increasing rapidly. To alleviate the parking problems caused by that, the smart parking system has been developed. The parking planning is one of the most important parts of it. An effective parking planning strategy makes the better use of parking resources possible. In this paper, we(More)
This study investigated an acute outbreak of contagious ecthyma dermatitis that occurred in November 2008 in a herd of 180 small-tailed Han sheep in the Jilin province of China. The pathological findings of this case revealed severe vascular proliferation, viral cytopathic changes in keratinocytes by vacuolar degeneration, ballooning degeneration, and(More)
BACKGROUND Orf is a zoonotic and epitheliotrophic contagious disease that mainly affects sheep, goats, wild ruminants, and humans with a worldwide distribution. To date, there is little information on the characterization of ORFV strains that are endemic in Mainland China. In addition, the relationship between the severity of disease and the molecular(More)
BACKGROUND The role of prophylactic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for reduction of pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is debated. We performed a meta-analysis of all published randomized controlled trials to evaluate the efficacy of NSAIDs in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis. DATA SOURCES(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET (FDG-PET) and FDG-PET/computed tomography (CT) in the detection of recurrent or metastatic differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) that was not identified by radioiodine whole-body scintigraphy (WBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 25 studies (comprising 789(More)
BACKGROUND A 5-year-old female Sichuan snub-nosed monkey died at the zoological garden from infection with coxsackievirus B3. METHODS The diagnosis was made on the basis of pathologic features, immunohistochemistry, microbiological detection, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). RESULTS Histologic examination of formalin-fixed,(More)
BACKGROUND The spike proteins of coronaviruses associate with cellular molecules to mediate infection of their target cells. The characterization of cellular proteins required for virus infection is essential for understanding viral life cycles and may provide cellular targets for antiviral therapies. RESULTS We identified Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule(More)
An acute outbreak of porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV) infection in piglets, characterized with neurological symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, and wasting, occurred in China. Coronavirus-like particles were observed in the homogenized tissue suspensions of the brain of dead piglets by electron microscopy, and a wild PHEV strain was(More)
An immunochromatographic strip was developed for the detection of an antibody against Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV). Colloidal gold-labeled rabbit anti-pig immunoglobulin G (IgG) was used as the detection reagent, and the PHEV recombinant antigens and goat anti-rabbit IgG were coated on the prototype strip and the control lines,(More)