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Editor—We investigated the effect of different concentrations of morphine and tramadol on the differentiation of human adult helper T cells in vitro. Twenty outpatients without any immune diseases were selected and their peripheral blood was collected. Whole blood or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were pretreated with different concentrations of(More)
A 68-year-old male patient with Hallervorden-Spatz disease with autopsy findings is presented. He died 5 years after the occurrence of progressive rigidity, mask face, shuffling gait and tremor. Family history was negative. At autopsy, loss of neurons with gliosis in the globus pallidus and substantia nigra, large deposits of iron pigments and axonal(More)
By employing monoclonal phosphorylated neurofilaments antibody, we studied the abnormally pale-staining neurons in 3 cases of corticonigral degeneration by the avidin-biotin immunoperoxidase method. For comparison, the central chromatolysis in anterior horn cells secondary to cervical spine fracture and "ballooned" neurons in a case of Pick's disease and a(More)
Objective:To determine the effects of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and pre-pregnancy obesity on macrosomia and large for gestational age (LGA).Study Design:We conducted a prospective cohort study of 587 GDM women and 478 non-GDM women from 2012 to 2013. We collected their data of the pre-pregnancy weight, sociodemographic data, medical histories,(More)
A case of hypothalamic encephalitis proved by postmortem examination is reported. The patient was a three-year-old Chinese boy who had complained of obesity for one year and fever for half a year. Three days after admission to a hospital, the patient suddenly died of allergic reaction to intramuscular penicillin, without additional complaints. Autopsy(More)
An adult case of metachromatic leukodystrophy, proved by characteristic findings of the brain and superficial sural nerve biopsies, but with absence of deficiency of arylsulphatase A activity in the leucocytes, was reported. The long course of thirty years, the absence of deficiency of arylsulphatase A activity, the discrepancy between the normal conduction(More)
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