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Benign fibro-osseous lesions of the craniofacial complex are represented by a variety of disease processes that are characterized by pathologic ossifications and calcifications in association with a hypercellular fibroblastic marrow element. The current classification includes neoplasms, developmental dysplastic lesions and inflammatory/reactive processes.(More)
AIMS To investigate the influence of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in exon 12 (C1236T), exon 21 (G2677T/A) and exon 26 (C3435T) of MDR1 gene on the absorption of valacyclovir after a single oral administration in the Chinese Han ethnic population. METHODS Two hundred healthy Chinese subjects were genotyped for the SNPs of C1236T, G2677T/A(More)
Chronic morphine addiction may trigger functional changes in the mesolimbic dopamine system, which is believed to be the neurobiological substrate of opiate addiction. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been implicated in addiction-related pathology in animal studies. Our previous studies have shown that RACK1 is involved in morphine reward in(More)
Cajanus cajan (L.) is a traditional Chinese herb medicine which contains a lot of potential active components. In the present study, we identified the effects of the stilbenes containing extract-fraction from C. cajan L. (sECC) on Abeta(25-35)-induced cognitive deficits, oxidative stress and cholinergic dysfunction in mice. Mice were treated with sECC (100(More)
AIMS The clinical implementation of His-bundle pacing (HBP) has been limited by concern over higher capture thresholds (CTs) and lower R-wave amplitudes (RWAs), when compared with right ventricular (RV) pacing. The aim of this study was to assess the optimal pacing configuration for HBP lead when incorporated with cardiac resynchronization(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare finding in the adolescent population, with most cases occurring in patients with underlying heritable diseases or immunologic conditions. Moreover, the incidence of oral SCC in this age group is extremely low. While isolated cases of adolescent oral SCC have been documented, most have been primary tongue or lip(More)
To examine microRNA-133a (miR-133a) endogenous expression in cardiomyocytes after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury and study the effects of miR-133a overexpression on I/R injury-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay detected dynamic expression of miR-133a. In an in vitro hypoxia-reoxygenation (HR) injury model and an in vivo rat(More)
The optimal pacing modality after atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation remains unclear. Herein, we describe the case of a heart failure patient who had AVJ ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation and received a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator device. Because of the lack of clinical response to biventricular pacing, the device was(More)
Similarities among clients create commonalities across audit processes that provide an auditor with an opportunity to reduce production costs through increased knowledge spillover, changes in the labor mix, and the implementation of additional audit technology. Auditors that take advantage of the similarities across clients can specialize in a particular(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia requiring medical treatment and has been associated with enhanced atrial fibrosis and heart failure (HF). Relaxin (RLX), an antifibrosis and antiinflammatory peptide hormone, may be used to evaluate atrial fibrosis and is associated with HF occurrence in AF. We aimed to clarify the clinical significance(More)