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A number of multiresistant pathogens including Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) place a heavy burden on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) patients in intensive care units (ICU). It is critically important to differentiate between bacterial infection and colonization to avoid prescribing unnecessary antibiotics. Quantitative culture of lower(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was designed to observe the effects of the bacterial component flagellin on anti-sepsis protection through TLR-5, VCAN and IL-1RN. METHODS A clinically relevant model of sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). An in vitro culture of endothelial cells was analyzed. RESULTS Flagellin induced anti-sepsis(More)
BACKGROUND Extranodal follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a very rare malignancy with a variable clinical course. It is often not considered and has the potential to result in a misdiagnosis of other common sarcomas or sarcomatoid carcinomas. This is particularly true with the preoperative biopsy specimen, in which the tissue sample is often small.(More)
This paper is to determine metabolites of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) in mice and deduced the pathway for toluene diisocyanate metabolism in the organism. Toluene diisocyanate was administered to mice for 2 weeks, samples of blood, feces, and urine were taken, and the structure of the toluene diisocyanate metabolites was determined using gas(More)
URAT1 and GLUT9 are two primary urate transporters involved in the renal urate handling. Renal urate underexcretion was reported in uric acid stone formers (UASF) in previous clinical studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features and possible impact of protein expression of URAT1 and GLUT9 in renal tissues of patients with uric(More)
A novel HepG2 cell-based biosensor using Love Wave sensor was developed to implement the real-time and sensitive detection of a diarrheic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxin, Okadaic acid (OA). Detachable Love Wave sensor unit and miniaturized 8-channel recording instrument were designed for the convenient experimental preparation and sensor response signal(More)
Rhodospirillum rubrum has the potential for biomass resource recycling combined with sewage purification. However, low biomass production and yield restricts the potential for sewage purification. This research investigated the improvement of biomass production, yield and organics reduction by Mg²⁺ in R. rubrum wastewater treatment. Results showed that with(More)
A rapid infusion pump with a maximum flow rate of 6 L/h was designed experimentally using a micro electromagnetic linear actuator, and its effectiveness was evaluated by comparing with that of a commercial Power Infuser under preset flow rates of 0.2, 2, and 6 L/h. The flow rate, air detection sensitivity, occlusion response time, quantitative determination(More)
To study the effect of sudan I, III and IV on the growth of HepG-2 and SGC-7901, the ratio of DNA/RNA and 3D image in HepG-2 treated by different dose of sudan I, III and IV was detected by LCM, the content change of DNA and the cell cycle in SGC-7901 treated by different dose of sudan I, III and IV was detected by flow cytometry. Results showed the ratio(More)
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) is an inherited iron overload disorder characterized by normal iron-driven erythropoiesis and abnormal iron metabolism, leading to excess iron deposited in parenchymal cells of liver, heart, and endocrine glands. Iron hormone, hepcidin, plays a critical role in iron homeostasis through interaction with ferroportin (FPN), a(More)