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PURPOSE To determine whether children with specific language impairment (SLI) show deficits in lexical-semantic organization and, if so, whether these deficits are commensurate with their delay in vocabulary size and whether the deficits affect all children with SLI. METHOD Fourteen children with SLI, 14 age matches (AM), and 14 expressive vocabulary(More)
Haplotypes are specially important in the study of complex diseases since they contain more information about gene alleles than genotype data. However , getting haplotype data via experiments methods is techniquely difficult and expensive. Thus, haplotype inference through computational methods is practical and attractive. There are several models for(More)
BACKGROUND Dopamine receptor genes are candidates for hypertension susceptibility. Locally released dopamine increases renal sodium excretion, and defective renal dopamine receptor signaling has been shown to play a role in hypertension. Dopamine-4 receptors are expressed in juxtaglomerular and cortical collecting cells, where dopamine activation could(More)
AIM The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) has been used widely with cardiovascular patients. This study aims to examine the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of HADS among psycho-cardiological outpatients. METHODS One hundred psycho-cardiological outpatients were asked to complete the Chinese version of HADS and were then(More)
AIM The examine the cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice (ApoE-/- mice) fed a "Western-style diet" and the effect of simvastatin intervention. METHODS Male ApoE-/- mice (n=36) were fed a "Western-style diet" from the age of 8 weeks. After 16 weeks, they were randomly given either simvastatin (25 mg·kg⁻¹·d⁻¹) or normal saline(More)
—This technical note studies the nonlinear stochastic control of Itô-type differential systems with all the state, control input and external disturbance-dependent noise (dependent noise for short). A sufficient condition is given for the finite/infinite horizon control of such a system by means of an Hamilton-Jacobi inequality (HJI) instead of three(More)