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AIM The aim of this study was to investigate endocytosis, MHC-II expression and co-stimulatory molecule expression, as well as interleukin-12 (IL-12) production, in bone marrow dendritic cells (DCs) derived from endotoxin tolerant mice. METHODS Endotoxin tolerance was induced in C57BL/10J mice through four consecutive daily intraperitoneal injections of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate altered spontaneous brain activities in patients with unilateral acute open globe injury (OGI) using amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) method and its relationship with their clinical manifestations. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 18 patients with acute OGI (16 males and two females) and 18(More)
Gastropulmonary route of infection was considered to be an important mechanism of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). However there is little evidence to support this assumption. Moreover, the prevalence of microaspiration in elderly ventilated patients was not well understood. To confirm gastropulmonary infection route and investigate the prevalence of(More)
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