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The business value of information technology (IT) has been one of the top concerns of both practitioners and scholars for decades. Numerous studies have documented the positive effects of IT capability on organizational performance but our knowledge of the processes through which such gains are achieved remains limited due to a lack of focus on the business(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) agonists are insulin-sensitising drugs used for the treatment of insulin resistance. In addition to lowering glucose in diabetes, these drugs may also protect against hyperlipidaemia and arteriosclerosis, which are risk factors for stroke. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and safety of(More)
OBJECTIVE N270, an endogenous ERP component of conflict effect, was evoked in previous studies with S1-S2 paradigm. The present experiment is designed to confirm the speculation that this conflict-related negativity could also be elicited by stimulus probes having conflict with a memorized item in a visual post-retrieval comparison task. METHODS A(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, is thought to be a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is clinically characterised by a decline of memory and other cognitive functions. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered to be the prodromal stage of AD. However, the relationship between AD and MCI and the development process(More)
Our previous ERP studies have consistently demonstrated that a negativity N270 elicited by incongruent information in visual S1-S2 matching task represents a type of conflict process, which is distinct from that represented by the classic conflict task or other negative components in delayed matching-to-sample stimulus presentation patterns, since the(More)
BACKGROUND All versions of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) lack population-based data of 80-plus individuals. The norms and cut-off scores for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia of the MoCA are different among five Chinese versions. OBJECTIVE To provide the cut-off scores in detecting MCI and dementia of the Peking Medical Union College(More)
The purpose of our study was to investigate whether the whole-brain functional connectivity pattern exhibits disease severity-related alterations in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data were acquired in 27 MCI subjects, 35 AD patients, and 27 age- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of small dose donepezil (Aricept) on the cognition status and the changes of metabolites in brain tissue in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) in order to find out the effective way to prevent and cure dementia. METHODS 33 patients with aMCI were selected. There were 21 cases in a treatment group taking(More)
In this study, magnetic iron oxide nanoparticle induced hyperthermia is applied for treatment of head and neck cancer using a mouse xenograft model of human head and neck cancer (Tu212 cell line). A hyperthermia system for heating iron oxide nanoparticles was developed by using alternating magnetic fields. Both theoretical simulation and experimental(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prevalent cause of dementia in the elderly, is characterized by progressive cognitive and intellectual deficits. Most patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are thought to be in a very early stage of AD. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging reflects spontaneous brain activities and/or the(More)