Meijuan Zhao

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PURPOSE This study was designed to test the hypothesis that patients with an initial diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome are more likely to present with muscle atrophy than patients with an initial diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS A list of patients presenting to the office of a single hand surgeon from January 2000 to June 2005 with an(More)
We have investigated the role of the double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase gene (pkr) in the regulation of the heat shock response. We show that the pkr gene is essential for efficient activation of the heat shock response and that pkr disruption profoundly inhibits heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) synthesis and blocks the development of(More)
UNLABELLED Psychological illness influences the experience and expression of pain and disability. We tested three null hypotheses: (1) patients with nonspecific pain (medically unexplained and idiopathic) and patients with specific pain (discrete and verifiable) are equally likely to screen for psychiatric illnesses based on a validated screening(More)
A sol-gel template technique has been put forward to synthesize single-crystalline semiconductor oxide nanowires, such as n-type SnO2 and p-type NiO. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy observations show that the oxide nanowires are single-crystal with average diameters in the range of 100-300 nm and lengths of over 10 microm.(More)
Electrodiagnostic studies (electromyography and nerve conduction velocity; EMG/NCV) are used to confirm the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to evaluate its severity. We investigated the hypothesis that normal electrodiagnostic median nerve testing is predicted by 1) Physician pre-test confidence in the diagnosis of CTS, and 2) Puzzling patient(More)
Herbivores of different body size vary in food selection because of their different metabolic requirements and abilities to harvest and digest food. Compared with smaller grazers, larger ones require higher food quantity but can tolerate poorer quality. This divergence may also explain habitat partitioning in the distribution of closely related species. By(More)
Sensor pattern noise (SPN) has been proved to be an inherent fingerprint of a camera, and it has been broadly used in the fields of image authentication and camera source identification. However, the SPN extracted using current denoising algorithm always contains image content residual, which would significatively influence the accuracy of camera source(More)
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