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OBJECTIVE To assess the nutritional status of institutionalized Taiwanese elderly with the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) without BMI and to determine whether the application of population-specific MAC and CC cutoff standards would improve the functionality of the tool. DESIGN Purposive sampling. SETTING A long-term care facility in central Taiwan.(More)
Thrombin plays a central role in venous and arterial thrombosis. We utilized two different rabbit models of in vivo thrombosis to investigate the effect of inhibitors of thrombin generation and thrombin activity. The agents tested were specific inhibitors of factor Xa (fXa) [N2-[(phenylmethyl)sulfonyl]-D-arginyl-N-[(1S)-4-[(aminoiminomethyl++ +)a(More)
It is well documented that certain substituted benzamides, such as cisapride, and benzimidazolones, such as BIMU 8, enhance gastric emptying in rats. As these compounds possess 5-HT3 antagonistic and 5-HT4 agonistic properties, the precise mechanisms (5-HT3 or 5-HT4) underlying their gastroprokinetic effects is still unclear. In the present study, we used(More)
We examined the pre-emptive analgesic effect of a cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor in a rat surgical pain model and characterised the changes in cutaneous COX-2 around a surgical site. Thermal hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia were tested in the rats for three days after incision and skin tissues were collected for analysis of COX-2. There was decreased(More)
In order to investigate the respective roles of prothrombinase and intrinsic tenase (IXa/VIIIa) in venous thrombosis, we compared the anti-thrombotic efficacy of inhibitors of these two coagulation complexes. The agents tested were dansyl-Glu-Gly-Arg chloromethyl ketone-inactivated bovine factor IXa(IXai) and Glu-Gly-Arg chloromethyl ketone-inactivated(More)
  • Al-Saeedi, F Smith, +11 authors Mader M
  • 2011
(2007) [Methyl-3H]-choline incorporation into MCF-7 cells: correlation with proliferation, choline kinase and phospholipase D assay. Anticancer Res, 27, 901. 2. (2007) Real-time multiplex PCR assay for genotyping of three apolipoprotein E alleles and two choline acetyltransferase alleles with three hybridization probes. Rapid high-throughput detection of(More)
The effects of (D-Ala2)-Met-enkephalin (DAME) on the nictitating membrane contraction induced by either cervical sympathetic nerve stimulation or i.v. administration of norepinephrine were assessed in anesthetized cats. The contraction induced by sympathetic nerve stimulation (0.5--16 Hz) was greatly reduced by pretreatment with DAME (300 micrograms/kg,(More)
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