Pei-Jung Chang

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BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) and end-stage acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are among the most common causes of death in intensive care units. Activation and damage of pulmonary endothelium is the hallmark of ALI/ARDS. Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in maintaining normal(More)
UNLABELLED Tramadol has been proven to exert a local anesthetic-type effect on peripheral nerves in both clinical and laboratory studies. In this study, we evaluated the effects of tramadol on sensory and motor neural conduction when administered intrathecally in the rat. Tramadol (0, 1, or 2 mg) was administered through an intrathecal catheter. Spinal(More)
Effect of a calcium-sensitizing positive inotropic agent MCI-154 and its combined use with enalapril on postischemic contractile dysfunction of dog hearts. Use of fluorescent latex microspheres to measure coronary blood flow distribution. technetium-99m-teboroxime activity in acute coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion: relation to myocardial blood flow(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to evaluate the long-term effect of a peripheral neuropathic pain model, chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve, through analyses of electrophysiologic change, sciatic nerve function, and pain behavior. METHODS CCI of the sciatic nerve was induced in twelve rats as described by Bennett and Xie. Three(More)
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