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A study of the propagation of electroencephalogram (EEG) activity before seizure by means of the Directed Transfer Function (DTF) is presented. The DTF method is a multi-channel parametric method of analysis based on an autoregressive model, and is capable of supplying such information as the direction, spectra and dynamics of the propagation of EEG(More)
Despite the drive towards evidence-based practice, the extent to which research evidence is being implemented in nursing practice is unclear, particularly in developing countries. This study was to assess the levels of perceived barriers to and facilitators of research utilization in practice among Chinese nurses and inter-relationships between these(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a recently developed imaging technique that can directly visualize and quantitatively measure tissue elasticity. PURPOSE To evaluate the safety of brain MRE on human subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 20 healthy volunteers. MRE sequence scan (drive signal not applied to external force(More)
In present study, we showed that the mRNA and protein levels of HO-1 and Hsp70 in solanesol-treated L02 cells were significantly increased. The induction of the HO-1 by solanesol is majorly achieved via enhancing the nuclear translocation and transactivity of Nrf2 through enhancement of Hsp90-Keap1 interaction, while solanesol-elevated Hsp70 is related with(More)
Refractory gelastic seizure is one of the most common clinical manifestations in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) and HH is usually regarded as the epileptogenic focus. A young female patient with a small HH and refractory seizures is reported here. However, both the seizure semiology and results of electroencephalogram monitoring indicated the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of workplace violence on work ability, work satisfaction and turnover intent based on the theory of occupational stress in health professionals and to provide evidence for evaluating the process and consequence of workplace violence. METHODS Subjects of 483 health professionals from 5 hospitals in Shangqiu city of Hennan(More)
Taraxerol, a triterpenoid compound, has potent anti-inflammatory effects. However, the molecular mechanisms are not clear. In the study, taraxerol concentration dependently inhibited nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) at the protein and mRNA levels and these inhibitions decreased the production of nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin 2(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the anti-inflammatory effect of solanesol and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) plays an important role in cytoprotection against oxidative stress and inflammation. Solanesol induced HO-1 expression both at the level of mRNA and proteins, resulting in increased HO-1 activity.(More)
Gelastic seizure is an uncommon type of seizure which is characterized by recurrent bouts of unprovoked and stereotyped laughter. It is commonly observed in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma, while its association with other cerebral lesions is rare. The patient was a 15-year-old right-handed male. His chief complaints were recurrent onsets of laughter(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical features of hippocampal lesions. METHODS the clinical data of 21 patients with hippocampal lesions, 15 males and 6 females, aged 19 (8-42), with a duration of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), underwent resection of the anterior temporal lobe, amygdaloid nucleus, and hippocampus. The resected hippocampal tissues were(More)