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OBJECTIVES To study the serum Procalcitonin (PCT) level in inflammatory arthritis including gouty arthritis (GA), Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) without any evidence of infection were evaluated the possible discriminative role of PCT in gouty arthritis susceptibility in southern Chinese Han Population. MATERIAL AND METHODS From(More)
A 71-year-old man was stable on warfarin (2.25 mg daily) therapy with an international normalized ratio (INR) of 1.8-2.2 after a heart valve replacement surgery. Recently, he consumed the liquid-like herbal product called shengmai-yin (10 mL daily) against medical advice. Seven days after the daily consumption of shengmai-yin, he was admitted to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss and evaluate whether a remote critical care program network can improve clinical and economic performance across multiple intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS The consultative center composed of intensivists and physician extenders to provide remote consultations for the critical patients. Supporting software, including electronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the experience of diagnosis and surgical treatment for pulmonary and pleural aspergillosis. METHODS The clinical data of cases with pulmonary and pleural aspergillosis were analyzed retrospectively between September 1972 and June 2003. There were 53 cases with pulmonary aspergillosis and 3 cases with pleural aspergillosis.(More)
Interleukin-33 (IL-33), the most recently discovered member of the IL-1 superfamily, has been linked to several human pathologies including autoimmune diseases, sepsis, and allergy through its specific IL-1 receptor ST2. However, there is little information regarding the role of IL-33 in gout. In this study, we investigated the potential role of IL-33 in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics of postoperative nosocomial pneumonia in patients with acute hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage after evacuation of hematoma and the strategies of prevention and treatment. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of surgically treated patients with acute hypertensive intracerebral(More)
The ability to transform two-dimensional (2D) materials into a three-dimensional (3D) structure while preserving their unique inherent properties might offer great enticing opportunities in the development of diverse applications for next generation micro/nanodevices. Here, a self-assembly process is introduced for building free-standing 3D,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics and mechanism of the acute and chronic injuries induced by unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH). METHODS A total of 128 male rats were randomly divided into four groups: UDMH intoxication acute response group and chronic response group, and corresponding control groups. UDMH was administrated through(More)