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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the therapeutic effect of fluid resuscitation on severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS Twenty patients with severe sepsis and septic shock were given fluid resuscitation and got the following parameters in the ranges as follow: central venous pressure (CVP) 8 - 12 mm Hg (for ventilation patient: 12 - 15 mm Hg), mean artery pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY It is well established that rheumatic heart disease can induce congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart is unable to pump out all of its blood content. It was hypothesized that modulation of the p38MAPK signal and cardiomyocyte apoptosis may result in an aggravation of heart failure secondary to rheumatic(More)