A S252W mutation of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2), which is responsible for nearly two-thirds of Apert syndrome (AS) cases, causes retarded development of the skeleton and skull malformation resulting from premature fusion of the craniofacial sutures. We utilized a Fgfr2(+/S252W) mouse (a knock-in mouse model mimicking human AS) to demonstrate… (More)
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BACKGROUND Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is a disease with high morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients. The study's objectives were to explore the prevalence of IAH and physicians' awareness of the 2013 World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) guidelines in Chinese intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS A cross-sectional… (More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to develop a culturally adapted version of the Systematic Treatment Selection-Innerlife (STS) in China. METHODS A total of 300 nonclinical participants collected from Mainland China and 240 nonclinical US participants were drawn from archival data. A Chinese version of the STS was developed, using translation and… (More)
Vascular hyperpermeability induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a common pathogenic process in cases of severe trauma and sepsis. Vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cad) is a key regulatory molecule involved in this process, although the detailed mechanism through which this molecule acts remains unclear. We assessed the role of clathrin-mediated and… (More)
This study evaluated the usefulness of speckle tracking imaging (STI) in assessment of myocardial contractility in intra-abdominal hypertension experimentally induced in mini-pigs. To this effect, 12 mini-pigs were anesthetized with intravenous injection of 3 % sodium pentobarbital, hemorrhaged to reach the shock status, and resuscitated with excessive… (More)