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To evaluate the potential preventive effect of probiotics on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This was an open-label, randomized, controlled multicenter trial involving 235 critically ill adult patients who were expected to receive mechanical ventilation for ≥48 h. The patients were randomized to receive (1) a probiotics capsule containing live(More)
Endoglin/CD105 is an accessory protein of the transforming growth factor-β receptor system that plays a critical role in proliferation of endothelial cells and neovasculature. Here, we aimed to assess the effect of novel stents coated with antibodies to endoglin (ENDs) on coronary neointima formation. Thirty ENDs, thirty sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs), and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the circadian distribution of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) in patients with viral myocarditis (VM) according to the theory of chronomedicine in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order to find out the scientific evidence for a reasonable administration time. METHODS Two hundred and forty patients with VM were enrolled(More)
The spatial variation, possible sources and ecological risk of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the sediment from the Songhua River, China were investigated and evaluated in this paper. The total concentration of PCBs ranged from 0.59 to 12.38ng/gdw, with a mean value of 3.82ng/gdw. The seven indicators of PCB concentrations are significantly correlated(More)
The accurate and reliable prediction of groundwater depth is the basis of the sustainable utilization of regional groundwater resources. However, the complexity of the prediction has been ignored in previous studies of regional groundwater depth system analysis and prediction, making it difficult to realize the scientific management of groundwater(More)
Natural products with non-toxic and environmentally friendly properties are good resources for skin-whitening cosmetic agents when compared to artificial synthetic chemicals. Here, we investigated the effect of glyceollin produced to induce disease resistance responses of soybean to specific races of an incompatible pathogen, phytophthora sojae, on(More)
5-Hydroxyuridine (5-OHU) is a major lesion of uridine and cytosine produced in RNA by various chemical oxidants. To elucidate its biochemical and biophysical effects on RNA replication, the site-specifically modified oligoribonucleotides containing 5-OHU were synthesized with C5-hydroxy-5'-O-DMTr-2'-TBDMS-uridine phosphoramidite using automated solid phase(More)
BACKGROUND Rupture of unstable plaque with subsequent thrombus formation is the common pathophysiological substrate of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It is of potential significance to explore the blood indexes predicting plaque characteristics. We investigated the relationship among soluble CD105, hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and coronary(More)
Solid-state position sensitive detectors such as position sensitive avalanche photodiodes (PSAPD) and position sensitive solid-state photomultipliers (PS-SSPM) are attractive for use in high resolution PET. The position-sensitive design scheme allows the resolution of small crystal elements. It significantly reduces the number of costly preamplifiers and(More)