T. T. Wei

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The role of the western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) versus that of other potential arthropod vectors in the epidemiology of Lyme disease was evaluated by determining the prevalence of anti-arthropod saliva antibodies (AASA) among residents (n = 104) of a community at high-risk (CHR). Salivary gland extracts prepared from I. pacificus, the Pacific(More)
Seventy-five term parturients undergoing cesarean section were anesthetized with 9 mg, 12 mg, 15 mg and 18 mg of tetracaine in 1.5 cc of 10% using a standardized spinal anesthetic technique. The four groups were compared for their maximal spread of anesthesia, quality of analgesia, incidence of hypotension, mgs of ephedrine used to correct hypotension, and(More)
Expression of the CFTR protein is thought to be physiologically important only in exocrine epithelial cells. However, chronic respiratory inflammation and infection remain unexplained phenomena in disease pathogenesis. Non-transformed, antigen-responsive CD4+ T cells cloned from healthy controls and CF patients homozygous or heterozygous for the delta F508(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Intrathecal administration of neostigmine has been shown to produce analgesia in both animals and humans. The concurrent administration of intrathecal neostigmine and clonidine has been reported to produce no neurotoxicity in sheep. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combining(More)
PURPOSE Lidocaine diffuses across endotracheal tube cuffs, which may serve as a reservoir for local anesthetic to assist in the prevention of ETT-induced cough while emerging from general anesthesia. However, the rate of diffusion is slow. Two techniques, alkalization and warming, may increase the proportion of uncharged drug available for diffusion. The(More)
BACKGROUND "Deep" extubation, administration of intravenous (i.v.) narcotics, i.v. lidocaine and forestalling local spray of lidocaine have been used to help diminish coughing during emergence. However, the respective efficacy of these techniques has not been concluded. Sconzo et al. indicated that endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff might serve as a reservoir for(More)
BACKGROUND Intranasal nitroglycerin (NTG) was first reported to successfully prevent an increase in arterial blood pressure following laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation by Hill et al. Various different effective dosages of NTG have been reported. Grover et al. indicated 0.75 mg of intranasal NTG to be the most suitable dose. However, no definite(More)
  • T Wei, M Tao
  • 1993
Casein kinase II activities were purified from human erythrocyte membrane and cytosolic fractions to apparent homogeneity. The kinases isolated from the membrane and cytosolic fractions exhibited the same subunit composition and the ability to utilize ATP and GTP as phosphoryl donors. Antibodies against the alpha and alpha' subunits of human casein kinase(More)
Clinical investigations have shown that intrathecal local anesthetic combined with alfentanil, fentanyl, or sufentanil results in a synergetic interaction that improves perioperative analgesia. However, there are as yet few studies designed to compare equal potency dose of these three 4-anilinopiperidine analogues. This prospective study is an attempt to(More)
A new antitumor antibiotic, fredericamycin A (FCRC-A48, NSC-305263), has been isolated from a strain of Streptomyces griseus (FCRC-48). Based on its unique ultraviolet-visible spectrum, infrared spectrum, proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectra and mass spectra, it is judged to be a novel acid-base indicator type of compound. Its production,(More)