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OBJECTIVE To examine whether electrical acupuncture therapy through adhesive surface electrodes and concomitant auricular acupuncture therapy could improve the neurologic or functional recovery in acute traumatic spinal cord injury patients. DESIGN A total of 100 acute traumatic spinal cord injury patients with American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)(More)
To assess the efficacy of electrical acupuncture in the rehabilitation of patients with hemiplegia in stroke, we randomized 128 patients within 2 wk of stroke onset to receive either comprehensive rehabilitation plus electrical acupuncture (n = 59) or comprehensive rehabilitation only (n = 59). Electrical acupuncture was administered by electrical(More)
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) and end-stage acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are among the most common causes of death in intensive care units. Activation and damage of pulmonary endothelium is the hallmark of ALI/ARDS. Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in maintaining normal(More)
Analysis on the protein/polypeptide in Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae) caught from the resting or overwintering places during the 3rd ten-day of September, the 2nd ten-day of December and the 1st ten-day of March in next year in Zhengzhou (34 degrees 43' N, 113 degrees 39' E) during hibernation by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis indicated(More)
An analysis of the amino acids present in the hemolymph of Culex pipiens pallens caught from resting or overwintering places (blood meal: Sella 1, i.e. empty; ovary stage: under Christophers IIb) in Zhengzhou (34 degrees 43'N, 113 degrees 39E) indicated that 19, 18 and 18 kinds of free amino acids (FAAs) were detected during stages of preoverwintering,(More)
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