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BACKGROUND In 2009, a pandemic (pdm) influenza A(H1N1) virus infection quickly circulated globally resulting in about 18,000 deaths around the world. In Japan, infected patients accounted for 16% of the total population. The possibility of human-to-human transmission of highly pathogenic novel influenza viruses is becoming a fear for human health and(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophage infiltration to inflammatory sites promotes wound repair and may be involved in pain hypersensitivity after surgical incision. We recently reported that the development of hyperalgesia during chronic inflammation is regulated by macrophage polarity, often referred to as proinflammatory (M1) or anti-inflammatory (M2) macrophages.(More)
We have previously reported that myeloperoxidase-deficient (MPO−/−) neutrophils produce greater amounts of macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2) upon in vitro stimulation with zymosan than wild-type neutrophils. This study aimed to examine the effect of MPO deficiency on the expression of other cytokines and chemokines. Wild-type and MPO−/− neutrophils(More)
Building a duty roster for staff at an organization can be a very difficult task due to complex and interdependent conditions that a scheduler has to follow. When an automated scheduling system is used to make this process smoother, the users can face other problems. Most automated scheduling systems are designed for producing rosters almost entirely from(More)
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