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BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was demonstrated to be a risk factor of several cancers of the digestive system. In addition, liver cirrhosis, which could possibly result from chronic HBV infection, was associated with a higher risk of gastric cancer. However, the association of HBV infection and gastric cancer has not been investigated. (More)
The aim of present study was to elucidate the role of Interleukin-10 (IL-10) in the neuroprotection of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) against traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice. The TBI in mice was induced by controlled cortical impact (CCI). HBO was given for 1h at 2.0 absolute atmosphere (ATA) in 100% O2. HBO enhanced the serumal and cerebral IL-10 protein(More)
Event-related potentials (ERPs) are very small voltages recorded from the scalp which originate in the brain structures in response to specific events or stimuli. They appear as a series of peaks and troughs interspersed in the Electroencephalogram (EEG) waves. The exact neural origins and neuropsychological meaning of the P300 are imprecisely known, even(More)
This study presents animal experiments on endotoxin (lipopolysaccharides: LPS) damage to the inner ear with special reference to the stria vascularis. The experimental group animals (albino guinea pigs) were injected with LPS into the perilymphatic space. Pyrogen-free saline (PFS) was injected into the control group. Strial structural evaluation and hearing(More)
To gain insight into cardio-arterial interactions, a coupled left ventricle-systemic artery (LV-SA) model is developed that incorporates a three-dimensional finite-strain left ventricle (LV), and a physiologically-based one-dimensional model for the systemic arteries (SA). The coupling of the LV model and the SA model is achieved by matching the pressure(More)
[5] S. Baruah and Z. Guo. Scheduling mixed-criticality implicit-deadline sporadic task systems upon a varying-speed processor. [13] J. Crowley et al. Analyses of allele-specific gene expression in highly divergent mouse crosses identifies pervasive allelic imbalance. [19] Z. Guo and S. Baruah. A neurodynamic approach for real-time scheduling via maximizing(More)
OBJECTIVE We wished to evaluate the usefulness of the Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment (LOTCA) in early detection of the Vascular Cognitive Impairment, No Dementia (VCIND) in patients with stroke. We also wanted to compare LOTCA with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients with stroke and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the role of CNTF in regeneration of facial nerve. METHOD SD Rat facial nerves in temporal bones were transected and then combined end to end. In ciliary neurotrophic factor group (n = 30), lesions were covered by gelatin sponge soaked with CNTF. In control group (n = 18), lesions were covered by gelatin sponge soaked with normal saline.(More)
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