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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is an autosomal recessive, lipid storage disorder which is extremely rare in the Chinese population. It is characterized by progressive neurologic dysfunction and enlargement of tendon xanthomas, and is often accompanied with neuropsychiatric symptoms. Few reports are available regarding depression and antidepressant(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of bipolar sealer device in reducing perioperative blood loss and transfusions in degenerative lumbar scoliosis patients undergoing primary posterior spinal fusion. BACKGROUND It has recently been used successfully in pediatric spine surgery,(More)
Methylphenidate (MPH) is one of the most commonly used stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although several studies have evaluated the effects of MPH on human brain activation during specific cognitive tasks using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), few studies have focused on spontaneous brain(More)
The study focused on the predictive value of baseline metabolite ratios in bilateral hippocampus of first-episode schizophrenia by using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS). (1)H MRS data were acquired from 23 hallucination and 17 non-hallucination first-episode schizophrenia patients compared with 17 healthy participants. Clinical(More)
In this paper, the exponential stability problem is investigated for a class of Cohen-Grossberg neural networks with Markovian jumping parameter and mixed time-delays. The mixed time-delays under consideration consist of both the mode-dependent discrete time-delays and the mode-dependent distributed time-delays. By constructing a new Lyapunov-Krasovskii(More)
OBJECTIVES Personality disorder functioning styles might contribute to the inconclusive findings about alexithymic features in schizophrenia. We therefore studied the relationship between alexithymia and personality styles in paranoid schizophrenia. METHODS We administered the Chinese versions of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), the Parker(More)
Avian embryo experiments proved an ingrowth model for the coronary artery connections with the aorta. However, whether a similar mechanism applies to the mammalian heart still remains unclear. Here we analyzed how the main coronary arteries and their orifices form during murine heart development. Apelin (Apln) is expressed in coronary vascular endothelial(More)