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BACKGROUND The risk of VTE before anticancer therapy in patients with lung cancer is not well defined. METHODS A total of 673 hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer were examined for VTE within 1 week after admission at five hospitals between January 2009 and January 2011. Additionally, VTE diagnoses within the last 3 months were reviewed.(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Xiao-Ban-Xia-Tang (XBXT), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has been used in China for more than 2000 years, and proved to be effective on various cases of vomiting in the clinic. OBJECTIVE To investigate the antiemetic effect of XBXT on cisplatin-induced acute and delayed emesis and its effective mechanism on(More)
Risk assessment of congestive heart failure (CHF) is essential for detection, especially helping patients make informed decisions about medications, devices, transplantation, and end-of-life care. The majority of studies have focused on disease detection between CHF patients and normal subjects using short-/long-term heart rate variability (HRV) measures(More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies have shown that ischemic postconditioning reduces myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury; however, the effects of inhibiting apoptosis on cardioprotection induced by ischemic postconditioning remain to be determined. The objective of this study was to investigate whether ischemic postconditioning attenuates myocardial I/R(More)
The formulation and fabrication methods for several types of tissue engineering scaffolds with drug delivery capabilities are presented in this review. Tissue engineered constructs are temporary substitutes developed to treat damaged or lost tissue. One key component of such constructs is scaffolds that are often developed to mimic the extra cellular matrix(More)
The second generation photosensitizer Hemoporfin (7(12)-(1-methoxyethyl) -12(7)-(1-hydroxyethyl)-3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-21H,23H-porphin-2,18-dipropionic acid) is a porphyrin derivative which processes a stable structure, high singlet oxygen yield, high photoactivity, low dark toxicity and fast clearance rate. Hemoporfin, also known as hematoporphyrin(More)
Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) microspheres, with properties such as slower degradation and more efficient drug delivery properties, have important benefits for neural tissue engineering. Our previous studies have shown PHBV microspheres to improve cell growth and differentiation. This study aimed to investigate if PHBV microspheres(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Xiao-Ban-Xia-Tang (XBXT), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, has been used in China for more than 2000 years, and proved to be effective in various cases of vomiting in the clinic. OBJECTIVE To investigate the inhibitive effect of XBXT on cisplatin-induced pica behaviour and its effective mechanism on obestatin, CCK and(More)
Wavelet support vector machines (WSVM) using the Mexican Hat wavelet kernel has been used for nonlinear system identification successfully, but its universal approximation property has never been proved in theory. Based on the Stone-Weierstrass theorem, the universal approximation property of the WSVM to arbitrary functions on a compact set is proved with(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the role of hepatic sinusoidal endothelium injury during hepatic fibrogenesis induced by dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) in rats. METHODS Hepatic fibrosis of rats was induced by administration of DMN intraperitoneally three times a week for 4 weeks. The animals were harvested on day 2 and week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 24. The formation of(More)