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OBJECTIVE Decreased cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral ischemia occurring immediately after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may be caused by acute microvascular constriction. However, CBF can also be influenced by changes in intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). The goal of these experiments was to assess the significance of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) causes acute vasoconstriction that contributes to ischemic brain injury shortly after the initial bleed. It has been theorized that decreased availability of nitric oxide (NO) may contribute to acute vasoconstriction. Therefore we examined the effect of the NO donor N-nitroso glutathione (GSNO) on acute(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compares, by meta-analysis, the use of anterior-posterior chest radiography (CR) with transthoracic ultrasonography for the diagnosis of pneumothorax. METHODS English-language articles on the performance of CR and ultrasonography in the diagnosis of a pneumothorax were selected. In eligible studies, data were recalculated, and the(More)
Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are important members of the gastrointestinal microflora of humans and animals and are thought to have positive effects on human health. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in using these microorganisms as probiotics to be incorporated into either fermented dairy products or tablets. However, convincing scientific data(More)
Progesterone, a steroid hormone, has been shown to have multifactorial neuroprotective effects in a variety of animal models of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI). Translation to humans showed positive effects in previous phase II trials, but unfortunately, negative results were observed in two recent phase III trials. The present study focuses on the(More)
A new courtesy amount recognition module of CENPARMI’s Check Reading System (CRS) is proposed in this paper. The module consists of 3 main segments: pre-processing, segmentation and recognition, and post-processing. A new feedbackbased segmentation algorithm is adopted for the segmentation task. Besides one individual numeral recognizer for numerals from(More)
AIM To investigate the inhibitory and anti-metastatic effect of mutant p27 gene (p27mt) on the growth of colorectal cancer xenografts in nude mice and its underlying mechanism. METHODS Inhibitory effect of p27mt gene on the growth of colorectal cancer xenografts was determined by measurement of tumor size before and after direct intra-tumoral injection of(More)
In order to find out a fast measure method of adulterated milk based on near infrared spectroscopy, milk adulterated with plant butter, vegetable protein and starch was collected respectively. Using Fourier transform near infrared spectroscopy to scan the samples, the spectrum data were obtained. The samples were scanned in the spectral region between 4 000(More)
The effect of fermentation with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on the product quality of goat milk yogurt using traditional yogurt starter was studied through single-factor experiments and orthogonal experiments. The optimum fermentation condition was evaluated by the titratable acidity of goat milk yogurt, water-retaining capability, sensory score, and texture(More)