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OBJECTIVES Elderly service work is a labor intensive and emotion demanding occupation. Workers in this field are prone to burnout, a form of emotional exhaustion at work. While their job well-being is associated with a number of job demands, little research has been done in exploring job resources to promote their well-being. Holistic care culture (HCC) was(More)
Aims/hypothesis. Mutations in the transcription factor hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-4α are the cause of one form of maturity-onset diabetes of the young, MODY1. The HNF-4γ is structurally related to HNF-4α and is expressed together with HNF-4α in pancreatic islets. We therefore tested the hypothesis that genetic variation in the HNF-4γ gene (HNF4G) is(More)
Although diabetes is an established risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI), disease control may vary. HbA1c is a reliable index of ambient glucose levels and may provide more information on MI risk than diabetes status. The relationship between HbA1c levels in MI patients and controls who participated in the 52 country INTERHEART study was analysed. In(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional Chinese medicine stagnation ("yu") syndrome is characterized by a cluster of mind/body obstruction-like symptoms. Previous studies have operationalized the concept as a psychological construct through scale development, producing a three-factor 16-item inventory with good psychometric properties. PURPOSE The study aimed to further(More)
To accurately predict the non-stationary time series, an approach based on integration of wavelet transform, PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization) and SVM (Support Vector Machine) is proposed. Wavelet decomposition is used to reduce the complexity of time series. Different components are predicted by their corresponding SVM forecasters, respectively, after(More)
A sensitive and reproducible liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for the quantification of amlodipine in human plasma, with gliclazide as an internal standard (IS). The analyte was extracted with ethyl acetate and analyzed on a Diamond C18 (150 mm × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) column. The(More)
In order to control the non-point source pollution from road runoff in Wuxi City effectively, a multilayer biofiltration system was designed to remove a variety of pollutants according to the characteristics of road runoff in Wuxi, and the experimental research was carried out to study the effect on rainwater pollution purification. The results show that(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the images from the segmenting CT in the space of nasal endoscope and to observe the benefits in applying the method in endoscopic sinus surgery. METHODS Five patients with inverted papilloma and ten patients with chronic rhinosinusitis were enrolled. The images from the coronal CT were put in the ideal model of the nasal cavity,(More)