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At 17+4 week, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) results of a 24-years-old mother showed high risk of monosomy X (45, X). Abnormally shaped head and cardiac defects were observed in prenatal ultrasound scan at 19+3 week. Amniocentesis conducted at 19+3 week identified karyotype 47, XX, +18, which suggested that the NIPT failed to detect trisomy 18 (T18)(More)
The effects of concentration, polar/ionic head group, and structure of surfactants on the biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the aqueous phase, as well as their effects on the bacterial activity were investigated. The toxicity ranking of studied surfactants is: non-ionic surfactants (Tween 80, Brij30, 10LE and Brij35)<anionic(More)
This study reports a new approach for percutaneous endoscopic lumbar iscectomy (PELD), especially for soft, highly down-migrated lumbar disc herniation. Seven patients with soft, highly down-migrated lumbar disc herniation who underwent PELD via a translaminar approach under local anaesthesia from January 2013 to June 2015, including five patients who(More)
CONTEXT Persistent high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) infection is essential for the development of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions. High-risk HPV testing has a higher sensitivity than cytology does for detecting cervical epithelial lesions. However, a large study from a single institution showed 31% of patients with invasive cervical cancer(More)
—Forced expression of transcription factors epige-netically reprograms somatic cells harvested from routine skin biopsies into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Human iPSCs are key resources for drug discovery, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Here we developed a materials approach to explore how culture substrates could impact(More)
Plant biodiversity is often correlated with ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems. However, we know little about the relative and combined effects of above- and belowground biodiversity on multiple ecosystem functions (for example, ecosystem multifunctionality, EMF) or how climate might mediate those relationships. Here we tease apart the effects(More)
Fine roots of woody plants are a heterogeneous system differing markedly in structure and function. Nevertheless, knowledge about the plant uptake of organic pollutants via fine roots is scarce to date. In the present study, plant uptake, translocation, and return of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) via fine roots in a subtropical forest ecosystem(More)
In this study, parallel-aligned poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC) microfibers with a fiber diameter of 1.48±0.42 μm were prepared by electrospinning and modified by oxygen plasma treatment. Next, chitosan nanofibers with a fiber diameter size of 278±98 nm were introduced into the PPC fiber mats by freeze drying. Morphological analyses showed that the PPC(More)
Intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) is a congenital abnormality, which mimics neoplasm. Distinguishing IPAS from pancreatic neoplasm/malignancy is extremely important from a treatment perspective. We report the case of a 67-year-old asymptomatic man who had a 1.3-cm, incidentally detected, pancreatic tail mass. The mass was round, well-circumscribed,(More)
In this work, scaffolds with a shish-kebab (SK) structure formed by poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanofibers and chitosan-PCL (CS-PCL) copolymers were prepared via electrospinning and subsequent crystallization for bone tissue engineering applications. The aim of this study was to introduce nanosized topography and the high biocompatibility of chitosan onto(More)