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BACKGROUND This study explored the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for diagnosing transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). METHODS Ultrasound was performed by one export. Patients were placed in a supine, lateral recumbent, or prone position. The probe was placed perpendicular or parallel to the ribs, and each region of the lung was scanned.(More)
Forty-two putative Cryptococcus laurentii isolates identified by the Vitek 2 system were collected in China. The gold standard, internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequencing, confirmed that only two isolates were genuine C. laurentii. Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry was able to identify the C.(More)
Although previous studies have confirmed that 23S rRNA gene mutation could be responsible for most of macrolide resistance in M. catarrhalis, a recent study suggested otherwise. Next generation sequence based comparative genomics has revolutionized the mining of potential novel drug resistant mechanisms. In this study, two pairs of resistant and susceptible(More)
An anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) is a relatively uncommon congenital heart defect that can lead to myocardial ischemia and sudden cardiac death. An LCA arising from the pulmonary artery and an LCA arising from the opposite sinus of Valsalva are the common types of anomalous origins of the LCA. Echocardiographic assessment of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze 68 pediatric cases with functional univentricle heart who underwent bidirectional Glenn procedure during from April 1998 to December 2005. METHODS There were 47 males and 21 females in this group, aged from 5 months to 14 years old and weighed from 6.7 to 30.0 kg. Among them, 39 cases were received bidirectional Glenn procedure on the(More)
Candida haemulonii complex (Candida haemulonii, Candida haemulonii var. vulnera, and Candida duobushaemulonii) consists of emerging pathogens. Thirty-one isolates from 14 hospitals in China were studied for their species classification and antifungal susceptibilities. Performances of molecular (i.e., ribosomal DNA [rDNA] internal transcribed spacer [ITS](More)
To compare differences in metabolites between newborns with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and those who are appropriate for gestational age (AGA) in order to understand the changes in metabolites of newborns with IUGR and to explore the possible metabolic mechanism of tissue and organ damages in patients with IUGR, with the ultimate goal of(More)
On one hand, advances in neonatal care and rescue technology allow for the healthy survival or prolonged survival time of critically ill newborns who, in the past, would have been non-viable. On the other hand, many of the surviving critically ill infants have serious long-term disabilities. If an infant eventually cannot survive or is likely to suffer(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the inhibitory effect of the dual usage of BEZ235 and U0126, the inhibitor of phosphatidyl inositol-3-kinase/protein kinase B pathway and extracellular regulated proteinkinase/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway, respectively, on cell proliferation. METHODS Phosphatase and tensin homolog knockout mouse embryonic fibroblast(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical effects of treatment with oral sildenafil on severe pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery. METHODS From September 2002 to January 2005, oral sildenafil was added to the treatment regime in 27 cases of severe pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery. All these cases were given general treatments including(More)
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