Y. S. Li

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OBJECTIVES This prospectively designed longitudinal study assesses prevalence, incidence and prognosis of depressive symptoms among cognitively normal elderly volunteers compared with patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT), and vascular dementia (VAD). Possible relationships between depressive symptoms, cognitive(More)
Traditional flood forecasting and operation of reservoirs in China are based on manual calculations by hydrologists or through standalone computer programs. The main drawbacks of these methods are shortage of prediction time due to time-consuming nature, individual knowledge, lack of communication, absence of experts, etc. A Web-based flood forecasting(More)
INTRODUCTION The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Cognitive Capacity Screening Examination (CCSE) are easily and rapidly administered tests for quantifying the general cognitive status of young as well as geriatric subjects. Likewise, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) is a brief instrument for quantifying depression that may confound(More)
OBJECTIVES The present cross-sectional study analyzed the prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms among patients with Alzheimer's disease (DAT), vascular dementia (VAD), and among the cognitively normal elderly. Putative risk factors contributing to depression were likewise evaluated. METHODS Seventy-six DAT patients, 51 VAD patients, and 121(More)
The proposed novel ladder climbing trainer has two operation areas, a 90° vertical area and a 75° inclination area. The innovative ladder climbing trainer has not only an active control module which uses external power to drive a direct current (DC) motor but also passive power which is directly actuated by the motion of the user. The design(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of sulfamethoxazole in native Han and Tibetan healthy Chinese subjects living chronically at high altitude. An open-labeled, controlled, prospective study was conducted in healthy Chinese male volunteers. Sulfamethoxazole 1,200 mg was administered orally to two groups: native Han and Tibetan(More)
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