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INTRODUCTION Accurate assessment of prognosis for patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS; formerly vegetative state) may help clinicians and families guide the type and intensity of therapy; however, there is no suitable and accurate means to predict the outcome so far. We aimed to develop a simple bedside scoring system to predict the(More)
Fibrocartilaginous embolism is a rare cause of anterior spinal cord infarction. We report a case of anterior spinal cord infarction caused by a fibrocartilaginous embolism of 3 months duration in a 23-year-old man. Ten days after a trivial strike to the neck and back, he had sudden back pain, weakness of the upper and lower extremities, developed dyspnea(More)
Four versions of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation are limited in predicting hospital mortality for neurocritically ill patients. This prospective study aimed to develop and assess the accuracy of a modified APACHE II model in predicting mortality in neurologic intensive care unit (N-ICU). A total of 653 patients entered the study. APACHE II(More)
The lysine-specific histone demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a chromatin modifying enzyme that specifically removes methyl groups from lysine 4 of histone 3 (H3-K4) and induces transcriptional repression. However, limited knowledge exists, regarding the existence and significance of LSD1 in the brain. We identified the distribution of LSD1 and H3-K4 mono-, di-, and(More)
A novel capillary electrophoresis (CE) method coupled with monolithic molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) fiber based solid phase microextraction (SPME) was developed for selective and sensitive determination of ephedrine (E) and pseudoephedrine (PE). With in situ polymerization in a silica capillary mold and E as template, the MIP fibers could be produced in(More)
Wnt5a has been found recently to be involved in inflammation regulation through a mechanism that remains unclear. Immunohistochemical staining of infected human dental pulp and tissue from experimental dental pulpitis in rats showed that Wnt5a levels were increased. In vitro, Wnt5a was increased 8-fold in human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) after TNF-α(More)
BACKGROUND Coma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is commonly seen in daily clinical practice. How to objectively evaluate brain function after CPR is essential to the following treatment. Coma patients after CPR had been studied prospectively at the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit of Xuanwu Hospital since 2002. In this study, we focused on the topic of(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide information on the geographical distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype and subtypes in the Chinese population. METHODS A comprehensive search was carried out in CHKD (China Hospital Knowledge Database), Wanfang (Chinese), CBMDisc and PubMed databases to identify all the papers being published on HCV genotypes/serotypes and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the methods of evaluating brain death accurately and objectively. METHODS Various kinds of clinical examination [including conscious state, Glasgow coma score (GCS), brain stem reflection, cranial nerve dominated actions, spinal reflection, spinal nerve dominated automatic action, respiratory and apnea testing] and laboratory(More)