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We address a novel problem domain in the analysis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images: the diagnosis of multiple macular pathologies in retinal OCT images. The goal is to identify the presence of normal macula and each of three types of macular pathologies, namely, macular edema, macular hole, and age-related macular degeneration, in the OCT slice(More)
We propose a 2D continuous-time Hidden Markov Model (2D CT-HMM) for glaucoma progression modeling given longitudinal structural and functional measurements. CT-HMM is suitable for modeling longitudinal medical data consisting of visits at arbitrary times, and 2D state structure is more appropriate for glaucoma since the time courses of functional and(More)
Nitrotoluenes are important intermediates in the chemical industry. 2,6-Dinitrotoluene (26DNT), 2,4-dinitrotoluene (24DNT) and 2-nitrotoluene are carcinogenic in animals and possibly carcinogenic in humans. It is therefore important to develop methods to biomonitor workers exposed to such chemicals. Hemoglobin (Hb) adducts of nitroarenes are established(More)
OBJECTIVE Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Emodin is a major ingredient of Rheum Palmatum, a Chinese herb that is widely used in China for treatment of endotoxemia-related diseases. This study intended to examine the effect of Emodin on LPS-induced rat mesenteric microcirculatory disturbance and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS The(More)
Immobilized Candida antarctica lipase B (Novozym 435)-catalyzed enantioselective hydrolysis of D,L-phenylglycine methyl ester to enatiopure D-phenylglycine was successfully conducted in the systems with ionic liquids (ILs). Novozym 435 exhibited excellent activity and enantioselectivity in the system containing the IL BMIMxBF(4) compared to several typical(More)
Salvia miltiorrhiza is a Chinese medicine widely used for treatment of various cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the role of dihydroxylphenyl lactic acid (DLA) and salvianolic acid B (SAB), the main ingredients of S. miltiorrhiza, in the microcirculation. This study aimed to investigate the effect of DLA and SAB on LPS-elicited(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of compound Danshen injection on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced rat mesenteric microcirculatory dysfunctions and the underlying possible mechanism by an inverted intravital microscope and high-speed video camera system. METHODS LPS was continuously infused through the jugular artery of male Wistar rats at the dose of 2(More)
Cerebralcare Granule (CG) is a compound Chinese medicine used for treatment of headache and dizziness associated with cerebrovascular diseases. To clarify the mechanism underlying the clinical outcome of CG, this study investigated the effects of CG on the structure and function of cerebral microvasculature during I/R injury. A total of 138 Mongolian(More)
Yiqifumai is a traditional Chinese medicine compound preparation used for treatment of microcirculatory disturbance-related diseases in China. We have previous reported that pretreatment with Yiqifumai could improve the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -induced microcirculatory disturbance in rat mesentery. The present study intended to investigate the effect of(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Chlorogenic acid (CA) exits widely in those Chinese herbal injections that have antibacterial and antiphlogistic effects and belongs to the ethnopharmacological family of medicines. Chinese herbal injections containing high levels of CA have been reported to increase the adverse drug reactions, but the mechanism for which is(More)