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The Relationship between Compound Danshen Dripping Pills with Isosorbide Mononitrate in the Treatment of Elderly Patients with Unstable Angina Pectoris

Objective. To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of Compound Danshen Dripping Pill (CDDP) and Isosorbide Mononitrate (ISMN) in the treatment of unstable angina pectoris (UAP) in the elderly. Materials and Methods. CNKI, Wanfang, VIP, CBM, and PubMed databases were searched for appropriate articles without language limitations on keywords. RevMan 5.3 software was used to...

A Case of Endobronchial Lipoma

Endobronchial lipomas are very rare tumors originating from the tracheo-bronchial wall. We have experienced a case of endobronchial lipoma which was found at the orifice of the left lower lobe bronchus and obstructive pneumonia distal to it. Left lower lobectomy was performed, and the patient has been well without any symptoms so far.

A ‘Call to Tools’: DIY between State Building and Consumption Practices in the GDR

This article discusses state attempts to politicize do-it-yourself activities in order to strengthen the regime of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) in East Germany. To be sure, for many East Germans DIY practices were a hobby and a pastime. Given the notorious shortage of consumer goods and the slow progress in improving standards of living in the GDR, however, it was also a...

Global Dynamics of a Virus-Immune System with Virus-Guided Therapy and Saturation Growth of Virus

We considered a piecewise virus-immune dynamic model to investigate the effectiveness of the HIV virus loads-guided structured treatment interruptions (STIs). To better describe the biological reality, we extended the existing models by taking the carrying capacity of the virus loads into consideration to indicate the saturated growth of virus loads. We initially investigated the...

Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors and Cardiometabolic Risk in Preschoolers: A Systematic Review Based on Cohort Studies

Background: Follow-up studies have reported both positive and negative associations between prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and some anthropometric indicators of overweight and obesity in children. However, few studies have evaluated the effect of this exposure on cardiometabolic risk factors in preschool-age children. The health and disease development...

A Traumatic Direct Inguinal Hernia from Pelvic Ring Disruption

Introduction. Pelvic fractures usually involve a high-energy traumatic mechanism and account for approximately 3% of all blunt traumatic skeletal injuries. Additional musculoskeletal injuries are found in over 80% of unstable pelvic fractures. Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are a rare entity, and traumatic inguinal hernias (TIHs) associated with open-book pelvic...

Medial Migration of a Broken Trochanteric Cable

Background. Cerclage wires or cables are commonly being used in hip reconstruction procedures like primary (especially in patients with developmental hip dysplasia) or revision arthroplasty. Local or distant migration of a broken cable or wire is a complication that might lead to devastating situations depending on the route of migration. Case Presentation. We report a case of a...

What do speaker judgments tell us about theories of quantifier scope in German?

In this paper we use German data to evaluate configurational and multi-factor approaches to quantifier scope. Configurational theories derive scope relations syntactically at the level of Logical Form; semantic and pragmatic factors are either built into the syntactic representation or ignored, at least during the first derivational step. By contrast, multi-factor approaches...

The Clinical Overlap between the Corticobasal Degeneration Syndrome and Other Diseases of the Frontotemporal Spectrum: Three Case Reports

The corticobasal degeneration syndrome has been suggested to be part of a complex of conditions (including the different subtypes of frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy), which reflect a spectrum of pathological substrates. This concept is supported by the frequent clinical overlap that can be observed among patients diagnosed with these conditions. We...

vaCATE: A Platform for Automating Data Output from Compartmental Analysis by Tracer Efflux

Compartmental analysis by tracer efflux (CATE) is fundamental to examinations of membrane transport, allowing study of solute movement among subcellular compartments with high temporal, spatial, and chemical resolution. CATE can provide a wealth of information about fluxes and pool sizes in complex systems, but is a mathematically intensive procedure, and there is a need for...

A radio continuum study of the Magellanic Clouds - VII. Discrete radio sources in the Magellanic Clouds

We present a study of discrete radio sources in the Magellanic Clouds (MCs) using the latest large-scale radio surveys made with the Parkes radio telescope between 1.4 and 8.55 GHz. These surveys achieved higher sensitivity then previous surveys done with the Parkes telescope and so the number of discrete radio sources detected towards the MCs has increased by factor of five...

Of Fish Feces, Shamanic Bowls and Chimpanzee Scraps: Extension vs Precision in the Concept of Waste

Joshua Reno’s article is an inspiring call-out to Discard Studies. I thank him for the provocation and hope he takes my response in the spirit of a friendly polemic between fellow travelers in waste studies—which is what we are.

"Think Before You Click. Post. Type.

This article discusses the lessons learned after implementing a successful university-wide cyber security campaign. The Cyber Security Awareness Committee (CyberSAC), a group comprised of diverse units across campus, collaborated together on resources, talent, people, equipment, technology, and assessment practices to meet strategic goals for cyber safety and education. The...

Range-wide pattern of genetic variation in Colobanthus quitensis

There is only one species representing Magnoliopsida which is considered as native to the Antarctic, i.e., Antarctic pearlwort (Colobanthus quitensis). Although it was intensively studied toward the morphophysiological adaptation to extreme environmental conditions of that area, there is still a lack of sufficient data on its genetic variability. Nine C. quitensis populations...

Increased Wellbeing from Social Interaction in a Secular Congregation

Religiosity appears to benefit wellbeing, potentially due to social support offered by religious communities. However, rising secularism implies that fewer people have access to these benefits. To address this problem, we investigated whether these benefits could also be obtained from membership in a secular, quasi-religious community. We conducted a longitudinal study among 92...

A Mathematical Model for Coinfection of Listeriosis and Anthrax Diseases

Listeriosis and Anthrax are fatal zoonotic diseases caused by Listeria monocytogene and Bacillus Anthracis, respectively. In this paper, we proposed and analysed a compartmental Listeriosis-Anthrax coinfection model describing the transmission dynamics of Listeriosis and Anthrax epidemic in human population using the stability theory of differential equations. Our model revealed...

Reduced Lead Exposure Following a Sensitization Program in Rural Family Homes Producing Traditional Mexican Ceramics

Background: Traditional ceramics are a cultural heritage in Mexico, used by the general population in everyday life. These ceramics are glazed with lead oxide and are usually produced in households that share living and working spaces. Glazing is usually performed by women, and children are not restrained from the work space and frequently help, resulting in high levels of lead...

Behaviour Therapy and Behaviour Modification Background and Development

This manuscript is part of a special issue to commemorate professor Paul Eelen, who passed away on August 21, 2016. Paul was a clinically oriented scientist, for whom learning principles (Pavlovian or operant) were more than salivary responses and lever presses. His expertise in learning psychology and his enthusiasm to translate this knowledge to clinical practice inspired many...

Security Paper Design with Frequency-Selective Structure for X-Band Electromagnetic Detection System

This study designed and fabricated a frequency-selective structure-based security paper for the electromagnetic detection system of a security gate, which aims to prevent leakage of confidential documents. When a functional paper embedded with a frequency-selective pattern that selectively reflects a specific frequency is being leaked out of a security zone, the electromagnetic...

Emodin mitigates podocytes apoptosis induced by endoplasmic reticulum stress through the inhibition of the PERK pathway in diabetic nephropathy

Emodin mitigates podocytes apoptosis induced by endoplasmic reticulum stress through the inhibition of the PERK pathway in diabetic nephropathy Nianxiu Tian,1 Yanbin Gao,1 Xiaolei Wang,1 Xiaoming Wu,2 Dawei Zou,3 Zhiyao Zhu,3 ZheJi Han,1 Tao Wang,1 Yimin Shi1 1Department of Endocrinology, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Fengtai District...

Synthesis of 3-(1, 3-Diphenyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl) Propanoic Acids Using Diimide Reduction

Pyrazole-1H-4-yl-acrylic acids (3a-j) were prepared from pyrazole-1H-4-carbaldehydes which in turn were prepared by the Vilsmeier-Haack reaction of phenyl hydrazone derivatives (1a-j). The reaction of pyrazole-1H-4-yl-acrylic acids to 3-(1, 3-diphenyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl) propanoic acids (4a-j) was carried out using Pd-charcoal and diimide methods and % yields were compared. Though...