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From explicit to implicit orientation: mapping rank scale to modality in English and Chinese

' information Shu-Kun Chen is a lecturer in Guangdong University of Finance where he teaches English-Chinese translation and interpreting, college English, and cross-cultural communication. He has gained a PhD at

Similar Improvements in Patient-Reported Outcomes Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Treated with Two Different Doses of Methotrexate in Combination with Adalimumab: Results From the MUSICA Trial

employee and may hold stock or stock options. Jenny Griffith is an AbbVie employee and may hold stock or stock options. Kun Chen is an AbbVie employee and may hold stock or stock options. Hartmut Kupper is

Impact of clinical pharmacist interventions on inappropriate prophylactic acid suppressant use in hepatobiliary surgical patients undergoing elective operations

the Acknowledgments study period. Author Contributions Funding acquisition: Hongli Luo. Investigation: Kun Chen. Methodology: Hongli Luo. Project administration: Shunlin Xiao. Software: Kun Chen

Fully bio-based, highly toughened and heat-resistant poly(L-lactide) ternary blends via dynamic vulcanization with poly(D-lactide) and unsaturated bioelastomer

Inherent brittleness and low heat resistance are the two major obstacles that hinder the wide applications of poly(L-lactide) (PLLA). In this study, we report a fully biobased, highly toughened and heat-resistant PLLA ternary blend, which was prepared by dynamic vulcanization of PLLA with poly(D-lactide) (PDLA) and an unsaturated bioelastomer (UBE). The results indicated that...

Calcium supplementation improves clinical outcome in intensive care unit patients: a propensity score matched analysis of a large clinical database MIMIC-II

Observational studies have linked hypocalcemia with adverse clinical outcome in critically ill patients. However, calcium supplementation has never been formally investigated for its beneficial effect in critically ill patients. To investigate whether calcium supplementation can improve 28-day survival in adult critically ill patients. Secondary analysis of a large clinical...

APACHE III Outcome Prediction in Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with Sepsis Associated Acute Lung Injury

Background and objective Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) III score has been widely used for prediction of clinical outcomes in mixed critically ill patients. However, it has not been validated in patients with sepsis-associated acute lung injury (ALI). The aim of the study was to explore the calibration and predictive value of APACHE III in patients with...

Soil Texture and Cultivar Effects on Rice (Oryza sativa, L.) Grain Yield, Yield Components and Water Productivity in Three Water Regimes

Kun Chen 1 0 Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont , 1509 Aggie Dr., Beaumont, TX, 77713 , United States of America, 2 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Effectiveness of enteral feeding protocol on clinical outcomes in critically ill patients: A before and after study

Zhu, Yadi Shao, Ronghai Lin, Chao Zhang, Weiwen Zhang, Jian Luo, Tianzheng Lou, Xuwei He, Kun Chen, Wei Peng, Renhua Sun. Data curation: Qian Li, Bo Xie, Xiaowei Ji, Jiahong Lu, Shu Lei, Di Lu, Mingxia ... Wang, Guodong Chen, Jianhua Zhu, Weiwen Zhang, Jian Luo, Tianzheng Lou, Xuwei He, Kun Chen, Wei Peng, Renhua Sun. Methodology: Zhongheng Zhang, Lijun Ying, Di Lu, Mingxia Ji, Wenjuan Zheng, Jing Huang

Accurate detection for a wide range of mutation and editing sites of microRNAs from small RNA high-throughput sequencing profiles

Various types of mutation and editing (M/E) events in microRNAs (miRNAs) can change the stabilities of pre-miRNAs and/or complementarities between miRNAs and their targets. Small RNA (sRNA) high-throughput sequencing (HTS) profiles can contain many mutated and edited miRNAs. Systematic detection of miRNA mutation and editing sites from the huge volume of sRNA HTS profiles is...

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Are More Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease than Dementia with Lewy Bodies: A Case-Control Study

Background and purpose Previous studies on the clinical and pathological manifestations of Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) have reported findings more similar to dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) than to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The aim of this study was to investigate the neuropsychiatric symptoms of PDD compared to DLB and AD. Methods We conducted a retrospective case-control...

Management of adrenal incidentaloma: the role of adrenalectomy may be underestimated

Background To demonstrate clinical characteristics of adrenal incidentaloma in South China and explore its comprehensive management. Methods The clinical data of patients with adrenal neoplasm from Jan 1998 to Dec 2012 were retrospectively analysed. Patients with suspicion of adrenal abnormalities or those in whom adrenal abnormalities were detected in the staging procedures of...

Reactive astrocytes undergo M1 microglia/macrohpages-induced necroptosis in spinal cord injury

Background A unique feature of the pathological change after spinal cord injury (SCI) is the progressive enlargement of lesion area, which usually results in cavity formation and is accompanied by reactive astrogliosis and chronic inflammation. Reactive astrocytes line the spinal cavity, walling off the lesion core from the normal spinal tissue, and are thought to play multiple...

Exposure to Organochlorine Pollutants and Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Objective Though exposure to organochlorine pollutants (OCPs) is considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2DM), epidemiological evidence for the association remains controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis was applied to quantitatively evaluate the association between exposure to OCPs and incidence of T2DM and pool the inconsistent evidence. Design and Methods...

microRNA-30b/c inhibits non-small cell lung cancer cell proliferation by targeting Rab18

Background MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that post-transcriptional regulate gene expression in a variety of cancers. Increasing evidences indicate that miR-30 expression is down-regulated in numerous human cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which hypothesizes that miR-30 may play an important role in tumorigenesis. The aim of this study was to...

Low cholesterol level associated with severity and outcome of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: Results from Taiwan Stroke Registry

The relationship between cholesterol level and hemorrhagic stroke is inconclusive. We hypothesized that low cholesterol levels may have association with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) severity at admission and 3-month outcomes. This study used data obtained from a multi-center stroke registry program in Taiwan. We categorized acute spontaneous ICH patients, based on their...

The Effect of Anesthetic Technique on Survival in Human Cancers: A Meta-Analysis of Retrospective and Prospective Studies

Animal models have shown that regional anesthesia (combined with or without general anesthesia) would attenuate the surgical stress response by preserving immune function and result in better long-term outcome. In order to test the hypothesis that cancer patients who had surgery with epidural anesthesia (EA) would have better outcome (either overall survival [OS] or recurrence...

Development and Characterization of an Inclined Quad-Vortex Range Hood

In order to increase containment efficiency and reduce energy consumption, an inclined quad-vortex range hood (IQV range hood) was developed and tested by experimental methods. The flow structure was observed by a laser-assisted flow visualization technique and laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV). Leakage characteristics were measured by the tracer gas (sulfur hexafluoride) detection...

Flow and Containment Characteristics of a Sash-less, Variable-Height Inclined Air-Curtain Fume Hood

To increase containment efficiency and reduce energy consumption, a sash-less, variable-height inclined air-curtain fume hood (sIAC hood) was developed and tested by a laser-assisted flow visualization technique and tracer-gas detection method. This novel design requires neither sash nor baffle. The sIAC hood employed the inclined push-pull air-curtain technique and two...

Reconstructing Source-Sink Dynamics in a Population with a Pelagic Dispersal Phase

For many organisms, the reconstruction of source-sink dynamics is hampered by limited knowledge of the spatial assemblage of either the source or sink components or lack of information on the strength of the linkage for any source-sink pair. In the case of marine species with a pelagic dispersal phase, these problems may be mitigated through the use of particle drift simulations...

Identifying Differentially Expressed Genes for Time-course Microarray Data through Functional Data Analysis

Kun Chen 0 Jane-Ling Wang 0 0 K. Chen ( ) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute , Boston, USA Identification of differentially expressed (DE) genes across two conditions is a common task with microarray