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Injury-related infant deaths: a state analysis of a public health, health care, policy network

Introduction: This research examines a state-level public health, health care, and policy network focused on efforts to reduce unintentional childhood injuries. The network is composed of 12 organizations: four public health, four health care, and four policy. Methods: A 23-item survey was administered to the 12 organizations between January and June 2015. Analyses were conducted...

Impact of organizational and individual factors on patient-provider relationships: A national survey of doctors, nurses and patients in China

, Liu yi Zhang, Yuan Liang. Data curation: Ping Zhang, Fang Wang, Yao Cheng, Liu yi Zhang, Yuan Liang. Formal analysis: Fang Wang, Bei zhu Ye, Xi Zhu, Yuan Liang. Funding acquisition: Yuan Liang ... . Investigation: Hong wei Jiang, Yi Sun, Xi Zhu. Methodology: Ping Zhang, Yi Sun, Xi Zhu. Project administration: Ping Zhang, Yao Cheng, Xi Zhu, Yuan Liang. Resources: Ping Zhang, Fang Wang, Liu yi Zhang, Bei zhu

Uncertainty in Ecohydrological Modeling in an Arid Region Determined with Bayesian Methods

In arid regions, water resources are a key forcing factor in ecosystem circulation, and soil moisture is the critical link that constrains plant and animal life on the soil surface and underground. Simulation of soil moisture in arid ecosystems is inherently difficult due to high variability. We assessed the applicability of the process-oriented CoupModel for forecasting of soil...

The efficacy of thymosin α1 as immunomodulatory treatment for sepsis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Background Thymosin α1 (Tα1) as immunomodulatory treatment is supposed to be beneficial for the sepsis patients by regulating T cell subsets and inflammatory mediators. However, limited by the small sample size and the poor study design, the persuasive power of the single clinical studies is weak. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the impact of Tα1 on the sepsis patients...

Prostate Tumor Overexpressed 1 (PTOV1) Is a Novel Prognostic Marker for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Progression and Poor Survival Outcomes

Background Prostate tumor overexpressed 1 (PTOV1) has been reported to contribute to increased cancer proliferation. However, the clinical significance of PTOV1 in the development and progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is unclear. Our study aimed to investigate the expression pattern of PTOV1 in NPC and its correlation with clinicopathological features of patients...

Multidimensional fixed points for generalized ψ-quasi-contractions in quasi-metric-like spaces

In this paper, we introduce the concept of a quasi-metric-like space, and by defining the w-compatibility of two mappings, we obtain multidimensional coincidence point and multidimensional fixed point theorems for generalized ψ-quasi-contractions in quasi-metric-like spaces. Our results extend the fixed point theorems in Vetro and Radenović (Appl. Math. Comput. 219:1594-1600...

Common fixed point theorems for fuzzy mappings in G-metric spaces

In this paper, we introduce the concept of Hausdorff G-metric in the space of fuzzy sets induced by the metric and obtain some results on Hausdorff G-metric. We also prove common fixed point theorems for a family of fuzzy self-mappings in the space of fuzzy sets on a complete G-metric space. MSC: 47H10, 54H25.

Lactoferrin Promotes Early Neurodevelopment and Cognition in Postnatal Piglets by Upregulating the BDNF Signaling Pathway and Polysialylation

Lactoferrin (Lf) is a sialic acid (Sia)-rich, iron-binding milk glycoprotein that has multifunctional health benefits. Its potential role in neurodevelopment and cognition remains unknown. To test the hypothesis that Lf may function to improve neurodevelopment and cognition, the diet of postnatal piglets was supplemented with Lf from days 3 to 38. Expression levels of selected...

Erratum to: Progress in Slag Foaming in Metallurgical Processes

Peter King 0 K.S. Coley 0 G.A. Irons 0 0 TAI XI ZHU, Ph.D. Candidate, is with the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Steel Research Centre, McMaster Univer- sity , Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8 , Canada

Thrombocytopenia Is Associated with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Mortality: An International Study

Background Early detection of the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) has the potential to improvethe prognosis of critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). However, no reliable biomarkers are currently available for accurate early detection of ARDS in patients with predisposing conditions. Objectives This study examined risk factors and biomarkers...

Overexpression of SIRT1 promotes metastasis through epithelial-mesenchymal transition in hepatocellular carcinoma

Background SIRT1 is a member of the mammalian sirtuin family with the ability to deacetylate histone and nonhistone proteins. The correlation between SIRT1 expression and tumor metastasis in several types of cancer has aroused widespread concern. This study investigated SIRT1 expression and its prognostic value in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The function of SIRT1 in...

Identification of galectin-7 as a potential biomarker for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma by proteomic analysis

Background Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignancies. Early diagnosis is critical for guiding the therapeutic management of ESCC. It is imperative to find more effective biomarkers of ESCC. Methods To identify novel biomarkers for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), specimens from 10 patients with ESCC were subjected to a comparative...

Mifepristone-induced abortion and placental complications in subsequent pregnancy

BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to explore the effect of first-trimester mifepristone-induced abortion (MA) on placental complications in subsequent pregnancy. METHODS Two cohorts of nulliparous pregnant women were recruited in China during early pregnancy, one with a history of one MA and the other with no abortion (NA). Women were followed up until delivery. RESULTS The...

DEVELOPMENTAL ASPECTS OF INTESTINAL INTRAEPITHELIAL AND LAMINA PROPRIA LYMPHOCYTES IN THE RAT FOLLOWING PLACENTAL AND LACTATIONAL EXPOSURE TO ETHANOL

XI ZHU 0 LEONARD L. SEELIG 0 Jr 0 0 Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Louisiana State University Medical Center , P.O. Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA Fetal and lactational exposure

Experimental and computational investigations of Ser10 and Lys13 in the binding and cleavage of DNA substrates by Escherichia coli DNA topoisomerase I

Ser10 and Lys13 found near the active site tyrosine of Escherichia coli DNA topoisomerase I are conserved among the type IA topoisomerases. Site-directed mutagenesis of these two residues to Ala reduced the relaxation and DNA cleavage activity, with a more severe effect from the Lys13 mutation. Changing Ser10 to Thr or Lys13 to Arg also resulted in loss of DNA cleavage and...