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Impact of diabetes and hypertension on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease receiving percutaneous coronary intervention

Background Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a necessary procedure commonly performed for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the impact of diabetes and hypertension on long-term outcomes of patients after receiving PCI has not yet been determined. Methods The data of 1234 patients who received PCI were collected prospectively, and patients were divided ...

Electron microscopy studies of the coronavirus ribonucleoprotein complex

initial manuscript. All authors contributed on editing the paper. Miao Gui, Xin Liu, Deyin Guo, Zhen Zhang, Chang-Cheng Yin, Yu Chen, Ye Xiang declare that they have no conflict of interest. This article

Characterization of eleven monosomic alien addition lines added from Gossypium anomalum to Gossypium hirsutum using improved GISH and SSR markers

Background Gossypium anomalum (BB genome) possesses the desirable characteristics of drought tolerance, resistance to diseases and insect pests, and the potential for high quality fibers. However, it is difficult to transfer the genes associated with these desirable traits into cultivated cotton (G. hirsutum, AADD genome). Monosomic alien addition lines (MAALs) can be used as a ...

Search for anomalous couplings via single top quark production in association with a photon at LHC

Considering the experimental constraints given by the CMS collaboration at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV on the strength of top quark flavour-changing neutral-current couplings \(tq\gamma \) and tqg, we investigate the production of top quark in association with a photon and carry out a full simulation for the signals \(\ell \nu b\gamma \) and \(jjb\gamma \) at 14 TeV LHC. In our numerical ...

Simultaneous detection of influenza A subtypes of H3N2 virus, pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus and reassortant avian H7N9 virus in humans by multiplex one-step real-time RT-PCR assay

Background Influenza A virus is a leading causative pathogen of human acute respiratory infection. Recently, the co-circulation of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal H3N2 viruses was reported, and sporadic cases with reassortant avian H7N9 virus are continually reported in China. We aimed to establish a multiplex one-step real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction ...

Fbw7 regulates apoptosis in activated B-cell like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma by targeting Stat3 for ubiquitylation and degradation

Background The ubiquitin-ligase Fbw7 acts as a tumor suppressor, targeting lots of proto-oncogenes for proteolysis. However, the exact role of Fbw7 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) development remains unclear. Methods We evaluated Fbw7 expression in patient samples of DLBCL using immunohistochemical staining. The effect of Fbw7 overexpression on cell viability and apoptosis ...

Effects of Thickness of a Low-Temperature Buffer and Impurity Incorporation on the Characteristics of Nitrogen-polar GaN

In this study, effects of the thickness of a low temperature (LT) buffer and impurity incorporation on the characteristics of Nitrogen (N)-polar GaN are investigated. By using either a nitridation or thermal annealing step before the deposition of a LT buffer, three N-polar GaN samples with different thicknesses of LT buffer and different impurity incorporations are prepared. It is ...

CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) for gene regulation and succinate production in cyanobacterium S. elongatus PCC 7942

Sung 0 MengY‑ing Wu 0 YuChen Hu 0 0 Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University , Hsinchu 30013 , Taiwan Background: Cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 holds promise

Clinical assessment of children with renal abscesses presenting to the pediatric emergency department

Background Renal abscesses are relatively uncommon in children but may result in prolonged hospital stays and life-threatening events. We undertook this study to analyze the clinical spectrum of renal abscesses in children admitted to the pediatric emergency department (ED) and to find helpful clinical characteristics that can potentially aid emergency physicians for detecting ...

A feedback loop comprising PRMT7 and miR-24-2 interplays with Oct4, Nanog, Klf4 and c-Myc to regulate stemness

Self-renewal and pluripotency are two fundamental characteristics of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and are controlled by diverse regulatory factors, including pluripotent factors, epigenetic regulators and microRNAs (miRNAs). Although histone methyltransferases are key epigenetic regulators, whether and how a histone methyltransferase forms a network with miRNAs and the core ...

Promoting Positive Affect through Smartphone Photography

Background With the increasing quality of smartphone cameras, taking photos has become ubiquitous. This paper investigates how smartphone photography can be leveraged to help individuals increase their positive affect. Methods Applying findings from positive psychology, we designed and conducted a 4-week study with 41 participants. Participants were instructed to take one photo ...

Effect of psycho-educational interventions on quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Background Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) were developed for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, ICD recipients’ mortality is significantly predicted by their quality of life (QOL). The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of psycho-educational interventions on QOL in patients with ICDs. Methods We systematically ...

Intramedullary nailing for correction of post-traumatic deformity in late-diagnosed distal radius fractures

Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Linkou & University College of Medicine , 5th, Fu- Shin St., Kweishan Dist, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan, ROC 1 & Alvin Chao-Yu Chen Background Post-traumatic deformity of the

Correlation between health-related quality of life in the physical domain and heart rate variability in asymptomatic adults

Background Reduced health-related quality of life in the physical domain (HRQOL physical ) has been reported to increase risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon is still unclear. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) that connects the body and mind is a biologically plausible candidate to investigate this mechanism. The aim of our ...

Community social capital on the timing of sexual debut and teen birth in Nicaragua: a multilevel approach

Background Community attributes have been gradually recognized as critical determinants shaping sexual behaviors in young population; nevertheless, most of the published studies were conducted in high income countries. The study aims to examine the association between community social capital with the time to sexual onset and to first birth in Central America. Methods Building upon ...

The association of infrared imaging findings of the breast with prognosis in breast cancer patients: an observational cohort study

Background To evaluate whether infrared (IR) imaging findings are associated with prognosis in patients with invasive breast carcinomas. Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board of the research ethics committee of our hospital, and all participants gave written informed consent. From March 2005 to June 2007, we enrolled 143 patients with invasive breast ...

Branched-chain amino acids, arginine, citrulline alleviate central fatigue after 3 simulated matches in taekwondo athletes: a randomized controlled trial

Background The decline in cognitive performance has been shown after fatiguing exercise. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been suggested to alleviate exercise-induced central fatigue. Arginine and citrulline could remove the excess NH 3 accumulation accompanied with BCAA supplementation by increasing nitric oxide biosynthesis and/or urea cycle. The purpose of this study is to ...