To characterize a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‐treated dentine tissue model (LPS dentine) to analyse the efficacy of polycationic chitosan nanoparticles (CSnp) and/or dexamethasone conjugate chitosan nanoparticles (Dex‐CSnp) on the viability/differentiation potential of stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP) when exposed to LPS dentine. A further aim was to understand the effect of macrophage‐dependent...
The geographical origin of tea (Camellia sinensis) can be traced using mineral elements in its leaves as fingerprints. However, the role that could be played by soil mineral elements in the geographical authentication of tea leaves has been unclear. In this study, 22 mineral elements in 73 pairs of tea leaves and soils from three regions (Pu'an, Duyun, and Liping) in Guizhou, China, were...
A multilocus GWAS was performed to explore the genetic architecture of four growth traits in yak. In total, 354 female yaks for which measurements of body weight (BW), withers height (WH), body length (BL) and chest girth (CG) at weaning were available underwent genotyping with the Illumina BovineHD BeadChip (770K). After quality control, we retained 98 688 SNPs and 354 animals for GWAS analysis....
Dehong humped cattle (DHH) is an indigenous zebu breed from southwestern China that possesses characteristics of heat tolerance and strong disease resistance and adapts well to the local tropical and subtropical climatic conditions. However, information on selection signatures of DHH is scarce. Herein, we compared the genomes of DHH and each of Diqing and Zhaotong cattle breeds using the population...
In otolaryngology, postoperative pain management lacks evidence‐based guidelines. We designed a prospective, multiphasic study aimed to develop evidence‐based guidelines for postoperative pain management within our institution. In this first phase of our project, we investigated opioid prescription and consumption as well as pain trends for common otolaryngologic procedures.
(R)‐m‐Nitrophenyl‐1,2‐ethanediol (m‐NPED) is a versatile and highly value‐added chiral building block for the synthesis of some bioactive compounds, such as (R)‐Nifenalol. To efficiently produce (R)‐m‐NPED through the enantioconvergent hydrolysis of racemic (rac‐) m‐nitrostyrene oxide (m‐NSO) using the whole resting cells of Escherichia coli/pCold‐pveh2 intracellularly expressing PvEH2, an epoxide...
Both topical and oral probiotics are becoming widely used. There is increasing interest in the cosmetic potential in topical probiotics. Nitrosomonas eutropha is an ammonia‐oxidizing bacteria.
The purpose of this study was to assess whether there is any improvement in facial wrinkles with the use of Nitrosomonas eutropha, a topical probiotic.
In this prospective study,...
Solute transport characteristics and groundwater connection structures are mainly studied in this paper by adopting the numerical simulation and field tracer test. Firstly, the simulation method of solute transport is proposed. Then two kinds of representative geological models of tracer test are built, and the process of solute transport is simulated. The variation characteristics of solute transport...
To explore the independent relationship between depressive symptoms and subjective memory complaint (SMC) amongst older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) after adjusting for objective cognitive function and other important confounding factors.
subjective memory complaint is a core symptom of MCI and is often the primary reason for older adults with MCI to seek for medical...
Patients undergoing major non‐cardiac surgery are at risk of cardiovascular complications. Raised levels of high‐sensitivity troponin are frequently detected before operation among these patients. However, the prognostic value of high‐sensitivity troponin in predicting postoperative outcomes remains unclear.
A systematic search of PubMed, Embase and Science Citation Index Expanded...
Limited studies have explored the association between gaseous pollutant exposures and male reproductive outcomes, and findings remained inconsistent.
To evaluate the potential association between gaseous pollutants and semen quality within different exposure windows.
Materials and Methods
We adopted semen quality data of 1852 subjects who attended the Reproductive Medicine...
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a nurse‐coordinated, empowerment‐based integrated care model on self‐care behaviours and psychosocial outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation and to explore how this intervention affects patients’ self‐care behaviours and quality of life.
This mixed‐methods study comprises a randomized controlled trial and an exploratory qualitative study...
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a 12‐week empowerment‐based self‐care programme on the cognitive, psychological and behavioural aspects of self‐care, health‐related quality of life and unplanned hospital service use of chronic heart failure patients and to estimate its cost‐effectiveness in reducing unplanned service use.
Randomized controlled trial with cost‐effectiveness...
This study aims to explore the illness experience and needs of patients with pneumoconiosis and the caregiving experience of their respective family caregivers.
This is an exploratory qualitative study.
Participants will be recruited during the annual patient interview with purposive sampling. Those with a confirmed diagnosis of pneumoconiosis for at least 1 year will be eligible...
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