1. A comprehensive analysis of differentially expressed genes and pathways in abdominal aortic aneurysm.

    Molecular Medicine Reports 12(2):2707 (2015) PMID 25936411

    The current study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) via various bioinformatics techniques. Gene expression profiling analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between AAA samples and normal controls was conducted. The Database for Ann...
  2. Prostatic arterial embolization for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms as a result of large benign prostatic hyperplasia: A prospective single-center investigation.

    International Journal of Urology 22(8):766 (2015) PMID 25950927

    To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of prostatic arterial embolization as a primary treatment for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms as a result of large benign prostatic hyperplasia. A total of 64 patients with prostates >80 mL were included in the study. Prostatic arterial emboliz...
  3. Reduced frontal cortical thickness and increased caudate volume within fronto-striatal circuits in young adult smokers.

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence 151:211 (2015) PMID 25865908

    Smoking during early adulthood results in neurophysiological and brain structural changes that may promote nicotine dependence later in life. Previous studies have revealed the important roles of fronto-striatal circuits in the pathology of nicotine dependence; however, few studies have focused ...
  4. Amphiphilic fullerene/ZnO hybrids as cathode buffer layers to improve charge selectivity of inverted polymer solar cells.

    Nanoscale 7(20):9194 (2015) PMID 25924562

    Two types of novel fullerene derivative/ZnO hybrids were prepared by physically blending amphiphilic fullerene-end-capped poly(ethylene glycol) (C60-PEG) with ZnO nanocrystals (ZnO/C60-PEG) and by in situ grown ZnO from C60-PEG (ZnO@C60-PEG) at relatively low temperatures. The C60-PEG could act ...
  5. Disrupted resting-state functional connectivity and its changing trend in migraine suffers.

    Human Brain Mapping 36(5):1892 (2015) PMID 25640857

    Chronic pain has been linked with learning and memory processes and functional changes in brain plasticity in its development and maintenance via neuroimaging studies. However, the principle of reorganization of the migraine brain network as the brain progresses into chronic pain remain poorly u...
  6. Genetic contribution of catechol-O-methyltransferase in hippocampal structural and functional changes of female migraine sufferers.

    Human Brain Mapping 36(5):1782 (2015) PMID 25598522

    Physiological and emotional stressors are associated with or provoke each migraine attack and cause structural and functional changes in the central nervous system. The hippocampus, a limbic structure important in anxiety-related behavior, is vulnerable to long-term stress. Given that catechol-O...
  7. Data-driven respiratory motion tracking and compensation in CZT cameras: A comprehensive analysis of phantom and human images.

    Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 22(2):308 (2015) PMID 25120132

    This study described a method for tracking and compensating respiratory motion in cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) cameras. We evaluated motion effects on myocardial perfusion imaging and assessed the usefulness of motion compensation in phantom and clinical studies. SPECT studies were obtained from...
  8. Cyclin B3 Is a Mitotic Cyclin that Promotes the Metaphase-Anaphase Transition

    Current Biology 25(6):811 (2015) PMID 25754637

    The timing mechanism for mitotic progression is still poorly understood. The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), whose reversal upon chromosome alignment is thought to time anaphase [1–3], is functional during the rapid mitotic cycles of the Drosophila embryo; but its genetic inactivati...
  9. Diagnostic Value of Enzyme-linked Immunospot Assay Using CFP10/ESAT6 Fusion Protein as Antigen in Spinal Tuberculosis.

    Zhongguo yi xue ke xue yuan xue bao. Acta Acade... 37(1):44 (2015) PMID 25676269

    Objective To establish a method of detecting spinal tuberculosis(TB)infection by enzyme-linked immunospot(ELlSPOT)assay and evaluate the value of CFP10/ESAT6 fusion protein for diagnosis of spinal TB.Methods Suspected spinal TB patients were prospectively recruited in two hospitals(First Affilia...
  10. Diagnostic Value of Enzyme-linked Immunospot Assay Using CFP10/ESAT6 Fusion Protein as Antigen in Spinal Tuberculosis.

    Zhongguo yi xue ke xue yuan xue bao. Acta Acade... 37(1):44 (2015) PMID 25676269

    Objective To establish a method of detecting spinal tuberculosis(TB)infection by enzyme-linked immunospot(ELlSPOT)assay and evaluate the value of CFP10/ESAT6 fusion protein for diagnosis of spinal TB.Methods Suspected spinal TB patients were prospectively recruited in two hospitals(First Affilia...
  11. [Saying goodbye to the newborn: the unease and actions of nursing professionals in handling stillbirth care].

    Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing 62(1):29 (2015) PMID 25631182

    Facing the death of newborns is an inescapable part of the professional responsibilities of delivery room nurses. The meaning of the inner conflict of these nurses and their nursing experience in handling newborn death is poorly addressed in nursing practice. This research explores the stillbirt...
  12. Comparison of chemical, electrical, and combined activation methods for in vitro matured porcine oocytes.

    In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 51(2):103 (2015) PMID 25424832

    Factors influencing porcine oocyte activation were systematically studied. This study included (1) the effect of ionomycin plus various chemical agents on activation, (2) comparison of different electrical activation parameters, (3) optimization of combined activation, and (4) evaluation of the ...
  13. [Saying goodbye to the newborn: the unease and actions of nursing professionals in handling stillbirth care].

    Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing 62(1):29 (2015) PMID 25631182

    Facing the death of newborns is an inescapable part of the professional responsibilities of delivery room nurses. The meaning of the inner conflict of these nurses and their nursing experience in handling newborn death is poorly addressed in nursing practice. This research explores the stillbirt...
  14. Induction of Nrf2-mediated genes by Antrodia salmonea inhibits ROS generation and inflammatory effects in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages.

    Food & Function 6(1):229 (2015) PMID 25380370

    Antrodia salmonea (AS), a well-known medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, has been reported to exhibit anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, anti-atherogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, we investigated the activation of Nrf2-mediated antioxidant genes in RAW264.7 macrophages by the f...
  15. Heteroatom-bridged benzothiazolyls for organic solar cells: a theoretical study.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119(2):583 (2015) PMID 25531907

    On the basis of a typical organic photovoltaic (OPV) building block of 4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DTBT), a series of novel DTBT derivatives were designed following a heteroatom-bridging strategy to take advantage of the diversified interactions between heteroatoms and π-con...
  16. Heteroatom-bridged benzothiazolyls for organic solar cells: a theoretical study.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119(2):583 (2015) PMID 25531907

    On the basis of a typical organic photovoltaic (OPV) building block of 4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DTBT), a series of novel DTBT derivatives were designed following a heteroatom-bridging strategy to take advantage of the diversified interactions between heteroatoms and π-con...
  17. Heteroatom-bridged benzothiazolyls for organic solar cells: a theoretical study.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119(2):583 (2015) PMID 25531907

    On the basis of a typical organic photovoltaic (OPV) building block of 4,7-di(thiophen-2-yl)benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazole (DTBT), a series of novel DTBT derivatives were designed following a heteroatom-bridging strategy to take advantage of the diversified interactions between heteroatoms and π-con...
  18. Induction of Nrf2-mediated genes by Antrodia salmonea inhibits ROS generation and inflammatory effects in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages.

    Food & Function 6(1):230 (2015) PMID 25380370

    Antrodia salmonea (AS), a well-known medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, has been reported to exhibit anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, anti-atherogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, we investigated the activation of Nrf2-mediated antioxidant genes in RAW264.7 macrophages by the f...
  19. A Scalable Distribution Network Risk Evaluation Framework via Symbolic Dynamics.

    PLoS ONE 10(3):e0112940 (2015) PMID 25789859 PMCID PMC4366100

    Evaluations of electric power distribution network risks must address the problems of incomplete information and changing dynamics. A risk evaluation framework should be adaptable to a specific situation and an evolving understanding of risk. This study investigates the use of symbolic dynamics ...
  20. Improved false negative rate of axillary status using sentinel lymph node biopsy and ultrasound-suspicious lymph node sampling in patients with early breast cancer.

    BMC Cancer 15(1):382 (2015) PMID 25956308 PMCID PMC4435774

    The false negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is 5-10%, and results in improper patient management. The study was to assess the value of ultrasound-suspicious axillary lymph node biopsy (USALNB) in patients with early breast cancer, and to compare SLNB combined with USALNB (SLNB +...