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Comparison of propofol pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models for awake craniotomy: A prospective observational study.
BACKGROUND: Anaesthesia for awake craniotomy aims for an unconscious patient at the beginning and end of surgery but a rapidly awakening and responsive patient during the awake period. Therefore, an accurate pharmacokine ...
WAP four-disulfide core domain protein 2 promotes metastasis of human ovarian cancer by regulation of metastasis-associated genes.
BACKGROUND: WAP four-disulfide core domain protein 2 (WFDC2) shows a tumor-restricted upregulated pattern of expression in ovarian cancer. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the role of WFCD2 in tumor mobility, invasion ...
Intraoperative aberrometry-based aphakia refraction in patients with cataract: status and options.
AIM: To explore the application of intraoperative wavefront aberrometry (IWA) for aphakia-based biometry using three existing formulae derived from autorefractive retinoscopy and introducing new improved formulae. METHODS: ...
Proapoptotic genes BAX and CD40L are predictors of survival in transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of expression of a range of genes involved in apoptosis on outcome in bladder cancer. Immunohistochemistry was used to examine expression of BCL2, BAX, P53, CD40 and ...
Certainty and uncertainty about end of life care nursing practices in New Zealand Intensive Care Units: a mixed methods study.
BACKGROUND: With end-of-life (EOL) central to the nursing role in intensive care, few studies have been undertaken to explore EOL care in the context of New Zealand (NZ) intensive care nursing. OBJECTIVE: To investigate ...
Second-to-fourth digit ratio and impulsivity: a comparison between offenders and nonoffenders.
Personality characteristics, particularly impulsive tendencies, have long been conceived as the primary culprit in delinquent behavior. One crucial question to emerge from this line of work is whether impulsivity has a ...
Risks of high-powered motorcycles among younger adults.
We assessed whether policies designed to safeguard young motorcyclists would be effective given shifts in ownership toward high-powered motorcycles.
Overestimated crash risks of young and elderly drivers.
BACKGROUND: Young and elderly drivers are reported to have markedly greater crash rates than drivers of other ages, but they travel less frequently and represent a minority of road users. Consequently, many crashes involving ...
Music-induced emotions can be predicted from a combination of brain activity and acoustic features.
It is widely acknowledged that music can communicate and induce a wide range of emotions in the listener. However, music is a highly-complex audio signal composed of a wide range of complex time- and frequency-varying ...
A qualitative study of the impact of severe asthma and its treatment showing that treatment burden is neglected in existing asthma assessment scales.
BACKGROUND: People with severe asthma experience significant respiratory symptoms and suffer adverse effects of oral corticosteroids (OCS), including disturbed mood and physical symptoms. OCS impacts on health-related ...