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L Zhao

Pediatric Severe OSAHS with a Funnel Chest

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2016.416

 

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Accepted: 
07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2016

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The Value of T-SPOT.TB Technology in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Elderly Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.302
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A clinical study to compare diagnostic techniques for identifying tuberculosis revealed that the T-SPOT.TB technique demonstrated a significant improvement in the diagnosis of positive cases, compared to PPD test, in both young and elderly.

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Objectives: To investigate the clinical value of T-SPOT.TB technology (γ-interferon release assay for tuberculosis (TB) infection in the diagnosis of TB in elderly patients.

Accepted: 
02 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 16 Aug, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Influence of Silver-hydroxyapatite Nanocomposite Coating on Biofilm Formation of Joint Prosthesis and Its Mechanism

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.179
Pages: 
506–13
Synopsis: 
The main reason for biomaterial-related refractory infections is biofilm formation caused by bacterial adhesion on the surface of materials. Silver-hydroxyapatite (Ag/HA) nanocomposite coating can inhibit the formation of biofilm, but its mechanism is not clear. In this study, we will determine the amount of biofilm on the Ag/HA composite coating, detect the sustained release rates of silver ions in simulated body fluid, the effects on the biofilm formation of bacteria and the expression of genes related to biofilm formation of S aureus.

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Background: The main reason for biomaterial related refractory infections is biofilm formation caused by bacterial adhesion on the surface of materials. Silver-hydroxyapatite (Ag/HA) nanocomposite coating can inhibit the formation of biofilm, but its mechanism is not clear.

Accepted: 
27 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 18 May, 2016
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