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Francisella tularensis, a Gram-negative bacterium and causative agent of tularemia, is categorized as a Class A select agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to its ease of dissemination and ability to cause disease. Oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal tularemia may occur due to ingestion of contaminated food and water. Despite the(More)
This paper presents a modular system for both abnormal event detection and categorization in videos. Complementary normalcy models are built both globally at the image level and locally within pixels blocks. Three features are analyzed: (1) spatio-temporal evolution of binary motion where foreground pixels are detected using an enhanced background(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility, operative morbidity and oncological outcome of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) radical cystectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients with clinical stage T1-T2 bladder cancer underwent a LESS radical cystectomy. The mean (SD) age of the patients was 64.8 (8.6) years and their mean body mass index was 25.9 (2.7)(More)
Currently, there is no serum marker that is routinely recommended for lung cancer. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to demonstrate that plasma vascular endothelial growth factor 165 (VEGF 165) may be a potential marker for advanced lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, therefore, it is important to(More)
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