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A nonparametric estimation technique is proposed which uses the concept of sample coverage in order to estimate the size of a closed population for capture-recapture models where time, behavior, or heterogeneity may affect the capture probabilities. The technique also provides a unified approach to catch-effort models that allows for heterogeneity among(More)
There have been no estimators of population size associated with the capture-recapture model when the capture probabilities vary by time and individual animal. This work proposes a nonparametric estimation technique that is appropriate for such a model using the idea of sample coverage, which is defined as the proportion of the total individual capture(More)
Recent evidence shows that brain-derived steroids such as estrogens ("neuroestrogens") are controlled in a manner very similar to traditional neurotransmitters. The advent of in vivo microdialysis for steroids in songbirds has provided new information about the spatial and temporal dynamics of neuroestrogen changes in a region of the auditory cortex, the(More)
Using high-density oligonucleotide microarrays and functional network analyses, we examined whether MSCs derived from four different origins exhibited unique gene expression profiles individually and then compared the gene expression profiles of all MSCs with those of fetal organs. Our results indicated that within each group of MSCs from the same origin,(More)
Ovarian cancers are frequently not diagnosed until advanced stages, resulting in a high case fatality rate. Because of this, more tumor markers, in addition to CA125, for detecting and monitoring ovarian cancer are needed. During a systematic search for potential biomarkers of ovarian cancer, we compared the protein profiles between tumor interstitial fluid(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the equipment setup and the application of monopolar thermocoagulation in the management of acardiac twins. METHODS We described 2 cases of acardiac acephalus twins who developed congestive heart failure and polyhydramnios at 20 weeks of gestation. A monopolar wire electrode was inserted through a 14-gauge trocar under ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain quantitative data on endometrial volume and subendometrial blood flow by three-dimensional ultrasound clue to endometrial receptivity. DESIGN A prospective, nonrandomized clinical study. SETTING One tertiary center for assisted reproduction. PATIENT(S) Fifty-four patients aged <38 years with normal basal serum FSH level(More)
Three hundred and two consecutive patients who had undergone cardiac operation for various cardiac lesions were studied prospectively to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and the associated mortality of postoperative hyperbilirubinemia after cardiopulmonary bypass. Concentrations of the serum total (conjugated and unconjugated) bilirubin, alanine(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION The objective of this retrospective study was to investigate prognostic variables and impact of adjuvant therapy in uterine carcinosarcoma. METHODS The clinical information and pathological confirmation were reviewed for cases with uterine carcinosarcoma from 1984 to 2005. A total of 45 patients were eligible for analysis. (More)