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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of lower-limb complications in a multiracial cohort of patients with diabetes receiving dialysis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This work was a cross-sectional study of lower-limb complications in dialysis-treated patients with diabetes in the U.K. and U.S. RESULTS We studied 466 patients (139 U.K.; 327 U.S.). The(More)
UNLABELLED Staphylococcus aureus associated peritonitis and catheter exit site infections (ESI) are an important cause of hospitalization and catheter loss in the patients undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). We aimed to determine the potential effectiveness of the application of mupirocin cream at the catheter exit site in preventing exit site(More)
Betulinic acid (1) significantly caused cytotoxicity to endothelial cell line ECV304 (IC(50) 1.26+/-0.44 microg/mL) in a 5-day MTT assay. Novel and more potent derivatives of betulinic acid (2, 4, 6-8) have been synthesized with IC(50) less than 0.4 microg/mL. The endothelial cell specificity against human tumor cell lines DU145, L132, A549, and PA-1 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether dialysis treatment is an independent risk factor for foot ulceration in patients with diabetes and renal impairment. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of consecutive patients with diabetes and stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) attending clinics in Manchester (U.K.). Patients were(More)
Complete design and implementation of a robust palm biometrics recognition and verification system has been presented. The paper attempts to scientifically develop a comprehensive set of hand geometry features and develop an original algorithm from a fundamental level to robustly compute a selected set of features so as to minimize palm placement effect.(More)
BACKGROUND We performed a review of a large incident peritoneal dialysis cohort to establish the impact of current practice and that of switching to hemodialysis. METHODS Patients starting peritoneal dialysis between 2004 and 2010 were included and clinical data at start of dialysis recorded. Competing risk analysis and Cox proportional hazards model with(More)
New 3-O-acyl, 3-benzylidene, 3-hydrazone, 3-hydrazine, 17-carboxyacryloyl ester derivatives of betulinic acid (2-6, 8-11, 13, 17, 18, 21, and 22) were synthesized and evaluated in vitro for anti-angiogenic activity on endothelial cell cytotoxicity, specificity, and tube-formation ability. All derivatives reported here showed IC(50)<4 microg/mL. Compounds 3,(More)
All of us are familiar with the digital circuitry. Now days the digital circuitry has replaced most of the analog circuitry in various places because technically digital domain is much better than the analog domain. To operate these digital signals we use the Digital Signal Processors. In digital signal processing to perform different types of operations we(More)
A series of 3-O-acyl, 3-hydrazine, 2-bromo, and 20,29-dibromo betulinic acid derivatives (1-27) have been synthesized and screened for in vitro cytotoxic activity on human cancer cell lines MOLT-4, JurkatE6.1, CEM.CM3, BRISTOL8, U937, DU145, PA-1, A549, and L132. A number of compounds have shown ED(50)<1 microg/mL against the cancer cell lines tested and(More)