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While use of advanced visualization in radiology is instrumental in diagnosis and communication with referring clinicians, there is an unmet need to render Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) images as three-dimensional (3D) printed models capable of providing both tactile feedback and tangible depth information about anatomic and(More)
The coding region determinant-binding protein (CRD-BP) is an RNA binding protein that recognizes c-myc and IGF-II leader 3 mRNAs as well as the oncofetal H19 RNA. CRD-BP exhibits an oncofetal pattern of expression and has been detected in the majority of colon (81%), breast (58.5%) and sarcoma (73%) tumors. The study of CRD-BP expression was extended in(More)
The aim of the present study was to report our additional experience with transcatheter closure of the patent ductus arteriosus in 65 consecutive patients using the new Amplatzer duct occluder. The median patient age was 3.6 years (range 0.2to 12), and the median weight was 10.5 kg (range 4 to 38). The device was a modified Amplatzer duct occluder made of(More)
Clonal proliferation in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) is driven by somatic mutations in JAK2, CALR or MPL, but the contribution of inherited factors is poorly characterized. Using a three-stage genome-wide association study of 3,437 MPN cases and 10,083 controls, we identify two SNPs with genome-wide significance in JAK2(V617F)-negative MPN: rs12339666(More)
Treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions remains an ongoing challenge for interventional cardiologists. Stenting of coronary bifurcations carries higher risk for in-stent restenosis, stent thrombosis, and recurrent clinical events. This review summarizes the current evidence regarding application and use of biomechanical modeling in the study of stent(More)
The cell proliferation markers p120, Ki-67 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) recognize nuclear antigens. The expression of these proteins by immunostaining methods was reported to be of value in determining the prognosis of patients with malignant diseases. In this study, we evaluated the prognostic significance of the expression of nuclear(More)
There is an ongoing research and clinical interest in the development of reliable and easily accessible software for the 3D reconstruction of coronary arteries. In this work, we present the architecture and validation of IVUSAngio Tool, an application which performs fast and accurate 3D reconstruction of the coronary arteries by using intravascular(More)
Let K be a convex body in R n and let W i (K), i = 1,. .. , n − 1 be its quermassintegrals. We study minimization problems of the form min{W i (T K) | T ∈ SL n } and show that bodies which appear as solutions of such problems satisfy isotropic conditions or even admit an isotropic characterization for appropriate measures. This shows that several well known(More)
BACKGROUND Geometrically-correct 3D OCT is a new imaging modality with the potential to investigate the association of local hemodynamic microenvironment with OCT-derived high-risk features. We aimed to describe the methodology of 3D OCT and investigate the accuracy, inter- and intra-observer agreement of 3D OCT in reconstructing coronary arteries and(More)