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Pancreatic stents can be used to treat a variety of acute and chronic pancreatic lesions. Sporadic successful trials in trauma patients have been reported. To our knowledge, however, a series with long-term follow-up has not previously been reported. We treated six patients in a 6-year period and report the long-term results. From February 1999 to February(More)
This paper integrates light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data and topographic maps and predicts the quality of 3-D building model reconstruction. In this paper, the tensor voting algorithm and a region-growing method are adopted to extract building roof planes and structural lines from LiDAR data, and a robust least squares method is applied to register(More)
The difficulty of measuring physiological concentrations of glucose in blood by conventional infrared absorption spectroscopy is due to the intrinsic high background absorption of water. This limitation can be largely overcome by the use of a CO/sub 2/ laser as an infrared source in combination with a multiple attenuated total reflection (ATR) technique. To(More)
Repeated laparotomy with extensive small bowel resectioning and eventual short-bowel syndrome is a major problem in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) patients. This problem is caused by gastrointestinal polyposis with intussusception. A combined surgical and endoscopic approach can assess the extent of the polyposis, and small polyps can be removed by snare(More)
To identify risk factors for liver abscess formation in patients with blunt hepatic injury who underwent non-operative management (NOM). From January 2004 to October 2008, retrospective data were collected from a single level I trauma center. Clinical data, hospital course, and outcome were all extracted from patient medical records for further analysis. A(More)
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