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— Vehicular sensor networks are emerging as a new network paradigm of primary relevance, especially for proac-tively gathering monitoring information in urban environments. Vehicles typically have no strict constraints on processing power and storage capabilities. notification to drivers or police agents). In this novel and challenging mobile environment,(More)
The mobility model is one of the most important factors in the performance evaluation of a mobile ad hoc network (MANET). Traditionally, the random waypoint mobility model has been used to model the node mobility, where the movement of one node is modeled as independent from all others. However, in reality, especially in large scale military scenarios,(More)
In this paper we study the use of vehicles as sensors in a "vehicular sensor network" a new network paradigm that is critical for gathering valuable information in urban environments. In a vehicular sensor network, each vehicle is responsible for sensing one or more events, routing messages to other vehicles or infostations and processing sensed data. There(More)
Nowadays, inter-domain routing for MANETs draws increasing attention because of military and vehicular applications. The challenges in wireless, mobile inter-domain routing include dynamic network topology, intermittent connectivity, and routing protocol heterogeneity. The existing Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the de facto inter-domain routing protocol(More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is an uncommon disease that is characterized by development of fibrosclerotic tissues involving retroperitoneal structures. This study aimed to investigate the clinical features of 30 patients with RPF in a single center in Beijing in a 10-year period. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed clinical data on(More)
— In Geographic Routing protocols (e.g. GPSR), a node makes packet forwarding decisions based on the coordinates of its neighbors and the packet's destination. Geo-routing uses greedy forwarding as a default; if this fails (e.g. the packet is trapped in a dead end caused by holes and/or obstacles), a recovery scheme based on perimeter routing is invoked.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare two-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (2D-DSA) with C-arm cone-beam volume computed tomography (CACT) in the evaluation of portal vein entry and shunt course during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 2010 and November 2011, 21 patients(More)
Silibinin, a flavonoid derived from the herb milk thistle (Silybum marianum), has been used as a hepato-protectant in the clinical treatment of liver disease. In the present study, the effect of silibinin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammatory impairment in rats is investigated. Injection of LPS into lateral ventricle caused learning and(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical efficacy of an expanded polytetrafluoro-ethylene-covered Fluency stent compared with that of a polyethylene terephthalate-covered Wallgraft stent for the management of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction. METHODS A retrospective review of patients who underwent TIPS revision with stent-grafts(More)