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In this paper, we propose a wavelet-based audio watermarking algorithm that is robust against capturing attack. With a commercial capturing tool, it is possible to capture various audio contents without noticeable degradation, and thus can potentially facilitate the illegal distribution of the audio content. By adjusting the mean value of the lowest subband(More)
PURPOSE Conventional laparoscopic appendectomy is performed using three ports, and single-port appendectomy is an attractive alternative in order to improve cosmesis. The aim of this study was to compare pain after transumbilical single-port laparoscopic appendectomy (SA) with pain after conventional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (TA). METHODS From(More)
PURPOSE Although the incidence of gastric cancer has declined in the general population, it is the second most frequent cause of death due to malignancy in the world with its incidence in the elderly increasing as a result of increased life expectancy. This present study tried to find the optimal treatment for patients aged 75 years or older with gastric(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Adipose tissue is an active endocrine organ that secretes various metabolically important substances including adipokines, which represent a link between insulin resistance and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The factors responsible for the progression from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis remain elusive, but adipokine imbalance may(More)
Deformable surface tracking from monocular images is a well-known under-constrained problem. Occlusions often make the task even more challenging, and can lead current methods to fail if the surface is not sufficiently textured. In this work, we explicitly address the problem of 3D reconstruction of poorly textured, occluded surfaces, proposing a framework(More)
Gastric cancer and cholangiocarcinoma are problematic throughout the world due to their destructive malignancy. In attempts to treat cholangiocarcinoma and gastric cancer, researchers often explore the effects of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). TGF-β1 plays a crucial role in causing cell cycle arrest and fibrosis in cancer cells. The present study(More)
PURPOSE Titanium silicate (TS)-1 chemotherapy has been widely used against gastric cancer in Japan. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and hematological safety of TS-1 as treatment for advanced and recurrent gastric cancer. METHODS From September 2006 to February 2011, 51 advanced or recurrent gastric cancers were treated with TS-1.(More)
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