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The difficulty associated with the cultivation of most microorganisms and the complexity of natural microbial assemblages, such as marine plankton or human microbiome, hinder genome reconstruction of representative taxa using cultivation or metagenomic approaches. Here we used an alternative, single cell sequencing approach to obtain high-quality genome(More)
PURPOSE Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint is an uncommonly reported entity. The aim of the present study was to review the cases treated at our clinic, analyze the characteristics of this disease and the responses to management, and recommend a protocol for managing suspected cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 40 consecutive patients(More)
One of the most common constitutional chromosomal abnormalities, 22q11.2 microdeletion (del22q11.2) syndrome has diverse medical complications, such as congenital heart defect, hypocalcaemia, and immune deficiency, which require coordinated multidisciplinary care. Until now, the natural history of hypocalcaemia in chromosome del22q11.2 syndrome had been(More)
Cloud computing opens a new era in IT as it can provide various elastic and scalable IT services in a pay-as-you-go fashion, where its users can reduce the huge capital investments in their own IT infrastructure. In this philosophy, users of cloud storage services no longer physically maintain direct control over their data, which makes data security one of(More)
BACKGROUND The inflammatory response plays an important role in the pathogenesis of sepsis, and the prognosis is known to be affected by the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Therefore, a simple and reliable outcome prediction function that derived from IL-6 and IL-10 was hypothesized. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used 27 Sprague-Dawley rats,(More)
Our aim was to explore the relation between the site of the mandibular canal and neurosensory impairment after extraction of impacted mandibular third molars. We organised a retrospective study of 537 extractions in 318 patients in which the affected tooth was intersected by the mandibular canal. This was verified by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT),(More)
Reducing the number of data packets transmitted in a sensor network is an effective way of saving energy. Data suppression techniques can reduce data transmissions without losing acceptable data quality. At the data layer, suppression techniques can be classified in two ways, based on spatial data correlation and on temporal data correlation. When employing(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the advantages of endoscopic assistance in microvascular decompression (MVD) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TGN). METHODS One hundred and sixty-seven patients suffering from TGN were treated by MVD from October 2003 to December 2006. The operating microscope was used in conjunction with a 30 degrees effect endoscope to(More)
Big data and its applications are attracting more and more research interests in recent years. As the new generation distributed computing platform, cloud computing is believed to be the most potent platform. With the data no longer under users' direct control, data security in cloud computing is becoming one of the most obstacles of the proliferation of(More)
As cloud computing is being widely adopted for big data processing, data security is becoming one of the major concerns of data owners. Data integrity is an important factor in almost any data and computation related context. It is not only one of the qualities of service, but also an important part of data security and privacy. With the proliferation of(More)