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This work investigated the size distribution of the droplet nuclei and coughed droplets by test subjects. The size distributions of droplet nuclei coughed by test subjects were determined with an aerodynamic particle sizer (APS) and scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) system (system 1). Coughed droplets were only sampled with the APS system (system 2).(More)
—Recently, Wang introduced a novel (2, n) region incrementing visual cryptographic scheme (RIVCS), which can gradually reconstruct secrets in a single image with multiple security levels. In RIVCS, the secret image is subdivided into multiple regions in such a way that any t shadow images, where 2 ≤ t ≤ n, can be used to reveal the (t − 1)th region.(More)
To evaluate the usefulness of an approach through the radial artery distal to the arteriovenous anastomosis for salvaging nonmaturing radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulas. Procedures that fulfilled the following criteria were retrospectively reviewed: (1) autogenous radiocephalic fistulas, (2) fistulas less than 3 months old, (3) distal radial artery(More)
A novel and interesting application of RFID was a banknote attached a tag to determine the authenticity of money and to stop counterfeits. At Financial Cryptography 2003, Juels and Pappu firstly proposed a practical RFID banknote protection scheme (RBPS) by using the optical and the electrical (RFID) contacts. RFID-enabled notes can be tracked by the legal(More)
Airway fire resulting from ignition of the endotracheal tube (ETT) caused by electrocautery during tracheostomy is a severe and possibly fatal event, and should be avoided. An 88-year-old male because of respiratory failure received elective tracheostomy for ventilatory support on which prolonged dependence was anticipated. Unfortunately, flame was noted to(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have evaluated risk factors associated with complications after free flap surgery, but these studies did not evaluate the impact of anesthesia management. The goal of the current study was to evaluate the differences between patients who received inhalation and total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) in free flap surgery. METHODS One(More)
Hemodialysis vascular accesses are prone to recurrent stenosis and thrombosis after endovascular interventions.In vitro data suggest that indoxyl sulfate, a protein-bound uremic toxin, may induce vascular dysfunction and thrombosis. However, there is no clinical evidence regarding the role of indoxyl sulfate in hemodialysis vascular access. From January(More)
BACKGROUND Adipokines, including adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP), have been demonstrated to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In the present study, we investigated the association of circulating A-FABP level with severity of myocardial perfusion abnormalities analyzed by Tl-201 dipyridamole single-photon emission computed(More)
OBJECTIVE Angiopoietin-like protein 2 (ANGPTL2), which is mainly expressed from adipose tissue, is demonstrated to be involved in obesity, metabolic syndrome, and atherosclerosis. Because several adipocytokines are known to be associated with heart failure (HF), here we investigated the association of ANGPTL2 and HF in Taiwanese subjects. METHODS AND(More)