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The advent of media-sharing sites like Flickr has drastically increased the volume of community-contributed multimedia resources on the web. However, due to their magnitudes, these collections are increasingly difficult to understand, search and navigate. To tackle these issues, a novel search system, ContextSeer, is developed to improve search quality (by(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the role of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endothelial apoptotic microparticles in hypertensive patients with and without electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Flow cytometry was used to assess endothelial cell apoptosis and circulating EPC level by quantification of circulating(More)
AIMS The role of wave reflections in the pathogenesis of acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) remains unclear. The present study investigated the long-term prognostic values of the carotid augmentation index (cAI), carotid augmented pressure (cAP), amplitude of the reflected pressure wave from a decomposed carotid pressure wave (Pb), and carotid pulse(More)
Heat stroke is a life-threatening illness, and the disease spectrum can include the involvement of multiple organs to varying degrees. Rhabdomyolysis with renal function impairment is frequently noted in this disease. However, acute hepatic failure has been rarely reported in non-exertional heat stroke. We report a case of acute hepatic failure combined(More)
An 82-year-old man suffering from shortness of breath for more than 10 days, was diagnosed with acute heart failure, New York Heart Association functional class IV. Grade IV systolic murmur at the apex as well as grade II diastolic murmur over the left second in-tercostal space and engorged jugular veins were noted on presentation. Transthoracic(More)
Satellite RNAs (satRNAs) are subviral agents that depend on cognate helper viruses for genome replication and encapsidation. Their negative impacts on helper viruses have been exploited to control plant viral diseases. SatBaMV is a commonly found satRNA associated with Bamboo mosaic virus (BaMV) that infects diverse bamboo species in the field. To(More)
A 75-year-old man presented to our hospital with symptoms of fever, abdominal pain, intermittent hematemesis and melena for 2 days. The patient underwent stent-graft placement for a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) 6 months prior to this presentation. Seven days ago, he suffered from dyspepsia; an upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy indicated a submucosal(More)
An 82-year-old man presented to our emergency department complaining of shortness of breath over recent days. He had a medical history of hypertension, dilated cardiomyopathy, and chronic at-rial fibrillation. Electrocardiography showed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate. We carried out contrast-enhanced computed tomography due to his high(More)