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PURPOSE The membrane-type frizzled-related protein (MFRP) gene is selectively expressed in the retinal pigment epithelium and ciliary body, and mutations of this gene cause nanophthalmos. The MFRP gene may not be essential for retinal function but has been hypothesized to play a role in ocular axial length regulation. The involvement of the MFRP gene in(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether sports medicine physicians can obtain accurate measurements of the aortic root in young athletes. METHODS Twenty male collegiate athletes, aged 18 to 21 years, were prospectively enrolled. Focused echocardiography was performed by a board-certified sports medicine physician and a medical(More)
Daily deal, or flash sale, websites offer limited quantity of selected brands and products for a short period of time. The idea is that short-term sales event of branded products drives consumer interest. Flash sale sites like vip.com negotiate great deals from various vendors on a limited quantity of selected products. In operation, all merchandises need(More)
This work presents a fuzzy logic aided computer program that automatically extracts the main characteristics of Eddy-Current testing signals, which are the total amplitude and the phase angle, thus reducing the time spent by the inspector for each testing and increasing the diagnosis quality by assuring repeatability. Presently, this software is applicable(More)
The increasing demand on quality in production processes has encouraged the development of several studies on Monitoring and Diagnosis Systems in industrial plant, where the interruption of the production due to some unexpected change can bring risk to the operator’s security besides provoking economic losses, increasing the costs to repair some damaged(More)
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