Daniel Yang

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Relaxation of the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle is an absolute prerequisite for penile erection. Potassium channels play a role in the physiologic regulation of corporal smooth muscle tone. In spite of the physiological importance of K(ATP) channel in the modulation of corporal smooth muscle tone, there is a shortage of information available about the(More)
Targeting specific molecular alterations in glioblastoma (GBM) might more effectively kill tumor cells and increase survival. Vandetanib inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. Sirolimus inhibits mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a member the phosphoinositide 3-Kinase signaling pathway. We sought to(More)
Treatment duration as well as time spent on patient positioning imposes limitations on therapeutic use of MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU). Reduction of overall treatment time is especially important in potential pediatric applications and in other cases where general anesthesia must be used, due to the risks associated with prolonged(More)
Magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultra-sound (MR-HIFU) ablation provides a precise, non-inva-sive treatment for lesions in adults. In children, MR-HIFU's potential remains largely unexplored, though its non-invasive and non-ionizing nature holds promise. Yet, pediatric patients pose challenges affecting treatment: young children require(More)
Background/introduction MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) treatments may cause skin heating in the vicinity of the treatment site. Current MR thermometry methods do not provide reliable measurements of skin temperature either during the sonication or during the cool-down periods between sonications. These technical challenges require(More)
The Consumer Expenditure Survey implements a statistical disclosure limitation process known as top-coding in the public used microdata release to conceal sensitive and identifiable information in order to protect the households confidentiality. This process replaces, for example, the high (low) end households annual income by the average of all high (low)(More)
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