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PURPOSE The production of proinflammatory cytokines has been shown to play a critical role in a variety of retinal vascular diseases. Angiotensin II and VEGF have been implicated in the initiation of vascular inflammation and retinal vascular disease. However, detailed mechanisms of this process and interactions between inflammatory agonists and angiotensin(More)
Genetic gains and losses resulting from DNA strand breakage by ionizing radiation have been demonstrated in vitro and suspected in radiation-associated thyroid cancer. We hypothesized that copy number deviations might be more prevalent, and/or occur in genomic patterns, in tumors associated with presumptive DNA strand breakage from radiation exposure than(More)
Sprawl opponents have blamed sprawl for weakening linkages among the residents and social capital but there is a lack of empirical evidence to support their argument. This study examines the relationship between the county sprawl index and social-capital factors from the 2000 Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey data. Using 3-level hierarchical models,(More)
In this study, we develop algorithms that reduce the arrhythmia false alarms in the ICU by processing the four signals of Photoplethysmography (PPG), arterial blood pressure (ABP), ECG Lead II, and Augmented right arm ECG. Our algorithms detect five arrhythmias including asystole, extreme bradycardia, extreme tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia (VT), and(More)
Although electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for ventilation monitoring is on the verge of clinical trials, pulmonary perfusion imaging with EIT remains a challenge, especially in spontaneously breathing subjects. In anticipation of more research on this subject, we believe a thorough review is called for. In this paper, findings related to the(More)
Transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) breast reconstruction in patients with advanced breast cancer is controversial. Management of these patients is often complex and consists of surgical extirpation, postoperative radiation, chemotherapy, and in some cases bone marrow transplantation. Few studies have attempted to examine patient long-term(More)
Magnetic navigation system (MNS) ablation was suspected to be less effective and unstable in highly mobile cardiac regions compared to radiofrequency (RF) ablations with manual control (MC). The aim of the study was to compare the (1) lesion size and (2) stability of MNS versus MC during irrigated RF ablation with and without simulated mechanical heart wall(More)