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Though asymmetric loading between the medial and lateral compartments of total knee replacements may contribute to implant loosening and failure, the in vivo contact force distribution during dynamic daily activities remains unknown. This study reports in vivo medial and lateral contact forces experienced by a well-aligned knee implant for a variety of(More)
Mobile crowdsourced sensing (MCS) is a new paradigm which takes advantage of pervasive smartphones to efficiently collect data, enabling numerous novel applications. To achieve good service quality for a MCS application, incentive mechanisms are necessary to attract more user participation. Most of existing mechanisms apply only for the offline scenario(More)
BACKGROUND Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones; either low or high intake may lead to thyroid disease. We observed an increase in the prevalence of overt hypothyroidism, subclinical hypothyroidism, and autoimmune thyroiditis with increasing iodine intake in China in cohorts from three regions with different levels of iodine intake: mildly(More)
CONTEXT The Framingham Heart Study helped to establish tools to assess coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, but the homogeneous nature of the Framingham population prevents simple extrapolation to other populations. Recalibration of Framingham functions could permit various regions of the world to adapt Framingham tools to local populations. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Epidemiological patterns of stroke may change with economic development. It is important to understand these changes for making timely strategies for stroke prevention. The aim of this study was to examine the changes in trends of stroke epidemiology during a period of fast economic development in China, based on data of the(More)
Berardinelli-Seip congenital lipodystrophy type 2 (BSCL2) is the most severe form of human lipodystrophy, characterized by an almost complete loss of adipose tissue and severe insulin resistance. BSCL2 is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the BSCL2/SEIPIN gene, which is upregulated during adipogenesis and abundantly expressed in the adipose tissue.(More)
The metabolic syndrome is a constellation of interrelated abnormalities, including dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure and glucose, and prothrombotic and proinflammatory states (1). Because of the growing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, several organizations have attempted to set forth clinical criteria for its diagnosis (1–5). The most recent are(More)
Theresa M. Beckie, PhD; Cheryl Bushnell, MD, MHS, FAHA; Jeanine D’Armiento, MD, PhD; Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD; Jing Fang, MD, MS; Theodore G. Ganiats, MD; Antoinette S. Gomes, MD; Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE; Constance K. Haan, MD, MS; Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH; Debra R. Judelson, MD; Ellie Kelepouris, MD, FAHA; Carl J. Lavie, MD; Anne Moore,(More)
In forensic pathology, previous studies have suggested the possible application of cardiac troponins in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. However, there appears to be insufficient practical data on other causes of death. The present study was a comprehensive analysis of the cardiac, peripheral blood and pericardial levels of cardiac troponin T (cTnT)(More)