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1 Pregnant women are susceptible to severe pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) from influenza, which has been associated with increased fetal loss [1]. There is very little experience for the management of pregnant women with severe pneumonia and ARDS from avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, especially when complicated by intrauterine fetal(More)
PURPOSE Ultrasound (US) imaging has been widely used in breast tumor diagnosis and treatment intervention. Automatic delineation of the tumor is a crucial first step, especially for the computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) and US-guided breast procedure. However, the intrinsic properties of US images such as low contrast and blurry boundaries pose challenges to(More)
BACKGROUND Head-mounted display (HM) units are used in various industries, but they have been tried only recently in surgery. In this study, we evaluated whether a commercially available HMD would improve or impede a laparoscopic task-in this case, suturing. METHODS Six participants performed a total of 120 laparoscopic suture knots in an experimental(More)
The aim of the study described here was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of measuring endotracheal tube (ETT) depth with ultrasound in adult patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). The distance between the upper margin of the cuff and the upper margin of the aortic arch (Duc-ua) of 67 ICU patients was measured by ultrasound, and the time of(More)
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