The simultaneous occurrence of renal cell carcinoma(RCC) and transitional cell carcinoma(TCC) in the same kidney is unusual. We report a 53-year-old man with ipsilateral synchronous renal adenocarcinoma and renal pelvic transitional cell carcinoma with severe hypercalcemia and a huge staghorn calculus in the opposite kidney. The patient was admitted to the… (More)
Ubiquitous healthcare systems have the potential to provide cheaper and smarter ways to manage and care for patients suffering from age-related chronic diseases. In the ubiquitous healthcare system (U- healthcare system), sensor devices for measuring a bio signal or environment information may communicate with the mobile system for collecting bio signals… (More)
This article presents a model-based fault diagnosis method to detect and isolate faults in the robot arm control system. The proposed algorithm is composed functionally of three main parts: parameter estimation, fault detection, and isolation. When a change in the system occurs, the errors between the system output and the estimated output cross a… (More)
To elucidate the changes in bone turnover during pregnancy and puerperium, we measured serially the levels of serum osteocalcin and urine deoxypyridinoline (Dpy) as markers of bone formation and bone resorption, respectively, in 22 healthy women with normal pregnancy. Nineteen non-pregnant women served as control. The Dpy levels increased significantly at… (More)
A retrospective analysis of clinical data of 71 patients with constrictive pericarditis (CP) diagnosed by echo-Doppler technique (mean age, 49+/-17) was done. In 27 patients (38%), the etiology was unknown, and the three most frequent identifiable causes were tuberculosis (23/71, 32%), cardiac surgery (8/71, 11%), and mediastinal irradiation (6/71, 9%).… (More)
PURPOSE Fibre optic colonoscopy is usually performed with manual introduction and advancement of the endoscope, but there is potential for a robot capable of locomoting autonomously from the rectum to the caecum. A prototype robot was designed and tested. METHODS The robot colonic endoscope consists in a front body with clockwise helical fin and a rear… (More)
We review predictions, based on the nonrelativistic QCD factorization framework, for the polarizations of prompt J/ψ's and Υ(nS)'s produced at the Fermilab Tevatron. We also discuss the effect of relativistic corrections on the theoretical prediction for the polarization of prompt J/ψ's at the Tevatron.