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A retrospective study of the efficacy of posterior fossa decompression (PFD) was carried out in 132 patients with Chiari malformation (CM) with associated syringomyelia (SM). Of these 132 patients, 69 received extended PFD (large craniotomy group), and the other 63 patients received only local PFD (small craniotomy group). At the short-term postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Apoptotic cell death contributes to atherosclerotic lesion instability, rupture, and thrombogenicity. Recent findings suggest that free cholesterol (FC) accumulation in macrophages induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress/unfolded protein response (UPR) and apoptotic cell death; however, it is not known at what stage of lesion development the(More)
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including ischemic heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Mutations in the enzymes and/or nutritional deficiencies in B vitamins required for homocysteine metabolism can induce HHcy. Studies using genetic- or diet-induced animal models of HHcy(More)
Optical see-through head-mounted displays (OSTHMDs) have many advantages in augmented reality application, but their utility in practical applications has been limited by the complexity of calibration. Because the human subject is an inseparable part of the eye-display system, previous methods for OSTHMD calibration have required extensive manual data(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most serious complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). Recent researches show that DNA methylation plays a role in DN. However, the exact mechanism is not fully understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of endogenous non-coding small RNAs that are involved in the regulation of the development of DN. We have previously(More)
Test case prioritization is used in regression testing to schedule the execution order of test cases so as to expose faults earlier in testing. Over the past few years, many test case prioritization techniques have been proposed in the literature. Most of these techniques require data on dynamic execution in the form of code coverage information for test(More)
Optical see-through head-mounted displays (HMDs) are less commonly used because they are difficult to accurately calibrate. In this article, we report a user study to compare the accuracy of 4 variants of the SPAAM calibration method. Among the 4 variants, Stylus-marker calibration, where the user aligns a crosshair projected in the HMD with a tracked(More)
Better orderings of test cases can detect faults in less time with fewer resources, and thus make the debugging process earlier and accelerate software delivery. As a result, test case prioritization has become a hot topic in the research of regression testing. With the popularity of using the JUnit testing framework for developing Java software,(More)
Face verification is the task of determining by analyzing face images, whether a person is who he/she claims to be. It is a very challenge problem, due to large variations in lighting, background, expression, hairstyle and occlusion. The crucial problem is to compute the similarity of two face vectors. Metric learning has provides a viable solution to this(More)