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Stratospheric ozone depletion has caused an increase in the amount of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation reaching the earth's surface. Numerous investigations have demonstrated that the effect of UV-B enhancements on plants includes reduction in grain yield, alteration in species competition, susceptibility to disease and changes in plant structure and(More)
BACKGROUND There has been no consensus on the optimal treatment of symptomatic sacral perineural cysts. Most previous reports concerning the management methods were either sporadic case reports or a series of limited cases. This study is to further optimize the management for patients with symptomatic sacral perineural cysts by analyzing the outcomes of a(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of benzimidazole fungicides is often limited by resistance, and this is the case with the use of carbendazim for controlling Fusarium head blight caused by Gibberella zeae (Schwein.) Petch (anamorph Fusarium graminearum). Recent studies have shown that carbendazim resistance in field strains of G. zeae is associated with mutations in(More)
BACKGROUND Infantile eczema is an immunological disease that is characterized by itchy and dry skin. Recent studies have suggested that gut microbiota (GM) plays a role in the development and progression of eczema. To further evaluate this potential link, we collected feces from 19 infants with eczema and 14 infants without eczema and analyzed the molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Although carina shift and plaque shift are suggested as mechanisms of side branch ostial (SBo) compromise after main vessel (MV) stenting in bifurcation lesions, there are few direct evidence. Our purpose was to confirm the mechanism of SBo compromise after MV stent implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS Intravascular ultrasound images of both MV(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment for recurrent giant cell tumor (GCT) remains controversial. In this study, we evaluated the outcome of surgical intervention for recurrent GCT. METHOD Twenty-seven patients (14 males and 13 females) with recurrent GCT were recruited. Their primary GCTs were all treated with intralesional surgery. Among these recurrent GCTs, 9(More)
To define causes and pathological mechanisms underlying differences in clinical outcomes, we compared the findings of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) between ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). In 168 patients undergoing early invasive intervention for STEMI (n(More)
License plate recognition can be widely used in traffic direction of Olympic Games, traffic management, and so on. Because the picture of license plate is complex, the character segmentation error is a main cause of decrease of license plate recognition rate. Research on denoising and character segmentation algorithm is crucial in the license plate(More)
With the microprocessor as its core, the license plate automatic recognition system is a highly intelligent electronic system based on technologies such as image processing and pattern recognition. This paper focuses on the preprocessing before license plate recognition after locating the license plate. This paper comprehensively utilizes kinds of image(More)