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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to construct miRNA co-expression network by using miRNA microarray data and screen the miRNAs associated with spinal cord injury (SCI) by comparative analysis, which might be considered as molecule labels for future forecasts or therapies. METHODS We first downloaded SCI gene expression data GSE19890 from GEO (Gene Expression(More)
Pulsation in the human carotid artery during two complete cardiac cycles was studied by using computer digitized video-frames from B-mode ultrasound images. Eight patients with identifiable atherosclerotic lesions in the common carotid immediately proximal to the bulb area were studied. Diameter, strain, and elastic modulus were compared between lesion site(More)
CONTEXT Laparoscopic surgery is commonly used for the treatment of many pediatric surgical diseases at our department. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is well-known for its cosmetic benefit. We, hereby, present our experience of SILS and evaluate its efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From July 2012 to June 2014, 78 patients aged less than 18(More)