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Server consolidation using virtualization technology has become increasingly important for improving data center efficiency. It enables one physical server to host multiple independent virtual machines (VMs), and the transparent movement of workloads from one server to another. Fine-grained virtual machine resource allocation and reallocation are possible(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To characterize IL-17-producing cells, a newly defined T helper cell subset with potent pro-inflammatory properties, in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to determine their prognostic values. METHODS One hundred and seventy-eight HCC patients were enrolled randomly. Distribution and phenotypic features of IL-17-producing cells were(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of vedolizumab, an α4β7 integrin antibody, in Crohn's disease is unknown. METHODS In an integrated study with separate induction and maintenance trials, we assessed intravenous vedolizumab therapy (300 mg) in adults with active Crohn's disease. In the induction trial, 368 patients were randomly assigned to receive vedolizumab or(More)
In this paper, a novel interference coordination scheme based softer frequency reuse (SerFR) to mitigate inter-cell interference in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) cellular systems is presented. In OFDMA systems, inter-cell interference is the most important interference source. Inter-cell interference coordination is considered to(More)
Macrophages (Mphi) are prominent components of solid tumors and exhibit distinct phenotypes in different microenvironments. We have recently found that tumors can alter the normal developmental process of Mphi to trigger transient activation of monocytes in peritumoral stroma. We showed that a fraction of monocytes/Mphi in peritumoral stroma, but not in(More)
BACKGROUND Gut-selective blockade of lymphocyte trafficking by vedolizumab may constitute effective treatment for ulcerative colitis. METHODS We conducted two integrated randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of vedolizumab in patients with active disease. In the trial of induction therapy, 374 patients (cohort 1) received vedolizumab (at a(More)
This report showed the endemic status of schistosomiasis in P. R. China at national level in 2012. By the end of 2012, the total number of schistosomiasis japonica cases were estimated to be 240597, with a decrease of 16.12% compared with that in 2011. Meanwhile, thirteen acute cases were reported. Compared with 2011, 10.34% more advanced schistosomiasis(More)
Component technologies, such as Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) and .NET, are used in enterprise servers with requirements for high performance and scalability. This work considers performance prediction from the design of an EJB system, based on the modular structure of an application server and the application components. It uses layered queueing models,(More)
The relationships between plant viruses, their herbivore vectors and host plants can be beneficial, neutral, or antagonistic, depending on the species involved. This variation in relationships may affect the process of biological invasion and the displacement of indigenous species by invaders when the invasive and indigenous organisms occur with niche(More)