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BACKGROUND/AIM Proinflammatory markers such as interleukin (IL)-6 have been closely associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). These markers are characteristically elevated in chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and positively correlate with disease activity. Although IBD and AF have similar pathogenesis, there have been very limited studies looking at(More)
In our earlier work, we presented analytical models for the p-persistent 802.11 MAC protocol in both saturated and unsaturated load conditions. Both models were developed based on the assumption that all the nodes have equal load. But, in the real world, equal load assumption is not always accurate. In this paper, we extend our analytical model to the case(More)
A 52-year-old male with a history of recurrent deep venous thrombosis underwent a CT scan of the chest investigating a suspected pulmonary embolism. The scan revealed thickening of the splenic flexure with foci of air adjacent to the colon (Figure 1). The patient reported mild nausea and chronic intermittent hemorrhoidal bleeding without abdominal pain.(More)
Abstra%t-The principles of designing an induction loop listening system are discussed. Step-by-step procedures for building an induction loop are presented. The loop described was installed in a medium-size classroom and listening tests were performed comparing the loop and loudspeakers. Two groups of hearing impaired listeners were used. One group of(More)
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