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Clear cell meningioma (CCM) is an uncommon variant of meningioma, corresponding to WHO grade II. We present two cases of CCMs with anaplastic features in the intracranial and intraspinal region. The first case is a 65-year-old male who gradually developed changes in behavior over a period of 1 year. The second case is a 35-year-old female who presented with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We assessed the value of T-wave alternans (TWA) in prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS Consecutive patients (N = 227) were enrolled and were monitored with 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiogram within 1 to 15 days after AMI. T-wave alternans was identified by a modified(More)
Meningiomas usually present as benign tumors corresponding to WHO grade I. The development of the papillary variant of meningiomas with cyst formation in the central nervous system is extremely rare. We report a case of cystic papillary meningioma in a young female occurring in the lateral ventricle with invasion of brain parenchyma and dissemination of(More)
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a multifunctional cytokine, but cell apoptosis related to HGF in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and the potential mechanisms involved have not yet been identified. In this study, we aimed at determining whether HGF is a potent inhibitor of cell apoptosis in NPC, and tried to find out which antiapoptotic or proapoptotic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the treatment of zygomatic bone and zygomatic arch fractures without other facial fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 10 year (2000-2010) retrospective study involving 310 patients admitted and treated for zygomatic bone and zygomatic arch fractures at the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery was(More)
An adaptive forwarding protocol (AFP) for 3D Flying Ad Hoc Networks (FANETs) is proposed in this paper. The main objective is to calculate forwarding probability adaptively in order to increase the efficiency of forwarding in FANETs. The Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) nodes with longer distance to the last hop forwarder and closer to the destination rebroadcast(More)
Clinical studies have shown hyperuricemia strongly associated with insulin resistance as well as cardiovascular disease. Direct evidence of how high uric acid (HUA) affects insulin resistance in cardiomyocytes, but the pathological mechanism of HUA associated with cardiovascular disease remains to be clarified. We aimed to examine the effect of HUA on(More)
OBJECTIVES The measurement of the depth of anesthesia is of clinical interest for patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery in order to avoid intraoperative awareness and cardiac depression. Entropy recently was introduced as a monitor of anesthetic depth. This study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of entropy(More)
Mitochondrial transcription factor A (mtTFA) plays a crucial role in both the transcription and maintenance of mitochondrial DNA. A high expression of mtTFA has been demonstrated in several solid tumors, and is closely associated with cancer cell survival/apoptosis and growth. However, its expression pattern in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PAC) remains(More)