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The detection of the lumen and media-adventitia borders is a key step in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) processing. The traditional method for IVUS is based on the snake model or GVF Snake model. Actually, it is not easy to get the precise lumen and adventitia border of the IVUS image by only using the one of the above method. In this paper a new way is(More)
Although the pathogenetic mechanisms of diabetic nephropathy (DN) have not been elucidated thoroughly, an inflammatory mechanism has been suggested to contribute to its development and progression. Moncyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 is a chemokine that can attract macrophages and T cells from the circulation to the local kidney, then activate them, and(More)
Asian schistosomiasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease infecting up to a million people and threatening tens of millions more. Control of this disease is hindered by the animal reservoirs of the parasite, in particular the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), which is responsible for significant levels of human transmission. A transmission-blocking vaccine(More)
AIM To observe the effects of hydrochloride pioglitazone on monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) excretion in type 2 diabetics and explore its reno-protective mechanism. METHODS 98 uncontrolled type 2 diabetics with fasting blood glucose (FBG) between 7.0 and 13.0 mmol/L and glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)> or =7.0% were assigned randomly into group(More)