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BACKGROUND Bacterial colonization of chronic wounds slows healing. Cold atmospheric plasma has been shown in vitro to kill a wide range of pathogenic bacteria. Objectives To examine the safety and efficiency of cold atmospheric argon plasma to decrease bacterial load as a new medical treatment for chronic wounds. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-eight chronic(More)
—We present an input method which enables complex hands-free interaction through 3d handwriting recognition. Users can write text in the air as if they were using an imaginary blackboard. Motion sensing is done wirelessly by accelerometers and gyroscopes which are attached to the back of the hand. We propose a two-stage approach for spotting and recognition(More)
We present a wearable input system which enables interaction through 3D handwriting recognition. Users can write text in the air as if they were using an imaginary blackboard. The handwriting gestures are captured wirelessly by motion sensors applying accelerometers and gyroscopes which are attached to the back of the hand. We propose a two-stage approach(More)
The performance of breath-hold MR imaging using two T2-weighted hybrid sequences (TSE, TGSE), two T2-weighted single-shot sequences (HASTE, EPI-SE), and one T1-weighted gradient-echo sequence (FLASH) was compared with a standard conventional T2-weighted SE sequence in 20 patients with focal liver lesions. Liver signal-to-noise ratio was highest for the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of dual-phase helical computed tomography (CT) (with or without CT angiography) to assess resectability in patients suspected to have pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tumor resectability was prospectively evaluated in 89 patients who later underwent surgery for suspected pancreatic cancer. Helical CT scans were obtained(More)
Linear IgA disease is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering disease characterized by IgA deposits at the cutaneous basement membrane zone. IgA antibodies from linear IgA disease sera react with antigens of 97 kDa (LABD97) and 120 kDa (LAD-1), both of which appear to be fragments of the extracellular domain of bullous pemphigoid 180 (type XVII collagen). The(More)
Twelve of 102 woodchucks submitted for necropsy to the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine had clinical histories of central nervous system disorder. All had multifocal eosinophilic encephalitis with formation of granulomas. Nematode larvae, identified as Baylisascaris sp. were found in six of the 12 and were assumed to be the etiologic agent in(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic value of breath-hold contrast-enhanced 3D magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for assessment of the visceral abdominal arteries and veins in patients with suspected abdominal neoplasms. METHODS Twenty-one patients underwent MR imaging on a 1.5 T unit using a body phased-array coil. MRA was performed(More)
PURPOSE To quantitatively assess cerebrovascular reserve capacity in patients with occlusive cerebrovascular disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 21 symptomatic patients with occlusive cerebrovascular disease, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed with a 1.5-T system. Before, during, and after a brief bolus injection of gadopentetate dimeglumine into(More)