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BACKGROUND The nephrotoxicity induced by contrast media remains a serious clinical problem, and the underlying mechanism has not been completely understood. Experimental and clinical investigations suggest that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are critical determinants of radiocontrast nephropathy (RCN), and that antioxidants can prevent this damage. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchoscopy is frequently used to assess invasion of esophageal cancer into the tracheobronchial tree. Prospective studies evaluating the role of bronchoscopy in pretherapeutic staging of esophageal cancer are lacking. STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the diagnostic utility of fiberoptic bronchoscopy for the assessment of airway involvement by(More)
— The free and open source Tele-Operation Platform of the MPI for Biological Cybernetics (TeleKyb) is an end-to-end software framework for the development of bilateral teleoperation systems between human interfaces (e.g., haptic force feedback devices or gamepads) and groups of quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Among drivers for devices and robots(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), subsequent to pulmonary embolism is a relatively frequent cause of pulmonary hypertension. Similar to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), CTEPH carries a poor prognosis. There is no hard evidence for any other therapy except pulmonary endarterectomy and none for those(More)
The contribution describes the application of the Team 'Computational Intelligence Group' from the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida (Germany) to the ICMLA Face Recognition Challenge 2012. In particular we explain the data preprocessing and feature extraction, which was applied before classification learning. Further we give details about the used(More)