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The concept of a SOC platform architecture introduces the concept of a communication infrastructure. In the transaction-level a finite set of architecture components (memories, arithmetic units, address generators, caches, etc) communicate among each other over shared resources (buses). Until recently, modeling architectures required pin-level hardware(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine factors associated with in-hospital mortality among patients after general thoracic surgery and to construct a risk model. METHODS Data from a nationally representative thoracic surgery database were collected prospectively between June 2002 and July 2005. Logistic regression analysis was used to predict(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) play a role in the processes of extracellular matrix degradation. Changes in their expression levels have been observed in various tumor types, including lung carcinoma. However, their clinical significance and their prognostic importance in the progression of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether nonoperative management can be applied to iatrogenic postintubation tracheobronchial rupture (TBR). DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS Thirty consecutive patients with TBR complicating intubation between June 1993 and December 2005 entered the study. Patients not receiving mechanical(More)
After years of research, full electric vehicles are starting to be commercialized. The main limitations that full electric vehicles have are large costs, limitations in battery technologies, limited driving range and lack of adequate electrical infrastructure. This work, starting from the state of the art of the connection protocols between electric vehicle(More)
One of the major problems with electric vehicles is the battery. The battery must be adequately monitored in order to optimize its performances and to maximize its life, to know when it's time to recharge it, or when the charging has been completed, or it's time to buy a new one. The battery's monitoring is the goal of the battery management system (BMS),(More)
In the last years power dissipation has assumed a more and more relevant role in the design of complex integrated circuits, within the which embedded systems represent an important category. Among the currently available design languages, SystemC represents a suitable choice for the modelling of embedded architectures, due to the to its capability to model(More)
OBJECTIVES Forty sites were involved in this multicenter and multivendor registry, which sought to evaluate indications, spectrum of protocols, impact on clinical decision making and safety profile of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were prospectively collected on a 6-month period and included 3376 patients (47.2 ± 19 years;(More)
Thymomas are low-grade epithelial cancers of the thymus whose prevalence varies between 0.1/100,000 and 0.4/100,000. Familial occurrence of thymoma is very rare. We studied a family bearing the constitutional chromosome translocation t(14;20)(q24;p12), 3 of whose members had a thymoma. In this family, among 27 patients, 11 had the translocation: 3 had(More)