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BACKGROUND Severe bilateral carotid stenosis caused by atherosclerosis has not been unusual in the elderly. Such patients have high stroke risk. Many studies show that carotid artery stenting (CAS) is an alternative to treat unilateral carotid stenosis. However, the optimal procedural strategy of bilateral carotid stenosis remains unclear. The purpose of(More)
OBJECTIVE Although higher resting heart rate (RHR) has emerged as a predictor for lifespan, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. The present study investigates whether a positive relationship exists between RHR and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and whether RHR predicts future MetS. METHODS A cohort of 89,860 participants were surveyed during 2006-2007 in(More)
The fusion of the heterogeneous sensors can greatly improve the environmental perception ability of mobile robots. And that the primary difficulty of heterogeneous sensors fusion is the calibration of depth scan information and plane image information for a laser rangefinder and a camera. Firstly, a coordinate transformation method from a laser rangefinder(More)
The plant metabolome is characterized by extensive diversity and is often regarded as a bridge between genome and phenome. Here we report metabolic and phenotypic genome-wide studies (mGWAS and pGWAS) in rice grain that, in addition to previous metabolic GWAS in rice leaf and maize kernel, show both distinct and overlapping aspects of genetic control of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for symptomatic pulmonary stenosis in Takayasu arteritis (TA). METHODS From January 2009 to December 2012, clinical data of 14 patients [mean age 33.9 ± 9.3 yrs; 11 patients female (78.6%)] with symptomatic pulmonary stenosis in TA(More)
OBJECTIVE As a novel device-based approach targeting the renal sympathetic nerves, renal denervation has been shown to be effective and safe in reducing blood pressure. The femoral artery is currently the most common access site for this procedure due to catheter profile and length limitations that restrict the use of radial access. The purpose of this(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to determine the impact of alcohol consumption on the incidence of hypertension. METHODS A total of 32,389 male coal mine workers from Kailuan Coal Group in northern China (Kailuan study), free of hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemia attack and cancer, were followed up every 2 years(More)
Steganography is the science of communicating secret information which no one apart from the intended recipient can be aware of. Most researchers focus on the medium of image, video and audio, while text is paid less attention, especially PowerPoint documents due to some shortcomings. In this paper, a new steganography method which hides information via(More)
OBJECTIVE To seek effective drugs for anti-hepatitis C virus by screening 20 Chinese herbs often used for clearing heat and dissipating toxin with nude mice model of hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. METHODS After the model mice had been treated with selected drug for 3 months, transmission electron microscope was used to observe whether the HCV-like(More)