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This paper presents Wireless Intelligent Sensor and Actuator Network (WISAN) as a scalable wireless platform for structural health monitoring. Design of WISAN targeted key issues arising in applications of structural health monitoring. First, scalability of system from a few sensors to hundreds of sensors is provided through hierarchical cluster-tree(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a dysfunctional gut-liver-brain axis in cirrhosis which can negatively impact outcomes. This altered gut-brain relationship has been treated using gut-selective antibiotics such as rifaximin, that improve cognitive function in HE, especially its subclinical form, minimal HE (MHE). However, the precise(More)
Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) impairs daily functioning in cirrhosis, but its functional brain impact is not completely understood. To evaluate the effect of rifaximin, a gut-specific antibiotic, on the gut-liver-brain axis in MHE. Hypothesis: Rifaximin will reduce endotoxemia, enhance cognition, increase activation during working memory(N-back) and(More)
In the present investigation, regional ATP, glucose, and lactate contents were examined in the cortical and subcortical structures after cold lesion in rats. Bioluminescence imaging of ATP, glucose, and lactate was performed in serial tissue sections at 4 h (n = 4), 12 h (n = 4) and 24 h (n = 4) after cold injury or sham surgery. Bioluminescence images were(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently evolving as the most common liver disease worldwide. It may progress to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and is poised to represent the most common indication for liver transplantation in the near future. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is multifactorial and not fully understood, but it represents an insulin(More)
Traditional error protocols use sequence numbers to identify so-called protocol data units (PDUs). As long as the reliability of data transmission is the responsibility of a transport-level protocol, sequence numbers work well. A new generation of protocols based on Application Level Framing (ALF) [3] place the control of data transmission, i.e. managing(More)
BACKGROUND The intensity of chemotherapy and need for additional radiotherapy in patients with advanced stage Hodgkin's lymphoma has been unclear. We did a prospective randomised clinical trial comparing two reduced-intensity chemotherapy variants with our previous standard regimen. Chemotherapy was followed by PET-guided radiotherapy. METHODS In this(More)
Semantic annotation of Web content is in the core of the current Semantic Web Activity. The operationalization of the Semantic Web raises the challenge on how to systematically integrate semantic annotations into generated Web application pages. In this paper, we present VizCo, a tool for systematically integrating RDF based semantically enriched(More)
This document presents the Reliable Multicast Framing Protocol (RMFP). RMFP is an ALF-based framework for protocols that can be integrated as protocol prooles. In this report two prooles are described: One for Scalable Reliable Multicast (SRM) and one for the Local Group Concept (LGC). Additionally to the speciications of RMFP and the prooles the report(More)