Learn More
The extraction and immunoassay of fecal steroids is an increasingly common technique, used in both captive and field studies to provide an approximation of an animal's circulating concentration of hormones through non-invasive methods. Storage of fecal samples is of critical concern because fecal bacteria metabolize fecal steroids within hours after(More)
One source of both bias and "noise" in fecal steroid analysis is temporal change in steroid concentrations resulting from duration or conditions of fecal sample storage. However, no consensus currently exists regarding correct procedures or precautions necessary for fecal sample storage, and conditions vary widely within field endocrinology literature. This(More)
The measurement of fecal steroids provides an increasingly important noninvasive technique for assessing reproduction, environmental stress, and aggression in populations of captive and free-living animals. In this paper, we validated the corticosterone (CORT) 125I-radioimmunoassay (ICN Pharmaceuticals) for plasma and fecal samples in a small rodent(More)
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the most important technologies in the world of communication. Around 20 years of research on VoIP, some Quality of Service (QoS) problems of VoIP are still remaining. During the past decade and with growing of wireless technologies, we have seen that many papers turn their concentration from Wired-LAN to(More)
Our objective was to compare fast spin-echo (FSE) short inversion time inversion recovery (STIR) whole-body MR imaging with standard procedures in staging children with lymphoma. Eight children (age range, 2-16 years) underwent multi-station FSE STIR whole-body MR at initial staging (n=5) or for restaging following completion of therapy (n=5). Whole-body MR(More)
Pixon noise reduction was applied to 18 planar images, six each from 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP), 67Ga citrate (67Ga), and (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-MIBG) studies. Pixon processing increased patient signal-to-noise ratio, 6.8-11.8 fold. Three specialists preferred processed images 44 of 54 times with good agreement (87%). Most(More)