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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to quantify the procedural rate and revision burden of total hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States and to determine if the age or gender-based procedural rates and overall revision burden are changing over time. METHODS The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) for 1990 through 2002 was used in… (More)
This paper describes the early analysis and estimation features currently implemented in the Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) system. BEE is an integrated rapid prototyp-ing and design environment for communication and digital signal processing (DSP) systems, consisting of four multi-FPGA based processing units, each capable of emulating 10 million ASIC… (More)
During diabetes, impaired glucose transport and utilization by the heart switches energy production to exclusive beta-oxidation of fatty acid (FA). In the current study, we examined the contribution of cardiac lipoprotein lipase (LPL) towards providing FA to the diabetic heart. Streptozotocin (STZ) caused an augmentation of LPL activity at the coronary… (More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) scans are commonly used to diagnose acute diverticulitis, but there are overlapping features between diverticulitis and colorectal cancer (CRC) on imaging studies. Hence, colonoscopy is typically recommended after an episode of acute diverticulitis to rule out underlying malignancy. Currently, 64-slice multidetector CT… (More)
Urea is exploited as a nitrogen source by bacteria, and its breakdown products, ammonia and bicarbonate, are employed to counteract stomach acidity in pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori. Uptake in the latter is mediated by UreI, a UAC (urea amide channel) family member. In the present paper, we describe the structure and function of UACBc, a homologue… (More)
Following diazoxide (DZ) induced hypoinsulinemia, cardiac luminal lipoprotein lipase (LPL) increases [Cardiovasc. Res. 3 (2003) 788]. To identify circulating mediators that maintain high LPL in vivo, DZ hearts were perfused for 1 h in the presence or absence of glucose, triglyceride (TG), palmitic acid or palmitoyl lysophosphatidylcholine (PLPC). Only PLPC… (More)
A system-level perspective of a hierarchical automated design flow for low-energy direct-mapped signal processing integrated circuits is presented. Capturing design decisions in a dataflow graph allows pushbutton automation of layout and performance estimation. A detailed example of the design process for a DSSS TDMA baseband receiver is presented.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Hong Kong government is planning to introduce an electronic smart identity card for all seven million citizens in 2003. If the smart card contains the full red cell phenotype/genotype of the individual, it may be possible to transfuse phenotype-matched blood units without pre-transfusion antibody screening. We conducted a… (More)
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