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Wavelet transforms originated in geophysics in the early 1980s for the analysis of seismic signals. Since then, significant mathematical advances in wavelet theory have enabled a suite of applications in diverse fields. In geophysics the power of wavelets for analysis of nonstationary processes that contain multiscale features, detection of singularities,(More)
BACKGROUND Although newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) was recommended by the US Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children to promote early detection, it was deemed by the Secretary of the HHS as not ready for adoption pending an implementation plan from HHS agencies.(More)
RATIONALE Previously, we demonstrated that a deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-salt hypertensive mouse model produces cardiac oxidative stress and diastolic dysfunction with preserved systolic function. Oxidative stress has been shown to increase late inward sodium current (I(Na)), reducing the net cytosolic Ca(2+) efflux. OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress in(More)
Since its introduction in 1987, the technique of cholecystectomy has continued to undergo evolution. Surgeons have reduced the port size and number or both to achieve improvement in postoperative pain control, rapid return to activity and better cosmetic results. Therefore, this study was done to compare the standard 4 port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)(More)
We aimed to compare the role of 18F-fluoride PET/CT, FDG PET/CT and 99mTc-MDP bone scans in the detection of bone metastases in patients with lung, breast and prostate carcinoma. This was a prospective study including patients for staging (S) and restaging (R). Seventy-two patients (23S, 49R) with infiltrating ductal breast carcinoma, 49 patients (25S, 24R)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Nitric oxide (NO) has been reported to alleviate Fe-deficiency effects, possibly by enhancing the functional Fe status of plants. This study examines changes in tissue Fe status and oxidative metabolism in Fe-deficient maize (Zea mays L.) plants enriched with NO using sodium nitroprusside (SNP) as a source. METHODOLOGY Measurements(More)
The aim of the study was to induce B deficiency symptoms and to relate the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and altered cellular redox environment with the effects of B deficiency in mulberry (Morus alba L.) cv. Kanva-2 plants. Study was undertaken on antioxidant responses, malondialdehyde (MDA) content as an indicator of oxidative damage and(More)
for helpful comments, and especially to Siddhartha Chib for his advice and encouragement, and an anonymous referee for insightful suggestions that have substantially improved the article. This paper was previously circulated under the title " The Economic Value of Volatility Modeling: Asset Allocation with a High Dimensional Dynamic Latent Factor(More)