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—In this paper, we consider a multiuser single-relay wireless network, where the relay facilitates transmissions of the users' signals to the destination. We study the relay power allocation among the users, and use bargaining theory to model the negotiation among the users on relay power allocation. By assigning a bargaining power to each user to indicate(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common liver cancer. We characterised HCC associated with infection compared with non-HBV-related HCC to understand interactions between viral and hepatocyte genomic alterations and their relationships with clinical features. METHODS Frozen HBV (n=86) or non-HBV-related (n=90) HCC were(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal-infant transmission of hepatitis B virus(HBV) occurs even after passive-active immunization. Some scholars speculate that in-utero infection may be the main cause of immunoprophylaxis failure. However, there is a lack of evidence about the possible occurrence periods of perinatal transmission. METHODS From 2008 to 2012, 428 pairs of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) and pericardial devascularization in treatment of portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis. METHODS Twenty three cases with hepatitis B and schistosoma cirrhosis and portal hypertension underwent LS and paraesophagogastric devascularization performed by one treatment team.(More)
AIM To explore the effects of astragaloside IV (XGA) on myocardial calcium transport and cardiac function in ischemic rats. METHODS Eighty-four Wistar rats were divided into three groups: control group (n=12); ischemic group (n=12) was given isoprenaline injection sc at a dose of 30 mg/kg; and XGA group (n=60) was given XGA after isoprenaline(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS FoxO4 is a member of the forkhead box transcription factor O (FoxO) subfamily. FoxO proteins are involved in diverse biological processes. In this study, we examine the role of FoxO4 in intestinal mucosal immunity and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS Foxo4-null mice were subjected to trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)(More)
The intestinal epithelium functions as a physical barrier against the harmful environment of the lumen, which usually becomes impaired in the presence of intestinal diseases. In this work, we introduce an electronic impedance-based analysis using a real-time xCELLigence system to record the dynamic processes of ethanol-induced intestinal barrier(More)
We report the development of a high-sensitivity time-resolved infrared and Raman spectrometer with exceptional experimental flexibility based on a 10-kHz synchronized dual-arm femtosecond and picosecond laser system. Ultrafast high-average-power titanium sapphire lasers and optical parametric amplifiers provide wavelength tuning from the ultraviolet (UV) to(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is induced by many reasons, including decreased cellular utilization of glucose and brain cell mitochondrial damages. Degradation product of microbially synthesized polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), namely, 3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB), can be an alternative to glucose during sustained hypoglycemia. In this study, the derivative of 3HB,(More)
AIM To assess the feasibility and usefulness of multi-detector CT enterography with orally administered iso-osmotic mannitol as negative contrast in demonstrating small bowel disease. METHODS Thirteen volunteers and 38 patients with various kinds of small bowel disease were examined. We administered about 1 500 mL iso-osmotic mannitol as negative contrast(More)