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We propose a noniterative solution for the Perspective-n-Point ({\rm P}n{\rm P}) problem, which can robustly retrieve the optimum by solving a seventh order polynomial. The central idea consists of three steps: 1) to divide the reference points into 3-point subsets in order to achieve a series of fourth order polynomials, 2) to compute the sum of the square(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to better determine the salient signs and symptoms for diagnosis of a pituitary abscess as well as the determination of the most appropriate treatment. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed using clinical presentations, imaging features, diagnosis and treatment of 29 patients with pituitary abscess in our hospital. (More)
The difficulty of predicting the efficacy of somatostatin analogs (SSA) is not fully resolved. Here, we quantitatively evaluated the predictive value of relative signal intensity (rSI) on T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the short-term efficacy (3 months) of SSA therapy in patients with active acromegaly and assessed the correlation(More)
OBJECTIVE Metaplastic meningioma is a rare subtype of benign meningiomas, classified as WHO grade I with well prognosis. Here we presented our experiences on 15 cases of metaplastic meningioma, to investigate the clinicopathological features, therapies and prognosis of these cases. METHODS 15 patients underwent surgical treatment for intracranial(More)
A small population of TSCs, which form neurospheres and possess the capacity for self-renewal, has been recently identified in adult and pediatric brain tumors. They differentiate into phenotypically diverse populations, including neuronal, astrocytic, and oligodendroglial cells in vitro and recapitulate original tumors in vivo. The understanding of brain(More)
Therapeutic effects of presurgical long-acting octreotide treatment on tumor shrinkage, and short- and long-term postoperative GH and IGF-1 levels of acromegaly patients with invasive pituitary macroadenomas were investigated prospectively in Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China. Thirty-nine untreated acromegaly patients, all with invasive pituitary(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdoid meningioma (RM) is a rare subtype of meningioma, classified as World Health Organization grade III with a poor prognosis. Here we present our experience on RM and review relevant literature in an attempt to investigate the clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of these tumors. METHODS Twelve patients underwent surgical treatment(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-protein-coding sequences that play a crucial role in tumorigenesis by negatively regulating gene expression. Here, we found that miR-490-5p is down-regulated in human bladder cancer tissue and cell lines compared to normal adjacent tissue and a non-malignant cell line. To better characterize the function of miR-490-5p in bladder(More)
BACKGROUND There are few studies of the incidence and clinical characteristics of pituitary apoplexy (PA) in pituitary adenoma patients, and the findings have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to retrospectively assess the incidence, clinical presentation, surgical management and postoperative complications of PA in pituitary adenoma(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac stem cell (CSC) dysfunction exists in various kinds of cardiovascular diseases, and may be responsible for the insufficient regeneration of cardiac myocytes and coronary vessels. However, whether chronic renal failure (CRF) affected CSC is unknown. METHOD CRF was induced in adult male mice by 5/6 nephrectomy. The mice were killed at 12(More)