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The alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) is a powerful optimization solver in machine learning. Recently, stochastic ADMM has been integrated with variance reduction methods for stochastic gradient, leading to SAG-ADMM and SDCA-ADMM that have fast convergence rates and low iteration complexities. However, their space requirements can still be(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of population screening for early stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in southern China, the authors recruited 42,048 and 10,402 apparently healthy subjects residing in a high incidence and a low incidence area, respectively; all subjects were between the ages of 30 and 59 years. The subjects' serum specimens were tested for(More)
High-mobility group AT-hook protein 2 (HMGA2) is an architectural transcription factor associated with malignancy, invasiveness, and poor prognosis in a variety of human neoplasms. This study investigated HMGA2 expression and prognostic value in human gliomas. We also correlated HMGA2 expression with Ki-67 labeling index and matrix metalloproteinase-2.(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical outcomes for unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) between coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and drug-eluting stents (DES) are still controversial. The objective was to compare safety and efficacy between DES and CABG for unprotected LMCA. METHODS Electronic databases and article references were systematically searched(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs), a marker of oxidative stress, are prevalent in many kinds of disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), mainly resulting from the dysfunction of fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs), is related to oxidative stress. Although the increased levels of AOPPs in RA patients were reported, the effect of AOPPs on(More)
Ischemia induces angiogenesis as a compensatory response. Although ischemia is known to causes synthesis and release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), it is not clear whether CGRP regulates angiogenesis under ischemia and how does it function. Thus we investigated the role of CGRP in angiogenesis and the involved mechanisms. We found that CGRP(More)
BACKGROUND Alendronate (ALE) is a conventional drug used to treat osteoporosis. Low-magnitude whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise has been developed as a potential treatment for osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether low-magnitude WBV could enhance the protective effect of ALE on bone properties in ovariectomized rats. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES Right ventricle-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit and systemic-to-pulmonary artery (S-PA) shunt in younger infants for the first-stage palliation with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PAVSD) obtained good results. However, the pulmonary arteries (PA) grow slow in older infants undergoing an S-PA shunt. We compared the clinical(More)
In a previous study, we found that calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) could be induced by proinflammatory factor IL-1beta in A549 human type II alveolar (AEII) epithelial cells. We investigated the mechanism of IL-1beta-induced CGRP secretion and found that the PKC-p38 MAPK-NF-kappaB pathway was involved. In the present study, we found that IL-1beta(More)
PURPOSE Abnormal growth of vertebral body growth plate (VBGP) is considered as one of the etiologic factors in the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). It was well-known that melatonin was correlated with the emergence and development of AIS. This study aimed to investigate the effect of melatonin on rat VBGP chondrocytes in vitro. METHODS Chondrocytes(More)