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AIM Real-time and rapid identification of the malignant tissue can be performed during or before surgical operation. Here we aimed to detect in vivo and in situ colorectal cancer by using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and fiber-optic technology. METHODS A total of five patients with large intestine cancer were detected in vivo and in(More)
  • Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Ali M. Kutan, Su Min Zhou, Ali M.Kutan
  • 2006
In an effort to fight inflation, many countries try manage their nominal exchange rates. One way of testing whether such a policy is successful is to determine whether the nominal exchange rate and relative prices converge in the long-run which implies the real exchange rate must be stationary or mean reverting. If they are mean reverting, the well-known(More)
Thermal atomic layer-deposited (ALD) aluminum oxide (Al2O3) acquires high negative fixed charge density (Qf) and sufficiently low interface trap density after annealing, which enables excellent surface passivation for crystalline silicon. Qf can be controlled by varying the annealing temperatures. In this study, the effect of the annealing temperature of(More)
We use rolling cointegration to measure the convergence of base money, M2, the consumer price index and industrial output between two reference countries, Germany and France, and recent EU members and some transition economy candidates. Counties that recently joined the EU exhibit time-varying cointegration with the reference countries over much of the(More)
Phonocardiogram (PCG) is able to reflect the activities of the heart valve. The analysis of PCG has clinical importance in the diagnosis of heart disease. In this paper, the Wavelet Transform is used to extract the envelope of PCG involving normal and abnormal ones; the envelope is used to achieve the accurate position of S1 and S2. Support Vector Machines(More)
Background: Prepaid cards are reloadable charge cards typically designed for customers that would not be able to have a traditional credit card due to no or poor credit history, and hence unable to open checking account or credit card at a bank. Many prepaid card customers would have their salary credited to their account and make most withdrawals and(More)
A retrospective review of placental material derived primarily from preterm deliveries was conducted and inflammatory changes graded on a scale of 0-3. Reviewers were blind as to the clinical outcomes. Other reviewers, unaware of the pathologic results, surveyed the clinical data, and results were combined for analysis. The findings suggest that placental(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the method, indications and initial results of semiconductor diode laser application in tympanoplasty. METHOD The diode laser was used in 14 tympanoplasty procedures. The laser manipulation was mainly used in cases of malleus and incus bony fixation with the tympanum, the fibrous scar tissue around the ossicular chain and the(More)
Proliferation of cyanobacteria in aquatic ecosystems has caused water security problems throughout the world. Our preliminary study has showed that Pseudomonas aeruginosa can inhibit the growth of cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa. In order to explore the inhibitory mechanism of P. aeruginosa on the cell growth and synthesis of intracellular substances(More)