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—This paper documents the design of a low-cost RFID tag that is operable among metallic surfaces. The tag uses a loop type antenna that is small, flexible, and vialess. In addition, the design only requires low-cost, easy-to-obtain materials. The tag has been successfully tested on metal at 915MHz. Thus, the tag can be used in non-ideal settings or as(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem vascular inflammatory disease. BD can affect blood vessels of nearly all sizes and types. Arterial involvement is a rare but serious condition in the course of BD. Here, we report a case of stenosis at the iliac artery bifurcation which was treated with percutaneous balloon angioplasty and stent implantation in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin are drugs used to treat malaria. These drugs suppress inflammatory reactions. The aim of this study was to examine the anti-intima hyperplasia effect of a novel drug-eluting stent with artemisinin or dihydroartemisinin in a porcine coronary restenosis model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pigs were(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate antiproliferative sirolimus- and antioxidative alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)-eluting stents using biodegradable polymer [poly-L-lactic acid (PLA)] in a porcine coronary overstretch restenosis model. Forty coronary arteries of 20 pigs were randomized into four groups in which the coronary arteries had a bare metal stent (BMS,(More)
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