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OBJECTIVE To establish a reliable equation to predict hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) using serological tests for surgical patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND Accurate assessment of portal pressure for surgical patients with HCC is important for safe hepatic resection (HR). The HVPG is regarded as the most reliable method to(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the efforts of the World Anti-Doping Agency and national anti-doping agencies at the international level, a relatively low and steady rate of positive doping tests still persists all over the world. Evidence on adolescents using doping substances exists, and the proportion of adolescents engaging in doping practices is small but(More)
OBJECTIVE A recent revision of the FIGO staging system does not recommend the mandatory use of cystoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. The objective of this study was to assess the clinical utility of CT or MRI scans for ruling out bladder or rectal invasion and determine the indication for endoscopy in patients with cervical cancer. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
Introduction QR codes have been used for several Augmented Reality applications and services However, it is difficult to allow user interactions Background Information QR code pattern is generated from a text string according to standard rules Random modification of the pattern may result in recognition failure Difficult to perform interactions on physical(More)
To investigate how mild symptomatic patellar tendinopathy (PT) affects quadriceps contractions and the Fente motion, this case-control study examined elite fencers who continue to train and play fully with mild tendon pains. Twenty-four elite fencers (10 women) with mild symptomatic PT and 24 controls (10 women) participated in the study.(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate the ankle position, the changes and persistence of ankle kinematics after neuromuscular training in athletes with chronic ankle instability (CAI). A total of 21 national women's field hockey players participated (CAI = 12, control = 9). Ankle position at heel strike (HS), midstance (MS), and toe touch (TT) in the(More)
BACKGROUND After jaw surgery, there is often posterior caudal septal defect with dislocation of caudal septum from anterior nasal spine. In such patients, reconstruction of caudal septum is required during rhinoplasty. The authors used septal bone for nasal tip surgery reconstructing caudal septum in patients who have no desire to use autologous or(More)