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Group A Streptococcus (GAS) are globally distributed bacterial pathogens. We examined the emm genotypes, which are important indicators of virulence, of 349 clinical GAS isolates collected using two surveillance systems, i.e. Invasive Bacterial Infection Surveillance (IBIS) from 2010 to 2011 (234 isolates) and routine surveillance of clinically isolated(More)
In this study, we evaluated the resolving power of three-dimensional (3D) multiplanar reformation (MPR) images with various angles by using 16 data acquisition system multi detector row computed tomography (16DAS-MDCT) . We reconstructed the MPR images using data with a 0.75 mm slice thickness of the axial image in this examination. To evaluate resolving(More)
The fabrication and I-V characteristics of the novel AlGaN/GaN field effect diode are reported. This diode has a distinguishing anode structure and the relatively thick AlGaN barrier layer in contrast a conventional field-effect Schottky barrier diode (FESBD). By using fluoride-based plasma treatment, we could reduce its turn-on voltage to 0 V and decrease(More)
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