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OBJECTIVES To determine the role of lymph-node (LN) dissection in patients undergoing surgery for upper urinary tract (UUT) cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the clinicopathological data from 312 patients with UUT cancer treated predominantly by nephroureterectomy. The relationship between clinical characteristics and cancer-specific survival (CSS)(More)
Hemostatic abnormalities in 26 patients following bone marrow transplantation (BMT) were examined. In the event-free survival group, the plasma levels of antithrombin (AT) and protein C (PC) were significantly decreased 1 and 2 weeks after BMT, and the plasma levels of thrombomodulin (TM) and tissue plasminogen activator-plasminogen activator inhibitor-1(More)
This paper studies five real-world data intensive workflow applications in the fields of natural language processing, astronomy image analysis, and web data analysis. Data intensive workflows are increasingly becoming important applications for cluster and Grid environments. They open new challenges to various components of workflow execution environments(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prognostic role of different clinico-pathological parameters in node-positive patients treated by radical cystectomy. METHODS A retrospective multi-institutional study of 435 patients who underwent radical cystectomy between 1990 and 2005 was carried out. Of them, pathological lymph node (LN) metastases were found in 83(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop an acrylic resin with antifungal properties by leveraging the photocatalytic activity of apatite-coated titanium dioxide (Ap-TiO2). Candida albicans was used for antifungal activity assay of the specimen plates under ultraviolet A (UVA) with a black light source. Statistically significant decreases in cell viability(More)
Distributing large data to many nodes, known as a broadcast or a multicast, is an important operation in parallel and distributed computing. Most previous broadcast algorithms explicitly or implicitly try to deliver data to all nodes in the same rate. This assumption is reasonable for homogeneous environments where all nodes have similar receiving(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the pathological features and clinical course of intravesical recurrence after nephroureterectomy (NU) for upper urinary tract (UUT) cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 325 patients undergoing NU with bladder cuff excision for UUT cancer, in this retrospective multi-institutional study we evaluated 113 who developed bladder tumour(More)
We describe InTrigger, a large-scale distributed computing environment. Our goal is to install over 1000 cores spread out across 20 to 30 sites, and we have already installed 514 cores spread out across 6 sites. We explain how we use technologies such as PXE boot and IPMI in order to manage such a multi-site distributed computing environment while making(More)