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AIM To report the long-term effect of stent placement in 115 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). METHODS One hundred and fifteen patients with BCS were treated by percutaneous stent placement. One hundred and two patients had IVC stent placement, 30 patients had HV stent placement, 17 of them underwent both IVC stent and HV stent. All the procedures(More)
— In this paper, we derive an analytical expression for average signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) for ultra wideband (UWB) Rake receiver in an indoor multiuser communication scenario, given that the interference level is fluctuating due to asynchronous transmission among different users. The indoor wireless channel model adopted here is a(More)
Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor, and the prognosis of patients with osteosarcoma is still unsatisfactory with low survival rates. There are many studies assessing the prognostic role of upregulated p53 in patients presenting osteosarcoma, and there is no consistent finding. To summarize the existing evidence about whether the presence(More)
1,2-Cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid, diisononyl ester (DINCH) is a complex mixture of nine carbon branched-chain isomers. It has been used in Europe since 2002 as a plasticizer to replace phthalates such as di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP). Urinary concentrations of the oxidative metabolites of DINCH, namely(More)
We present a face recognition method based on sparse representation for recognizing 3D face meshes under expressions using low-level geometric features. First, to enable the application of the sparse representation framework, we develop a uniform remeshing scheme to establish a consistent sampling pattern across 3D faces. To handle facial expressions, we(More)
In this work, we propose a set-theoretic approach to collaborative position location for wireless networks. The proposed method borrows the concept from the parallel projection method (PPM), originally developed for signal recovery with inconsistent convex feasibility sets, modifies and extends the technique to an iterative and distributed numerical(More)
The intrinsic stochasticity of gene expression can lead to large variability in protein levels for genetically identical cells. Such variability in protein levels can arise from infrequent synthesis of mRNAs which in turn give rise to bursts of protein expression. Protein expression occurring in bursts has indeed been observed experimentally and recent(More)
Relying on random and purposive moving agents, we simulated human movement in large street networks. We found that aggregate flow, assigned to individual streets, is mainly shaped by the underlying street structure, and that human moving behavior (either random or purposive) has little effect on the aggregate flow. This finding implies that given a street(More)