Thanh M. Nguyen

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Fractal analysis has been shown to be useful in image processing for characterizing shape and gray-scale complexity. Breast masses present shape and gray-scale characteristics that vary between benign masses and malignant tumors in mammograms. Limited studies have been conducted on the application of fractal analysis specifically for classifying breast(More)
The rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) primarily regulates respiration and the autonomic nervous system. Its medial portion (mRVLM) contains many choline acetyltransferase (ChAT)-immunoreactive (ir) neurons of unknown function. We sought to clarify the role of these cholinergic cells by tracing their axonal projections. We first established that these(More)
Activation of rostral ventrolateral medullary catecholaminergic (RVLM-CA) neurons e.g., by hypoxia is thought to increase sympathetic outflow thereby raising blood pressure (BP). Here we test whether these neurons also regulate breathing and cardiovascular variables other than BP. Selective expression of ChR2-mCherry by RVLM-CA neurons was achieved by(More)
The effect of pixel resolution on texture features computed using the gray-level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) was analyzed in the task of discriminating mammographic breast lesions as benign masses or malignant tumors. Regions in mammograms related to 111 breast masses, including 65 benign masses and 46 malignant tumors, were analyzed at pixel sizes of 50,(More)
We hypothesized that school nurse supervision of glucose and insulin-dose adjustment significantly improves the hemoglobinA(1c) (HbA(1c)) level in pediatric patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus (HbA(1c) > or = 9%). A total of 36 subjects were enrolled and 18 subjects were randomized to receive the 3-month intervention. Their average(More)
The C1 cells, located in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), are activated by pain, hypoxia, hypoglycemia, infection, and hypotension and elicit cardiorespiratory stimulation, adrenaline and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) release, and arousal. The orexin neurons contribute to the autonomic responses to acute psychological stress. Here, using an(More)
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that insulin detemir mixed with aspart had equivalent effects on blood glucose as if being given as separate injections in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Fourteen children with type 1 diabetes were randomly assigned to either Study A (mixed insulins) or Study B (separate insulins) for the first 10(More)
This is an uncopyedited electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Diabetes Care. The American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes Care, is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it by third parties. The definitive publisher-authenticated version will be available(More)
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