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Fault localization is the most expensive activity in program debugging. Traditional ad-hoc methods can be time-consuming and ineffective because they rely on programmers' intuitive guesswork, which may neither be accurate nor reliable. A better solution is to utilize a systematic and statistically well-defined method to automatically identify suspicious(More)
INTRODUCTION The evidence from published studies on the association between obesity and rheumatoid arthritis has been contradictory. To clarify the association between obesity and rheumatoid arthritis, we conducted a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis to assess the relationship between body mass index and rheumatoid arthritis risk. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Both neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are reported to be increased in various inflammation-related diseases, but their clinical significance in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore whether NLR and PLR were candidate indices for RA disease-activity(More)
OBJECTIVE Although there have been extensive investigations on neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in many diseases, their roles in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remain unclear. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate NLR, PLR, and MPV levels in adult SLE patients and explore(More)
We present dynamics of spatial solitons propagating through a PT symmetric optical lattice with a longitudinal potential barrier. We find that a spatial soliton evolves a transverse drift motion after transmitting through the lattice barrier. The gain/loss coefficient of the PT symmetric potential barrier plays an essential role on such soliton dynamics.(More)
We conducted a meta-analysis to summarise and quantify the effects of non-pharmacological interventions on sleep quality improvement in uraemic patients on dialysis. We defined the primary outcome as the change of sleep quality before and after interventions (evaluated by polysomonography or subjective questionnaires such as Pittsburgh sleep quality index,(More)
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the lethal manifestations of diabetic systemic microvascular disease. Elucidation of characteristic metabolic alterations during diabetic progression is critical to understand its pathogenesis and identify potential biomarkers and drug targets involved in the disease. In this study, (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H(More)
More and more family holding companies become the public companies in recent years. The problem of executives' agency risk is an important factor which influences their rapid development., This article tries to do the exploratory research of evaluating the agency risk of executives. At first this article makes an in-deep analysis on the indices of executive(More)
BACKGROUND The previous study has reported the association of hematocrit (HCT) with inflammation in several diseases. But the role of HCT in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remained unclear. We tried to evaluate the clinical significance of HCT levels in patients with SLE. METHODS A retrospective study including 127 adult SLE patients and 146 normal(More)