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OBJECTIVE To evaluate urinary 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) as a marker for the progression of diabetic macroangiopathic complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The content of urinary 8-OHdG, common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), the coronary heart disease (CHD) risk score, the severity of diabetic retinopathy, and urinary albumin excretion(More)
PURPOSE The satisfaction rating of currently available mechanical staplers for Japanese surgeons with small hands is low. To identify the issue, we examined the relationship of hand dimensions and grip force with the operation force of a mechanical circular stapler. METHODS Hand dimensions and grip force were measured in 113 Japanese surgeons (52 men and(More)
A multi-resolution basis can provide a useful representation of nonstationary two dimensional spatial processes that are typically encountered in the geosciences. The main advantages are its flexibility for representing departures from station-arity and importantly the scalability of algorithms to large numbers of spatial locations. The key ingredients of(More)
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