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The automatic extraction and recognition of news captions and annotations can be of great help locating topics of interest in digital news video libraries. To achieve this goal, we present a technique, called Video OCR (Optical Character Reader), which detects, extracts , and reads text areas in digital video data. In this paper, we address problems,(More)
We investigated the prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in hospitalized diarrhea patients in Calcutta, India, as well as in healthy domestic cattle and raw beef samples collected from the city's abattoir. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction using primers specific for stx1 and stx2 detected STEC in 18% of cow stool samples, 50% of raw(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of degradation of a denture base resin on bond strength to relining resins. Denture base resin specimens were immersed under various conditions to simulate degradation. Tensile bond strength of denture base resin after immersion to relining resins was measured with or without surface grinding. The bond(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic capacity of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose dual-time-point (DTP) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) for intrathoracic lymph node (LN) metastases in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients had DTP PET/CT, with 60 minutes and(More)
The vesicular transport pathway in plant cells is often used for higher accumulation of recombinant proteins. In the endoplasmic reticulum, which acts as a gateway to the vesicular transport pathway, N-glycosylation occurs on specific Asn residues. This N-glycosylation in recombinant proteins must be carefully regulated as it can impact their enzymatic(More)
A total of 133 clinical strains of Vibrio cholerae comprising 44 strains of O1, 45 strains of O139 and 44 strains of non-O1, non-O139 serogroups isolated from hospitalized patients in Kolkata, India, from 1992 to 2000 was examined for the presence of class 1, 2 and 4 integrons. By PCR and DNA sequencing, seven strains of O1, one strain of O139 and six(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical outcomes of elderly patients (≥80 years old) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not been well established, despite recent advances in both devices and techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS We recruited patients from the SHINANO Registry, a prospective, observational, multicenter, cohort study. From August 2012 to(More)
Pig edema disease is a bacterial disease caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. E. coli produces Shiga toxin 2e (Stx2e), which is composed of one A subunit (Stx2eA) and five B subunits (Stx2eB). We previously reported production of Stx2eB in lettuce plants as a potential edible vaccine (Matsui et al. in Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 73:1628-1634, 2009).(More)