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—A 3D path-following controller is proposed in this brief for a 6-DOF model-scaled autonomous helicopter. The reference path and path-following errors are newly defined by using implicit expressions. Based on geometric analysis, a new speed error is designed for singularity avoidance. The proposed control algorithm is designed by using command filtered(More)
INTRODUCTION Urological complications after kidney transplantation may lead to graft loss. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed urological complications in 1,223 kidney transplantations that were performed at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS The occurrence of urological complications such as urine leakage, ureteral obstruction and(More)
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is a major pathway to repair DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), which can display different types of broken ends. However, it is unclear how NHEJ factors organize to repair diverse types of DNA breaks. Here, through systematic analysis of the human NHEJ factor interactome, we identify PAXX as a direct interactor of Ku. The(More)
Prostate carcinoma is the most common cancer for men and among the leading cancer-related causes. Many evidences have shown that tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) potently induces apoptosis in cancer cells, and thus, is a promising biologic agent for prostate carcinoma therapy. However, TRAIL expression mediated by the current(More)
We previously reported a large Chinese pedigree of erythrokeratodermia variabilis (EKV). A unique feature was that some of the affected members experienced transitory pustules on the border of classic lesions. Here we prescribed oral arotinoid ethylester and acitretin to two of the affected members in the pedigree, at starting dosage of 0.03 mg/day for(More)
We present a practical and scalable method for flow- and context-sensitive (FSCS) pointer analysis for C programs. Our method analyzes the pointers in a program level by level in terms of their points-to levels, allowing the points-to relations of the pointers at a particular level to be discovered based on the points-to relations of the pointers at this(More)
There have been anecdotal reports that local hyperthermia was effective in the treatment of viral warts. We conducted a randomized, patient-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to test the effect of local hyperthermia (44 degrees C for 30 min a day for 3 consecutive days plus 2 additional days 2 weeks later) on plantar warts. By the end of 3 months, 53.57% of(More)
Abstract To determine whether treatment of patients with large (>15 mm) impacted upper ureteral stones depended on stone location, we prospectively evaluated the therapeutic outcomes, complications, safety, and effectiveness of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and ureteroscopic lithotomy (URSL) in patients with stones higher and lower than the upper(More)
This paper addresses the problem of feedback stabilization of nonholonomic chained systems within the framework of nonregular feedback linearization. Firstly, the nonsmooth version of nonregular feedback linearization is formulated , and a criterion for nonregular feedback linearization is provided. Then, it is proved that a chained form is linearizable via(More)