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Cancer induced bone pain (CIBP) is a major clinical problem. Although opioids remain the principal axis in drug therapies for CIBP, their sustained application is known to induce cellular and molecular adaptations including enhanced neuroimmune reactivity. This is generally characterized by glial activation and proinflammatory cytokine production which(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between 16-slice spiral CT perfusion imaging and tumor angiogenesis and VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) expression in patients with benign and malignant pulmonary nodules, and differential diagnosis between benign and malignant pulmonary nodules. METHODS Sixty-four patients with(More)
– It is pointed out in this paper that a more appropriate description of the joint target tracking and classification (JTC) problem would be the simultaneous probability density functions (pdfs) of target state and target class instead of the joint target state-class pdf. In this paper, models of different classes are combined into a unified set. The(More)
23 24 Interannual-decadal variability of tropical cyclone (TC) track density over the North 25 Atlantic (NA) between 1979 and 2008 is studied using observations and simulations with 26 a 25-km-resolution version of the High Resolution Atmospheric Model (HiRAM) forced 27 by observed sea surface temperatures (SSTs). The variability on decadal and interannual(More)
Dominant climatic factors controlling the lifetime peak intensity of typhoons are determined from six decades of Pacific typhoon data. We find that upper ocean temperatures in the low-latitude northwestern Pacific (LLNWP) and sea surface temperatures in the central equatorial Pacific control the seasonal average lifetime peak intensity by setting the rate(More)
Numerous electrophysiological studies have showed auditory sensory gating-out abnormalities in chronic schizophrenia with antipsychotic medication. Previous research has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with excellent spatial resolution to identify the neural substrates of sensory gating-out deficits revealing increased hemodynamic response(More)
1 ABSTRACT 6 Forced interannual-to-decadal variability of annual tropical cyclone (TC) track density in 7 the western North Pacific between 1979-2008 is studied using TC tracks from observations 8 and simulations by a 25-km-resolution version of the GFDL High-Resolution Atmospheric 9 Model (HiRAM) that is forced by observed sea surface temperatures (SSTs).(More)