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A leading multivariate extension of the univariate quantiles is the so-called " spatial " or " geometric " notion, for which sample versions are highly robust and conveniently satisfy a Bahadur-Kiefer representation. Another extension of univariate quantiles has been to univariate U-quantiles, on the basis of which, for example, the well-known(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant brain cancer persists as a major disease of morbidity and mortality in adults and is the second leading cause of cancer death in children. Many current therapies for malignant brain tumors fail to provide long-term management because they ineffectively target tumor cells while negatively impacting the health and vitality of normal brain(More)
Objective : To measure the tooth lengths of fully developed permanent upper incisors and to qualitatively evaluate the root shapes of the incisors in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP). Design : Cross-sectional, noninterventional, case-control imaging study. Setting : Hospital and Stomatology Unit of Peking University,(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to assess mIBG uptake in scar border zone and its relation with ventricular arrhythmia (VA) inducibility on electrophysiology (EP) testing using I-123 mIBG SPECT and resting Tc-99m SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS Forty-seven patients from a previous clinical trial were retrospectively analyzed.(More)
Protein 4.1N is a member of protein 4.1 family and has been recognized as a potential tumor suppressor in solid tumors. Here, we aimed to investigate the role and mechanisms of 4.1N in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We confirmed that the expression level of 4.1N was inversely correlated with the metastatic properties of NSCLC cell lines and(More)
To compare matched paliperidone-ER- and olanzapine-treated schizophrenic patients on measures of glucose and lipid metabolism. Eighty hospitalized patients with schizophrenia (DSM-IV) were randomly assigned to treatment with paliperidone ER or olanzapine for a period of 12 weeks. At baseline and every 4 weeks, we assessed weight, subcutaneous fat, waist and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop a 3-dimensional (3D) fusion tool kit to integrate left ventricular (LV) venous anatomy on fluoroscopy venograms with LV epicardial surface on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for guiding cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) LV lead placement. BACKGROUND(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Subclinical hepatic encephalopathy (SHE) is frequently reported on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), but is rarely described with magnetic resonance (MR) techniques. This study aimed to investigate hemodynamic changes in brain basal ganglia in patients with SHE using dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC)-enhanced MR(More)
We present a bioinformatic web server (SWAKK) for detecting amino acid sites or regions of a protein under positive selection. It estimates the ratio of non-synonymous to synonymous substitution rates (K(A)/K(S)) between a pair of protein-coding DNA sequences, by sliding a 3D window, or sphere, across one reference structure. The program displays the(More)
Recent imaging studies have shown that brain morphology and neural activity during sexual arousal differ between homosexual and heterosexual men. However, functional differences in neural networks at the resting state is unknown. The study is to characterize the association of homosexual preference with measures of regional homogeneity and functional(More)