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WiMAX Mesh Network architecture is defined in IEEE 802.16 for increasing the network coverage and improving the communication performance. In the past few years, many greedy or heuristic approaches have been proposed to cope with the scheduling problem in WiMAX mesh networks. However, their performances highly depend on the network topology and the(More)
Streptococcus mutans causes dental caries and infective endocarditis. The aim of this study was to determine genomic diversity among serotype c S. mutans laboratory and clinical strains and to characterize the genetic events involved. A genome-based approach using PFGE coupled with Southern hybridization was employed to examine a total of 58 serotype c oral(More)
The biologic mechanisms involved in airway inflammatory response to air pollution are not clearly understood. The authors conducted a longitudinal study to investigate whether exposure to ambient air pollutants affected inflammatory cells and mediators from nasal lavage in schoolchildren. Study participants were 100 elementary and middle-school students in(More)
Many studies have demonstrated that non-adherence to oral anticancer drugs (OACDs) has challenged treatment efficacy. Otherwise, few validated tools exist to measure patients' adherence to medication regimen in clinical practice. To synthesize previous studies on adherence by cancer patients taking OACDs, especially in targeted therapy, a systematic search(More)
—The WiMAX mesh network (WMN) architecture is defined in the IEEE 802.16 standard for increasing network coverage and improving communication performance. In the past few years, several greedy or heuristic algorithms have been proposed to cope with the scheduling problem in WMNs. However, their performance highly depends on the network topology and(More)
This study characterized diurnal variations in the compositions of total suspended particulates (TSP) and dry deposits of particulates from ambient air, and the metallic elements that are contained in them at harbor, airport and farmland (HAF) sampling sites from August, 2013 to July, 2014. Two-way ANOVA of the amounts of metallic elements in the TSP and(More)
BACKGROUND Lumbar disk degeneration (LDD) has been related to heavy physical loading. However, the quantification of the exposure has been controversial, and the dose-response relationship with the LDD has not been established. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the dose-response relationship between lifetime cumulative lifting load(More)
Nalbuphine is a semi-synthetic opioid indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Its short half-life requires frequent injections in clinical practices, resulting in greater incidences of adverse events. We have developed a prodrug of nalbuphine, dinalbuphine sebacate (DNS), dissolved in a simple oil-based injectable formulation, which could(More)
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