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In this study, we propose a dynamical memory strategy to efficiently control the size of the support set in a kernel-based Perceptron learning algorithm. The method consists of two operations, namely, the incremental and decremental projections. In the incremental projection, a new presented instance is either added to the support set or discarded depending(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article was to systematically review randomized controlled trials in which cold blood cardioplegia was compared with cold crystalloid cardioplegia for cardiac surgery. DESIGN Correlation studies were searched independently in the EMBASE, MEDLINE and Cochrane library databases. The primary endpoints of interest were(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between 45T/G and 276G/T variants of the ADIPOQ gene and susceptibility to PCOS. A meta-analysis of 11 published case-control studies on the 45T/G variant of the ADIPOQ gene (involving a total of 1176 patients(More)
INTRODUCTION There are no adequate data to determine whether intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is superior to three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This meta-analysis was conducted to compare the clinical outcomes of IMRT and 3DCRT in the treatment of NSCLC. METHODS No exclusions(More)
GATA transcription factors perform conserved and essential roles during animal development, including germ-layer specification, hematopoiesis, and cardiogenesis. The evolutionary history and the changes in selection pressures following duplication of the six GATA family members in vertebrates have not been completely understood. Recently, we explored(More)
Associations between apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene polymorphisms and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) have been reported, but the results from many of these studies are conflicting. To investigate the association between APOE polymorphisms and CJD risk, we performed a meta-analysis. We used odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) to assess the(More)