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In this paper, we give explicit construction of multiwavelets on polygonal region in R 2 that is associated with a nested triangular tessellation. Two dierent constructions will be presented. The rst construction is very similar to Alpert's construction in [3], but unlike the latter 1-D construction, in which case symmetry of basis functions comes in almost(More)
BACKGROUND The functional role of the bladder urothelium has been the focus of much recent research. The bladder mucosa contains two significant cell types: urothelial cells that line the bladder lumen and suburothelial interstitial cells or myofibroblasts. The aims of this study were to culture these cell populations from human bladder biopsies and to(More)
The quality of life in 72 patients who had shown a complete response to radiotherapy, using a modified bladder symptom score and the Nottingham health profile, was compared with the quality of life in a similar control group matched for age and sex. There was no significant difference in either group. The records of 69 patients who had undergone(More)
An esophageal perforation occurred during an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). The patient had an episode of retching and forceful vomiting just after an esophageal mucosal biopsy at the gastroesophageal junction. The only clinical feature demonstrated by the patient was neck crepitation after completion of the EGD. Initial evaluation of the referred(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of renal cryotherapy as a possible treatment of renal malignancy with preservation of renal parenchyma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten Merino sheep were anaesthetised and the right kidney was exposed through a retro-peritoneal approach. A 5 mm. cryotherapy probe (LCS 3000 Cryotec UK) was(More)
The Smith-Waterman algorithm is employed in the field of Bioinformatics to find optimal local alignments of two DNA or protein sequences. It is a classic example of a dynamic programming algorithm. Because it is highly parallel both spatially and temporally and because the fundamental data structure is compact, Smith-Waterman lends itself very well to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the subjective and objective benefits of the Inflow (SRS Medical Systems, N. Billerica, MA, USA) intraurethral device for managing acontractile bladders in women. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty women with acontractile bladders who had been managed unsuccessfully by the usual methods were recruited. All patients were asked to complete a(More)