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BACKGROUND Although numerous prognostic factors have been reported for colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRLM), few studies have reported intraoperative blood loss (IBL) effects on clinical outcome after CRLM resection. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and histopathological characteristics of 139 patients who underwent liver resection(More)
13C metabolic flux analysis (13C-MFA) has been widely used to measure in vivo enzyme reaction rates (i.e., metabolic flux) in microorganisms. Mining the relationship between environmental and genetic factors and metabolic fluxes hidden in existing fluxomic data will lead to predictive models that can significantly accelerate flux quantification. In this(More)
Traumatic knee dislocations (KDs) are unusual yet limb-threatening injuries; the timing of surgical intervention is still debated. A systematic review was performed to determine the optimal timing of surgery with respect to injury pattern. A comprehensive search of Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials was performed for studies(More)
Plant cold acclimation (CA) is a genetically complex phenomenon involving gene regulation and expression. Little is known about the cascading pattern of gene regulatroy network and the link between genes and metabolites during CA. Dendrobium officinale (DOKM) is an important medicinal and ornamental plant and hypersensitive to low temperature. Here, we used(More)
In this paper, we firstly modify a parameter in affinity propagation (AP) to improve its convergence ability, and then, we apply it to vector quantization (VQ) codebook design problem. In order to improve the quality of the resulted codebook, we combine the improved AP (IAP) with the conventional LBG algorithm to generate an effective algorithm call(More)
The tongue diagnosis is an important diagnostic method in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this paper, we present a novel computerized tongue inspection method based on Support Vector Machine (SVM). First, two kinds of quantitative features, chromatic and textural measures, are extracted from tongue images by using popular image processing techniques.(More)
Wu JIANG, Billur BARSHAN ÖZAKTAŞ, Nitin MANTRI, Zhengming TAO, Hongfei LU* College of Life Science, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, P.R. China Economic Crops Laboratory, Institute of Zhejiang Subtropical Crops, Wenzhou, P.R. China Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey School of Applied(More)
The biological effects of asiatic acid (AA) on spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) have not been investigated. We aimed to investigate the therapeutic efficacy and molecular mechanisms of AA on SCI-induced ALI. One-hundred and fifty Sprague–Dawley rats were randomly assigned to five groups: sham, SCI, SCI + dexamethasone (Dex, 2 mg/kg),(More)
Gastric duplication cyst (GDC) lined by pseudostratified columnar ciliated epithelium (PCCE) is an uncommon lesion stemming from a foregut developmental malformation. Its clinical and radiological presentation is usually nonspecific. In this study, we reported a 76-year-old man who presented with an incidentally found perigastric mass. An exploratory(More)
STUDY DESIGN A randomized experimental study. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy and molecular mechanisms of dopamine D1 receptor agonist A-68930 in spinal cord injury (SCI) rats. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The inflammation induced by SCI includes maturation and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin(More)