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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)
PURPOSE 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. METHODS A comprehensive search of Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials was(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)
—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 code-book, 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)
A novel algorithm for image-based forest fire smog feature extraction based on Pulse-Coupled neural network (PCNN) is proposed. The PCNN is derived from the phenomena of synchronous pulse burst in mammals' visual cortex. The outputs of PCNN represent unique features of imported images, and has been proved to be invariant to translation, rotation and(More)
Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) and TROP2 expressed in colon carcinoma and might play an important role there. We explored the relationship of ERβ and TROP2 expression with the prognosis of early-stage colon cancer. ERβ and TROP2 levels were assessed by immunohistochemistry in normal mucosa and tumoral tissues from 220 Chinese patients with T3N0M0 (stage IIa)(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)
This paper investigates the problem of allocating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with different capacities to targets performing detection, attack and verification tasks. One of characteristics of capacities of UAVs or capacities required by targets is described by the concept of generalization, and modeled utilizing the normalized entropy. The discrepancy(More)
PURPOSE To determine the correlation between pretreatment computed tomography (CT) data and survival duration after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS 122 consecutive patients with advanced rectal cancer were assessed retrospectively. Pretreatment imaging and postoperative data were(More)