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OBJECTIVES Neuropathic pain is a chronic pain syndrome associated with drug, injury or disease-induced damage or destruction of sensory afferent fibers of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG). Although the exact underlying pathologic mechanisms are not known, pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) are recognized as potential(More)
—High performance computing is becoming increasingly important in the field of financial computing, as the complexity of financial models continues to increase. Many of these financial models do not have a practical close form solution in which case numerical methods are the only alternative. Monte-Carlo simulation is one of most commonly used numerical(More)
Insect repellent DEET and sunscreen ingredient oxybenzone play an essential role in minimizing vector-borne diseases and skin cancers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of emulsion type, addition of thickening agent and droplet size in three emulsion-based lotions on percutaneous permeation of DEET and oxybenzone using in vitro(More)
—This paper presents a direct-conversion, multi-standard TV receiver implemented in a 0.13 µm CMOS technology occupying less than 4 mm². The receiver is compliant with several direct broadcasting satellite (DBS) standards, including DVB-S, DVB-S2, and ABS-S. A novel automatic frequency tuning (AFT) technique is adopted based on a searching algorithm to(More)
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