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BACKGROUND Adrenal ganglioneuroma (GN) is extremely rare. The present study is to describe the largest series of this adrenal tumor treated in a single medical center to our knowledge. METHODS Clinical details, radiologic, laboratory, and pathologic findings as well as follow-up data were analyzed retrospectively in 17 patients with incidentally(More)
An acclimated activated sludge was examined for its ability to degrade meta-fluorophenol as sole carbon source in aerobic batch cultures. The mechanism study revealed that the initial step in the aerobic biodegradation of meta-fluorophenol was their transformation to fluorocatechol. Following transformation of the fluorophenol to fluorocatechol, ring(More)
Let χλ (cf (1.1)) be the unit spectral projection operator with respect to the Laplace-Beltrami operator ∆ on a closed Riemannian manifold M . We generalize the (L2, L∞) estimate of χλ by Hörmander [3] to those of covariant derivatives of χλ Moreover we extend the (L2, Lp) estimates of χλ by Sogge [7] [8] to (L2, Sobolev Lp) estimates of χλ.
UNLABELLED What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Pathological stage, lymph node metastasis and tumour grade have been established as prognostic factors for upper-tract urothelial carcinoma, but there are few studies to date assessing location within the ureter as a prognostic factor. There are also few studies comparing surgical(More)
Reliable communication is essential for the success of global collaborative software development efforts. Software development organizations and methodologies must be tailored to avoid communications issues which may result in misunderstood requirements or missed project milestones. Extreme Programming (XP) was adopted for the Lattice/sup /spl reg// Trading(More)
Since there are mass of images in the outward-appearance patent-image database, a retrieval approach developed for this database is greatly demanded. The shape information of the patent image is the key feature for a patent image. Therefore, we present an outward-appearance patent images retrieval approach based on contour-description matrix. This matrix(More)
BACKGROUND With no generally accepted criteria for preoperative differential diagnosis between benign and malignant adrenal lesions, management of adrenal incidentalomas, especially those between 4 and 6 cm, remains controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical details, radiological diagnosis, laboratory examination, intervention measures, and follow-up(More)
Heparin affects both dermal fibroblast proliferation and collagen and may mediate these effects by altering the levels of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) production as a wound healing modulator. The purpose of this study is to probe the effect of heparin on bFGF and TGF-beta1 production by human normal(More)
OBJECTIVE It was the aim of this study to observe the effects of sequential hemoperfusion (HP) and continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) on patients with severe tetramine poisoning and to evaluate the ability of these modalities to remove tetramine. METHODS Eighteen patients diagnosed as having severe tetramine poisoning were treated by blood(More)
The haloacetamides (HAcAms), an emerging class of nitrogen-containing disinfection byproducts (N-DBPs), are highly cytotoxic and genotoxic, and typically occur in treated drinking waters at low μg/L concentrations. Since many drinking distribution and storage systems contain unlined cast iron and copper pipes, reactions of HAcAms with zero-valent iron (ZVI)(More)