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Electrodynamics in rotating optical elements has attracted much interest due to its potential application to ultra-sensitive rotating sensing. And it is important to investigate the Sagnac effect in some novel photonic structures for it may lead to a variety of unusual manifestations. We propose a Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method to model the(More)
The aim of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and endoscopic band ligation (EBL) in patients with cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis (PVT). We retrospectively reviewed the January to September 2010 data from our database and included 25 patients with cirrhosis and PVT who underwent(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare two-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (2D-DSA) with C-arm cone-beam volume computed tomography (CACT) in the evaluation of portal vein entry and shunt course during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure. Between May 2010 and November 2011, 21 patients who underwent direct(More)
This study was designed to report our results with a modified technique of three-dimensional (3D) path planning software assisted transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). 3D path planning software was recently developed to facilitate TIPS creation by using two carbon dioxide portograms acquired at least 20° apart to generate a 3D path for(More)
Regional portal hypertension (RPH) is an uncommon clinical syndrome resulting from splenic vein stenosis/occlusion, which may cause gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding from the esophagogastric varices. The present study evaluated the safety and efficacy of transjugular endovascular recanalization of splenic vein in patients with GI bleeding secondary to RPH.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety, efficacy and long-term patency of parallel shunts (PS) in the management of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2007 and October 2010, 18 patients (13 men and 5 women) who underwent TIPS revision with the creation of PS were evaluated(More)
Moderate invasion of trophoblast cells into endometrium is essential for the placental development and normal pregnancy. Electric field (EF)-induced effects on cellular behaviors have been observed in many cell types. This study was to investigate the effect of physiological direct current EF (dc EF) on cellular responses such as elongation, orientation and(More)
OBJECTIVES ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) and cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) are involved in the HDL metabolism and play a key role in reverse cholesterol transport. The study aim was mainly to examine the possible association of the ABCA1 and CETP polymorphisms with overweight/obesity in a South-West Chinese population. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is no accepted treatment for inoperable bone hydatid disease where medical treatment has proved ineffective. Alternative treatment strategies are therefore urgently needed. Radiotherapy may constitute a treatment option, but there is currently a lack of adequate evidence. This study sought to retrospectively assess the efficacy(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the safety and long-term outcomes of repeated transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in cirrhotic patients with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). METHODS Data of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, who had previous TIPS implantation and received TACE between January 2010 and December 2012,(More)