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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship of alcohol dehydrogenase-2 (ADH2) and aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) genotypes as well as alcohol drinking to the susceptibility of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A case-control study including 208 cases of HCC and 208 controls matched with sex, age and residential area was carried out in(More)
Germline mutations in MSH2, MLH1, E-cadherin and MutY (MYH) genes have been implicated in the occurrence of gastric cancer (GC). Epidemiological investigation was performed by recruiting patients with GC onset during 2002 in Jiangsu province, China. We identified suspected hereditary GC patients based on either the GC family history or GC onset at early(More)
Objectives: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the most important risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The specific aim of this study is to assess the influence of HBV infection on familial aggregation of HCC. Methods: We conducted a population-based case-control family study of liver cancer in Taixing, China, in 2001-2002, with a total(More)
Unlike wired networks, mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) encounter channel fading which causes burst-errors and induces packet errors in addition to those caused by collision using random access medium access control (MAC) protocols. Therefore, the MAC performance could be significantly lower than that in ideal channels. By incorporating channel fading(More)
During the past decade, wireless communication has become a ubiquitous technology. The booming application of wireless communication and its fast developing technology have caused significant social and technological impacts. Despite its rising importance, wireless communication and wireless networks are not commonly studied in an Electrical and Computer(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in athletes. However, preparticipation electrocardiogram (ECG) screening has been criticized for failing to meet cost-effectiveness thresholds, in part because of high false-positive rates. We sought to evaluate whether a highly automated software algorithm could be(More)