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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test the efficacy and appropriateness of the World Health Organization's Care for Development (CFD) counseling materials, which form part of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy. The CFD materials are based on the Mother's Card, which contained age-specific messages on how caregivers can(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between maximum standardized uptake value and pathological type, degree of differentiation, tumor size, and clinical staging of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS This study included 135 cases with pathologically proven NSCLC. Correlations between maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and pathological(More)
In this paper, we study the preservation of quadratic conservation laws of Runge-Kutta methods and partitioned Runge-Kutta methods for Hamiltonian PDEs and establish the relation between multi-symplecticity of Runge-Kutta method and its quadratic conservation laws. For Schrödinger equations and Dirac equations, the relation implies that multi-sympletic(More)
Personalizing the release profiles of drugs is important for different people with different medical and biological conditions. A technically simple and low-cost method to fabricate fully customizable tablets that can deliver drugs with any type of release profile is described. The customization is intuitively straightforward: the desired profile can simply(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of 18F-FDG PET/CT integrated imaging in differentiating malignant from benign pleural effusion. METHODS A total of 176 patients with pleural effusion who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT examination to differentiate malignancy from benignancy were retrospectively researched. The images of CT imaging, 18F-FDG(More)
We study the spatial semidiscretizations obtained by applying Runge–Kutta (RK) and partitioned Runge–Kutta (PRK) methods to multisymplectic Hamiltonian partial differential equations. These methods can be regarded as multisymplectic hp-finite element methods for wave equations. All the methods we consider are multisymplectic; we determine their properties(More)
In a recent series of papers, the class of energy-conserving Runge-Kutta methods named Hamiltonian BVMs (HBVMs) has been defined and studied. Such methods have been further generalized for the efficient solution of general conservative problems, thus providing the class of Line Integral Methods (LIMs). In this paper we derive a further extension, which we(More)