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Much controversy persists regarding the optimal techniques for myocardial protection during heart surgery. Numerous studies have compared warm cardioplegia with cold cardioplegia for myocardial preservation, but the outcomes were inconclusive. The aim of this meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was to compare the beneficial and harmful(More)
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) associated with small-for-size liver transplantation (SFSLT) impairs liver graft regeneration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the capability, under specific conditions, of differentiating into hepatocytes. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has potent anti-apoptotic and mitogenic effects on hepatocytes during liver injury, and has(More)
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) is a multifunctional complex enzyme important in the cellular biosynthesis of fatty acids. The present study was to investigate the association of the SCD gene with milk production traits in dairy cattle. Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (g.6926A>G and g.8646A>G) in introns 3 and 4, and three SNPs (g.10153A>G,(More)
The huge amount of information stored in databases owned by corporations (e.g., retail, financial, telecom) has spurred a tremendous interest in the area of knowledge discovery and data mining. Clustering, in data mining, is a useful technique for discovering interesting data distributions and patterns in the underlying data, and has many application(More)
We present a new method to create and preserve the turbulent details generated around moving objects in SPH fluid. In our approach, a high-resolution overlapping grid is bounded to each object and translates with the object. The turbulence formation is modeled by resolving the local flow around objects using a hybrid SPH-FLIP method. Then these vortical(More)
Glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) has long been used as adjuvant treatment for patients with serious cardiovascular disease. Although many studies have reported their results based on GIK therapy in the setting of heart surgery, the outcomes remain controversial and inconclusive. The aim of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to(More)
Fast-track (FT) programs have been applied in colorectal surgery for years. But in liver surgery, role of FT programs has not been fully established. So, a perspective study was performed in our center. A total of 297 hepatocellular carcinoma patients were randomized into FT and non-FT (NFT) group (n = 135 and 162, respectively) according to perioperative(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the ventricular assist device (VAD) has been a well-established therapy for larger adolescents and adult patients with advanced heart failure, current experience with the use of VAD for mechanical circulatory support in infants and young children with small body surface area is still limited. METHODS Between January 1999 and December(More)
We describe an Eulerian-on-Lagrangian solid simulator that reduces or eliminates many of the problems experienced by fully Eulerian methods but retains their advantages. Our method does not require the construction of an explicit object discretization and the fixed nature of the simulation mesh avoids tangling during large deformations. By introducing(More)