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The acoustic contrast control (ACC) approach is applied to reproduce the focused sound in personal audio systems utilizing an array of loudspeakers. A time-domain design of ACC is developed here for broadband input signals, where a response differential term is introduced to control the frequency response. Based on experimental results in an anechoic(More)
The acoustic contrast control (ACC) approach provides a simple strategy to focus sound on a designed target area in a personal audio system. All of the traditional ACC approaches have been designed in the frequency domain, and then transformed into the time domain through the application of an inverse Fourier transform. Therefore, the broadband contrast(More)
The role of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene promoter mutations in the aggressiveness of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) remains to be further investigated. Here we examined the relationship of TERT promoter mutations and BRAF V600E with the clinicopathological features of PTC in 653 patients. Sanger sequencing of genomic DNA from primary PTC(More)
Tongxinluo has been widely used in China for the treatment of acute stroke and for neuroprotection. However, there are few positron emission tomography (PET) studies on the neuroprotective effect of Tongxinluo on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion in small animals. In the present study, Tongxinluo superfine powder suspension or its vehicle was administered(More)
Accumulating evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) have a critical role in the initiation and progression of types of human cancer, including breast cancer. Recent research indicated that miRNAs are also related with the chemotherapy on cancers. In this study, the expression of miR-221 in breast cancer (BC) patients’ serum and cancer tissues was found to(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting evidence exists regarding whether reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and proteinuria are independent risk factors for stroke and its subtypes in hypertensive patients. This study investigated the association of these renal measures with first incident stroke in adults under treatment for hypertension in China. (More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the predictive value of Boston Acute Stroke Imaging Scale (BASIS) in acute ischemic stroke in Chinese population. METHODS This was a retrospective study. 566 patients of acute ischemic stroke were classified as having a major stroke or minor stroke based on BASIS. We compared short-term outcome (death, occurrence of complications,(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and outcomes of intraprocedural rupture (IPR) during endovascular coil embolization of intracranial aneurysm at a single center and to explore the technical reasons and put forward corresponding preventive measures for the feared event to serve as references for other endovascular specialists.(More)
Plasma level of total homocysteine (tHcy) is negatively correlated with kidney function in general population. However, the causal mechanism of this correlation is poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T gene polymorphism, which is a major genetic determinant of the(More)