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BACKGROUND Jaw osteonecrosis possibly associated with the administration of bisphosphonates is expected to be treated with a non-pharmacologic approach. This study aimed to determine whether noninvasive, mechanically mediated vibration would inhibit the decline in bone mineral density (BMD) that follows menopause, enhance the BMD of the lumbar and femoral(More)
This paper describes the approaches of NTHU in the NTCIR-10 Cross-Lingual Link Discovery task, also named CrossLink-2. In this task, we aim to discover valuable anchors in Chinese, Japanese or Korean (CJK) articles and to link these anchors to related English Wikipedia pages. To achieve the objective, we do not only depend on Wikipedia's distinguishing(More)
Background/Aims Patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC) have elevated levels of activated myeloid-derived leukocytes as a source of inflammatory cytokines. The selective depletion of these leukocytes by adsorptive granulocyte/monocyte apheresis (GMA) with an Adacolumn should alleviate inflammation, promote remission and enhance drug efficacy. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Current knowledge about clinical and genetic risk factors for aspirin-induced gastric mucosal injury is not sufficient to prevent these gastric mucosal lesions. METHODS We recruited aspirin takers as the exposed group and healthy volunteers as the control group. The exposed group was categorized into two subgroups such as subgroup A as gastric(More)
Consider a general parametric optimization problem P(ε) of the form min x f (x, ε), s.t. x ∈ R(ε). Convexity and generalized convexity properties of the optimal value function f * and the solution set map S * form an important part of the theoretical basis for sensitivity, stability, and para-metric analysis in mathematical optimization. Fiacco and(More)
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