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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish an animal model of chronic pulmonary hypertension with a single-dose intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline (MCT) in young Tibet minipigs, so as to enable both invasive and noninvasive measurements and hence facilitate future studies. METHODS Twenty-four minipigs (8-week-old) were randomized to(More)
35 Background: The percent of positive biopsy cores (PPC)-considered a surrogate of local disease burden-has been shown to predict biochemical failure (BF) after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), but most series have used conventional dose RT. Dose-escalated RT has been demonstrated to improve prostate cancer outcomes, but the value of PPC is unclear(More)
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