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A meta-analysis was performed to assess the accuracy of the procalcitonin (PCT) test for diagnosing neonatal sepsis. The major databases, MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched for studies published between January 1996 and May 2009 that evaluated PCT as a diagnostic marker for neonatal sepsis and provided sufficient data to calculate(More)
OBJECTIVE Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is the curative treatment of choice for many cardiac arrhythmias and may cause myocardial injury and inappropriate sinus tachycardia. This study aimed to determine the delayed injury of autonomic nerve after RFCA. METHODS Spectral analysis of heart rate variation on 24-hour Holter electrocardiogram(More)
OBJECTIVES This work aimed to study the delayed electrocardiographic changes, including Q-T interval, corrected Q-T dispersion, and heart rate variability (HRV) 3 years after percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA), in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). METHODS In 26 patients (11 women, 15 men;(More)
A 56-year-old woman hit by the heavy objects was admitted to the emergency room. ECG changes and increased CK-MB and troponin I suggested acute myocardial infarction. Three weeks later, coronary angiography was performed and revealed a spiral intimal dissection in the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery. Patient underwent angioplasty and(More)
BACKGROUND No previous studies exist investigating the optimal intensity of uninterrupted anticoagulation with warfarin during radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) in the elderly. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the efficacy and safety of continuous low-intensity warfarin therapy throughout the periprocedural period of RFCA for AF in(More)
Object-based image analysis (OBIA) provides a better solution for information extraction from high spatial resolution remote sensing image. Currently, selection of scale parameters is often dependent on subjective trial-and-error methods or post-evaluation of multi-segmentation, which directly reduces efficiency of land cover classification. This paper(More)
Composite services are often long-running, loosely coupled, and cross-platform, so they bring additional complexity to the system in the presence of failures. Transaction is a basic concept in building reliable distributed system. However, Web transaction cannot be easily rolled back as conventional ACID transactions, so a main problem that remains is how(More)
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