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Sumatriptan, a drug widely used to alleviate migraine headaches, has several somatosensory adverse effects, including tactile allodynia. To understand whether sumatriptan affects sensory and affective circuitries simultaneously, we investigated the responses of 12 healthy volunteers to electrical stimuli after infusion with either sumatriptan or saline.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case series and literature review. OBJECTIVE To analyze the characteristics of extradural spinal meningeal cysts (SMCs) by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and discuss their classifications and etiology, as well as exploring the choice of treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Spinal extradural meningeal cysts are a rare type of SMC. They(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of bladder acellular matrix grafts (BAMGs) seeded with adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) followed by intraperitoneal incubation for bladder reconstruction in a rat model of bladder augmentation, and to explore the underlying mechanism. Autologous CM-DiI-labeled ASC-seeded (experimental group)(More)
Objective: To investigate the relationship between the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiogenesis in primary astrocytoma. Methods: Thirty-seven primary astrocytomas and 4 astrocytic hyperplasia samples were collected and divided into three groups according to histological grade. The(More)
Littoral cell angioma is a rare primary vascular neoplasm of the spleen, composed of littoral cells that line the splenic sinuses of the red pulp. It was thought to be a benign, incidental lesion. However, many recent reports have described it to be a malignant lesion with congenital and immunological associations. The definitive diagnosis can only be made(More)
Spinal cystic schwannomas are a very rare entity and have been reported in only a few case reports in literature; its diagnosis and management has remained a challenge. This study reviewed the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 12 patients (7 men and 5 women; aged 37 - 67 years; mean age: 52.75 years) with pathologically proven cystic schwannoma(More)
BACKGROUND Pain-related studies have mainly been performed through traditional methods, which lack the rigorous analysis of anatomical locations. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a noninvasive method detecting neural activity, and has the ability to precisely locate related activations in vivo. Moreover, few studies have used painful(More)
In this paper, a new generic model predictive control (PGMC) is proposed. This method combines predictive control and generic model control (GMC), which allowed for favorable robust performance. To get accurate predicted errors, the integrated weighted least square Support Vector Machines (IWLS-SVM) is proposed. Proposed method considers time element of(More)
Localization is an important topic in the wireless sensor networks (WSN) because sensor nodes are randomly scattered over a region and can get connected into a network on their own. In this paper, we proposed an adaptive DV-HOP location algorithm using anchor-density-based clustering for wireless sensor networks. First, we select the maximum core density(More)
Landslide is one of the most important natural disasters, which has wide distribution region, high frequencies of occurrence and fast movement speed. The landslide data have characteristic of highly nonlinear, fuzzy features and a large amount of data. In this paper, considering the characteristics of the landslide data and the shortage of SVM, the fuzzy(More)
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