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Eigenbackground subtraction is a commonly used method for moving object detection. The method uses the difference between an input image and the reconstructed background image for detecting foreground objects based on eigenvalue decomposition. In the method, foreground regions are represented in the reconstructed image using eigen-background in the sense of(More)
Chemotherapy is the only therapy option for the majority of AML patients, however, there are several limitations for this treatment. Our aim was to find a new chemotherapy strategy that is more effective and less toxic. MTT assays and a xenograft mouse model were employed to evaluate the synergistic activity of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) combined with(More)
The molecular regulation of metastasis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains not completely defined. Here we showed significant higher MMP26 in the resected NSCLC than adjacent healthy tissue from the patients. Moreover, a strong correlation between MMP26 and the phosphorylated fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) was detected. To examine the(More)
BACKGROUND McKeown-type esophagectomy combined with retrosternal reconstruction is a common surgical treatment for esophageal cancer. Various enteral feeding options are available post-esophagectomy, but no definitive preference exists. METHOD "Retrosternal Route Gastrostomy Feeding (RGF)" was developed as an alternative enteral feeding approach that(More)
Video segmentation has drawn increasing interest in multimedia applications. This paper proposes a novel joint space-time-range domain adaptive mean shift filter for video segmentation. In the proposed method, segmentation of moving/static objects/background is obtained through inter-frame mode-matching in consecutive frames and motion vector mode(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer includes mediastinoscopic and laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy. It is inadequate in both two techniques. It is impossible to dissect the lower esophagus with single mediastinoscopy or the upper and middle esophagus with single laparoscopy. We use mediastinoscopy combined(More)
Schwannomas of the intercostal nerve, typically, are solitary and rarely originate from the mediastinum. Here, we describe two cases of multiple schwannomas occurring within a single costal interval. Both patients were misdiagnosed prior to surgery, and the correct diagnosis was made by pathological examination following surgery. Upon retrospective review(More)
OBJECTIVES Palmar hyperhidrosis (PH) is a common dysfunctional disorder, with endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) being the most popular treatment method. However, until now, there is little improvement to this technique. In this paper, we present a new alternative to the conventional surgical method. METHODS We performed ETS with flexible(More)