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BACKGROUND Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) represents a relatively rare malignancy. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and survival of DM in the United States. METHODS Incidence and survival data were obtained from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program, 1992-2007. Kaplan-Meier and Cox(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) plays a major role in the regulation of sodium transport in the collecting duct and hence sodium balance. This review describes recent findings in the regulation of ENaC function by serine proteases in particular and other regulatory aspects. RECENT FINDINGS Regulation of ENaC(More)
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (SCFN) is a rare, benign, and self-limiting panniculitis of neonates that presents in the first few weeks of life and is most commonly associated with birth asphyxia and meconium aspiration. There have been few case reports of SCFN following therapeutic hypothermia. With the increasing use of therapeutic whole-body(More)
Down syndrome (DS) patients are prone to pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) due to various cardiopulmonary causes. However, the association of DS with pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is not adequately described. We illustrate three cases from our center and an additional 13 cases from an extensive review of the literature of DS patients with PHTN and PVS. In DS(More)
The probability of developing melanoma of the skin in the United States has been previously reported as a whole entity. This study aimed to describe lifetime risks of cutaneous melanoma by histological subtype among different racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Melanoma cases newly diagnosed in 2005-2007 were obtained from 16 registries(More)
  • Zhuang Feng
  • 2010 2nd International Conference on Information…
  • 2010
This paper addresses the feedback stabilization problem for networked control systems with quantized output measurements. A quantized output feedback controller is designed to stabilize the unstable plant, where a data-rate constrained communication channel connects the sensors and controllers. A quantization scheme in the presence of data-rate constraints(More)
The potential association between xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related gammaretrovirus (XMRV) and prostate cancer (PCa) has been documented since 2006. It is important for furthering our understanding of the biological mechanisms of PCa to ascertain whether this association is causal. To summarize the available information on the epidemiological and(More)
Mycosis fungoides is the most common entity among all cutaneous T cell lymphomas. Herein, we report for the first time a case of mycosis fungoides in a 51-year-old man with aggressive clinical course and confirmed C-MYC/8q24 translocation. Review of the literature reveals that dermal Ki-67 proliferation index not only correlates with the type and extent of(More)
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