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Fast sparse fractal image compression

: Jianji Wang, Pei Chen, Bao Xi, Yi Zhang, Shujian Yu. Writing ± original draft: Jianji Wang, Yi Zhang, Shujian Yu. Writing ± review & editing: Jianji Wang, Pei Chen. 17 / 18 1. Barnsley MF , Jacquin AE

Femtocaching assisted multi-source D2D content delivery in cellular networks

Chen 1 0 School of Computer and Information Engineering, Henan Normal University , No. 46, Jianshe East Road, 453007 Xinxiang , China 1 National Digital Switching System Engineering and Technological

Therapeutic flexible airway endoscopy of small children in a tertiary referral center—11 years’ experience

/Research Approval Letter: IRB-TPEVGH No.:2016-04-006A. (PDF) Author Contributions Conceptualization: Wen-Jue Soong. Investigation: Wen-Jue Soong, Pei-Chen Tsao. Methodology: Wen-Jue Soong. Project ... administration: Wen-Jue Soong. Resources: Pei-Chen Tsao, Chia-Feng Yang. Software: Yu-Sheng Lee. Supervision: Wen-Jue Soong. Data curation: Wen-Jue Soong, Pei-Chen Tsao, Yu-Sheng Lee, Chia-Feng Yang

Parent-child discrepancies in the report of adolescent emotional and behavioral problems in Taiwan

The majority of studies on parent-child discrepancies in the assessment of adolescent emotional and behavioral problems have been conducted in Western countries. It is believed that parent-adolescent agreement would be higher in societies with a strong culture of familism. We examined whether parent-adolescent discrepancies in the rating of adolescent emotional and behavioral ...

The decrease of consistence probability: at the crossroad of catastrophic transition of a biological system

Background Unlike traditional detection of a disease state in which there are clear phenomena, it is usually a challenge to identify the pre-disease state during the progression of a complex disease just before the serious deterioration, not only because of the high complexity of the biological system, but there may be few clues and apparent changes appearing until the catastrophic ...

Quantitative modeling of gene expression using DNA shape features of binding sites

Prediction of gene expression levels driven by regulatory sequences is pivotal in genomic biology. A major focus in transcriptional regulation is sequence-to-expression modeling, which interprets the enhancer sequence based on transcription factor concentrations and DNA binding specificities and predicts precise gene expression levels in varying cellular contexts. Such models ...

Earlier versus later initiation of renal replacement therapy among critically ill patients with acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

controlled trials Tai?Shuan Lai Chih?Chung Shiao JianJ?hong Wang ChunT?e Huang Pei?Chen Wu Eric Chueh Shih?Chieh Jeff Chueh Kianoush Kashani 0 Vin?Cent Wu 1 0 Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Immunomodulatory Effects of Different Lactic Acid Bacteria on Allergic Response and Its Relationship with In Vitro Properties

Some studies reported that probiotic could relieve allergy-induced damage to the host, but how to get a useful probiotic is still a challenge. In this study, the protective effects of three lactic acid bacteria (La, Lp and Lc) were evaluated in a mouse model, and its relationship with the in vitro properties was analyzed. The in vitro results indicated that La with the capacity to ...

Defining and characterizing the critical transition state prior to the type 2 diabetes disease

Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with increased risk of serious long-term complications, currently represents 8.3% of the adult population. We hypothesized that a critical transition state prior to the new onset T2DM can be revealed through the longitudinal electronic medical record (EMR) analysis. Method We applied the transition-based network entropy methodology which ...

An outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis associated with asymptomatic food handlers in Kinmen, Taiwan

Background In February 2015 an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred in a distillery in Kinmen, Taiwan. At least 450 affected employees developed the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting after attending a lunch banquet on 6 February. Epidemiological, laboratory and environmental investigations were conducted to identify the agent and source of this outbreak. Methods A case–control ...

Comparison of bronchial brushing and sputum in detection of pediatric pulmonary tuberculosis

The retrospective study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of bronchial brushing and sputum using acid fast bacilli smear, mycobacterial culture and real-time PCR in detection of pediatric pulmonary tuberculosis, sensitivity and specificity of bronchial brushing and sputum examined by the three methods were calculated and compared to each other. Data showed there were no ...

Circulating growth arrest-specific protein 6 levels are associated with erythropoietin resistance in hemodialysis patients

Growth arrest-specific protein 6 (Gas6) works synergistically with erythropoietin (EPO) to increase the proliferation and maturation of erythroblasts. However, the role of Gas 6 levels on EPO resistance in hemodialysis (HD) patients remains unclear. Therefore, the objective of this study was the first to examine the correlation between plasma Gas6 levels and EPO resistance in HD ...

Alteration of Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) Expression in Orbital Fibroblasts from Patients with Graves’ Ophthalmopathy

Graves’ ophthalmopathy (GO) is a disfiguring and sometimes blinding disease, which is characterized by inflammation and swelling of orbital tissues, with fibrosis and adipogenesis being predominant features. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the expression levels of fibrosis-related genes, especially that of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), are altered in ...

Prognosis and Risk Factors for Congenital Airway Anomalies in Children with Congenital Heart Disease: A Nationwide Population-Based Study in Taiwan

Background The mortality risk associated with congenital airway anomalies (CAA) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with CAA, and the associated mortality risk, among children with CHD. Methods This nationwide, population-based study evaluated 39,652 children with CHD aged 0–5 years between 2000 and ...

Meta-Analysis of the Associations of p-Cresyl Sulfate (PCS) and Indoxyl Sulfate (IS) with Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

Background Indoxyl sulfate (IS) and p-cresyl sulfate (PCS) are protein-bound uremic toxins that increase in the sera of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and are not effectively removed by dialysis. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to investigate the relationships of PCS and IS with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with CKD stage 3 and above. ...

A Longitudinal Study on Early Hospitalized Airway Infections and Subsequent Childhood Asthma

Background Acute airway infections, including bronchiolitis, are common causes of early childhood hospitalization. The development of later asthma may be related to early airway infections in young children. This study is to investigate the relationship between hospitalized airway infections (HAI) in young children (< 3 years old) and later childhood asthma. Methods Hospitalized ...

biDCG: A New Method for Discovering Global Features of DNA Microarray Data via an Iterative Re-Clustering Procedure

Biclustering techniques have become very popular in cancer genetics studies, as they are tools that are expected to connect phenotypes to genotypes, i.e. to identify subgroups of cancer patients based on the fact that they share similar gene expression patterns as well as to identify subgroups of genes that are specific to these subtypes of cancer and therefore could serve as ...

Development of a Newborn Screening Program for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) in Taipei

Background Early detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality among newborns. We investigate the feasibility of implementing a community-based newborn CCHD screening program in Taipei. Methods Twelve birthing facilities in Taipei participated in a trial screening program between October 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. Newborns ...

Genome-Wide Identification and Characterization of RBR Ubiquitin Ligase Genes in Soybean

RBR (RING1-IBR-RING2) proteins play an important role in protein ubiquitination and are involved in many cellular processes. Recent studies showed plant RBR genes were induced by abiotic and biotic stresses. However, detailed studies on RBR genes in the important oil crop, soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.), is still lacking. Here we performed a genome-wide search and identified 24 ...