Boss Strauss

  • Despite the widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as screening tool for prostate cancer (PCa), some patients will be diagnosed with upfront metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa). Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the cornerstone in the treatment of mPCa, followed and combined with second-line hormonal treatments (eg, abiraterone,…[Read more]

  • The variant and lower level gene expression of the IRF6 could be observed in most of RCC cell lines. After cells treated with 5-aza-2’deoxycytidine, the expression of IRF6 was restored. In the real-time PCR of IRF6 in RCC tissues, the mean –ΔCT was −8.0 in normal tissue and −11.5 in RCC tissue with significantly different (P=0.013). Our findin…[Read more]

  • IntroductionVenous thromboembolism (VTE), comprising deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is the leading cause of noncancer death following major abdominal or pelvic cancer surgery [1]. When patients are diagnosed with asymptomatic VTE in the postoperative period, their risk of death is 3 to 13 times higher than patients who do…[Read more]

  • Because the magnitude of the Doppler power depends on the intensity of signals backscattered from blood, both Doppler power and echogenicity have been used to assess the degree of RBC aggregation. One advantage of using echogenicity to evaluate RBC aggregation is that this reduces the effect of the frequency response of the electronic circuitry on…[Read more]

  • Experimental configurationResultsDebye Series Method (DSM) decompositionHoneycomb sandwich imagingConclusionThis paper has described the usefulness of ultrasonic arrays for NDT of sandwich honeycomb composite. The frequency dependence of the material properties such as velocity and attenuation in the composite plate were determined along the…[Read more]

  • Material and methodsResultsDiscussionChina is a developing country that holds the largest population in the world. With continued improvement of sanitation levels and widespread HAV vaccination in this country, the incidence of hepatitis A has declined in recent years. However, infection by HAV remains the major cause of acute viral hepatitis,…[Read more]

  • Like all of the practice guidelines discussed herein, the TDI addresses the dependence of thermal risk on both temperature and time. However, its advantage is that it provides a means for implementing the thermal dose concept on a device. In principle, such implementation should not be difficult because the TI is already available. The more…[Read more]

  • When the abrasive slurry flows below the vibrating tool, a number of particles experience direct impact with the vibrating tool. These impacts in turn, lead to strain hardening of the SS tool, consequently dhpg of top layer of the tool is observed. Such top layer compression was reported earlier in case of SS 316 tool [14]. As the top layer…[Read more]

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    Material and methodsResultsDiscussionWe employed the travelling wave paradigm in order to compare the binocular ionomycin dynamics and transcallosal transfer in a group of TBI patients and matched controls. We found that both propagation speed and propagation success were affected in the TBI group. The I/I ratio was significantly smaller in…[Read more]

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    How are clinical trials designed?Investigators may choose from a number of different trial designs predicated on their specific research question. Most trials are designed to show that the intervention being studied is superior to a standard of care or no intervention (i.e., placebo). For simplicity, clinical trial designs can be categorized into…[Read more]

  • Fig. 7 illustrates the performance of a micro-column consisting of a micro-lens with 2.5µm apertures and a mini-lens with 50µm apertures. During the test series the field emitter is kept aligned at a certain distance in front of the micro-lens. The extraction voltage is set to −100 V.The size of the projection image of the beam limiting ape…[Read more]

  • IntroductionSodium alginate (ALG) is one of the widely used polysaccharides as an enzyme carrier and food additives, which is made up of mannuronic MLN4924 cost (M) and guluronic acid (G) as two kinds of structure units, forming a kind of no linear block copolymer of branched chain. It is easy to form hydrogels in the presence of divalent…[Read more]

  • Indeed there is evidence that, when disparities are large, depth perception becomes not merely imprecise but it also becomes inaccurate. For example, Richards and Kaye showed that perceived depth from disparity is not a monotonic function of physical disparity (Richards & Kaye, 1974). Rather it is a unimodal function: as the disparity increases,…[Read more]

  • Boss Strauss posted an update 2 weeks ago

    The wind speeds generated in this study (6.75ms−1) are intermediate to the range (1–10ms−1) tested by Beckett et al. (2000) for example; the greater the wind speeds, the larger particle inertia will be and thus a more effective impaction. It is therefore likely that species differences in calmer weather conditions would be less pronounced, but w…[Read more]

  • Boss Strauss posted an update 2 weeks ago

    ConclusionsIntroductionBladder cancer is the third most common solid tumor in men and the eighth in women. In the United States, there will be an estimated 74,690 new cases and 15,580 deaths in 2014 [1]. The 5-year survival rates for advanced regional and distant disease are 36% and 6%, respectively [2,3]. Only modest improvements in survival are…[Read more]

  • AcknowledgmentsIntroductionFibrin scaffolds are highly porous, protein-based hydrogels frequently used in regenerative medicine as a substrate for Manumycin A and for encapsulation of proteins such as growth factors (GFs) (Dehghani and Annabi 2011; Seliktar 2012; Shaikh et al. 2008). Similar to other hydrogels, the release of a bioactive m…[Read more]

  • Modeling of mechanical quality factor of USMIn this section, the analytical model of the mechanical quality factor of an USM, , will be deduced, whose derivation starts with the definition as follows [11]At a steady state, the maximum stored energy, , and the maximum kinetic energy, , reach equilibrium in an electrical cycle. As a result, .…[Read more]

  • It has been shown that activation of platelets is associated not only with the morphological changes and expression of surface receptors, but also with shedding fragments of platelet plasma membranes – termed microparticles (PMPs – platelet-derived microparticles). PMPs released from activated platelets carry several antigens such as P-s…[Read more]

  • The principal outcome measure of this retrospective study was biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS), specifically postprostatectomy PSA, measured from date of prostatectomy to date of first rising PSA level of≥0.2ng/ml, or last follow-up or death, if no PSA rise occurred. Patients with stable postoperative PSAs at 0.1ng/ml were not considered t…[Read more]

  • ConclusionsIntroductionMovement performance in the upper extremities is essential in most activities of daily life and has important applications while demanding adequate shoulder mobility. The anatomy of the cavitas glenoidalis yields a large range of motion and flexibility, but at the same time the joint needs to be actively stabilized by the…[Read more]

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