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Prognosis estimation under the light of metabolic tumor parameters on initial FDG-PET/CT in patients with primary extranodal lymphoma

analysis. The results of univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses are shown in Table 2 , 3 . ROC curve drawn to evaluate the diagnostic value of SUVmean, MTV and TLG is shown in Figure 1 . SUVmean remained significant after ROC curve analysis. One unit increment of SUVmean amplifies recurrence rate 1.4 times. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated as 88% and 64%, respectively, when the cut-off value of SUVmean was set at 5.15. Cut-off values, sensitivity and specificity of SUVmean, MTV and TLG are shown in Table 4 . SUVmean was dichotomized by

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A young lady with inflammation of unknown origin

significantly more frequent in patients with underlying vasculitis when comparing with healthy individuals. Other imaging techniques such as Doppler ultrasound had been reported useful in assessing the carotid arteries. Otherwise, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) had also been supported by a Japanese study for its role at initial diagnosis and monitoring of vascular activity in various causes of vascular inflammation [ 8 ]. In this study, with a cut-off standardized uptake value (SUV) at 2.1, the sensitivity and specificity of FDG-PET was 92.6% and

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Bacterial Biofilms on Food Contact Surfaces - a Review

elevated temperature and pH value. J. Food Sci., 1988a, 51, 445-448. Hood S. K., Zottola E. A., Biofilms in food processing. Food Contr., 1995, 6, 9-18. Hood S. K., Zottola E. A., Isolation and identification of adherent gram-negative microorganisms from four meat-processing facilities. J. Food Sci., 1997, 60, 1135-1138. Howell D., Behrends B., A review of surface roughness in antifouling coatings illustrating the importance of cut off length. Biofouling, 2006, 22, 401

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Clinical and Radiological Assessment in Axial Spondyloarthritis

the Rheumatic Diseases 2009 68 1811 1818 [28] Machado P, Landewé R, Lie E, et al Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS): defining cut-off values for disease activity states and improvement scores. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2011;70:47-53.) 10.1136/ard.2010.138594 21068095 Machado P Landewé R Lie E et al Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS): defining cut-off values for disease activity states and improvement scores Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2011 70 47 53

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A system consists of lifted steel tank and four assembly supports with variable assembly conditions

cut-off from the tank after the disaster. The vertical weld joining the detached connector to the carriage of the tower was of poor quality, and only the horizontal weld was of standard value ( Figure 3 ). Figure 3 Details of connector welding: 1 and 2, fillet welds in the broken lap joint (1, low-quality weld; 2, proper quality weld); 3, double fillet weld 2 Computational models The computational model of a system tank – four towers made in the computer programme Robot – is shown in Figure 4 . Figure 4 Model of a system tank-four towers

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Experimental Investigation of Drilling Small Hole on Duplex Stainless Steel (SS 2205) Using EDM

1 Introduction In modern manufacturing industries, electrical discharge machining (EDM) is widely used because of its ability to cut different materials with any desired shapes. The materials are removed by the etching technique in which an electrical energy is converted into a thermal energy because of the spark generated when the work piece came closer to the tool. It creates good surface structure because of its noncontact approach. Among various grades of stainless steel, the SS 205 is widely used in pressure vessels, fire walls, and sea water system

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Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation in neoadjuvant therapy of locally advanced rectal cancer: a systematic review

and DWI tumour volume reduction were the best predictors of complete pathological response. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of DWI visual assessment to predict complete response were 81.8%, 94.3%, 75%, 96.1% and 76% respectively. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of tumour volume reduction (cut off value 95%) were 80%, 84.1% and 64.1%, respectively. ADC measure (before, during, and after therapy) is the most widely studied approach to assess therapy response. Increases in ADC values after treatment

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Can we see the living brain? A review on in vivo visualization of the brain

. Until the second half of the 20 th century, life ended with the last beat of the heart, a consequent and clear-cut definition of life and death. And still, in our daily emotional life, the heart and not the brain plays the central role. So still today, we are used to feel “from the bottom of our heart” and never “from the bottom of our brain”. From a medical perspective, the definition of death by using a conception of brain death became only important when in transplantation medicine living organs including the heart were necessary for transplantation while the

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Right Kinds of Mixing?
Promoting Cohesion in a Copenhagen Neighbourhood

translation). The strategy to fight ghettoisation thus created an image of the ghetto as physically cut off from the rest of society leading to the perception that behind these (imagined) walls, the ghetto would evolve into a parallel society undermining the Danish nation state. A nation state, which in the dominant Danish discourse on integration is often articulated as historically homogeneous. Up until the beginning/mid 19 th century, Denmark was a centralised and multicultural kingdom, encompassing among others the Nothern German duchy Schleswig-Holstein, Norway

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Powered Roof Support – Rock Strata Interactions on the Example of an Automated Coal Plough System

longwall face. Depending on their actual arrangement, pressure increase in shield legs follows a different pattern, which is mostly associated with the depth of cut, ranging from 0.01 to 0.25 m (from 0.65 to 1.2 m for shearer). Predicted plots of operating pressure p r variations with time for the coal plough support are shown in Figure 2 . Figure 2 Predicted operating pressure p r of the plough support Source: Author’s own sources. Once the shields are set against the roof, pressure increases within the time t 1 reaching the initial load

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