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  1. Given a natural image from the single sensor, the key task is to properly reconstruct the full color image. This paper presents an effectively demosaicking algorithm based on fully directional estimation using...

    Authors: Lingyan Fan, Guorui Feng, Yanli Ren and Jinwei Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1736
  2. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mobilization with movement and kinesiotherapy in the treatment of patients with lateral epicondylosis.

    Authors: Alexandre Marcio Marcolino, Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves, Bruna Gabriela Oliveira, Aline Aguiar Alexandre, Guilherme Corsatto, Rafael Inacio Barbosa and Marisa de Cássia Registro Fonseca
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1718
  3. Blackberries are fruits produced worldwide, with 25 % of their production centered in Mexico, Central and South America. Tropical highland blackberry is a fruit that can potentially enhance human health, due t...

    Authors: Alexander Schmidt-Durán, Carlos Alvarado-Ulloa, Randall Chacón-Cerdas, Luis Fernando Alvarado-Marchena and Dora Flores-Mora
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1717
  4. Currently, whether endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is superior to conventional TBNA (cTBNA) in the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy remains controversial. ...

    Authors: Jun-Hong Yan, Lei Pan, Xiao-Li Chen, Jian-Wei Chen, Li-Ming Yan, Bao Liu and Yong-Zhong Guo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1716
  5. Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) is a rare, intractable disease with unknown etiology. IBGC3 is a familial genetic disease defined by genetic mutations in the major causative gene (SLC20A2). People w...

    Authors: Tomiko Takeuchi, Koko Muraoka, Megumi Yamada, Yuri Nishio and Isao Hozumi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1713
  6. Lavandula luisieri (Rozeira) Rivas-Martinez is an endemic aromatic Labiatae the Iberian Peninsula, common in semi-arid regions of southern Portugal and southwestern Spain, that produces a...

    Authors: Sofia Pombal, Cleide F. Rodrigues, João P. Araújo, Pedro M. Rocha, Jesus M. Rodilla, David Diez, Ángela P. Granja, Arlindo C. Gomes and Lúcia A. Silva
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1711
  7. We present in this paper the convergence properties of Jacobi spectral collocation method when used to approximate the solution of multidimensional nonlinear Volterra integral equation. The solution is suffic...

    Authors: Yunxia Wei, Yanping Chen, Xiulian Shi and Yuanyuan Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1710
  8. The impact of women’s education on fertility is of interest to researchers, particularly in China. However, few studies have provided well-founded assessments of how women’s education, workforce experience, an...

    Authors: Manyu Lan and Yaoqiu Kuang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1708
  9. Irrigation-induced increase in intrarenal pressure is of concern because it may cause infection due to increased pyelovenous and pyelolymphatic absorption. This study is the first to compare prospectively the ...

    Authors: Vahit Guzelburc, Mehmet Balasar, Mukaddes Colakogullari, Selcuk Guven, Abdulkadir Kandemir, Ahmet Ozturk, Pelin Karaaslan, Bulent Erkurt and Selami Albayrak
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1707
  10. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and distribution of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in symptomatic male patients who were referred to the clinics of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicin...

    Authors: Muammer Osman Köksal, Hayati Beka, Mehmet Demirci, Ates Kadioglu, Ali Agacfidan and Baki Akgül
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1706
  11. To evaluate whether there is an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms in magnesium-permeable TRPM6 ion channel and development of meningomyelocele (MMC). Therefore, we examined a total of 150 childr...

    Authors: Mehmet Saraç, Ebru Önalan, Ünal Bakal, Tugay Tartar, Mustafa Aydın, Ayşen Orman, Ahmet Tektemur, Erdal Taşkın, Fatih Serhat Erol and Ahmet Kazez
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1703
  12. Core self-evaluations (CSE) might account for relative gains in job resources across time, especially in situations when these individual differences affect behavior that is relevant for development of job res...

    Authors: Achim Elfering, Anita C. Keller, Martial Berset, Laurenz L. Meier, Simone Grebner, Wolfgang Kälin, Françoise Monnerat, Franziska Tschan and Norbert K. Semmer
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1702
  13. Witches’ broom disease of lime (WBDL) is a serious phytoplasma disease of acid lime in Oman, the UAE and Iran. Despite efforts to study it, no systemic study attempted to characterize the relationship among th...

    Authors: Shaikha Y. Al-Abadi, Abdullah M. Al-Sadi, Matthew Dickinson, Mohammed S. Al-Hammadi, Rashid Al-Shariqi, Rashid A. Al-Yahyai, Elham A. Kazerooni and Assunta Bertaccini
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1701
  14. While ovarian mature cystic teratomas are benign ovarian germ-cell tumors and the most common type of all ovarian tumors, the formation of fistulas into surrounding organs such as the bladder and the intestina...

    Authors: Yuichiro Kizaki, Tomonori Nagai, Ken Ohara, Yosuke Gomi, Taichi Akahori, Yoshihisa Ono, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Yasushi Takai, Masahiro Saito, Kazunori Baba and Hiroyuki Seki
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1700
  15. Individuals often allow prior investments of time, money or effort to influence their current behavior. A tendency to allow previous investments to impact further investment, referred to as the sunk-cost falla...

    Authors: David P. Jarmolowicz, Warren K. Bickel, Michael J. Sofis, Laura E. Hatz and E. Terry Mueller
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1699
  16. Heavy metals are known to cause deleterious effects on human health through food chain. Human health risks were evaluated from consumption of heavy metal contaminated fish from Buriganga River in Bangladesh. W...

    Authors: Md. Kawser Ahmed, Mohammad Abdul Baki, Goutam Kumar Kundu, Md. Saiful Islam, Md. Monirul Islam and Md. Muzammel Hossain
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1697
  17. Candida spp. is the most prevalent species causing systemic fungal infections. The effect of antifungal agents were screened in vitro and their synergism effect were determined between hy...

    Authors: Wan Harun Himratul-Aznita, Che Omran Nor-Zulaila and Khairuddin Nurul-Fatihah
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1696
  18. This study seeks to discover the best solution for women’s property sharing between Islamic and current social practices in Bangladesh. A qualitative method has been adopted to achieve this goal. It is found t...

    Authors: Issa Khan, Md. Faruk Abdullah, Noor Naemah Abdul Rahman, Mohd Roslan Bin Mohd Nor and Mohd Yakub Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1695
  19. Though foreign body (FB) aspiration or ingestion is not uncommon in children, a straight pin as the culprit FB is rarely seen. The nature of such a FB makes it sometimes difficult to diagnose and deal with, es...

    Authors: Xicheng Deng, Jinghua Wang, Renwei Chen, Peng Huang, Pingbo Liu and Xinyou Luo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1694
  20. The livestock sector serves as a foremost source of revenue for rural people, particularly in many developing countries. Among the livestock species, sheep and goats are the main source of livelihood for rural...

    Authors: Fikeremaryam Birara Feleke, Melaku Berhe, Getachew Gebru and Dana Hoag
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1692
  21. Variants of microRNA (miRNA)-binding sites in RAD51 gene’s 3′ untranslated region (3′UTR) are significantly associated with cancer risk, but the roles of these genetic variants in post-transcriptional regulation ...

    Authors: Fengxia Chen, Haozhong Zhang and Feifei Pu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1688
  22. In this paper we construct some real algebras by using elementary functions, and discuss some relations between several axioms and its related conditions for such functions. We obtain some conditions for real-...

    Authors: Young Joo Seo and Young Hee Kim
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1684
  23. We analyzed the efficacy of the interface design of speech generating devices on three non-verbal adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in hopes of improving their on-campus communication and cogni...

    Authors: Chien-Hsu Chen, Chuan-Po Wang, I-Jui Lee and Chris Chun-Chin Su
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1682
  24. A study of the melt volume flow rate (MVR) and the melt flow rate (MFR) of kenaf fibre (KF) reinforced Floreon (FLO) and magnesium hydroxide (MH) biocomposites under different temperatures (160–180 °C) and we...

    Authors: C. H. Lee, S. M. Sapuan, J. H. Lee and M. R. Hassan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1680
  25. Diabetes substantially increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CAD) and is associated with an increased risk of CAD mortality. The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in coronary art...

    Authors: Lijie Zhu, Jingjing Liu, Chuanyu Gao, Wenli Zhao, Jing Que, Xianpei Wang, Datun Qi, Jun Liu, Wentao Xiao, Juanjuan Yan, Wentao Li, You Zhang and Honghui Yang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1678
  26. The recent emergence of NADC30-like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in vaccinated pigs arose more attentions for the high incidents of mutation and recombination of PRRSVs.

    Authors: Xiangdong Li, Jiajun Wu, Feifei Tan, Yingying Li, Guobiao Ji, Jinshan Zhuang, Xinyan Zhai and Kegong Tian
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1677
  27. There is no global consensus for the optimal management of HCC. Most of patients at the time of diagnosis are not candidate for potentially curative therapy. The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of low dos...

    Authors: Amr Shaaban Hanafy
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1675
  28. Invertebrates are a very diverse group of animals, showing a wide spectrum of life strategies and adaptations. They often exhibit very complex behavioural and social patterns. In crayfish, the largest freshwat...

    Authors: Miloš Buřič, Martin Fořt, Martin Bláha, Lukáš Veselý, Pavel Kozák and Antonín Kouba
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1674
  29. The contacting surfaces subjected to progressive loss of material known as ‘wear,’ which is unavoidable between contacting surfaces. Similar kind of phenomenon observed in the human body in various joints whe...

    Authors: Sachin Ghalme, Ankush Mankar and Y. J. Bhalerao
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1671