Aaron Adcock

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In this paper we present a methodology of classifying hepatic (liver) lesions using multidimensional persistent homology, the matching metric (also called the bottleneck distance), and a support vector machine. We present our classification results on a dataset of 132 lesions that have been outlined and annotated by radiologists. We find that topological(More)
How objects are assigned to components in a distributed system can have a significant impact on performance and resource usage. Social Hash is a framework for producing, serving, and maintaining assignments of objects to components so as to optimize the operations of large social networks, such as Facebook’s Social Graph. The framework uses a two-level(More)
The authors have developed a mathematical model for peritoneal dialysis, based on the Popovich-Pyle-Moncrief approach, that is capable of predicting urea Kt/V and total weekly creatinine clearance for a variety of peritoneal dialysis therapies. This prescription model incorporates both diffusive and convective solute removal as well as ultrafiltration and(More)
Elderly patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) from two large chronic peritoneal dialysis programs were compared with younger patients in regard to peritonitis rates, catheter problems, hospital days, transfers to other forms of therapy, and mortality. Peritonitis rates and organisms were similar in younger and older patients. Catheter replacements(More)
The fast peritoneal equilibration test (PET) has been proposed as a substitute procedure for the standard PET because it is less expensive and less time consuming since fewer samples must be drawn. This study was undertaken to compare the fast and standard PETs to determine if the fast PET is a viable alternative. Fifteen patients participated in the study.(More)
The Single Use Y set is a disposable CAPD system that incorporates the use of a Quick Disconnect Clamp (QDC) for external occlusion. The system is designed using two types of twist lock connectology. The twist lock bag connector located at the distal end of the set is designed with a flange that provides a safety shelf for proper hand position during bag(More)
The Freedom Set II is designed with a three-way valve to control the direction of dialysate flow thus simplifying the procedure and decreasing training time. Twenty-four patients from two centers were trained on the Freedom Set II and were observed for ninety patient months. Five patients who had been on other bagless systems expressed their preference for(More)
The DextroLyte II (Dex II) Peritoneal Dialysis System was designed to improve safety and convenience in dialysis therapy. Connectors introduced with this system have a threaded recessed male connector with a corresponding female counterpart. Products are provided for CAPD, Single Use Y, Long Life Y and CCPD. Safety and convenience features intended to(More)
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