Benn Smith

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We present a comprehensive study of the use of generative modeling approaches for Multiple-Instance Learning (MIL) problems. In MIL a learner receives training instances grouped together into bags with labels for the bags only (which might not be correct for the comprised instances). Our work was motivated by the task of facilitating the diagnosis of(More)
There has been a significant increase over recent years in the use of contact heat evoked potentials (CHEPs) for the evaluation of small nerve fiber function. Measuring CHEP amplitude and latency has clinical utility for the diagnosis and assessment of conditions with neuropathic pain. This international multicenter study aimed to provide reference values(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to create reference values for jitter measured with concentric needle electrodes. METHODS Operators worldwide contributed recordings from orbicularis oculi (OO), frontalis (FR), and extensor digitorum (ED) muscles in healthy controls. Criteria for acceptable signal quality were agreed upon in advance. Fifteen or 20(More)
OBJECTIVE Motor unit loss associated with neuropathic disorders affects motor unit activation. Quantitative electromyographic (EMG) features of motor unit activation estimated from the sequences of motor unit potentials (MUPs) created by concurrently active motor units can support the detection of neuropathic disorders. Interpretation of most motor unit(More)
Evaluation of patients with suspected neuromuscular disorders is typically based on qualitative visual and auditory assessment of needle detected eletromyographic (EMG) signals; the resulting muscle characterization is subjective and highly dependent on the skill and experience of the examiner. Quantitative electromyography (QEMG) techniques were developed(More)
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