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2. The registration problem Image registration finds a variety of applications in computer vision. Unfortunately, traditional image registration techniques tend to be costly. We present a new image registration technique that makes use of the spatial intensity gradient of the images to find a good match using a type of Newton-Raphson iteration. Our(More)
This randomized, controlled trial evaluated the impact of personalized follow-up on compliance rates in high-risk patients receiving combination lipid-lowering therapy over 2 years. A random sample of 30 patients 7-30 days after cardiac surgery had baseline fasting low-density lipoprotein levels higher than 130 mg/dl. All patients received lovastatin 20(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the cost of intravenous adenosine and intravenous dipyridamole in positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with coronary artery disease. A retrospective, open-label, case-control, cost-effectiveness analysis was performed in the out-patient nuclear medicine department of a university hospital. Thirty-six(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a cost-minimization analysis of intravenous adenosine and intravenous dipyridamole in thallous chloride TI 201 single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging. DESIGN A retrospective, open-label, cost-minimization analysis. SETTING University hospital, outpatient nuclear medicine department. (More)
Phenylbutazone has been clearly demonstrated to interact pharmacokinetically and clinically with warfarin, although several other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) also have the potential to interact with warfarin to cause alterations in prothrombin time. Aspirin is known to inhibit platelet aggregation irreversibly, whereas nonaspirin NSAIDs are(More)
In addition to efficacy and safety, the cost of therapy has become an increasingly important factor to consider when selecting drugs to treat patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. However, acquisition prices alone do not determine the total cost of therapy. To better assess total costs, we conducted a systematic, retrospective, cost-minimization(More)
The excretion of terfenadine into breast milk has not been reported previously. Disposition of terfenadine was prospectively studied in four healthy lactating mothers (age, 33 +/- 4 years). Subjects received 60 mg terfenadine every 12 hours over a period of 48 hours to achieve steady-state milk and plasma concentrations. Milk and plasma samples were(More)
BACKGROUND Electrocardiogram (ECG)-based detection of ischemia is typically dependent on identifying changes in repolarization. Analysis of high-frequency QRS (HFQRS) components, related to the depolarization phase of the cardiac action potential, has been reported to better identify ischemia. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that HFQRS analysis is both(More)
INTRODUCTION ECG stress testing is an inexpensive and non-invasive detector of myocardial ischemia; addition of high-frequency QRS analysis (HFQRS) may improve accuracy. This study compared HFQRS during exercise in patients with and without ischemia as defined by multiple criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS High-resolution ECGs were recorded for 139 patients(More)