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In fractal image block coding, most of the time is spent on finding a close match between a range block and a large pool of domain blocks. For a large image, this effect becomes aggravated as the domain pool increases exponentially. We propose using the local variances of domain blocks to reduce the search space. By sorting the contracted domain pool(More)
The history of neonatal sepsis related to early onset group B streptococcus (GBS) emerged in the early 1970s. The neonatal mortality rate was 55% for those neonates with invasive GBS disease. The first adopted guidelines by the medical community to prevent early onset GBS were developed in the 1990s. One year after implementation of the guidelines, the(More)