Chad A. Cole

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This paper outlines a three-step procedure for determining the low bit error rate performance curve of a wide class of LDPC codes of moderate length. The traditional method to estimate code performance in the higher SNR region is to use a sum of the contributions of the most dominant error events to the probability of error. These dominant error events will(More)
Subluxation of the hip is common in patients with intermediate spinal muscular atrophy. This retrospective study aimed to investigate the influence of surgery on pain and function, as well as the natural history of subluxed hips which were treated conservatively. Thirty patients were assessed clinically and radiologically. Of the nine who underwent surgery(More)
A total of 53 women with chemotherapy-naïve stage Ic-IV ovarian cancer were treated with four cycles of carboplatin area under the curve 7 every 3 weeks, followed by four cycles of paclitaxel 70 mg m(-2) (days 1, 8, and 15) and gemcitabine 1000 mg m(-2) (days 1 and 8) every 3 weeks. In all, 37 (70%) had stage III/IV disease, with 22 (42%) having tumour >2(More)
PURPOSE The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of moderate hypoxia and hypocapnia on the latency and amplitude of cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) in conscious human subjects. METHODS In ten volunteers the amplitude and latency of the cortical somatosensory evoked potentials were recorded during stimulation of the left(More)
DHA-paclitaxel is a conjugate of paclitaxel and the fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid. Preclinical studies have demonstrated increased activity, relative to paclitaxel, with the potential for an improved therapeutic ratio. We conducted a phase I study to determine the maximum tolerated doses of DHA-paclitaxel and carboplatin when administered in combination.(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous pericranium, fascia lata (either as autograft or allograft), bovine pericardium (DuraGuard), fetal bovine tissue (Durepair), processed collagen matrix (DuraGen), and synthetic fabrics (e.g., synthetic Goretex graft) have all been used for duraplasty in Chiari decompression surgery, and no consensus exists as to the optimal material. We(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to microgravity causes a height increase of up to 70 mm that places traction on the spine and may possibly lead to spinal cord dysfunction. Somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) have been widely used to monitor spinal cord function. This study was carried out to determine the long-term stability of the latency of SSEP's in individual(More)
Regular LDPC codes are a special class of low-density codes having an equal number of ones in each row and column of the parity check matrix describing the linear code. The uniform structure of regular LDPC codes allows a practical hardware implementation which can efficiently utilize the inherent paral-lelism of the message passing algorithm (MPA) commonly(More)
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