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This paper describes a problem domain that lends it self to mixed initiative interaction The domain is traded control with an autonomous robot Traded control is a situation in which a human wants to con trol a robot during part of a task and the robot is au tonomous during other parts of a task A signi cant problem in traded control situations is that the(More)
BACKGROUND The Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (JLNS) is the autosomal recessive form of long QT syndrome (LQTS)--a familial cardiac disorder that causes syncope, seizures, and sudden death from ventricular arrhythmias, specifically torsade de pointes. JLNS is associated with sensorineural deafness and has been shown to occur with homozygous mutations in(More)
We describe a system called Olive that freezes and precisely reproduces the environment necessary to execute software long after its creation. It uses virtual machine (VM) technology to encapsulate legacy software, complete with all its software dependencies. This legacy world can be completely closed-source: there is no requirement for availability of(More)
OBJECTIVE Nonhyperlipidemic postinfarction patients are at high risk for recurrent coronary events by virtue of incident myocardial infarction (MI); however, few studies assess risk beyond incident MI. The aim of this study was to assess such risk as a function of 37 atherosclerosis-associated genetic polymorphisms and 17 blood marker variables. METHODS(More)
To explore altered platelet function in recurrent coronary event risk among diabetic postinfarction patients, we investigated a function-altering genetic polymorphism (T145M) in the von Willebrand factor binding region of the platelet glycoprotein Ibalpha (GPIbalpha) subunit. The study comprised diabetic and nondiabetic patients of the Thrombogenic Factors(More)
Studies of recurrent coronary events in obese postinfarction patients show mixed results despite potential importance of obesity-related pathophysiologic processes and associated markers in establishing and predicting risk. The study aim was to determine specific markers of recurrent risk in obese postinfarction patients. Nondiabetic patients of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the roles of inflammation and a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) polymorphism potentially related to recent findings demonstrating coronary risk with increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level. METHODS AND RESULTS A novel graphical exploratory data analysis tool allowed the examination of coronary risk(More)
We recently identified a subgroup of postinfarction patients at high-risk for recurrent coronary events defined by inflammation (high C-reactive protein) (CRP) and hypercholesterolemia. Within this subgroup, only elevated high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) from a set of metabolic, inflammatory and thrombogenic blood markers was associated with(More)
Multiple mutations in several ion channel genes (KCNQ1, KCNH2, SCN5A, KCNE1, KCNE2, and KCNJ2) have been shown to cause autosomal dominant long QT syndrome (LQTS), a familial cardiac disorder that causes syncope, seizures, and sudden death. Due to their multiple loci and considerable size, mutation detection in these genes represents a challenge that is(More)
The objective of this work was to investigate whether fibrinolysis plays a role in establishing recurrent coronary event risk in a previously identified group of postinfarction patients. This group of patients was defined as having concurrently high levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and was previously(More)