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With the superb spatial resolution of modern multislice CT scanners and their ability to complete a thoracic scan within one breath-hold, software algorithms for computer-aided detection (CAD) of pulmonary nodules are now reaching high sensitivity levels at moderate false positive rates. A number of pilot studies have shown that CAD modules can successfully(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired left atrial (LA) mechanical function is present in hypertension and likely contributes to various complications, including atrial arrhythmias, stroke, and heart failure. Various antihypertensive drug classes exert differential effects on central hemodynamics and left ventricular function. However, little is known about their effects on(More)
Item Count Technique (ICT) serves the purpose of estimating the proportion of the people with stigmatizing attributes using the indirect questioning method. An improved ICT has been recently proposed in the literature (not requiring two subsamples and hence free from finding optimum subsample sizes unlike the usual ICT) in a classical framework that(More)
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