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AIMS Niacin has potentially favourable effects on lipids, but its effect on cardiovascular outcomes is uncertain. HPS2-THRIVE is a large randomized trial assessing the effects of extended release (ER) niacin in patients at high risk of vascular events. METHODS AND RESULTS Prior to randomization, 42 424 patients with occlusive arterial disease were given(More)
SmB6, a well-known Kondo insulator, exhibits a transport anomaly at low temperature. This anomaly is usually attributed to states within the hybridization gap. Recent theoretical work and transport measurements suggest that these in-gap states could be ascribed to topological surface states, which would make SmB6 the first realization of topological Kondo(More)
There are numerous applications of image processing, such as satellite imaging, medical imaging , and video where the image size or image stream size is too large and requires a large amount of storage space or high bandwidth for communication in its original form. Image compression techniques can be used eeectively in such applications. Lossless(More)
Parametric and implicit forms are two common representations of geometric objects. It is important to be able to pass back and forth between the two representations, two processes called parameterization and implicitization, respectively. In this paper, we study the parametrization and implicitization of quadrics (quadratic parametric surfaces with two base(More)
Sepsis is characterized as an uncontrolled inflammatory response. Spite et al. (Nature 461(7268):1287–1291, 2009) had demonstrated that resolvin D2, which is derived from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), improves survival in cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-initiated sepsis and enhances bacterial clearance without immune suppression. Resolvin D1, which is also(More)
The focus of this paper is on the design, implementation, and validation of asynchronous multimedia annotations designed for Web-based collaboration in educational and research settings. The two key questions we explore in this paper are: How useful are such annotations and what purpose do annotations serve? What is the ease of use of our specific(More)
The unconventional superconductivity in the newly discovered iron-based superconductors is intimately related to its multiband/multiorbital nature. Here we report the comprehensive orbital characters of the low-energy three-dimensional electronic structure in BaFe 1.85 Co 0.15 As 2 by studying the polarization and photon-energy dependence of angle-resolved(More)
I dedicate this work to my family. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to first thank my advisor, Dr. Baba C. Vemuri, for everything he has done during my doctoral study. This dissertation would not be possible without him. Dr. Vemuri introduced me to the field of medical imaging and always helps and encourages me. His insight and experience have guided me through(More)
Burkholderia gladioli was described as a plant pathogen, and it is a rare cause of infection in humans that is primarily associated with human pulmonary infections, such as chronic granulomatous disease and cystic fibrosis. The neonatal respiratory system is not fully developed and cannot expel bacterial aerosol properly. A total of 2,676 newborns in the(More)