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Although ultrasonography has allowed 'nests' of live adult worms and dilated lymphatics to be detected in the early stages of infection with Wuchereria bancrofti, previous attempts to locate such adult-worm nests in brugian filariasis have been unsuccessful. In this study, the successful location of live adult Brugia malayi parasites, in the lymphatics of(More)
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is targeted for global elimination by the year 2020. It was earlier believed that LF is mostly a disease of adults. Recent studies indicate that in endemic countries filarial infection starts mostly in childhood even though the disease manifestations occur much later in life. The initial damage to the lymph vessels where the adult(More)
As the more obvious clinical manifestations of the disease are very uncommon in children, lymphatic filariasis has been considered to be primarily a disease of adults. In many recent reports, however, there is evidence indicating not only that filarial infection is commonly acquired in childhood but also that many infected children already have irreversible(More)
In this paper, we present an event handling framework for managing smart-grids and renewable energy installations: SmartSpace. Our framework aims at supporting decisions of human stakeholders, by providing adequate information to them. Different datasources feed into our framework and a variety of analysis and decision steps are supported. We are discussing(More)
This paper contains the application of Unimodular Filterbanks (UMFBs) based on two new structures for audio coding. Two key properties make UMFBs ideal for audio coding applications. Firstly, they have the lowest possible system delay of M ¿ 1 samples, where M is the number of channels. This property resolves the problem of pre-echoes. Secondly, the(More)
This paper contains the factorization of the polyphase matrix of finite impulse response perfect reconstruction filter banks into unimodular factors containing finite Jordan nilpotent structures and the associated transform matrices. An important contribution of the paper is the proposal of a systematic procedure for the construction of the transform(More)
Unimodular filterbanks (UMFBs) have the lowest possible system delay of M - 1 samples, where M is the number of channels. In this paper we make use of this property to show that finite length signals can be processed using UMFBs without any border distortions. More specifically, we show that perfect reconstruction (PR) is achieved without increasing the(More)
The primary sources used for electrical energy generation are fossil fuels which cannot be replenished and hence the need for renewable energy sources is growing. The abundant availability of solar energy makes it reliable renewable energy source. The proposed work puts forward proficient approach to track the solar energy for the efficient operation of the(More)