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Today Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are a largely underexploited resource on existing desktops and a possible cost-effective enhancement to high-performance systems. To date, most applications that exploit GPUs are specialized scientific applications. Little attention has been paid to harnessing these highly-parallel devices to support more generic(More)
Elevated plasma triglyceride concentration is a common biochemical finding, but the evidence for the benefit of treating this lipid disturbance remains less robust than that for treating elevated low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol. Part of the difficulty in the provision of specific recommendations has been the frequent coexistence of elevated(More)
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) is a monogenic disorder that affects about 1 in 500 people, with a higher prevalence in certain subpopulations such as people of Quebecois, Christian Lebanese and Dutch South Afrikaner extraction. HeFH is characterized by cholesterol deposits affecting the corneas, eyelids and extensor tendons; elevated(More)
A well-worn medical aphorism states that "when you hear hoof beats, think of a horse and not a zebra." When applying this principle to the cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS), the horse would be represented by the prevalent CMS phenotype that affects approximately 30% of individuals in Westernized societies, while the zebra is represented by very rare(More)
ceride measurement that is increased, typically above the 95th percentile for age and sex — although additional quantitative or qualitative lipoprotein abnormalities can also be present. Patients can fluctuate between hypertriglyceridemic states: given an appropriate metabolic stress, mild or moderate hypertriglyceridemia can deteriorate into severe(More)
Fiber-optic bronchoscopy supported by continuous or bilevel positive airway pressure has helped patients with hypoxemic or hypercapnic respiratory failure avoid respiratory complications. The authors describe a case of a 57-yr-old man with multiple sclerosis with a vital capacity of 250 ml (5% of predicted normal) who was using continuous noninvasive(More)
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