Gerald Baier

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Survival in patients with laryngeal cancer has not increased remarkably within the last years. It is presumed that a variety of factors act jointly in predicting survival after diagnosis: tumour stage, tumour site, treatment approaches, age and comorbidities. The aim of this German clinical multi-centre study is to present results from multivariate(More)
Public support for legal recognition of same-sex marriage increased markedly in Canada over the course of the 1990s. While changes in fundamental values likely account for part of the increase, the speed and magnitude of aggregate opinion change in this domain casts some doubt on strictly sociological explanations for the shift. The argument of this paper(More)
We investigate the feasibility of generating highly accurate digital elevation models (DEM) from TanDEM-X interferograms by using nonlocal filters for phase denoising. Some of the shortcomings of existing nonlocal filters that render them not applicable to our goal are briefly described and a new filter is proposed that alleviates these problems. The most(More)
Das vernarbende Pemphigoid ist eine seltene, mit subepidermaler Blasenbildung und Vernarbung einhergehende Autoimmunerkrankung der Schleimhäute und der Haut. Wir berichten über 8 Patienten, bei denen die klinische Diagnose immunfluoreszenzoptisch bestätigt wurde. Das mittlere Alter betrug 69 Jahre. 7 Patienten waren weiblich, ein Patient männlich. Initial(More)
Saccotomy is an established surgical treatment for Meniere's disease that involves exposing and opening the endolymphatic sac and draining the endolymph. However, in patients experiencing recurrent vertigo after saccotomy, it is questionable whether revision saccotomy should be recommended as opposed to more invasive procedures, such as neurectomy of the(More)
This paper presents the first results generated with the TanDEM-X mission for the monitoring of the topographical changes caused by the series of earthquakes that hit central Italy between summer and autumn 2016. For the purpose, two 300 km long data takes acquired between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic coasts and covering the October, 30, earthquake(More)
In the past few years nonlocal filters have emerged as a serious contender for denoising synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images, offering superior noise reduction and detail preservation compared to many other filters. In this manuscript we analyze how nonlocal filters, whose computational costs were so far prohibitive for large scale processing, can be(More)
This paper proposes a nonlocal filter variant that replaces the conventional static search window of nonlocal InSAR filters with an adaptive region growing based search window. The region growing approach has the allure that it preselects only similar pixels for the averaging process and that it may find a larger number of statistically homogeneous pixels(More)
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