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South Asians are one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in North America. Domestic violence (DV) in the South Asian community is at least as prevalent as it is in the general population, yet is massively underreported. Several reasons have been cited for the silence of South Asian immigrant women about DV. While some of these are financial, social(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Traditional vascular risk factors do not completely explain the asymmetry, racial, and sex differences in carotid artery disease. Carotid anatomy and geometry may play a role in the pathogenesis of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis, but their effects are unknown. We hypothesized that carotid artery anatomy and geometry would be(More)
Relevance feedback (RF) is considered to be very useful in reducing semantic gap and thus enhancing accuracy of a Content-Based Image Retrieval system. In this paper, we have given a brief overview of research done in this area with an emphasis on feature re-weighting approach, a popular RF technique. We have also discussed an instance-based approach that(More)
BACKGROUND There is recent interest in the role of carotid bifurcation anatomy, geometry and hemodynamic factors in the pathogenesis of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Certain anatomical and geometric configurations at the carotid bifurcation have been linked to disturbed flow. It has been proposed that vascular dimensions are selected to minimize energy(More)
Stenos is of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is implicated in approximately one quarter of stroke cases. The degree of stenos is is currently used to decide whether to undertake a surgical procedure to reduce the risk of further stroke. However it is known that the degree of stenos is is not a good predictor of stroke risk. It is hoped that prediction(More)
Analysis of Elmore delay in distributed RC tree structures shows the in uence of both tree cost and tree radius on signal delay in VLSI interconnects. We give new and e cient interconnection tree constructions that smoothly combine the minimum cost and the minimum radius objectives, by combining respectively optimal algorithms due to Prim and Dijkstra.(More)