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Extracting well-distributed, reliable, and precisely aligned point pairs for accurate image registration is a difficult task, particularly for multisource remote sensing images that have significant illumination, rotation, and scene differences. The scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) approach, as a wellknown feature-based image matching algorithm, has(More)
Automatic extraction of objects from images has been a topic of research for decades. The main aim of these researches is to implement a numerical algorithm in order to extract the planar objects such as buildings from high resolution images and altitudinal data. Active contours or snakes have been extensively utilized for handling image segmentation and(More)
BACKGROUND The multifunctional cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is involved in inflammatory processes in the central nervous system. It is well documented that amount of IL-6 is increased in serum, cerebrospinal fluid and central nervous system lesions of patients with multiple sclerosis. A single nucleotide polymorphism at position -174 in the IL-6 gene(More)
To present a new method for building boundary detection and extraction based on the active contour model, is the main objective of this research. Classical models of this type are associated with several shortcomings; they require extensive initialization, they are sensitive to noise, and adjustment issues often become problematic with complex images. In(More)
The 32-base pair deletion on the C–C chemokine receptor 5 gene (CCR5-delta32) is known as a protective allele against immune system disorders. We have studied this variation in Iranian multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy controls. DNA samples were prepared from the whole blood of 254 patients with MS and 380 healthy controls. We amplified the(More)
OBJECTIVE Mild demyelination may contribute more to the pathophysiology of nerve fiber injury in diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) than previously thought. We investigated the clinical and electrodiagnostic classifications of nerve injury in diabetic patients to detect evidence of conduction slowing in DSP. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Type 1(More)
Muscle cramps are common in the general population and can be disabling for patients, but there is little evidence comprehensively evaluating cramp characteristics in patients with polyneuropathy. This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of muscle cramps in this patient group. Patients over 18 diagnosed with polyneuropathy were invited to(More)
INTRODUCTION High-resolution ultrasound (HRU) is used in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathies. There are conflicting data regarding HRU findings in patients with diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP). Our purpose in this study was to measure nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) in patients with diabetes, with and without DSP. METHODS We performed a(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to determine whether the clinical characteristics and electrodiagnostic classification of nerve injury, and response to treatment differed in patients diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) with and without diabetes. METHODS CIDP patients with diabetes (CIDP+DM) (n = 67) and without diabetes (CIDP-DM)(More)