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—We propose a noise robust speech recognition method based on combining novel features extracted from fundamental frequency (F0) information and spectral subtraction. F0 features have been shown to be effective in speech recognition in noisy environments. Recently, F0 features obtained by Hough transform were developed for concatenated digit recognition and(More)
Acute exogenous lipoid pneumonia is a rare disorder in adults. A treatment of choice for lipoid pneumonia has not been established, and systemic corticosteroid use remains controversial. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with schizophrenia who presented with kerosene-induced acute exogenous lipoid pneumonia that was treated with a systemic(More)
A 72-year-old man who had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Sjögren's syndrome (Sjs) since he was 66 years of age had been treated with methotrexate (MTX) for six years. He presented with a cough, sputum and dyspnea on exertion, and computed tomography findings showed multiple ground-glass opacities in both of his lungs. A biopsy of the lungs(More)
The forced oscillation technique (FOT) can measure respiratory mechanics and has attracted attention in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to evaluate the effects of only indacaterol and tiotropium monotherapies on airflow limitation and respiratory impedance. Pulmonary function tests, COPD assessment test (CAT), and multifrequency FOT(More)
The maximum motor nerve conduction velocity of the right and left ulnar motor nerve was measured in more than 650 healthy medical students of both sexes. There was no side difference in the maximum conduction velocity. The shorter person has a statistically significant higher conduction velocity than the taller person. Comparison of students of both sexes(More)
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