James H. Y. Loo

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the use of LMA Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) to flexible bronchoscopy (FB) for awake intubation in patients with difficult airways. DESIGN Randomized prospective study. SETTING Large academic medical center. PATIENTS Forty adult patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists I-IV, meeting the criteria for(More)
Nonlinear predictive split vector quantization (NPSVQ) and classi ed NPSVQ (CNPSVQ) are introduced to exploit the correlation among the speech spectral parameters from two adjacent analysis frames. By interleaving intraframe SVQ with forward predictive SVQ, error propagation is limited to at most one adjacent frame. At an overall bit rate of about 21(More)
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