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— This paper discusses methods for assigning code-words for the purpose of fingerprinting digital data, e.g., software, documents, music, and video. Fingerprinting consists of uniquely marking and registering each copy of the data. This marking allows a distributor to detect any unauthorized copy and trace it back to the user. This threat of detection will(More)
We present a corpus-based study of the sequential ordering among premodifiers in noun phrases. This information is important for the fluency of generated text in practical applications. We propose and evaluate three approaches to identify sequential order among pre-modifiers: direct evidence, transitive closure, and clustering. Our implemented system can(More)
INTRODUCTION Many patients who suffer cardiac arrest do not respond to standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There is growing interest in utilizing veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) in the management of refractory cardiac arrest. We describe our preliminary experiences in establishing an E-CPR(More)
The progression from cardiac injury to symptomatic heart failure has been intensely studied over the last decade, and is largely attributable to a loss of functional cardiac myocytes through necrosis, intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis pathways and autophagy. Therefore, the molecular regulation of these cellular programs has been rigorously investigated in(More)
UNLABELLED Soft-tissue pressures in specimens of the lower extremities of cadavera, obtained following hip disarticulation, were measured directly beneath a pneumatic thigh tourniquet to establish the relationship between the tourniquet pressure and underlying soft-tissue pressure. It was found that the tissue pressure was consistently lower than the(More)
Threaded compression rods were placed between the posterior-superior spines as a means of posterior stabilization of pelvic fractures. To document the increase in sacroiliac stability afforded by this technique, biomechanical testing was performed. Malgaigne-type fractures with sacroiliac disruptions were created in four cadaver pelvises. The fractures were(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation between birth weight and beta cell function in the first degree relatives of non-insulin dependent diabetic subjects. DESIGN Cross sectional study of 101 adults of known birth weight from 47 families which had at least one member with non-insulin dependent diabetes. SUBJECTS 101 white adults aged mean 43 (SD 7) years.(More)
Biomechanical displacement testing was done on nine fresh human upper extremities to define the stabilizing influence of the triangular fibrocartilage on the radioulnar joint and the efficacy of triangular fibrocartilage-ulnar styloid avulsion fracture repair in restoring lost stability. Test data confirmed that the triangular fibrocartilage is a major(More)
The human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) encodes a channel that conducts the rapidly activating delayed rectifier K(+) current (I(Kr)), which is important for cardiac repolarization. Mutations in hERG reduce I(Kr) and cause congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS). More frequently, common medications can reduce I(Kr) and cause LQTS as a side effect. Protein(More)
OBJECTIVE Neutrophils play a key role in the immune response but can undesirably exacerbate inflammation. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are antiinflammatory particles, exerting beneficial cardiovascular influences. We determined whether HDL exerts antiinflammatory effects on neutrophils and explored the mechanisms by which these occur. METHODS AND(More)