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This work started out with our discovery of a pattern of throughput distributions among links in IEEE 802.11 networks from experimental results. This pattern gives rise to an easy computation method, which we term back-of-the-envelop (BoE) computation. For many network configurations, very accurate results can be obtained by BoE within minutes, if not(More)
The free fibular osteocutaneous flap is often used in the reconstruction of composite oromandibular defects. In contrast, the lateral calcaneal flap has never been used in oromandibular reconstruction. On the basis of their anatomic continuity, the authors combined the free fibular osteocutaneous flap with the lateral calcaneal skin paddle to obtain 2(More)
To determine the prevalence of uncontrolled LDL-C in patients with high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks across Canada and to examine its related factors. Non-pregnant adults >20 years-old, who had a lipid test completed between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011 and were included in the Canadian Primary Care Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) database were(More)
for Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs). Because of similar disruptions to the intestinal microbiome found in IBD and in obesity, we conducted a retrospective study to clarify the role of obesity in CDI. We reviewed records of patients with laboratory-confirmed CDIs in a tertiary care medical center over a 6-month period. Of 132 patients, 43% had(More)
Models of stock price prediction have traditionally used technical indicators alone to generate trading signals. In this paper, we build trading strategies by applying machine-learning techniques to both technical analysis indicators and market sentiment data. The resulting prediction models can be employed as an artificial trader used to trade on any given(More)
Executive Summary Autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies have the potential to significantly improve transportation safety and offer immense social, economic and environmental benefits. As driving functions become increasingly automated, not only do technical specifications and safety regulations become increasingly outdated, but there is also a shift in(More)
Common cellular blackspots such as low lying areas and indoors have recently countered the problem of poor network coverage through the use of femtocells, i.e., low power mobile base stations deployed in an ad-hoc manner offering dedicated mobile coverage for the home, business or hotspot via a broadband Internet connection. Each active femtocell must be(More)
Cardiovascular monitoring is important to prevent diseases from progressing. The jugular venous pulse (JVP) waveform offers important clinical information about cardiac health, but is not routinely examined due to its invasive catheterisation procedure. Here, we demonstrate for the first time that the JVP can be consistently observed in a non-contact manner(More)
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