Jonas Valantinas

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BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease; there is growing evidence that it is a hepatic manifestation of a metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of metabolic risk factors among patients with NAFLD. MATERIAL/METHODS Outpatients with NAFLD were recruited into the study. Family(More)
Fractal image compression is an engaging and worthwhile technology that may be successfully applied to still image coding, especially at high compression ratios. Unfortunately, the large amount of computation needed for the image compression (encoding) stage is a major obstacle that needs to be overcome. In spite of numerous and many-sided attempts to(More)
The contribution of this paper is a new version of the escape time algorithm adapted to synthesize fractal images, identified with attractors of iterated function systems (IFS). The proposed synthesis algorithm is based on the use of shift dynamics, associated with one or another IFS. The novelty of the algorithm is grounded on two factors. Firstly, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Accurate diagnosis of subepithelial lesions (SELs) in the gastrointestinal tract depends on a variety of methods: endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and different types of biopsy. Making an error-free diagnosis is vital for the subsequent application of an appropriate treatment. AIM To evaluate the efficacy of deep biopsy via the endoscopic(More)