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With the pervasive deployment of various wireless communication systems, heterogeneous network environments are attracting much attention from academia and industry. Along with the advent of such environments, user devices begin to support multiple network interfaces simultaneously. This opens a possibility for a Mobile Collaborative Community (MCC), a(More)
This study investigated the relationship between calculated immature granulocyte (IG) counts and the severity of sepsis. Coagulation parameters, fibrinolytic indices, bacterial isolation rates in blood cultures, and mortality were observed in 237 patients with suspected sepsis. The difference in leukocyte subfractions (delta neutrophil index; DN) identified(More)
Delta neutrophil index (DN) is the immature granulocyte fraction provided by a blood cell analyzer (ADVIA 2120; Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Deerfield, Ill), which is determined by subtracting the fraction of mature polymorphonuclear leukocytes from the sum of myeloperoxidase-reactive cells. The purpose of this study was to define the role of DN in(More)
— This paper proposes and evaluates a new aggrega-tion algorithm in wireless sensor networks with time constraint. In the proposed algorithm, each aggregation node controls its aggregation time in order to aggregate and transfer data from child nodes within a given deadline of the sink node. The objective of the algorithm is to deliver the time constrained(More)
In this paper, we deal with a cost minimization problem for a multihomed mobile terminal that downloads and plays a video-on-demand (VoD) stream. The cost consists of the user's dissatisfaction due to playback disruptions and communication cost for downloading the VoD stream. There are three components in our approach: parameter estimation, threshold(More)
PURPOSE Antimicrobial resistance monitoring could be a useful source of information for treating and controlling nosocomial infections. We analyzed antimicrobial resistance data generated by Korean Hospitals and by a commercial laboratory in 2005 and 2007. MATERIALS AND METHODS Susceptibility data for 2005 and 2007 were collected from 37 and 41 hospitals,(More)