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Cerebellar hypoplasia is a rare malformation caused by a variety of etiologies. It usually manifests clinically as non-progressive cerebellar ataxia with or without mental retardation. We further characterize a syndrome of autosomal recessive cerebellar hypoplasia in the Hutterite population, referred to as dysequilibrium syndrome (DES). We reviewed 12(More)
SUMMARY This paper introduces an efficient method for surface reconstruction from sectional contours. The surface between neighbouring sections is reconstructed based on the consistent utilization of the two-dimensional constrained Delaunay triangulation. The triangulation is used to extract the parametric domain and to solve the problems associated with(More)
BACKGROUND IgE-mediated peanut allergy is a complex trait with strong heritability, but its genetic basis is currently unknown. Loss-of-function mutations within the filaggrin gene are associated with atopic dermatitis and other atopic diseases; therefore, filaggrin is a candidate gene in the etiology of peanut allergy. OBJECTIVE To investigate the(More)
The EQSM method for the generation of unstructured triangular surface grids is presented. The method is based on remeshing techniques and avoids the need for traditional mesh triangulation approaches, such as the advancing front and the Delaunay methods. Normalized edge lengths, based on a metric derived from curvature or from a user-specified spacing, are(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Epidemiological evidence for the role of polyunsaturated fatty-acids (PUFA) in Crohn's disease (CD) is unclear, although the key metabolite leucotriene B4 (LTB(4)) is closely linked to the inflammatory process. We hypothesized that inherited variation in key PUFA metabolic enzymes may modify susceptibility for CD. METHODS AND(More)
Keywords: Edge elements Partition of unity Maxwell's equations Oscillatory integrals a b s t r a c t Finite element techniques for the simulation of electromagnetic wave propagation are, like all conventional element based approaches for wave problems, limited by the ability of the polynomial basis to capture the sinusoidal nature of the solution. The(More)
— This paper describes a modeling and control approach for the thermal aspects of a high-temperature semiconductor crystal growth process. From a thermal perspective, each crystal growth cycle is composed of three distinct phases, heat up, growth, and cool down, each with specific control challenges and objectives. This paper focuses on the heat up and(More)