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Objective whole-spectrum and formant analyses have been performed on all 15 Dutch vowels pronounced in /C1VC2/ words by 24 deaf and 24 normal-hearing children, in order to develop a model of pronunciation quality for evaluating (deaf) speech; the results as obtained for adult males by Bakkum et al. [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 94, 1989-2004 (1993)] have been… (More)
An objective analysis has been performed on all 15 Dutch vowels pronounced in /hVt/ words by nine native Dutch, nine non-native, and six deaf males. Spectral representations of the vowel segments were created by determining the mean output levels of a bank of 16 filters (90-7200 Hz), with 1/3-oct bandwidths and logarithmic spacing of their center… (More)
PURPOSE Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) has been linked to coronary artery disease (CAD) and coronary microvascular dysfunction. However, its injurious effect may also impact the underlying myocardium. This study aimed to determine the impact of obesity on the quantitative relationship between left ventricular mass (LVM), EAT and coronary microvascular… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To determine the incremental diagnostic value of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume in addition to the coronary artery calcium (CAC) score for detecting hemodynamic significant coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS 122 patients (mean age 61 ± 10 years, 61% male) without a previous cardiac history underwent a… (More)
An 84-year-old woman was seen with symptoms of an obstructive ileus. CT imaging revealed a volvulus of her intrathoracic stomach. This was successfully treated with gastroscopic detorsion. The patient recovered well.