Michael Schmidt

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In many applications, like indexing of broadcast news or surveillance applications, the input data consists of a continuous, unsegmented audio stream. Speech recognition technology, however, usually requires segments of relatively short length as input. For such applications, effective methods to segment continuous audio streams into homogeneous segments(More)
BACKGROUND An accurate, noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of coronary disease would be an important advance. We investigated the accuracy of coronary magnetic resonance angiography among patients with suspected coronary disease in a prospective, multicenter study. METHODS Coronary magnetic resonance angiography was performed during free breathing in(More)
BACKGROUND Remote ischaemic preconditioning attenuates cardiac injury at elective surgery and angioplasty. We tested the hypothesis that remote ischaemic conditioning during evolving ST-elevation myocardial infarction, and done before primary percutaneous coronary intervention, increases myocardial salvage. METHODS 333 consecutive adult patients with a(More)
The use of resistant cultivars is the most effective method for controlling sudden death syndrome (SDS), caused by Fusarium solani f. sp. glycines (FSG) (syn. Fusarium virguliforme Akoi, O’Donnell, Homma and Lattanzi), in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Previous research has led to the identification of soybean genotypes with partial resistance to SDS and(More)
BACKGROUND We have demonstrated that myocardial acceleration during isovolumic contraction (IVA) is a sensitive index of left ventricular contractile function. In this study, we assessed the utility of IVA to measure right ventricular (RV) contractile function. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined 8 pigs by using tissue Doppler imaging of the RV free wall and(More)
OBJECTIVES Improvement in health-related quality of life is a major object of cardiac surgery. However, high stress exposure during the perioperative period of cardiac surgery can result in the formation of traumatic memories and symptoms of chronic stress or even posttraumatic stress disorder, which can have negative effects on health-related(More)
BACKGROUND Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) induced by transient limb ischemia releases a dialysable circulating protective factor that reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury. Exercise performance in highly trained athletes is limited by tissue hypoxemia and acidosis, which may therefore represent a type of ischemia-reperfusion stress modifiable by RIPC.(More)
AIMS Remote ischaemic conditioning as an adjunct to primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction increases myocardial salvage. We investigated the effect of remote ischaemic conditioning on long-term clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS From February 2007 to November 2008, 333 patients with a suspected(More)