Michel Paquette

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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of 2 anesthetic agents on myocardial perfusion and coronary reserve in rats under resting and stress conditions with small animal PET. METHODS Twenty-four rest/stress studies were performed in 6 rats. Each animal received all 4 possible combinations of anesthetic agents (propofol,(More)
A Boolean value of given a priori probability distribution is transmitted to a deciding agent by several processes. Each process fails independently with given probability, and faulty processes behave in a Byzantine way. A deciding agent has to make a decision concerning the transmitted value on the basis of messages obtained by processes. We construct a(More)
We consider the problem of removing c points from a set S of n points so that the remaining point set is optimal in some sense. Definitions of optimality we consider include having minimum diameter, having minimum area (perimeter) bounding box, having minimum area (perimeter) convex hull. For constant values of c, all our algorithms run in O(n log n) time.
The aim of this paper is to study communication in networks where nodes fail in a random dependent way. In order to capture fault dependencies, we introduce the neighborhood fault model, where damaging events, called spots, occur randomly and independently with probability p at nodes of a network, and cause faults in the given node and all of its neighbors.(More)
We consider the problem of locating a black hole in a synchronous , anonymous, and unoriented torus network using mobile agents. A black hole is a harmful network node that destroys any agent visiting it without leaving any trace. The objective is to locate the black hole using as few agents as possible. We present here an almost optimal deter-ministic(More)
We study the feasibility and time of communication in random geometric radio networks, where nodes fail randomly with positive correlation. We consider a set of radio stations with the same communication range, distributed in a random uniform way on a unit square region. In order to capture fault dependencies, we introduce the ranged spot model in which(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND The estrogen receptor α (ERα) is known to play an important role in the modulation of tumor response to hormone therapy. In this work, the effect of different hormone therapies on tumors having different ERα expression levels was followed up in vivo in a mouse model by PET imaging using 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (FDG) and(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of broadcasting in a wireless network under a novel communication model: the swamping communication model. In this model, nodes communicate only with those nodes at geometric distance greater than s and at most r from them. Communication between nearby nodes under this model can be very time consuming, as the length of(More)