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Outsourcing the storage and processing of multimedia data to cloud data centers (CDCs) is becoming increasingly common. However, the use of third party CDCs raises security and privacy concerns. In this paper, we present a Shamir's Secret Sharing (SSS) based method to obtain enhanced digital images by performing low pass filtering (LPF)on the obfuscated (or(More)
BACKGROUND Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an inflammatory marker produced by the epithelial cells of the prostate acini. In the presence of inflammation or malignancy of the prostate, PSA levels are > or = 4 ng/ml. This preliminary study was conducted to evaluate any association between periodontitis and PSA levels in chronic prostatitis patients. (More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global pathogen and infects more than 185 million individuals worldwide. Although recent development of direct acting antivirals (DAA) has shown promise in HCV therapy, there is an urgent need for the development of more affordable treatment options. We initiated this study to identify novel inhibitors of HCV through screening(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic prostatitis (CP) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are complex inflammatory conditions for which the etiological determinants are still poorly defined. Periodontitis is caused by subgingival colonizing bacteria in the oral cavity. The causal effect of periodontal disease on prostatic inflammation has not been established. The purpose(More)
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