Qing Shang

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—As the next generation standard of video coding, the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) aims to provide significantly improved compression performance in comparison with all existing video coding standards. We propose a four-stage pipeline hardware architecture on a quarter-LCU basis of deblocking filter in HEVC. Coupled with the novel filter order, a(More)
— Frame recompression is an efficient way to reduce the huge bandwidth of external memory for video encoder, especially for P/B frame compression. A novel algorithm, which is called mixed lossy and lossless (MLL) reference frame recom-pression, is proposed in this paper. The bandwidth reduction comes from two sources in our scheme, which differs from its(More)
BACKGROUND The deafness-associated gene mutation profile varies greatly among regions and races. Due to the multi-ethnic coalition of over one thousand years, non-syndromic deafness (NSD) patients of Uyghur ethnicity may exhibit a unique deafness-associated gene mutation spectrum as compared to Han Chinese deaf population. METHODS In order to characterize(More)
" Multiple-antenna techniques for wireless communications—A comprehensive literature survey, " IEEE Commun. Iterative detection of MIMO transmission using a list-sequential (LISS) detector, " in Proc. IEEE Int. VLSI implementation of MIMO detection using the sphere decoding algorithm, " IEEE J. A high-speed SDM-MIMO decoder using efficient candidate(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term effect of CPAP on carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome(OSAS). METHODS A prospective observational study over 12 months at a teaching hospital on 50 patients newly diagnosed with OSAS who received CPAP or conservative treatment (CT). Carotid IMT was assessed with(More)
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients have increased risk of both atherosclerosis and osteoporosis. Previous studies revealed that IL-33/ST2 axis may be related to both conditions; however, these associations were never evaluated in a single patients' group. Here we explored the association among plasma levels of IL-33 and its decoy receptor soluble ST2(More)
—The latest video coding standard high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) provides 50% improvement in coding efficiency compared to H.264/AVC to meet the rising demands for video streaming, better video quality, and higher resolution. The deblocking filter (DF) and sample adaptive offset (SAO) play an important role in the HEVC encoder, and the SAO is newly(More)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder affecting movement and posture that develops as a complication of prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal brain injury. Such non-progressive brain injury is often accompanied by neonatal encephalopathy and inflammation. The widely expressed soluble cytokine osteopontin (OPN) plays an important role in inflammation(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine whether the cumulative inflammatory burden is associated with an increase in arterial stiffness in a prospective cohort of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. METHODS In total, 72 PsA patients were followed for a median of 6.5 years. Cumulative inflammatory burden was represented by the cumulative averages(More)
Apolipoprotein E (APOE, protein; ApoE, gene) is a lipid transport protein abundantly present in brain cells. Previous studies have suggested that there is an association between genetic variants of ApoE and susceptibility to cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of this study was to explore whether the ApoE gene is involved in the etiology of CP in the Chinese(More)