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BACKGROUND Fewer girls than boys are born in India. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this low sex ratio. Our aim was to ascertain the contribution of prenatal sex determination and selective abortion as measured by previous birth sex. METHODS We analysed data obtained for the Special Fertility and Mortality Survey undertaken in 1998.(More)
This paper presents implementation of elastic matching technique to recognize online handwritten Gurmukhi characters. We have discussed a process that recognizes characters in two stages. First stage recognizes the strokes, in second stage, character is evaluated on the basis of recognized strokes. Feature are computed to strengthen recognition results.(More)
We present a technique for removing global effects from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) images, using a voxel-level linear model of the global signal (LMGS). The procedure does not assume low-frequency global effects and is based on the assumption that the global signal (the time course of the average intensity per volume) is replicated in the(More)
Despite increasing attention and investment for maternal, neonatal, and child health, stillbirths remain invisible-not counted in the Millennium Development Goals, nor tracked by the UN, nor in the Global Burden of Disease metrics. At least 2·65 million stillbirths (uncertainty range 2·08 million to 3·79 million) were estimated worldwide in 2008 (≥1000 g(More)
PURPOSE To quantify the changes in brain water diffusivity in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) associated with cirrhosis using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and to correlate with neuropsychological (NP) scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS DTI was performed in 14 patients with low-grade HE and age/gender-comparable 16 healthy controls. Whole brain mean diffusivity(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Determine whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) subjects show indications of axonal injury. DESIGN We assessed fiber integrity in OSA and control subjects with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). We acquired four whole-brain DTI series from each subject. The four series were realigned, and the diffusion tensor calculated at each voxel.(More)
BACKGROUND Major increases in HIV-1 prevalence in India have been predicted. Incident infections need to be tracked to understand the epidemic's course, especially in some southern states of India where the epidemic is more advanced. To estimate incidence, we investigated the prevalence of HIV-1 in young people attending antenatal and sexually transmitted(More)