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This paper presents a real-time implementation of a topological localization method based on matching image features. This work is supported by a unique sensor pod design that provides stand-alone sensing and computing for localizing a vehicle on a previously traveled road. We report extensive field test results from outdoor environments, with the sensor(More)
Recurrence of primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is an important cause of graft loss after renal transplantation (RTx). We report our experience in 34 patients with primary FSGS who underwent RTx between April 1999 and June 2009, using hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). They belonged to four groups: group 1 (n = 12) received(More)
Highly sensitized patients are destined to remain untransplanted for long. Early transplantation results in cost-saving, reduced morbidity/mortality and improved quality of life. We carried out a prospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of desensitization protocol vis-à-vis patient/graft survival in living donor renal transplantation in highly(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolar disorder is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Although existing treatments are effective, there is often a substantial delay before diagnosis and treatment initiation. We sought to investigate factors associated with the delay before diagnosis of bipolar disorder and the onset of treatment in secondary mental healthcare. (More)
Alveolar overdistension during mechanical ventilation causes leukocyte sequestration, leading to lung injury. However, underlying endothelial cell (EC) mechanisms are undefined. In a new approach, we exposed isolated blood-perfused rat lungs to high tidal volume ventilation (HV) for 2 h, then obtained fresh lung endothelial cells (FLEC) by immunosorting at(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify negative symptoms in the clinical records of a large sample of patients with schizophrenia using natural language processing and assess their relationship with clinical outcomes. DESIGN Observational study using an anonymised electronic health record case register. SETTING South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM), a large(More)
Alveolar epithelial injury occurs universally in common respiratory illnesses associated with diffuse lung damage. After alveolar injury, type II cells proliferate and reestablish epithelial integrity, thereby restoring normal lung structure and function. However, the regulation of type II cell proliferation and alveolar epithelial repair is poorly(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) link innate and adaptive immunity, initiating and regulating effector cell responses. They ubiquitously express members of the LILR (ILT, LIR, CD85) family of molecules, some of which recognize self-HLA molecules, but little is known of their possible functions in DC biology. We demonstrate that the inhibitory receptor LILRB1 (ILT2,(More)
OBJECTIVES Mood instability is a clinically important phenomenon but has received relatively little research attention. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of mood instability on clinical outcomes in a large sample of people receiving secondary mental healthcare. DESIGN Observational study using an anonymised electronic health record case(More)
Background. Several psychometric instruments are available for the diagnostic interview of subjects at ultra high risk (UHR) of psychosis. Their diagnostic comparability is unknown. Methods. All referrals to the OASIS (London) or CAMEO (Cambridgeshire) UHR services from May 13 to Dec 14 were interviewed for a UHR state using both the CAARMS 12/2006 and the(More)