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OBJECTIVE This literature review of generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) syndromes discusses information regarding sex-, age-, and race-related factors from publications that specifically document validated GJH criteria. METHODS We present an analysis of criterion-referenced connections that identify similarities among major and minor clinical criteria(More)
We present a parallel implementation of the block-tridiagonal divide-and-conquer algorithm that computes eigensolutions of symmetric block-tridiagonal matrices to reduced accuracy. In our implementation, we use mixed data/task parallelism to achieve data distribution and workload balance. Numerical tests show that our implementation is efficient, scalable(More)
A divide-and-conquer method for computing eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a block-tridiagonal matrix with rank-one off-diagonal blocks is presented. The implications of unbalanced merging operations due to unequal block sizes are analyzed and illustrated with numerical examples. It is shown that an unfavorable order for merging blocks in the synthesis phase(More)
OBJECTIVE In this review we focus on current knowledge of the reliability of tests and diagnostic criteria for generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) and benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS). METHODS Currently, The British Society of Rheumatology recommends the Beighton scoring system. With this approach, GJH is judged present when 4 or more of 9(More)
Tumor immunotherapy harnesses the potential of the host immune system to recognize and eradicate neoplastic tissue. The efficiency of the immune system in mediating tumor regression depends on the induction of antigen-specific T-cell responses through physiologic immune surveillance, priming by vaccination, or following adoptive transfer of T-cells.(More)
A block tridiagonalization algorithm is proposed for transforming a sparse (or "effectively" sparse) symmetric matrix into a related block tridiagonal matrix, such that the eigenvalue error remains bounded by some prescribed accuracy tolerance. It is based on a heuristic for imposing a block tridiagonal structure on matrices with a large percentage of zero(More)
Microwave ablation is one of the several options in the ablation armamentarium for the treatment of malignancy, offering several potential benefits when compared with other ablation, radiation, surgical and medical treatment modalities. The basic microwave system consists of the generator, power distribution system and antennas. Often under image (computed(More)
Two parallel block tridiagonalization algorithms and implementations for dense real symmetric matrices are presented. Block tridiagonalization is a critical pre-processing step for the block-tridiagonal divide-and-conquer algorithm for computing eigensystems and is useful for many algorithms desiring the efficiencies of block structure in matrices. For an "(More)