S. S. Tan

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OBJECTIVES Moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease (CD) is associated with important impairment in health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The aim of this study was to assess the effects of certolizumab pegol (CZP) maintenance therapy on HRQOL. METHODS During an open-label induction phase, study participants with moderate-to-severe CD were treated with 400 mg(More)
—This paper addresses the use of adaptive modulation in progressive image transmission with multiple description coding in conjunction with an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system. Specifically, two adaptive systems are considered: variable rate with fixed power, and variable rate with variable power. An algorithm is proposed to allocate(More)
The traditional method of centralized backup suffers from single point of failure and scalability problem. It is therefore beneficial to carry out the backup service over geographically distributed networks. Hence, redundant copies of data stored in such networks are essential to ensure the availability and reliability of the backup data. The main objective(More)
OBJECTIVE To comprehend the psychological effects in the course of diagnosis and treatment of infertility on the sexuality, emotional feeling and marriage of women with tubal infertility. METHODS The study involved 180 hospitalized patients who were awaiting tube operation from May to September in the year 2000. A survey was made by using questionnaire(More)
—Average throughput maximization has commonly been used as an alternative to image or video average distortion minimization. However, as the throughput-distortion curve is non-linear, throughput maximization can be very different from distortion minimization if the variance of the throughput is large. Under high channel quality variability, the variance of(More)
Authors maintain the copyright. Abstract An important part of the information transfer in human-human communication is conducted nonverbally and often even unconsciously. Thus, controlling the information flow in such an interaction proves to be a difficult task, a fact which can cause various social problems. This paper explores the use of wearable(More)
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