Salman Ahmad

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We present Jabberwocky, a social computing stack that consists of three components: a human and machine resource management system called Dormouse, a parallel programming framework for human and machine computation called ManReduce, and a high-level programming language on top of ManReduce called Dog. Dormouse is designed to enable cross-platform(More)
The Web provides a corpus of design examples unparalleled in human history. However, leveraging existing designs to produce new pages is often difficult. This paper introduces the Bricolage algorithm for transferring design and content between Web pages. Bricolage employs a novel, structured-prediction technique that learns to create coherent mappings(More)
BACKGROUND This study compares the effects of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum versus laparotomy on cellular-mediated immune response in a murine model. METHODS Sixty-eight female C3H/He mice were sensitized to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) and to a mouse mammary carcinoma cell line (MC2) before surgery. Animals were randomized into 4 groups: group I,(More)
The purpose of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and tolerability of topical Aloe vera extract 0.5% in a hydrophilic cream to cure patients with psoriasis vulgaris. Sixty patients (36M/24F) aged 18-50 years (mean 25.6) with slight to moderate chronic plaque-type psoriasis and PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity(More)
Thirty-eight children (2 months to 26 years of age) underwent esophageal replacement at our institution between 1962 and 1993. Twenty-four patients had esophageal atresia, with the replacement performed at a mean age of 17 months. The remaining patients (37%) had strictures and were older (mean, 7.4 years). Replacement procedures involved the right colon in(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile colitis is associated with increased age, antibiotic usage, and hospitalization. Severe C. difficile colitis refractory to medical therapy may require surgical intervention including subtotal colectomy. We initiated an adjuvant intracolonic vancomycin (ICV) enema protocol for inpatients with severe C. difficile colitis and(More)
Advances in data mining and knowledge discovery have transformed the way Web sites are designed. However, while visual presentation is an intrinsic part of the Web, traditional data mining techniques ignore render-time page structures and their attributes. This paper introduces <i>design mining</i> for the Web: using knowledge discovery techniques to(More)
The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to determine the clinical efficacy and tolerability of an analog of imiquimod (2%)in cream to cure genital warts in women. Sixty preselected women, ranging between 18 and 45 years of age (mean 24.3) and having 411 lesions (mean 6.8) with clinical, histopathological and polymerase(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine symptom pattern of conversion disorder and its association with co-existent anxiety and depressive symptoms. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY The study was conducted in the Department of Psychiatry, Services Hospital, Lahore from August 2003 to January 2004. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred(More)
When working with critical-care patients, doctors and nurses need a hands-free way to stay updated on the current status of incoming patients and their needed-care levels. This need to stay updated on new patients is even more critical in a natural disaster scenario where a large volume of patients with varying states of injuries need to be treated by a(More)