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Facial paralysis is the loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face. A quantitative, objective, and reliable assessment system would be an invaluable tool for clinicians treating patients with this condition. This paper presents a novel framework for objective measurement of facial paralysis. The motion information in the horizontal and(More)
The functional capacity of genetically encoded histone proteins can be powerfully expanded by posttranslational modification. A growing body of biochemical and genetic evidence clearly links the unique combinatorial patterning of side chain acetylation, methylation, and phosphorylation mainly within the highly conserved N termini of histones H2A, H2B, H3,(More)
Thrombin generation induced by recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) in patients with haemophilia and/or inhibitors to factor VIII/IX could enhance generation of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI), a recently described link between coagulation and fibrinolysis. TAFI is unstable and it is not easy to measure its active form in vivo. Overall(More)
This article presents a framework for the design of concept detection systems for image and video indexing. This framework integrates in a homogeneous way all the data and processing types. The semantic gap is crossed in a number of steps, each producing a small increase in the abstraction level of the handled data. All the data inside the semantic gap and(More)
Alloy nanoparticles are important in many fields, including catalysis, plasmonics, and electronics, due to the chemical and physical properties that arise from the interactions between their components. Typically, alloy nanoparticles are made by solution-based synthesis; however, scanning-probe-based methods offer the ability to make and position such(More)
OBJECTIVE To produce a reliable objective method of assessing the House-Brackmann (H-B) and regional grades of facial palsy with the results produced and presented in a time and manner suitable for a routine clinical setting. STUDY DESIGN Analysis of video pixel data using artificial neural networks (ANNs). SETTING Tertiary-referral neuro-otologic(More)
To offer a suitable method for use in routine laboratories and research work, some modifications were made in the assay of overall haemostatsis potential (OHP) we developed earlier. Thrombin in a decreased dose with or without tissue-type plasminogen activator was added to plasma for initiation of fibrinogen clotting. Areas under two fibrin-aggregation(More)
Fibrin gel structure has been shown to be dependent on the thrombin concentration as well as the rate of thrombin generation. Accordingly, factor VIII (FVIII)- and FIX-deficient plasma (hemophilia A and B) form loose fibrin clots with high permeability constants. By adding rFVIIa in vitro to FVIII-deficient plasma containing platelets (frozen and thawed),(More)
To determine whether perturbations of haemostatic function and lipoprotein metabolism prevail long after preeclampsia and increase the risk of future coronary heart disease (CHD), we conducted a follow-up study in women with (cases, n = 25) or without (controls, n = 24) a history of preeclampsia. Blood samples were taken in the follicular and in the luteal(More)