Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan

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In this paper, a novel hierarchical multi-class SVM (H-MSVM) with extreme learning machine (ELM) as kernel is proposed to classify electroencephalogram (EEG) signals for epileptic seizure detection. A clinical EEG benchmark dataset having five classes, obtained from Department of Epileptology, Medical Center, University of Bonn, Germany, is considered in(More)
In this study, an attempt is made to distinguish the normal and abnormal tissues in breast thermal images using Gabor wavelet transform. Thermograms having normal, benign and malignant tissues are considered in this study and are obtained from public online database. Segmentation of breast tissues is performed by multiplying raw image and ground truth mask.(More)
In this work, an attempt has been made to perform asymmetry analysis in breast thermograms using non-linear total variation diffusion filter and reaction diffusion based level set method. Breast images used in this study are obtained from online database of the project PROENG. Initially the images are subjected to total variation (TV) diffusion filter to(More)
BACKGROUND Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors produce a significant decrease in pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. We studied the effects of tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, on short-term hemodynamics, tolerability, and efficacy over a 12-week period in patients of Eisenmenger syndrome having a(More)
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) technique is widely used to probe the white matter (WM) tracts, which is affected most by neurological disorders. The fractional anisotropy (FA) metric has been used predominantly to study changes in the WM tracts. Here an attempt is made to delineate specific regions of interest in the WM that may be probable indicators for(More)
Diphtheria continues to be reported from many parts of the world. Complete heart block is rare but often fatal complication of diphtheric myocarditis. We report six children with diphtheric myocarditis who presented with complete heart block. Three patients survived, one with persistent complete heart block. Aggressive supportive management including(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the temporal relationship of smoking with electrophysiological changes. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary cardiac center. PARTICIPANTS Male smokers with atypical chest pain were screened with a treadmill exercise test (TMT). A total of 31 such patients aged 49.8±10.5 years, in whom TMT was either negative or(More)
BACKGROUND Amplatzer vascular plugs (AVPs) are devices ideally suited to close medium-to-large vascular communications. There is limited published literature regarding the utility of AVPs in congenital cardiovascular malformations (CCVMs). AIMS To describe the use of AVPs in different CCVMs and to evaluate their safety and efficacy. MATERIALS AND(More)
A 6-year- old child developed constrictive pericarditis 2 years after undergoing an open-heart surgery for a congenital cardiac disorder. No other cause of pericarditis was identified. The clinical condition improved after pericardiectomy. The case is reported for its rarity.
OBJECTIVE To assess the birth prevalence and pattern of congenital heart disease (CHD) using echocardiography in babies born in a community hospital of North India. METHODS A cross-sectional observational study conducted over a period of 3 years. Newborns born over a specific 8-h period of the day were recruited in the study. They underwent routine(More)