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If pathologists will benefit so much from using telepathology, why is it taking so long to be introduced? This question has been discussed between experts, but the potential users are rarely asked for their opinions. A questionnaire was sent to the 256 members of the Austrian Society of Pathology; this addressed general aspects of telemedicine,(More)
This work is concerned with different aspects of spectrahedra and their projections, sets that are important in semidefinite optimization. We prove results on the limitations of so called Lasserre and theta body relaxation methods for semialgebraic sets and varieties. As a special case we obtain the main result of [19] on non-exposed faces. We also solve(More)
Spectrahedra are sets defined by linear matrix inequalities. Projections of spectrahedra are called semidefinite representable sets. Both kinds of sets are of practical use in polynomial optimization, since they occur as feasible sets in semidefinite programming. There are several recent results on the question which sets are semidefinite representable. So(More)
A linear matrix inequality (LMI) is a condition stating that a symmetric matrix whose entries are affine-linear combinations of variable,; is positive semidefinite. :dotiv11ted by the fact that diagonal LMIs define polyhedra, the solution set of an LMI is called a spectrahedron. Linear images of spectrahedra are called semidefinitely representable sets.(More)
A finitely generated quadratic module or preordering in the real polynomial ring is called stable, if it admits a certain degree bound on the sums of squares in the representation of polynomials. Stability, first defined explicitly in [PS], is a very useful property. It often implies that the quadratic module is closed; furthermore it helps settling the(More)
We consider the problem of writing real polynomials as determinants of symmetric linear matrix polynomials. This problem of algebraic geometry, whose roots go back to the nineteenth century, has recently received new attention from the viewpoint of convex optimization. We relate the question to sums of squares decompositions of a certain Hermite matrix. If(More)
Triamterene and amiloride belong to the potassium retaining diuretics of the cycloamidine type. These agents exert natriuretic as well as antikaliuretic effects. After administration of high doses an additional magnesium-sparing property also becomes evident. Whereas amiloride is only metabolized to a minor extent, triamterene is rapidly bio-transformed to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine dose-related clinical and neurohumoral effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), we conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of three doses (2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg) of the long-acting ACE inhibitor imidapril. BACKGROUND The ACE inhibitors have(More)
A questionnaire was distributed to 300 medical students attending a conference in 1996. The return rate was 32%. The majority of students believed that telemedicine will become very important in future. About a quarter of students had had practical experience of telemedicine in a hospital. More than 75% of the respondents said that they would attend(More)