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The rapidity with which digitat information, particularly video, is being generated, has necessitated the development of tools for efficient search of these media. Content based visual queries have been primarily focussed on still image retrieval. In this papel; we propose a novel, real-time, interactive system on the Web, based on the visual paradigm, with(More)
OBJECTIVE Cases of acute pancreatitis have been reported in association with exenatide, sitagliptin, and type 2 diabetes without use of these medications. It remains unknown whether exenatide or sitagliptin increase the risk of acute pancreatitis. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of a large medical and pharmacy claims database was(More)
—The rapidity with which digital information, particularly video, is being generated has necessitated the development of tools for efficient search of these media. Content-based visual queries have been primarily focused on still image retrieval. In this paper, we propose a novel, interactive system on the Web, based on the visual paradigm, with(More)
The rapid growth of visual data over the last few years has lead to many schemes for retrieving such data. With content-based systems today, there exists a significant gap between the user's information needs and what the systems can deliver. We propose to bridge this gap, by introducing the novel idea of Semantic Visual Templates (SVT). Each template(More)
Images and videos can be indexed by multiple features at different levels, such as color, texture, motion, and text annotation. Organizing this information into a system so that users can query effectively is a challenging and important problem. In this paper, we present VISMap, a visual information seeking system that extends the traditional query(More)
Phylogenetic tools and ‘tree-thinking’ approaches increasingly permeate all biological research. At the same time, phylogenetic data sets are expanding at breakneck pace, facilitated by increasingly economical sequencing technologies. Therefore, there is an urgent need for accessible, modular, and sharable tools for phylogenetic analysis. We developed a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between adherence to antihypertensive medications (AHMs) and subsequent hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) visits, and costs of care. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of a national pharmacy benefits database of deidentified pharmacy and medical claims among patients with a diagnosis of hypertension.(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluates the differences between women and men in medication use, medication adherence, and prescribing alignment with clinical guidelines. METHODS We conducted an analysis of pharmacy and medical claims for 29.5 million adults with prescription benefits administered by a pharmacy benefits manager in the United States, age 18 and(More)
OBJECTIVE Nearly a decade ago, landmark clinical trials revealed an increase in the risks associated with hormone therapy in postmenopausal women, leading to early changes in prescribing patterns. Long-term prescribing patterns in the United States after these trials are unknown. The objective of this study was to describe changes in hormone therapy(More)
In this paper, we propose an efficient wavelet-based approach to achieve flexible and robust motion trajectory matching of video objects. By using the wavelet transform, our algorithm decomposes the raw object trajectory into components at different scales. We use the coarsest scale components to approximate the global motion information and the finer scale(More)