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BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation is becoming widely practiced. METHODS AND RESULTS Two patients undergoing circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation in different centers developed symptoms compatible with endocarditis 3 to 5 days after the procedure. Their clinical condition deteriorated rapidly, and both(More)
This paper proposes the Networked Game Mobility Model (NGMM), for synthesising mobility in First-Person-Shooter (FPS) networked games. Current networked game research focuses on modelling low-level aspects, such as packet inter-arrival times and packet sizes, to optimise network traffic and efficient use of gaming servers. Due to the increasing popularity(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the changes in Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) and Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) measurements with corneal edema induced by contact lenses. METHODS Twenty-five healthy, normal subjects (age, 23 ± 2 years) had central corneal radius (CCR), ORA, GAT, and central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements performed in both eyes before(More)
PURPOSE To examine the interrelationships among the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA; Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments, Buffalo, NY), Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT), and corneal geometry measurements in a young, healthy sample. METHODS Central corneal radius, ORA, GAT, and central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements were taken in 99 subjects (age, 21 ±(More)
In this paper, we propose an algorithm to modify the Synchronized Overlap-and-Add (SOLA) technique. SOLA is a popular technique for time scale modification of speech and audio signal. It changes the time scale of signal while maintaining the pitch information. However, when the time scale of the signal is compressed more, the synthesized speech of SOLA has(More)
This is a case of mucormycosis complicated by necrotizing fasciitis in a renal transplant recipient on immunosuppressive therapy treated with posaconazole. Mucormycosis occurs most commonly as an opportunistic infection in the immunocompromised host. This patient, with predisposing risk factors for infection, including diabetes mellitus status post(More)
Glycogen is an immediate source of glucose for cardiac tissue to maintain its metabolic homeostasis. However, its excess brings about cardiac structural and physiological impairments. Previously, we have demonstrated that in hearts from dexamethasone (Dex)-treated animals, glycogen accumulation was enhanced. We examined the influence of 5'-AMP-activated(More)
β-Lactamase inhibitors (clavulanic acid, sulbactam, and tazobactam) contribute significantly to the longevity of the β-lactam antibiotics used to treat serious infections. In the quest to design more potent compounds and to understand the mechanism of action of known inhibitors, 6β-(hydroxymethyl)penicillanic acid sulfone (6β-HM-sulfone) was tested against(More)