Woo-Shik Kim

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In this work a new set of edge-adaptive transforms (EATs) is presented as an alternative to the standard DCTs used in image and video coding applications. These transforms avoid filtering across edges in each image block, thus, they avoid creating large high frequency coefficients. These transforms are then combined with the DCT in H.264/AVC and a transform(More)
New data formats that include both video and the corresponding depth maps, such as multiview plus depth (MVD), enable new video applications in which intermediate video views (virtual views) can be generated using the transmitted/stored video views (reference views) and the corresponding depth maps as inputs. We propose a depth map coding method based on a(More)
Video representations that support view synthesis based on depth maps, such as multiview plus depth (MVD), have been recently proposed, raising interest in efficient tools for depth map coding. In this paper, we derive a new distortion metric that takes into consideration camera parameters and global video characteristics in order to quantify the effect of(More)
OBJECTIVE Experimental evidence suggests that exenatide, a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor analogue, has significant cardiovascular protective effects in various conditions. We examined whether routine use of exenatide at the time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention would reduce infarct size in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial(More)
This paper presents an efficient video coding method in RGB space. Generally RGB space is regarded as a bad space from a compression point of view. Each RGB component contains the color information along with luminance information. This redundancy degrades the coding efficiency. To exploit the intercolor redundancy, the RGB space is usually converted into(More)
High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is the newest video coding standard which can significantly reduce the bit rate by 50% compared with existing standards. One new efficient tool is sample adaptive offset (SAO), which classifies reconstructed samples into different categories, and reduces the distortion by adding an offset to samples of each category. Two(More)
Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) generated from oxidized low-density lipoprotein by lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 plays a key role in plaque inflammation and vulnerability. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) can repair injured endothelium and exert anti-inflammatory effects of vulnerable plaque. We study the impact and mechanisms of LPC on UEA-1 and(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether assessment of global longitudinal strain (GLS) before revascularization could predict adverse cardiac events after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In addition, the relation between GLS and cardiac biomarkers was investigated. From July 2006 through December 2009, 98 patients with first STEMI(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether exenatide administration can prevent impairment in endothelium-dependent vasodilatation induced by ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury and whether this effect is mediated by K(ATP) channel opening. METHODS AND RESULTS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design, 20 volunteers were(More)