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Improving alpha matte with depth information

Ji-Ho Cho, Remo Ziegler, Markus Gross, Kwan H. Lee
2009 IEICE Electronics Express  
In this paper, we propose an automatic alpha matting method that improves the quality of alpha matte using a depth camera.  ...  Finally, the initial alpha matte is selectively combined using both color and depth based mattes using above weight: α = w cαc + (1 − w c )α d (4) Matte optimization We optimize the combined alpha matte  ...  As a result, our method also produces not a good matte. Nevertheless, we believe its artifacts are less severe than the matte from color information.  ... 
doi:10.1587/elex.6.1602 fatcat:wdfwevva6rfy7gazrc6hvsnpvi

Characterization of MRIP2 as a NO-sensitive guanylyl cyclase-associated protein

Simone Matt, Sabine Meurer, Steffen Gross, Werner Müller-Esterl
2005 BMC Pharmacology  
Meurer S, Pioch S, Wagner K, Müller-Esterl W, Gross S: AGAP1a novel binding partner of NO-sensitive guanylyl cyclase.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2210-5-s1-p37 fatcat:h3okuutlxbfbxgvbko5dttocg4

Gross genomic alterations and gene expression profiles of high- grade serous carcinoma of the ovary with and without BRCA1 inactivation

Manohar Pradhan, Björn Å Risberg, Claes G Tropé, Matt van de Rijn, C Blake Gilks, Cheng-Han Lee
2010 BMC Cancer  
Methods: DNA ploidy and gene expression profile were used in order to compare gross genomic alteration and gene expression pattern between cases with BRCA1 loss through mutation, BRCA1 epigenetic loss,  ...  Gross genomic alteration evidenced by aneuploidy is usually the result of chromosomal instability [15] .  ...  Conclusions: In this series of 28 high-grade serous carcinomas, gross genomic alteration characterized by aneuploidy did not correlate with BRCA1 status.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-493 pmid:20843305 pmcid:PMC2946313 fatcat:lsrth72w6bbt5lbvviiheqddcu

Sensitivity of output performance measures to input distributions in queueing simulation modeling

Donald Gross, Matt Juttijudata
1997 Proceedings of the 29th conference on Winter simulation - WSC '97  
With modern simulation packages, the modeler can choose almost any standard statistical distribution for generating input random variables. The question arises as to how sensitive are output performance measures to the particular type of distributions selected for modeling the input. We investigate the sensitivity of two output performance measures (average queue wait and the 95 percentile value of the queue wait distribution) for a G/G/1 queue, simulated using GPSS/H.
doi:10.1145/268437.268494 fatcat:ryjsb6yc3neffnovcnvg66t3vm

Planning for diversity: The inclusion of diversity goals in postsecondary statewide strategic plan

Matt Berry, Brittany A Inge, Jacob P Gross, Jared Colston, Amanda M Bowers
2018 Higher Education Politics & Economics  
Contextualizing the recent Fisher v. University of Texas ruling and how state institutions address diversity and affirmative action, the authors sought to determine how explicit institutions are being with regards to diversity strategic planning. The findings from a qualitative policy analysis determined that while 70% of State Higher Education Executive Offices explicitly mentioned diversity in their strategic plan, most did not reference the difference that differences make, or the equity of diversity on campus.
doi:10.32674/hepe.v4i1.8 fatcat:t7br3bugyjeunmp3wxujzvcxqe

Economic gains resulting from the reduction in children's exposure to lead in the United States

Scott D Grosse, Thomas D Matte, Joel Schwartz, Richard J Jackson
2002 Environmental Health Perspectives  
. ∆ ∆ ∆ E E W W P P = × +       Children's Health • Grosse et al. We took the estimates of present value of earnings from a new set of calculations that are published elsewhere (27) .  ... 
doi:10.1289/ehp.02110563 pmid:12055046 pmcid:PMC1240871 fatcat:de3kgjcm2vcz7dhvo4nr2br42m

Advances in Diode-Laser-Based Water Vapor Differential Absorption Lidar

Scott Spuler, Kevin Repasky, Bruce Morley, Drew Moen, Tammy Weckwerth, Matt Hayman, Amin Nehrir, B. Gross, F. Moshary, M. Arend
2016 EPJ Web of Conferences  
An advanced diode-laser-based water vapor differential absorption lidar (WV-DIAL) has been developed. The next generation design was built on the success of previous diode-laser-based prototypes and enables accurate measurement of water vapor closer to the ground surface, in rapidly changing atmospheric conditions, and in daytime cloudy conditions up to cloud base. The lidar provides up to 1 min resolution, 150 m range resolved measurements of water vapor in a broad range of atmospheric
more » ... ns. A description of the instrument and results from its initial field test in 2014 are discussed.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611902003 fatcat:y3mrnhom4zcrzjnjfu5ukvowja

Regional Hippocampal Diffusion Abnormalities Associated with Subfield‐Specific Pathology in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Sarah Treit, Graham Little, Trevor Steve, Tom Nowacki, Laura Schmitt, B. Matt Wheatley, Christian Beaulieu, Donald W Gross
2019 Epilepsia Open  
| RESULTS | Qualitative evaluation of mean DWI Mean DWI provided excellent visualization of gross hippocampal morphology (eg, size and shape, digitations), delineation from surrounding structures  ...  to a 0.5 × 0.5 × 1 mm 3 T2-weighted image (C-axial, F-coronal) in the same 33-year-old female control from Treit et al 2018 Neuroimage. 1 mm isotropic DTI acquisition provides better visualization of gross  ... 
doi:10.1002/epi4.12357 pmid:31819910 pmcid:PMC6885671 fatcat:yr2sr24x6jcbjgsyybys5jtve4

Inflammasome induction in Rasmussen's encephalitis: cortical and associated white matter pathogenesis

Vijay Ramaswamy, John G Walsh, D Barry Sinclair, Edward Johnson, Richard Tang-Wai, B Matt Wheatley, William Branton, Ferdinand Maingat, Thomas Snyder, Donald W Gross, Christopher Power
2013 Journal of Neuroinflammation  
Neuropathological studies All patients underwent hemispherectomy or cortical resection and all tissues were reviewed at gross assessment and after histological and immunocytochemical staining by a certified  ... 
doi:10.1186/1742-2094-10-152 pmid:24330827 pmcid:PMC3881507 fatcat:y6y4secr6zcw3jejzpasgszl5u

For Whom the Mind Wanders, and When, Varies Across Laboratory and Daily-Life Settings

Michael J. Kane, Georgina M. Gross, Charlotte A. Chun, Bridget A. Smeekens, Matt E. Meier, Paul J. Silvia, Thomas R. Kwapil
2017 Psychological Science  
Gross, C. A. Chun, b. A. Declaration of Conflicting Interests The authors declared that they had no conflicts of interest with respect to their authorship or the publication of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0956797617706086 pmid:28719760 pmcid:PMC5591044 fatcat:rl6dqxe5rrbyrdli3oshpgegbm

Timing and intensity of changes in FDG uptake with symptomatic esophagitis during radiotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy

Shuanghu Yuan, Richard KJ Brown, Lujun Zhao, Randall K Ten Haken, Milton Gross, Kemp B Cease, Matt Schipper, Paul Stanton, Jinming Yu, Feng-Ming Kong
2014 Radiation Oncology  
Purpose: To study whether esophageal FDG activity changes by time of mid-course of fractionated radiotherapy (RT), and whether these changes are associated with radiation esophagitis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: Fifty patients with stage I-III NSCLC were enrolled prospectively and, all received ≥60 Gy RT. FDG-PET/CT scans were acquired prior to, and during-RT after delivery of 45 Gy. Normalized standardized uptake values (NSUV), defined by the esophageal maximum
more » ... SUV relative to intravascular background level in the aortic arch, were sampled in the esophagus at the level of the primary tumor, sternal notch, aortic arch, carina, and gastro-esophageal junction. Symptomatic radiation esophagitis was defined as an event. Results: Compared to baseline, esophageal NSUV increased significantly during-RT at the level of the primary tumor (1.09 ± 0.05 vs.1.28 ± 0.06, p = 0.001), but did not change at other levels in the esophagus. 16 patients had radiation esophagitis events and these patients had significantly higher during-RT to baseline NSUV ratios than those without esophagitis (1.46 ± 0.12, 95% CI 1.20-1.71; vs. 1.11 ± 0.05, 95% CI 1.01-1.21, p = 0.002). Maximum esophageal dose (p = 0.029), concurrent chemotherapy (p = 0.022) and esophageal FDG PET NSUV ratio (during-RT to baseline, p = 0.007), were independent factors associated with esophagitis and area under curves (AUC) were 0.76, 0.70 and 0.78, respectively. Combining esophageal maximum dose and FDG PET NSUV Ratio at the tumor level increased AUC to 0.85 (p = 0.016). Conclusion: FDG uptake increased in esophagus during-RT and this increase may predict radiation esphagitis during later course of treatment.
doi:10.1186/1748-717x-9-37 pmid:24467939 pmcid:PMC3996188 fatcat:nocgrgwkt5f63bvuedhu4dvhre

Borderline Personality Features in Patients With Persistent Depressive Disorder and Their Effect on CBASP Outcome

Franziska Konvalin, Fabienne Grosse-Wentrup, Tabea Nenov-Matt, Kai Fischer, Barbara B. Barton, Stephan Goerigk, Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, Richard Musil, Andrea Jobst, Frank Padberg, Matthias A. Reinhard
2021 Frontiers in Psychiatry  
The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) was developed for the treatment of persistent depressive disorder (PDD), where comorbid personality disorders (PD) are common. In contrast to other PD, comorbid borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often regarded as an exclusion criterion for CBASP. In clinical settings, however, subthreshold BPD symptoms are prevalent in PDD and may not be obvious at an initial assessment prior to therapy. As data on their impact on CBASP
more » ... come are very limited, this naturalistic study investigates BPD features in PDD and their relevance for the therapeutic outcome of a multimodal CBASP inpatient program.Method: Sixty patients (37 female, mean age 38.3, SD 11.9 years) meeting DSM-5 criteria for PDD underwent a 10 weeks CBASP inpatient program. BPD features (i.e., number of fulfilled DSM-5 criteria) together with childhood maltreatment and rejection sensitivity were assessed on admission. Before and after treatment, severity of depressive symptoms was measured using the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II). BPD symptoms were assessed using the Borderline Personality Disorder Severity Index (BPDSI-IV) and the Borderline Symptom List (BSL-23). Intercorrelations of baseline characteristics and symptom change during treatment were analyzed.Results: Patients with PDD met a mean of 1.5 (SD 1.6) BPD criteria with 4 patients fulfilling ≥5 criteria. BPD symptoms and depressive symptoms showed a strong correlation, and BPD symptoms were additionally correlated with emotional abuse and rejection sensitivity. There was no association between BPD features at baseline and improvement on the MADRS, however, BPD features tended to be associated with a lower response according to the BDI-II score after 10 weeks of treatment. Furthermore, BPD symptoms (i.e., abandonment, impulsivity and affective instability) were reduced after 10 weeks of CBASP treatment.Discussion: BPD symptoms are prevalent in patients with PDD and highly intertwined with the experience of depressive symptoms. In this naturalistic study in PDD, BPD features at baseline did not limit the clinical response to CBASP. Future studies may extend the spectrum of PDD to comorbid subsyndromal or even syndromal BPD in order to develop tailored psychotherapeutic treatment for these complex affective disorders.
doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.608271 pmid:33790813 pmcid:PMC8006327 fatcat:tfyitxfxd5hqtj3ppixlijmsrq

Laser Remote Sensing from ISS: CATS Cloud and Aerosol Level 2 Data Products (Heritage Edition)

Sharon Rodier, Steve Palm, Mark Vaughan, John Yorks, Matt McGill, Mike Jensen, Tim Murray, Chip Trepte, B. Gross, F. Moshary, M. Arend
2016 EPJ Web of Conferences  
With the recent launch of the Cloud-Aerosol
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201611904012 fatcat:6mdxqyirenep5cuxyaimansdee

The Test Re-Test Reliability of A Novel Single Leg Hop Test (T-Drill Hop Test)

Rodney Negrete, Samantha Simms, Jacob Gross, Lucas Nunes Rabello, Matt Hixon, Ibrahim M. Zeini, Walter L. Jenkins, George J. Davies
2021 International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy  
Functional training and testing are an important part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program stressing the neuromuscular system in ways that simulate athletic performance to help determine criteria for return to sport. There are numerous single leg hop tests that have been used for these purposes, however, the validity and clinical relevance has been questioned. Many of the functional performance tests assess only the sagittal plane or forward direction and may only partially assess a
more » ... s athletic abilities. There is a need for reliable and valid functional tests to assess in a multi-directional manner. The purpose of this study is to determine the test re-test reliability of a novel multi-directional timed single leg hop test (T-Drill Hop Test) for use in rehabilitation and performance assessments. Cross-sectional reliability study. Fifty healthy recreationally active college age subjects, (23 males and 27 females) between the ages of 18 and 35, (mean age 23.48 with SD 3.82) consented to perform the test. The subjects hopped along a 10ft. x 10ft. "T" shaped course. Subjects performed two timed maximum effort trials of the T-Drill Hop Test on each leg with an interval of 3-7 days between the two testing days. Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) were calculated to determine intersession reliability. The inter-rater reliability (ICC's) for the entire group of 50 subjects ranged between .98 and 1.00 suggesting excellent reliability. The bilateral comparison, utilizing paired t-tests, of the T-Drill Hop Test demonstrated no significant differences between the time scores for the dominant and non-dominant legs for either males or females (p>.05). This study demonstrates the T-Drill Hop Test has excellent test re-test reliability. These results are important prior to validation and utilization as a clinical functional performance test. Level 2.
doi:10.26603/001c.23677 pmid:34123525 pmcid:PMC8169018 fatcat:lxnehhxxdnferjnqndl3nna3ca

Individual differences in the executive control of attention, memory, and thought, and their associations with schizotypy

Michael J. Kane, Matt E. Meier, Bridget A. Smeekens, Georgina M. Gross, Charlotte A. Chun, Paul J. Silvia, Thomas R. Kwapil
2016 Journal of experimental psychology. General  
., 1994; Gooding, Tallent, & Matts, 2005; Kwapil, 1998; Kwapil, Gross, Silvia, & Barrantes-Vidal, 2013) .  ...  ., Coleman, Levy, Lenzenweger, & Holzman, 1996; Fuggetta, Bennett, Duke, & Young, 2014; Gooding, Matts, & Rollmann, 2006; Kaczorowski, Barrantes-Vidal, & Kwapil, 2009; Modinos et al., 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.1037/xge0000184 pmid:27454042 pmcid:PMC4965188 fatcat:takrqhlka5dptjwzpkig5k2y64
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