Alan Fung

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BACKGROUND The healthcare burden related to congenital heart disease (CHD) is increasing with improving survival. We assessed changing trends in prenatal risk factors for CHD in the current era in a Canadian cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS CHD patients <18 years old (n=2339) and controls without structural heart disease (n=199) were prospectively enrolled in(More)
Neuronal connection efficacy exhibits two forms of short-term plasticity , namely, short-term depression (STD) and short-term facilitation (STF). They have time constants residing between fast neural signaling and slow learning, and may serve as substrates for neural systems manipulating temporal information in relevant time scales. The present study(More)
—The wireless sensor network (WSN) is an important element on many advanced, energy efficient data acquisition (DAQ), and control systems. Sleep/wake-up scheduling and network overhead are some of the major burdens to achieve energy efficient WSNs. In this paper, an energy efficient communication algorithm is proposed for smart home sensor networks. The(More)
Over the past 2 decades, there has been tremendous progress on numerical and computational tools for fuel cells and energy systems based on them. The purpose of this work is to summarize the current status of hybrid solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cycles and identify areas that require further studies. In this review paper, a comprehensive literature survey on(More)
(2016). Reduced complications from intracranial grid insertion by using a small grid size and a precise protocol during monitoring. The relationship between neuropsychological functioning and FDG-PET hypometabolism in intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. (2014). Antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein in bilateral and recurrent optic(More)
  • Ma, A Grigg, J Ho, Ooi, Wen, F Mcclellan +18 others
  • 2016
(2015). Sustained lifelike waveform capnography after human cadaveric tracheal intubation. (2013). The importance of electrophysiology in revealing a complete homozygous deletion of KCNV2. (2011). Chloramphenicol-not so innocuous: a case of optic neuritis. BMJ Case Reports, 1, 0-0. <a href=" Father of macular diseases, and one of the ten most influential(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenergic receptor (ADR) genotypes are associated with heart failure (HF) and β-blocker response in adults. We assessed the influence of ADR genotypes in children with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS Ninety-one children with advanced DCM and 44 with stable DCM were genotyped for three ADR genotypes associated with HF risk in adults:(More)
The network source location problem: ground state energy, entropy and effects of freezing " , J. Stat. " Resolution enhancement in neural networks with dynamical synapses " , Front. and Freezing in the solution space of the binary perceptron " , Insights-J. Phys. Self-similarity of phase-space networks of frustrated spin models and lattice gas models " ,(More)
A detailed model of the Net Zero Energy Town House in Toronto is developed in TRNSYS. The incorporation of thermal mass into the building envelope has been demonstrated to contribute to the enhancement of occupant comfort through the reduction of indoor temperature fluctuations. It has also been shown to cause a decrease in the overall energy consumption(More)
In this paper, methodology to estimate GHG emissions of electricity generation sector was first explained. Then different scenarios to reduce GHG emissions by fuel switching and adoption of advanced power generation systems (based solely on fossil fuels) were evaluated. The GHG calculation results for the Iranian power plants showed that in 2005 average GHG(More)