Ali Khalili Araghi

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INTRODUCTION Blood pressure measurements frequently guide management in critical care. Direct readings, commonly from a major artery, are considered to be the gold standard. Because arterial cannulation is associated with risks, alternative noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurements are routinely used. However, the accuracy of NIBP determinations in(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, multicenter, single-blind, randomized, controlled clinical study. OBJECTIVE To investigate outcomes associated with repairing the anulus fibrosus after lumbar discectomy for the surgical management of herniated nucleus pulposus. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In patients undergoing discectomy, the incidence of reherniation ranges(More)
Collaboration and self-organization are hallmarks of many biological systems. We present the design for an intelligent decision support system that employs these characteristics: it works through a col-laborative, self-organizing network of intelligent agents. Developed for the realm of Marine Safety and Security, the goal of the system is to assist in the(More)
The architecture and core mechanisms of a decision support system for a Marine Security Operations Centre (MSOC) are presented. The goal of this system is to improve coordination in emergency response services during critical situations, including detection and prevention of illegal activities. The system design emphasizes robustness and scalability through(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized, multicenter Food and Drug Administration Investigation Device Exemption study using total disc replacement as surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease at 1 or 2 contiguous levels of the cervical spine. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of total disc replacement at single or 2 contiguous(More)
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