Allen D. Stevens

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BACKGROUND Asthma is a heterogeneous disease with variability among patients in characteristics such as lung function, symptoms and control, body weight, markers of inflammation, and responsiveness to glucocorticoids (GC). Cluster analysis of well-characterized cohorts can advance understanding of disease subgroups in asthma and point to unsuspected disease(More)
Electrocortical (ECoG) and integrated electromyographic (EMG) activity was recorded in 6 chronically prepared fetal sheep (132-145 days). Recording were made in fetuses prior to and during repeated vibroacoustic stimulation. In the undisturbed fetus, two patterns of ECoG activity were apparent; high (HV) and low voltage (LV). The fetus responded to this(More)
This paper discusses methods for obtaining image reconstructions from electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra which constitute object projections. An automatic baselining technique is described which treats each spectrum consistently; rotating the non-horizontal baselines which are caused by stray magnetic effects onto the horizontal axis. The(More)
This empirical research study had two main purposes with regard to competency cluster validation. First, this empirical research study was focused upon finding the gaps in the literature that existed pertaining to the Motivations-Attributes-Skills-Knowledge Inverted Funnel Validation (MIFV) competency cluster model. The second purpose of this empirical(More)
Integrated electromyographic, electrocortical (ECoG) and electro-ocular activity were recorded in 13 chronically prepared fetal sheep (130-145 days). Fetal movements and the rate of habituation to repeated suffusions of cold saline against the fetal skin were recorded. Experiments were repeated during an intravenous infusion of noradrenaline to the fetus(More)
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