Andrew Dixon

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Barrett's esophagus (BE) increases the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). We found the risk to be BE has been associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on chromosome 6p21 (within the HLA region) and on 16q23, where the closest protein-coding gene is FOXF1. Subsequently, the Barrett's and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma(More)
Over the past 20 years obesity has become a worldwide concern of frightening proportion. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 400 million obese and over 1.6 billion overweight adults, a figure which is projected to almost double by 2015. This is not a disease restricted to adults - at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years(More)
Design aspects and software modelling for ubiquitous real-time camera system are described in this paper. We propose system architecture using a network of inexpensive cameras and perform video processing in-network. In general , ubiquitous systems have to perform spatial and temporal calibration in advance to determine timing and coordination relationship(More)
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INTRODUCTION Procedural sedation and analgesia have become standard practice in paediatric emergency departments worldwide. Although generally regarded as safe, serious adverse events such as bradycardia, asystole, pulmonary aspiration, permanent neurological injury and death have been reported, but their incidence is unknown due to the infrequency of their(More)
INTRODUCTION Adverse events (AEs), defined as unintended patient harm related to healthcare provided rather than an underlying medical condition, represent a significant threat to patient safety and public health. The emergency department (ED) is a high-risk patient safety setting for many reasons including presentation 'outside of regular hours', high(More)
We have developed over the years several distributed smart camera systems [Lin06, Vel08]. We believe that distributed algorithms are required to scale problems stemming from multiple cameras up to the number of cameras required to understand interesting scenes. We believe that distributed algorithms, real‐time operation, and low power must be considered as(More)
Thesis under the direction of Professor Janos Sztipanovits Versatile model-based design demands languages and tools which are suitable for the creation , manipulation, transformation, and composition of domain-specific modeling languages and domain models. The Meta Object Facility (MOF) forms the cornerstone of the OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA) as(More)
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