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Definitions of business process given in much of the literature on Business Process Management are limited in depth and their related models of business processes are correspondingly constrained. After giving a brief history of the progress of business process modeling techniques from production systems to the office environment, this paper proposes that(More)
1. Steady-state recurrent (Renshaw) inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (RIPSPs) were evoked in cat triceps surae motoneurons by stimulating the heteronymous muscle nerve at 100 Hz after dorsal root section. The effective synaptic currents (i.e., the net synaptic current measured at the soma, IN) underlying these inhibitory potentials were measured with a(More)
This paper relates experiences of using a business-process approach to the determination of requirements for social care systems, developed initially through the development of the PLANEC system, and applied to other telecare systems. The method utilises a loose-coupled hierarchical grouping of processes as a strategic view, and more tightly coupled models(More)
WHILE exposure times of several hours or more are needed for kainate to induce widespread degeneration of most cortical or basal forebrain neurons, basal forebrain cholinergic neurons, as identified by choline acetyltransferase immunocytochemistry, were substantially damaged by brief (45 min) kainate exposures. This rapidly triggered damage to basal(More)
In October of 2008, an outbreak of trichinellosis occurred in northern California that sickened 30 of 38 attendees of an event at which meat from a black bear was served. Morphologic and molecular testing of muscle from the leftover portion of bear meat revealed that the bear was infected with Trichinella murrelli, a sylvatic species of Trichinella found in(More)
Initial studies found glutamate injury to murine spinal cultures (14-17 days in vitro) to reflect contributions of both NMDA and AMPA/kainate receptors. Subsequent experiments found the spinal cultures to be more sensitive than cortical cultures to injury from prolonged low level kainate exposures, and, unlike cortical cultures, to be significantly damaged(More)
Providing technology support for older people offers distinct challenges for social and IT systems delivery. The definition and integration of services, the diversity of supply, variance in structures, and the lack of centralised control, introduce significant challenges. These challenges stretch contemporary methods in the social and IT domains. In this(More)
In a rare outbreak of Brainerd diarrhea in California, we identified 23 patients, many of whom had diarrhea persisting for > or =6 months. Case-control studies revealed that illness was associated with 1 local restaurant but not with any specific food or beverage. A Campylobacter species was detected in some patients' stool specimens, but its role in the(More)
Wastes generated from the production of cattle and swine in confined facilities create the potential for surface and groundwater pollution, emission of greenhouse gases, transmission of pathogens to food and water sources, and odor. It is our hypothesis that something which inhibits microbial fermentation in livestock wastes will be beneficial to solving(More)
This paper describes the development and operation of an interdisciplinary Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) diagnostic clinic focussing specifically on adults. The clinic is embedded within a community-based interdisciplinary health agency specializing in intellectual and developmental disabilities. A review of the clinic’s assessment process is(More)