Antony J. Wilson

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We have developed and implemented the Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture (R-GMA) as part of the DataGrid project, to provide a flexible information and monitoring service for use by other middleware components and applications. R-GMA presents users with a virtual database and mediates queries posed at this database: users pose queries against a global(More)
Members of the IL-6 family of cytokines, which includes leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and IL-11, play important roles in implantation. The activity of these cytokines is modified by soluble receptors such as the IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R). gp130 is a signal transduction molecule common to the receptor complexes of this family, and its soluble form (sgp130)(More)
We describe R-GMA (Relational Grid Monitoring Architecture) which is being developed within the European DataGrid Project as a Grid Information and Monitoring System for both the grid itself and for use by applications. Is is based on the GMA from GGF, which is a simple Consumer-Producer model. The special strength of this implementation comes from the(More)
Infants who subsequently succumb to the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) have higher heart rates and reduced heart rate variation compared with other infants. We examined dynamic changes in cardiac interbeat intervals to explore these differences in cardiac control. Recordings of electrocardiographic activity and respiratory movement were acquired from(More)
This paper describes the Sheffield Mk3.5 EIT/EIS system which measures both the real and imaginary part of impedance at 30 frequencies between 2 kHz and 1.6 MHz. The system uses eight electrodes with an adjacent drive/receive electrode data acquisition protocol. The system is modular, containing eight identical data acquisition boards, which contain DSPs to(More)
Infants at increased risk of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) show abnormal patterning of sleep-waking states. It was hypothesized that infants who were to die of SIDS would show abnormalities of sleep state distribution prior to their deaths. Twenty-two 12-hour recordings were obtained from infants who subsequently died of SIDS, and sleep state(More)
Reduced heart rate variability has been found in infants who later succumb to the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). To determine whether respiratory sinus arrhythmia, a major component of heart rate variability, is also reduced in SIDS victims, nighttime portions of eighteen 24-h recordings of ECG and respiration from infants who later died of SIDS and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conventional ventilatory support versus extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe adult respiratory failure. DESIGN A multicentre, randomised controlled trial with two arms. SETTING The ECMO centre at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, and approved conventional(More)