B. Scott Michel

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An adaptive, highly scalable, and robust web caching system is needed to effectively handle the exponential growth and extreme dynamic environment of the World Wide Web. Our work presented last year sketched out the basic design of such a system [31]. This sequel paper reports our progress over the past year. To assist caches making Web query forwarding(More)
Web caching is generally acknowledged as an important service for alleviating focused overloads when certain web servers’ contents suddenly become popular. Cooperative caching systems are more effective than independent caches due to the larger collective backing store that cooperation creates. One such system currently being developed at UCLA, Adaptive Web(More)
General computing over a widely distributed set of heterogeneous machines typically called metacomputing offers definite advantages. In addition to allowing a single application to bring together different types of resources, such as specialized data sources, data bases, and visualization systems, it allows an application to acquire and utilize many(More)
BACKGROUND Medication errors at the interfaces of care are highly prevalent. This study aims to identify unintentional medication discrepancies at hospital admission and to explore their potential clinical impact in elderly patients. METHOD The study was conducted in an Internal Medicine Department. Patients ≥ 65 years admitted through the emergency(More)
ABSTRACT In order to improve patient care, OMEDIT (Observatory of drugs, medical devices and therapeutic innovation) Alsace, conducted a study to develop a Preferential list of Drugs adapted to the Elderly (PDE list) in nursing homes. The study conducted from December 2011 to June 2012 was organized in 4 phases: 1) creation of a preliminary list of drugs(More)
Healthcare cost savings are closely linked to prescribers’ confidence in and acceptance of the prescription of biosimilar drugs. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, experience and opinions of hospital-based and office-based French rheumatologists with regard to biosimilar medicines and to identify the barriers to and possible options to(More)
Acrodermatitis enteropathica is rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a severe nutritional zinc deficiency. We and others have recently identified the human gene encoding an intestinal zinc transporter of the ZIP family, SLC39A4, as the mutated gene in acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE). A first mutation screening in 8 AE families (15 patients(More)