Blake Martin

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BACKGROUND Kawasaki Disease (KD), a systemic vasculitis of medium sized vessels, is the most common cause of acquired heart disease among children in the developed world. Some KD patients demonstrate echocardiographic evidence of depressed myocardial mechanics. However, the incidence, etiology, and reversibility of abnormal mechanics in KD patients remain(More)
UML class diagrams are used quite commonly in CS1-CS2 courses and textbooks. The benefits of using these diagrams include providing a programming-language independent way of communicating program design, in an industry standard language. While drawing diagrams by hand is in itself useful, beginning students do not always perceive the benefit of designing(More)
The influence of a secondary task on speeded responses, and its effect on the outcome of more complex tasks has been studied in detail. However, the consequence of task interference on specific movement parameters other than speed and accuracy has been largely ignored. The current study examines how performing a secondary task impacts the drawing of an(More)
BACKGROUND Kawasaki disease (KD) remains a clinical diagnosis due to the absence of a sensitive and specific diagnostic test. There are limited published data on the usefulness of procalcitonin (PCT) as a biomarker for the diagnosis or prognosis of children with KD. We hypothesized that PCT might be useful in predicting coronary artery lesions (CALs) and(More)
Previously, we observed changes in the scale, rotation, and location of drawn shapes when subjects simultaneously performed a secondary task, but not in the shape or proportion of the drawing. We suggested the secondary task impacted motor planning and execution or proprioception of the primary task. To isolate for proprioceptive effects, here we used the(More)
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