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A genetic algorithm is applied to the automatic synthesis of decentralized MIMO control systems incorporating both feedback and feedforward components. The design approach relies on a robust performance objective formulation, which defines the limiting trade-off between performances of the output channels. The method is demonstrated on the synthesis of(More)
We have collected together the Bishop scoring factors in 100 inductions of labour at term. The length of labour does not seem to be related to the height of the presenting part at induction. On the other hand, the consistence and degree of dilatation of the cervix do have each a prognostic value which is comparable to that of the total Bishop score.(More)
We have been able to show that fetal cells are able to survive and multiply in the haematopoietic organs of the pregnant mouse. We have been able to label fetal cells with a chromosome marker (T6) which is clearly visible in the metaphase of mitosis. It is not only that there is a considerable concentration of fetal cells in the maternal spleen (3 to 6 per(More)
Immediate postpartum hemorrhage due to uterine inertia is usually treated by injection of oxytocics. In some situations, bleeding continues and distends the uterine cavity, in turn disturbing the hemostasis that accompanies uterine retraction. Uterine bleeding must be rapidly reduced while the coagulation defect is corrected. The authors propose the vaginal(More)
Uterine inversion is exceptional and spectacular, although treatment is simple if diagnosed early. Three cases are reported with a review of possible obstetrical procedures for reduction. Manual repositioning by central pressure is emphasised. General anesthesia is generally needed because of associated state of shock. The three principal steps of manual(More)
Competence in nursing derives from the actual practice of the craft. The authors describe ways of assessing the variety and extent of opportunities for clinical learning available to student nurses. Cohorts of students from each of three different types of hospital (72 students in all) were followed from the beginning to the end of training. From interviews(More)
This is a survey of pseudorandomness, the theory of efficiently generating objects that “look random” despite being constructed using little or no randomness. This theory has significance for a number of areas in computer science and mathematics, including computational complexity, algorithms, cryptography, combinatorics, communications, and additive number(More)