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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of glyburide and insulin for the treatment of Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women who had OGCT >or=200 mg/dl and fasting hyperglycemia. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was performed among a subset of women treated with glyburide or insulin for GDM from 1999 to 2002 with an OGCT >or=200 mg/dl and(More)
We present in detail a case of a 27-year-old primigravida who was maintained in a brain-dead state for nine weeks. An apparently normal and healthy male infant weighing 1440 g was delivered. The newborn did well and was found to be growing and developing normally at 18 months of age. Although the technical aspects of prolonged life support are demanding and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to compare the use of glyburide with insulin for the treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) unresponsive to diet therapy. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was performed among women with singleton pregnancies who had GDM diagnosed, with fasting plasma glucose 140 mg/dL or less on glucose tolerance testing,(More)
The effects of halothane on maternal and fetal hemodynamics, distribution of fetal cardiac output, regional cerebral blood flow, and fetal cerebral oxygen consumption were studied in the ewe (N = 9) using radionuclide-labeled microspheres. An adjustable uterine artery occluder was used to produce a controlled state of fetal asphyxia. Measurements were taken(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm birth is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Whether the rate of preterm birth can be reduced by frequent contact between nurses and pregnant women or home monitoring of uterine activity is not known. METHODS We randomly assigned 2422 pregnant women with known risk factors for preterm labor (including 844 women who were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an interactive educational program would improve obstetrics and gynecology residents' knowledge, attitudes, confidence, and skills in caring for depressed patients. METHODS We recruited 74 residents from eight residency programs to attend the Depression Education Program, which consists of a 1-hour lecture and two 2-hour(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Abstract This paper describes an initial prototype of the Companions project(More)
(2014). Designing and testing visual representations of draft essays for higher education students. Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. ABSTRACT This(More)
This paper presents a dialogue system in the form of an ECA that acts as a sociable and emotionally intelligent companion for the user. The system dialogue is not task-driven but is social conversation in which the user talks about his/her day at the office. During conversations the system monitors the emotional state of the user and uses that information(More)
1. APPLICATION DOMAIN The Senior Companion (SC) is a fully implemented Windows application intended for intermittent use by one user only (a senior citizen) over potentially many years. The thinking behind the SC is to make a device that will give its owner comfort, company, entertainment, and some practical functions. The SC will typically be installed at(More)