Debra L Wilkes

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In infants under the age of 6 mo respiratory inductive plethysmograph (RIP)-calculated tidal volumes (VT) were compared with simultaneously measured volumes using a pneumotachograph (PNT) to 1) assess whether using multiple points (MP) along the inspiratory profile of a breath is superior to using only VT when calculating volume-motion (VM) coefficients, 2)(More)
We have measured the ventilatory response to inhaled CO2 of six newborn infants in rapid-eye-movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep. Ventilatory responses were measured using the Read rebreathing technique. The response was further partitioned into the volume contributions of the rib cage and abdominal compartment using the respiratory inductance(More)
To determine whether the recently increased sensitivity of the variable frequency oscillator and the use of separate rib cage and abdominal transducers made calibration of the Respitrace system easier, we performed 106 different calibration procedures against a pneumotachygraph in 36 normal infants, 41 using 2 separate periods of quiet sleep, 49 using quiet(More)
of Dissertation In this thesis, we discuss the development and implementation of computational elec-tromagnetics simulations on massively parallel processing systems. The possibility of predicting radar cross section (RCS) for a full scale aircraft is discussed and demonstrated by combining the most advanced computational electromagnetics techniques and(More)
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