Derek Leblanc

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STUDY OBJECTIVE We compare the effectiveness of an endotracheal tube introducer ("bougie") with a new fiberoptic stylet as an adjunct to direct laryngoscopy in facilitating simulated difficult tracheal intubation in a manikin. METHODS Inexperienced laryngoscopists were recruited for this randomized, crossover study. After brief training, participants were(More)
A number of researchers have attempted to take successful GP trading systems and make them even better through the use of filters. We investigate the use of a linear genetic programming (LGP) system that combines GP signals provided over multiple intraday time frames to produce one trading action. Four combinations of time frames stretching further into the(More)
A number of researchers who apply genetic programming (GP) to the analysis of financial data have had success in using predictability pretests to determine whether the time series under analysis by a GP contains patterns that are actually inherently predictable. However, most studies to date apply no such pretests, or pretests of any kind. Most previous(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the minimal laryngoscope illumination required for proper laryngoscopy and intubation in different ambient light settings as determined by paramedics. METHODS Paramedics qualified to intubate patients in the field were recruited to intubate a cadaver embalmed with a minimal fixation technique designed to(More)
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