Douglas Steel

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In seven patients with chronic debilitating gastrointestinal disease who were being given total parenteral nutrition using L-amino acids and concentrated dextrose solution, severe hypozincemia (less than 60 micrograms/dL) developed with characteristic skin lesions and alopecia. The lesions were similar to seborrheic dermatitis, and they occurred in areas of(More)
Within a distributed system, resources may be shared between nodes. The system should continue to operate eveni fi ndividual nodes fail due to hardware or software errors. This may result in the loss of resources that were hosted on the failed node, but it may be possible to continue to provide access to some resources by hosting them on another node. This(More)
Enabling computer tasks with different levels of criticality running on a common hardware platform has been an increasingly important trend in the design of real-time and embedded systems. On such systems, a real-time task may exhibit different WCETs (Worst Case Execution Times) in different criticality modes. It has been well-known that traditional(More)
User participation in the development of a system is universally prescribed as an effective strategy to ensure the success of the resultant system. However, the existing literature on the merits of user participation only provides equivocal evidence. Various analyses of this literature point out that this equivocal evidence may be due to inconsistent(More)
The authors report a comprehensive evaluation of the hemostatic system in eight related patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Unlike in previous reports, they could find no evidence for abnormalities in platelet aggregation or for qualitative abnormalities of the Factor VIII complex. The authors did identify a subgroup of the more(More)