E. M. Smith

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Tension in flexor tendons during wrist flexion may play a role in otherwise unexplained instances of the carpal tunnel syndrome. As the wrist is flexed, the median nerve in the tunnel bends around the taut flexor retinaculum. At the same time, the nerve is subject to compression against this ligament by tensed overlying flexor tendons that also bend around(More)
eEF2K [eEF2 (eukaryotic elongation factor 2) kinase] phosphorylates and inactivates the translation elongation factor eEF2. eEF2K is not a member of the main eukaryotic protein kinase superfamily, but instead belongs to a small group of so-called α-kinases. The activity of eEF2K is normally dependent upon Ca(2+) and calmodulin. eEF2K has previously been(More)
Attempts at reducing exposure to allogeneic transfusions, using blood conservation techniques such as controlled hypotension and normovolemic hemodilution, have met with mixed results and are not always practical in small infants. Recombinant human erythropoietin (RHE), a hormone that stimulates RBC production, increases the hematocrit when administered to(More)
Spaceborne imaging of the Earth's surface by synthetic aperture radar (SAR) may be adversely affected by the ionosphere that causes distortions of the signals emitted and received by the radar antenna. In our previous publication on the subject [SIAM J. Imaging Sci., 2 (2009) pp. 140–182], we have analyzed those distortions for the inhomogeneous ionosphere(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of electrode placement in relation to muscle design for producing muscle torque when using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Thirty-five healthy subjects (19 men, 16 women) participated in this study on a voluntary basis. All subjects were tested for maximum voluntary isometric contraction(More)
  • P Rondot, Recondo, J De, Ribadeau Dumas, J Visuomotor, Ataxia +37 others
  • 2002
The mean firing rates (fr) of the idealized neurons shown in Fig. 4a–d, are given by equation (2) (from top to bottom, respectively): fr ¼ e 2 T 2 2 À Á fr ¼ e 2 T 2 2 þ H 2 8 À Á fr ¼ e 2 T 2 4 þ ðTÿH Þ 2 4 À Á fr ¼ e 2 ðTÿH Þ 2 2 ð2Þ where T is the horizontal position of the target in eye coordinates, H is the horizontal position of the hand in eye(More)
The excess tissue from upper lip vertical length reduction provides bulk for opening the columella-labial angle and increasing the visibility of the columella and upper lip vermillion. Decorticated centrally based transverse flaps from the lip and nostril floor, when transposed into a columellar pocket, correct commonly combined degenerative or(More)
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