Fabio Albano

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OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of five probiotic preparations recommended to parents in the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children. Design Randomised controlled clinical trial in collaboration with family paediatricians over 12 months. SETTING Primary care. PARTICIPANTS Children aged 3-36 months visiting a family paediatrician for acute diarrhoea.(More)
The reduction in size and power usage of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) devices has enabled development of fully implantable medical devices [K. is the subject of the present study. Our specific objectives are fourfold: (1) to model the power usage of an intraocular sensor (IOS); (2) to develop a methodology for optimization of Hybrid Implantable(More)
— Ubiquitous computing has a number of compelling applications ranging from biomedical sensing to environmental monitoring. These computing systems require low cost sensor nodes with volumes <1mm 3 and lifetimes on the order of months or years. We advocate the use of aggressively scaled supply voltages in such applications to maximize energy efficiency.(More)
Available online xxx Keywords: Microbattery Integrated MEMS POWER Thin-film PVD Implantable a b s t r a c t was studied as a model system for an integrated, autonomous implantable device. In the present study, we had four objectives: (1) select and designing an optimized power supply for the WIMS-IOS; (2) develop a fabrication technique allowing small(More)
We have expanded and implemented an algorithm for selecting power supplies into a turnkey MATLAB code, " POWER " (power optimization for wireless energy requirements). Our algorithm uses three approaches to system design, specifying either: (1) a single, aggregate power profile; (2) a power system designed to satisfy several power ranges (micro-, milli-and(More)
The energy density of current lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) based on layered LiMO2 cathodes (M = Ni, Mn, Co: NMC; M = Ni, Co, Al: NCA) needs to be improved significantly in order to compete with internal combustion engines and allow for widespread implementation of electric vehicles (EVs). In this report, we show that atomic layer deposition (ALD) of titania(More)
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