Fran Bessette

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The overwhelming number of electrocardiograms (ECGs) now recorded routinely has prompted the development of computer analysis which in turn has benefited electrocardiography with important technological advances. All automated ECG analysis systems adopt a similar approach: a measurement program and a program that interprets the clinical significance of(More)
Lasers produce a coherent, focused, monochromatic, high-energy form of light. Because laser surgery is more versatile and precise and is freer of complications than conventional surgery it has become widely accepted in ophthalmology over the past 10 years. Applications range from routine procedures in the fundus to recent, more delicate interventions in the(More)
We discuss the various preparations of substitute pulmonary surfactant that have been proposed for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in premature infants. We than submit some experimental results demonstrating that a preparation of phospholipids in an organic solvent can simulate the behavior of the naturally occurring pulmonary surfactant as a(More)
We have explored the possibility of using a continuous liquid phase of high gas permeability as a filter to remove particulate contaminants from a gas stream. The liquid, a non-toxic perfluorocarbon, severs upstream and downstream gas phases completely. It can dissolve great quantities of gases and pass them, by diffusion, along even a slight partial(More)
ALBANY—The deadline for submitting petitions for election to regional and statewide offices of ' the Civil Service Employses Assn. Is Tuesday, April 15. Bernard Schmahl, chairman of the CISEA special election .procedures committee, added that the printed positions of names of the office-seekers on the ballots will be made on the basis of a drawing to be(More)
We describe a carrier for instruments used in endoscopy. It consists of a train of articulated segments whose angular displacement is controlled by a series of magnetic clutches. The operator guides the leading segment under view from the carrier's proximal end, and the guide angle is repeated automatically at the articulations of all following segments.(More)
Piecewise spline interpolation between judiciously selected points on a curve reproduces it with great precision. A number of points much smaller than in current digitization techniques is needed and their positions fully characterize a curve. We present the rules to select the nodal points and we demonstrate that their positions are very sensitive to(More)