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DNA Surveillance is a Web-based application that assists in the identification of the species and population of unknown specimens by aligning user-submitted DNA sequences with a validated and curated data set of reference sequences. Phylogenetic analyses are performed and results are returned in tree and table format summarizing the evolutionary distances(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe a novel approach to the analysis of data obtained from card-sorting experiments. These experiments were performed as a part of the initial phase of a project, called NEONATE. One of the aims of the project is to develop decision support tools for the neonatal intensive care environment. Physical card-sorts were performed(More)
The aim of the NEONATE project is to investigate decision support in the neonatal intensive care unit. This paper describes the considerable amount of observational and physiological data which was acquired and as well as the tools which have been developed to analyse them. Both the data and the tools are in the public domain. We believe that our database(More)
An evaluation was conducted to compare the impact of an 8-week cardiovascular disease risk reduction group teaching program for 92 individuals with mental retardation (MR; IQ less than 70) and 97 normal learners. The curriculum emphasized exercise, nutritional choices, and stress reduction. Body Mass Index (BMI; weight in kilograms, divided by height in(More)
The aim of the NEONATE project is to investigate sub-optimal decision making in the neonatal intensive care unit and to implement decision support tools which will draw the attention of nursing and clinical staff to situations where specific actions should be taken or avoided. We have collected over 400 patient-hours of data on 31 separate babies, including(More)
BACKGROUND Common concepts and definitions are important for the effective practice of medicine. In an intensive care unit clear understanding of terminology and communication between different staff groups may be critical for optimal care. If computerised decision support tools are to be successfully deployed in these high intensity environments, all staff(More)
1. Abstract A unique data-set describing patient (baby) state with associated clinical actions and observations performed by medical and nursing staff were recorded, during the period mid October 2001 to mid February 2003, in a busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This report describes in detail the data collecting protocol and process, the database(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe a novel approach to the analysis of data obtained from card-sorting experiments. The card-sorting experiments were performed as a part of the initial phase of a project,called NEONATE, that has an aim to develop decision support tools for the neonatal intensive care environment. Physical card-sorts were performed using(More)
The current study focuses on characterizing the rheological characteristics of different petrolatum grades using a controlled stress rheometer. Both steady-state flow and dynamic oscillatory tests were conducted on the petrolatums. The thermorheological scans were found to be the most informative and reproducible for this study. Significant differences in(More)
The purpose of this research was to demonstrate the utility of Raman spectroscopy for process analysis of a suspension metered dose inhaler manufacturing process. Chemometric models were constructed for the quantification of ethanol and active pharmaceutical ingredient such that both could be monitored in real-time during the compounding and filling(More)