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BACKGROUND Effective management of sleep pattern disturbance begins with accurate assessment of the patient's sleep and wake states. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to validate staff nurses' observations of sleep and wake states among critically ill adult patients, using polysomnography. SAMPLE AND SETTING The sample consisted of 21 adult… (More)
Bites attributed to the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik, are frequently reported by medical personnel throughout Florida, whereas the extensive arachnological evidence contradicts the alleged widespread occurrence of Loxosceles spiders in the state. We compared reports of brown recluse spider bites made by medical personnel from a… (More)
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Twitter has become a viable platform for spammers, who often form networks to further their reach. Troublesomely, targeted users become increasingly frustrated, or worse, view content resulting in computer virus infection. We build on previous work around detecting spam on Twitter, proposing that subcategorising spammers can increase our understanding of… (More)
Nuclear power appears be a future technology whose time is past. This was evident as far back as 1978 – the last year that a CANDU nuclear plant was ordered in North America. In that year the Ontario Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning – in its Report on Nuclear Power entitled " A Race Against Time " – summed up two years of hearings by saying: "… (More)
Problem solving and research methods apparently sit within different traditions of development evidenced by disparate sources of literature. However, in the graduate education of engineers taking an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Program in Systems there is a need for their integration in such a way as to make their relationship clear. We argue from… (More)