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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to quantify the age and race-related differences in the microstructural organization of the human posterior sclera. Such differences may contribute to the predisposition of primary open-angle glaucoma in various high-risk populations. METHODS Posterior-temporal scleras from 75 right eyes were procured at an average(More)
This paper presents and evaluates a method for the construction of long-range and wide-area temporal spatial datasets of daily precipitation and temperature (maximum and minimum). This method combines the interpolation of daily ratios/fractions derived from ground-based meteorological station records and respective fields of monthly estimates. Data sources(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between children's perceived chest pain severity, somatization symptoms, depressive symptoms, anxiety sensitivity, and maternal somatization symptoms in children and adolescents with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP). METHODS Measures of chest pain and psychosocial functioning were collected from 35 participants (M age(More)
Synchrotron radiation computed laminography is applied to the three-dimensional micro-imaging of damage in large polymer composite plates with high spatial resolution. The influence of different experimental conditions is studied with respect to measurement time optimization, dose minimization and reduction of artefacts in the reconstructed images. Failures(More)
Although insecticide resistance is a widespread problem for most insect pests, frequently the assessment of resistance occurs over a limited geographic range. Herein, we report the first widespread survey of insecticide resistance in the USA ever undertaken for the house fly, Musca domestica, a major pest in animal production facilities. The levels of(More)
The Widom-Rowlinson model of a fluid mixture is studied using a new cluster algorithm that is an adaptation of the invaded cluster method previously applied to Potts models. The algorithm overcomes the difficulties of treating continuum hard-core systems and has almost no critical slowing down. Our estimates of b͞n and g͞n for the two-component fluid are(More)
West Nile virus (WNV)-associated deaths of American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) chicks have been recognized at various nesting colonies in the United States since 2002. We evaluated American white pelican nesting colonies in Sheridan County, Montana, USA, for an association between WNV-positive pelican carcasses and human West Nile(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated factors related to health care utilization (HCU) among patients presenting to pediatric cardiologists with symptoms of chest pain later diagnosed as noncardiac chest pain (NCCP). METHODS Participants included 67 children and adolescents diagnosed with NCCP and their parent. Measures of HCU, pain severity, and child(More)
We present molecular-dynamics results for a two-component, two-dimensional Lennard-Jones supercooled liquid near the glass transition. We find that the supercooled liquid is spatially heterogeneous and that there are long-lived clusters whose size distribution satisfies a scaling relation up to a cutoff. The similarity of several properties of the(More)