Heather L. H. Smith

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BACKGROUND There is evidence to suggest that changes in weather and airborne fungal spore and pollen counts may affect asthma symptoms. METHODS The relationship between climate, airborne fungal spore, and pollen counts and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and asthma symptoms was prospectively investigated in a population of mild to moderate asthmatic(More)
This work presents a simulation study using an anatomically relevant model of the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). The aim is to explore the functional properties of a bilateral structure in the premotor circuits of the oculomotor system. The major conclusions using sinusoidal inputs are: A bilateral structure in a sensory-motor system improves its linear(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional laser scanning has been used for patient measurement for cranial helmets and spinal braces. Ankle-foot orthoses are commonly prescribed for children with orthopaedic conditions. This trial sought to compare ankle-foot orthoses produced by laser scanning or traditional plaster casting. OBJECTIVES Assessment of the effectiveness(More)
PURPOSE To examine the change in orbital apical temperature over time, with a local ice/water admixture compress placed over the eyelid. METHODS A six-month-old, 220-pound Landrace/Hampshire/Duroc mixed breed pig was intubated and maintained under anesthesia with a steady average body temperature. An incision in the lateral third of the right lower eyelid(More)
The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) plays an important role in our daily activities by enabling us to fixate on objects during head movements. Modeling and identification of the VOR improves our insight into the system behavior and improves diagnosis of various disorders. However, the switching nature of eye movements (nystagmus), including the VOR, makes(More)
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