Jaime Barnes

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Human movement monitoring using wireless sensors has become an important area of research today. The use of wireless sensors in human identification is a relatively new idea with interesting applications in portable device security and user recognition. In this paper, we describe a real-time wireless sensor system based on inexpensive inertial sensors that(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly switch between tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors after failing to control disease activity. Much of the clinical data that support switching to a second TNF agent when one agent fails to work has come from small, short-term studies. We utilized a US insurance claims database to determine(More)
Receptor-linked tyrosine phosphatases regulate cell growth by dephosphorylating proteins involved in tyrosine kinase signal transduction. Within this gene family, the leukocyte common antigen-related (LAR) gene is of particular interest with respect to the nervous system because it has sequence similarity to the neural cell adhesion molecule N-CAM and is(More)
Results and complications in 100 patients treated over a 3-year period with the laparoscopic approach for clinically diagnosed acute appendicitis are evaluated. They are compared with results and complications in 100 patients with the same diagnosis who had been treated with the open technique performed by the same surgeon during the same 3 years. The(More)
An analysis of an 11 year experience with the routine use of Marlex (polypropylene) mesh reinforcement of the canal floor in both indirect and direct inguinal herniorraphy is presented. All patients in good general health were accepted regardless of their age or weight. Survey responses were obtained from a large and representative sample of this(More)
Monitoring human activities using wearable wireless sensor nodes has the potential to enable many useful applications for everyday situations. The deployment of a compact and computationally efficient grammatical representation of actions reduces the complexities involved in the detection and recognition of human behaviors in a distributed system. In this(More)
An improved technique for laparoscopic appendectomy based on an experience of > 120 cases is presented. This method includes numerous additions to and modifications of previously described techniques and is effective for gangrenous and perforated appendicitis as well as for less severe cases. The most important elements are that (a) it is a safer procedure(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized studies have demonstrated improved attainment of target low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) values when ezetimibe is combined with statins for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. However, the efficacy of an intervention in randomized controlled clinical studies may not correlate with its efficacy in a real-world (community(More)