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BACKGROUND & AIMS Aggressive fluid resuscitation is recommended for initial management of acute pancreatitis. We performed a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a goal-directed fluid resuscitation protocol on systemic inflammation in patients with acute pancreatitis. We then determined the impact of resuscitation with lactated Ringer's(More)
In this paper, a proportional-valve controlled pneumatic X-Y table system is built to perform position tracking control experiments. The pneumatic system is subjected to external loads and to the parameter changes during the control. ILC (Iterative Learning Control) controllers are implemented in the experiments to show their ability to reject disturbances.(More)
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and the new Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC provide proven alternatives to traditional domain-specific application SoCs and enable extensive system-level differentiation, integration and flexibility through hardware, software and I/O programmability. The SDSoC Development Environment is a heterogeneous design environment for(More)
BACKGROUND A high incidence of desaturations has been observed during prehospital rapid sequence intubation (RSI). The rate of decline in oxygen saturation (SpO2) at various pulse oximetry values has not been defined with emergency RSI. Objective. To define the rate of SpO2 decline at various pulse oximetry values and identify a threshold below which active(More)
UNLABELLED Recurrent CNS lymphoma continues to be associated with poor outcomes in the rituximab era. Although IV rituximab mediates superior disease control of systemic non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), it fails to completely eliminate the risk of meningeal recurrence, likely due to minimal CNS penetration. Given that rituximab acts synergistically with(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated a novel therapy for primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) with induction immunochemotherapy with high-dose methotrexate, temozolomide, and rituximab (MT-R) followed by intensive consolidation with infusional etoposide and high-dose cytarabine (EA). In addition, we evaluated the prognostic value of the minimum apparent(More)
OBJECTIVE Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a deadly but often clinically silent disease. Patients at increased risk are elderly men with risk factors for vascular disease who may not have adequate screening through primary care. We sought to examine the prevalence and feasibility of screening for AAA in at-risk patients presenting for unrelated complaints(More)
BACKGROUND The EFAST (extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma) is part of the recommended curriculum for Emergency Medicine and Surgery residents. Computer-based lectures may represent a time-efficient alternative to traditional lectures. OBJECTIVES Our hypothesis was that computer lectures in basic ultrasound and the EFAST are not inferior(More)