Joel Reiter

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Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology promises to improve performance of future spacecraft components while reducing mass, cost, and manufacturing time. Arrays of microcilia actuators offer a lightweight alternative to conventional docking systems for miniature satellites. Instead of mechanical guiding structures, such a system uses a surface(More)
Satellites based on microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology and tailored to low-cost space missions are investigated to determine their characteristics and feasibility. This work explores an alternative chassis formed from a stack of microfabricated silicon wafers. The outer layers contain optical sensing, micropropulsion and power generation(More)
Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology promises to improve performance of future spacecraft components while reducing mass, cost, and manufacture time. Arrays of microcilia actuators offer a lightweight alternative to conventional docking systems for miniature satellites. Instead of mechanical guiding structures, such a system uses a surface tiled(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the performance of fetal bronchoscopy in a case of pulmonary sequestration. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 24 year-old female, Gravida 2, Para 1, was referred at 27.5 weeks with a large fetal left lung mass with marked right mediastinal shift and no visible normal left lung. Differential diagnosis included possible bronchial atresia. (More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the frequency, severity, and determinants of residual respiratory events during continuous positive airway therapy (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as determined by device output. METHODS Subjects were consecutive OSA patients at an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited multidisciplinary sleep center. Inclusion(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Sleep problems in adolescents are very common and negatively impact the quality of their health and lives, yet often go undiagnosed. This review is meant to familiarize pediatricians with some of the more commonly encountered sleep disorders in this age group, and to review their diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS Recent findings(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) attenuate lung injury in experimental models of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1), a chemokine secreted by MSCs, modulates angiogenesis and stem cell recruitment. Here we tested the hypothesis that SDF-1 mediates MSC protective effects in experimental BPD by modulating angiogenesis.(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric community-acquired complicated pneumonia (PCACP) is characterized by a prolonged clinical course, but this may be highly variable. METHODS A multicenter observational study was conducted to develop and validate a clinical prediction tool for prolonged hospitalizations in PCACP. The derivation and validation cohorts consisted of 144(More)
Alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACDMPV) is a lethal lung developmental disorder caused by heterozygous point mutations or genomic deletion copy-number variants (CNVs) of FOXF1 or its upstream enhancer involving fetal lung-expressed long noncoding RNA genes LINC01081 and LINC01082. Using custom-designed array comparative(More)