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A study has been made to determine which methods of numerical integration require the least computation time for a given amount of truncation error when applied to a particular system of ordinary differential equations where function evaluations are relatively trivial. Recent methods due to Butcher and Gear are compared with classic Runge-Kutta,(More)
BACKGROUND There is little systematically derived evidence-based guidance to inform plasma transfusion decisions. To address this issue, the AABB commissioned the development of clinical practice guidelines to help direct appropriate transfusion of plasma. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A systematic review (SR) and meta-analysis of randomized and observational(More)
The Shared Wireless Aaccess Protocol (SWAP) specification for wireless voice and data networking within the home will enable a new class of mobile consumer devices that draw from the power and content of the Internet and the Home PC. If cable modems and xDSL represent the "last mile" access to the home, then HomeRFTM's mission with SWAP could be called the(More)
BACKGROUND Although vaccination of infants against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) invasive infections is effective and has been routinely available in Canada since 1992, cases of the disease continue to occur. We were interested in determining whether recent cases of Hib infection reflected progressive loss of protection with time since vaccination,(More)
The initial findings from user trials convinced us that a fully integrated solution on a smart phone platform is the ultimate design objective. A smart phone is a perfect I/O and capture device for applications we're targeting. We estimate that the reader/writer will share 80 percent of a wireless local-area-network (WLAN) system, so the silicon real estate(More)
To describe the progress and challenges in achieving measles elimination in Canada, we analyzed national data on measles cases for 1998-2001. To assess the status of measles elimination in Canada, we estimated the effective reproductive number, R. Measles elimination was defined as the interruption of endemic transmission and failure to reestablish endemic(More)
Although it might seem like an unusual place to start, English adult social care is currently undergoing something of a self-proclaimed ‘revolution’ (and one that might well have even more significant implications for broader public services). In 2003, the English Department of Health (together with several local authorities and national learning disability(More)