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In these studies, we describe the use of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) to study local changes following aerosol bronchoprovocation (BPC) and environmental exposure to antigen in mildly symptomatic asthmatic patients. The BAL was performed in 12 atopic subjects "out of season," and in five normal subjects at baseline, less than or equal to 4, or 24 hours(More)
This paper presents advantages of using techniques like principal component analysis (PCA), partial least square (PLS) and some extensions called multiway PCA (MPCA) and multiway PLS (MPLS) for reducing dimensionality in damage identification problem, in particular, detecting and locating impacts in a part of a commercial aircraft wing flap. It is shown(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent otitis media is a common problem in young children. Echinacea and osteopathic manipulative treatment have been proposed as preventive measures, but have been inadequately studied. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of Echinacea purpurea and/or osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for prevention of acute otitis media in(More)
CONTEXT Case reports and clinical trials have indicated that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may improve motor function and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of osteopathy in the cranial field, myofascial release, or both versus acupuncture in children with moderate to severe spastic cerebral(More)
There is a move in modern research in Structural Dynamics towards analysing the inherent uncertainty in a given problem. This may be quantifying or fusing uncertainty models, or can be propagation of uncertainty through a system or calculation. If the system of interest is represented by, e.g. a large Finite Element (FE) model the large number of(More)
The Non-Linear Resonant Decay Method is an approach for the identification of non-linear systems with large numbers of degrees of freedom. The identified non-linear model is expressed in linear modal space and comprises the modal model of the underlying linear system with additional terms representing the non-linear behaviour. Potentially, a large number of(More)
CONTEXT While numerous measures are available to assist physicians in assessing patients with cerebral palsy, there is a paucity of instruments that capture data relevant to osteopathic assessment. The lack of such tools limits the reach of research in key osteopathic indicators. METHODS A structured objective form designed to assist osteopathic(More)
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