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BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that tight blood glucose (BG) control improves outcomes in critically ill adults. Children show similar hyperglycaemic responses to surgery or critical illness. However it is not known whether tight control will benefit children given maturational differences and different disease spectrum. METHODS/DESIGN The study(More)
The goal of this project was to increase the regional relevance and usability of climate and sea level rise data and tools for the specific needs of water suppliers and resources managers in Florida. Specific project objectives included (1) developing a collaborative Working Group comprised of public water suppliers, water resource managers, climate(More)
BACKGROUND Mental illness is a significant contributor to global disease burden and this is expected to increase over the coming decades. Traditionally mental illness has not been well understood by the general public, resulting in poor attitudes towards persons with mental illness and stigmatization. Such conditions are common in the Caribbean where less(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between volume of paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) head injury (HI) admissions, specialist paediatric neurosurgical PICU practice, and mortality in England and Wales. METHODS Analysis of HI cases (age  <16 years) from the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network national cohort of sequential PICU admissions in 27(More)
This paper describes the use of a prototype coastal management expert system, to facilitate the extraction of a salient element of coastal landforms from a DEM derived from stereo aerial photography. The system, COAMES (COAstal Management Expert System), is currently under development at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Plymouth. The(More)
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