Kent Williams

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The objectives are to: (1) characterize ethnic-specific differences in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevation among obese children, (2) investigate the earliest ages at which significant ALT elevation occurs, and (3) determine associations between ALT and biochemical parameters. A cohort of 134 multiethnic obese children and adolescents was analyzed(More)
The goal of this research is to determine whether Raman spectroscopy (RS), an optical method that probes the vibrational modes of tissue components, can be used in vivo to study changes in the mouse cervix during pregnancy. If successful, such a tool could be used to detect cervical changes due to pregnancy, both normal and abnormal, in animal models and(More)
OBJECTIVES Few methods exist to noninvasively study in vivo gastrointestinal motility in animal models of enteric infections. None have been used on mouse pups, which often display more severe symptoms during enteric infections than adult mice. This study sought to determine whether digital fluoroscopy could be used to evaluate gastrointestinal motility in(More)
Post-implementation analysis on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems has drawn attention to many structural shortcomings. Yet, no framework exists to compare the different structural features of the ERP system. This paper develops a framework to compare different enterprise-wide systems at the conceptual design level using size, coupling and(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop a practical, readily applied algorithm for primary health care providers to identify, evaluate, and manage constipation in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). METHODS The Gastroenterology Committee of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), a multisite consortium of centers dedicated to improving standards of(More)
At present time most system engineers do not have access to cognitive work analysis knowledge or training in terms that they could understand and apply in the system design process. This may lead to specifying systems requirements that do not account for cognitive strengths and limitations of the prospective users. This paper proposes integration of(More)
1 Corresponding Author: Prof. Ali P. Gordon (Email: apg@ucf.edu | +1-407-823-4986) ABSTRACT Self-loosening of bolts in non-permanent connections has been the subject of a myriad of investigations; however, because the vast majority of these studies focused on applications with long-term service conditions involving creep and/or cyclic (working or vibratory)(More)
PART I Cyanuric acid ~ Valuable, magical, beneficial, profitable... misunderstood, misrepresented, problematic. These all apply, and more. This chemical pool additive may very well be the most controversial topic in the industry today. Indeed, you will hear more diverse advice from pool professionals, “experts,” dealers, even from university and corporate(More)
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