M. Fisher

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Interest in agent-oriented technology continues to grow, both at a theoretical level and a practical level, with the UK maintaining a strong representation in the area in both academic institutions and commercial organisations. in seeking to provide a forum for academics and industrialists within the UK to present and discuss current directions in research(More)
The telecommunications market is becoming increasingly complex, with a rapidly increasing number of providers offering a range of new service types. It is essential that there is interoperability between different providers so that services can be delivered in a managed way, to the benefit of both providers and consumers. This paper describes prototype(More)
Provide a structured abstract that includes the guideline's release date, status (original, revised, updated), and print and electronic sources. Status All policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time. Focus Describe the primary(More)
Providers of telecommunications services will have a need in the future to integrate a variety of applications into their service portfolios. This paper describes experiences gained in integrating an existing application with telecommunications service management to present it as a telecommunications service. It further reports on the offering of such a(More)
This report outlines recommendations for the clinical use of the three smallpox vaccines stored in the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for persons who are exposed to smallpox virus or at high risk for smallpox infection during a postevent vaccination program following an intentional or accidental release of the virus. No absolute contraindications exist(More)
Background. The prepatellar bursa can become inflamed owing to repeated trauma. Prepatellar bursitis is extremely rare in children. Methods. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy who was treated for an erythematous, swollen, and severely painful right knee, fever, inability to bear weight on the leg, and purulent material draining from a puncture wound.(More)
Background: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are transmembrane receptors that activate cells of the innate immune systems upon recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns. The TLR4 is an essential component of the innate immune response to various microorganisms. We investigated the impact of TLR4 polymorphism on development of opportunistic diseases in(More)