M. G. Robinson

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The approach to acute cognitive dysfunction varies among physicians, including intensivists. Physicians may differ in their labeling of cognitive abnormalities in critically ill patients. We aimed to survey: (a) what Canadian intensive care unit (ICU) physicians identify as “delirium”; (b) choices of non-pharmacological and pharmacological management; and(More)
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has been a powerful engine of prosperity in the US since World War II. Currently, American students’ performances and enthusiasm in STEM education are inadequate for the US to maintain its leadership in STEM professions unless the government takes more actions to motivate a new generation of US(More)
Morphometrical and histochemical techniques were used to demonstrate changes to the cartilage layer of the rat temporomandibular joint condyle following chronic exposure to fluoride. An increase in thickness of the cartilage layer was noted in rats given 100 parts per million sodium fluoride in drinking water. No significant changes were observed with(More)
While most Americans envision a "good death" as one occurring quickly and painlessly at home surrounded by loved ones, many people do not die in this fashion. Palliative care focuses on holistic treatment of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment, and strives to improve quality of life for patients and families at end-of-life (EOL).(More)
Adaptive optical systems such as the bipolar, polarization-based optical connectionist machine are capable of operating in the presence of substantial noise generated by optoelectronic devices such as spatial light modulators, sources, and detectors. We present results on two optoelectronic connectionist machines that implement the single-layer delta rule(More)
An optical implementation of a single-layer, second-order neural network is presented. The quadratic products are obtained by passing the optical beam twice through the input ferroelectric liquid-crystal (FLC) spatial light modulator (SLM), with the interconnection weights being implemented by a further two-dimensional 128 x 128 FLC SLM. The machine(More)
An exploratory chemical effort has been undertaken to develop a novel series of compounds as selective CB(1) agonists. It is hoped that compounds of this type will have clinical utility in pain control, and cerebral ischaemia following stroke or traumatic head injury. We report here medicinal chemistry studies directed towards the investigation of a series(More)