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The Niched Pareto Genetic Algorithm 2 Applied to the Design of Groundwater Remediation Systems
We present an evolutionary approach to a difficult, multiobjective problem in groundwater quality management: how to pump-and-treat contaminated groundwater to remove the most contaminant at the least cost. Expand
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Multi-objective optimal design of groundwater remediation systems: application of the niched Pareto genetic algorithm (NPGA)
Abstract A multiobjective optimization algorithm is applied to a groundwater quality management problem involving remediation by pump-and-treat (PAT). The multiobjective optimization framework usesExpand
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Prediction of vasovagal syncope from heart rate and blood pressure trend and variability: experience in 1,155 patients.
BACKGROUND Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is a complex fainting disorder commonly triggered by orthostatic stress. OBJECTIVE We developed an algorithm for VVS prediction based on the joint assessment ofExpand
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What’s the Evidence? Systematic Literature Review of Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies for Surgical Site Infection Following Pediatric Spine Surgery
Background: Despite relatively high rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) after pediatric spine surgery, practice guidelines are absent. We performed a systematic review of the literature,Expand
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Building Consensus: Development of a Best Practice Guideline (BPG) for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention in High-risk Pediatric Spine Surgery
Background: Perioperative surgical site infection (SSI) after pediatric spine fusion is a recognized complication with rates between 0.5% and 1.6% in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and up to 22% inExpand
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Correlation of Preoperative Deformity Magnitude and Pulmonary Function Tests in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Design. Clinical study correlating preoperative pulmonary function tests (PFTs) to radiographic measures of thoracic deformity severity in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients.Expand
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Biomechanical Contribution of Transverse Connectors to Segmental Stability Following Long Segment Instrumentation With Thoracic Pedicle Screws
Study Design. An in vitro biomechanical cadaver study of long segment thoracic pedicle screw constructs with transverse connectors (TC). Objective. To determine the resultant degree of motion of theExpand
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Use and Outcome of MRI in the Surgical Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Study Design. Multicenter, prospective, consecutive clinical series. Objective. To report on the use and outcomes of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a prospective cohort study ofExpand
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Thoracoscopic anterior spinal procedures in children.
METHODS From February 1996 through July 1997, 20 patients were determined to be appropriate for a thoracoscopic approach for the anterior portion of their spinal surgery. Ages ranged from 8 to 17Expand
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Optimum shapes of central holes in square plates subjected to uniaxial uniform load
Abstract This paper presents the shapes that will optimize the stress distribution about central holes in square plates subjected to uniform load on two opposite sides of the plate. The study isExpand
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