Marc Richardson

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The role of routine intraoperative cholangiography is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of routine intraoperative cholangiography on the incidence of common bile duct injuries, and to evaluate the operative outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy carried out in a major teaching hospital and review the literature. Prospectively(More)
In an emergency situation, relevant information about involved elements is required. This information ranges from demographic data, weather forecasts and sensor data, available transportation means, presence of helpful agents, land use and cover statistics or values, etc. Moreover, the emergency management process is dynamic as it involves several definite(More)
Joining up services in e-Government usually implies governmental agencies acting in concert without a central control regime. This requires the sharing of scattered and heterogeneous data. Semantic Web Service (SWS) technology can help to integrate, mediate and reason between these datasets. However, since few real-world applications have been developed, it(More)
Joining up services in e-Government usually implies governmental agencies acting in concert without a central control regime. This requires to the sharing scattered and heterogeneous data. Semantic Web Service (SWS) technology can help to integrate, mediate and reason between these datasets. However, since a few real-world applications have been developed,(More)
Plasma protein accumulation (PPA) was monitored in the lungs of patients with the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Transferrin radiolabelled in vivo with indium-113m was used as the plasma protein marker. Ten patients with clinically defined ARDS, exhibiting increased PPA indices (greater than 1.0 X 10(-3) min-1), were given intravenous infusion(More)
Brunner’s gland hamartoma (adenoma) was first described in 1876. It is a rare hamartomatous lesion, with only ~100 cases reported in the world literature. Treatment has been by endoscopic snaring. Open surgical excision was reserved for cases where snaring had failed. We report a case of a Brunner’s gland hamartoma (2.4 cm) that was successfully resected by(More)
A Service Orientated Architecture will allow organisations to enhance interoperability and encourage reuse of components and interfaces. In this paper, the application of semantic descriptions to services is advocated with the aim of further improving the SOA and enabling scalability. An application of Semantic Web Services for the Telecommunications(More)
Public organisations access spatial-related data for management as well as for communication purposes. The approach of using traditional Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is not always satisfactory; users have to cope with distributed heterogeneous data sources to find appropriate resources for particular situations. Developments in the field of(More)
This paper describes BT Wholesale’s B2B Gateway as an approach to provide Business­to­Business integration within the Telecommunications sector. Although the Gateway provides increased efficiency over separate systems, the process to allow business partners to integrate is lengthy and costly. The application of Semantic Web (More)
As Semantic Web Services (SWS) are becoming a more mature technology, the question of their integration into the web landscape is pushed to the foreground. In a world where it is believed that up to 80% of data has a geographical component, one in which new web maps applications recently show tremendous growth, and in which of course we constantly think and(More)