Marianne Maktabi

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If children use the same tongue skills in swallowing and clearing remnants of sticky foods from the mouth as they do in articulating during speech, it could then be hypothesized that those with impaired articulation might have poorer tongue skills and, consequently, slower rates of food clearance. Does age alter these skills and rates of clearance?(More)
PURPOSE Hospitals' effectiveness and efficiency can be enhanced by automating the resource and time management of the most cost-intensive unit in the hospital: the operating room (OR). The key elements required for the ideal organization of hospital staff and technical resources (such as instruments in the OR) are an exact online forecast of both the(More)
Cost-intensive units in the hospital such as the operating room require effective resource management to improve surgical workflow and patient care. To maximize efficiency, online management systems should accurately forecast the use of technical resources (medical instruments and devices). We compare several surgical activities like using the coagulator(More)
The choroid plexus, which produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), contains receptors for angiotensin II and a very high concentration of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Circulating angiotensin II decreases blood flow to the choroid plexus. The first goal of this study was to examine the hypothesis that angiotensin II decreases the production of CSF. The second(More)
Three methods of inducing hypotension were studied for their effects on the cardiovascular system and intrapulmonary shunting. Thirty patients were anesthetized with isoflurane in 70% N2O to a total of 1.25 to 1.3 MAC. Patients were divided into three groups of 10 each on the basis of the drug used to induce hypotension; sodium nitroprusside (SNP),(More)
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