Michael Ames

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Aluminum and iron were measured in daily samples collected at urban and rural sites near Ft. Myers, Florida, in 1995–1996 using a dichotomous sampler. Al and Fe concentrations were low during most of the year but they increased dramatically during summer when African dust was advected into Florida. The ratio of fine (less than 2.5 μm diameter) to coarse(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective clinical and radiologic evaluation of patients with vertebral osteomyelitis treated via radical debridement and stabilization using titanium mesh cages. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of titanium mesh cages in the treatment of active vertebral osteomyelitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although titanium mesh cages have(More)
We propose using a wireless network to facilitate communications between sensors/switches and control units located within a vehicle. In a typical modern vehicle, the most demanding sensor will require a latency of approximately less than 1 msec with throughput of 12 kbps. Further, the network will need to support about 15 sensors with this requirement. The(More)
Automotive wiring harnesses that provide the wiring infrastructure for electrical and electronic sub-systems inside vehicles have grown in size over the years. Significant engineering challenges are posed due to increased weight / decreased fuel economy, increase in production steps, increased cost and labor in harness manufacturing and installation,(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is known as a common complication in surgical and non-surgical patients. We hypothesized that according to the underlying risk factors and the acute illness, the prevalence ofVTE in non-surgical patients admitted to hospital is widely underestimated. For three months each patient admitted to the department of internal medicine(More)
Drug induced liver injury during drug development is evidenced by a higher incidence of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevations in treated versus placebo populations and termed an "ALT signal". We sought to quantify whether an ALT signal in pre-marketing clinical trials predicted post-marketing hepatotoxicity. Incidence of ALT elevations (ALT ≥ 3(More)
Purpose: To compare the efficacy and safety of oral ondansetron with i.v. granisetron each given as a single dose prior to administration of highly emetogenic cisplatin chemotherapy. Patients and Methods: Chemotherapy-naive patients with histologically confirmed malignancies were randomized to receive a single 24 mg ondansetron hydrochloride tablet plus a(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle-brachial pressure index (ABI) is a simple, inexpensive, and useful tool in the detection of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD). The current guidelines published by the American Heart Association define ABI as the quotient of the higher of the systolic blood pressures (SBPs) of the two ankle arteries of that limb (either the(More)
Bovine rumen fluid was fermented anaerobically over 48 h with cottonseed, corn, alfalfa, or a mixture of these substrates in anaerobic mineral buffer. Samples taken at different incubation times were derivatized with n-butanol and subjected to gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. No unusual fermentation end-products from the cottonseed substrate were(More)