Michael Buck

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This paper delineates the main characteristics of the evolution of the organization as a social business in response to the socially networked marketplace. We advance the notion that the modern day firm is increasingly organized as a community according to the principle of collaboration. The main message is that the prominence of organizational structure is(More)
Purified aqueous extracts of cotton bract induce acute airway constriction in healthy volunteers never before exposed to cotton bract. The response is similar to that of textile workers who inhale cotton dust. Approximately 60% of volunteers respond to bract extract with significant decreases in lung function, and these volunteers show an increased number(More)
For more than a decade, the Beers criteria have identified specific medications that should generally be avoided in the geriatric population. Studies that have shown high prevalence rates of these potentially inappropriate medications have used disparate methodologies to identify these medications and hence are difficult to replicate and generalize. In an(More)
MICHAEL G. BUCK is a resource forester with the Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife. He joined the Division in 1977, and currently works in its resource inventory, research, and remote sensing programs. He holds a bachelor's degree in resource management from State University of New York, Syracuse (1976). TIMOTHY E. PAYSEN, a research forester, is(More)
Developing countries rarely have enough physicians to follow the traditional diagnostic process found in wealthier nations. Initial diagnoses often must be made by non-physician personnel. In order to enhance the quality of these diagnoses, we have built an expert decision-support system for triaging childhood fever cases for malaria, measles, and acute(More)
Many healthy subjects who have had no exposure to cotton textile dusts will experience significant reductions in expired flow rate following an inhalational challenge with an aqueous extract of cotton bracts (CBE). Differences noted among individuals in the magnitude of the bronchial response to a standardized preparation of CBE suggest variable airway(More)
Exposure to cotton or grain dust causes an obstructive bronchitis in certain subjects, mechanisms of which are poorly understood. A difficulty encountered in discerning mechanisms of this airway disease is the lack of knowledge of the active components of these dusts. Clinical features suggest common but not exact mechanisms of the airway disease associated(More)
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