Michael D Clark

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We evaluate the effectiveness of secret key extraction, for private communication between two wireless devices, from the received signal strength (RSS) variations on the wireless channel between the two devices. We use real world measurements of RSS in a variety of environments and settings. Our experimental results show that (i) in certain environments,(More)
BACKGROUND Discrete choice experiments (DCEs) are increasingly used in health economics to address a wide range of health policy-related concerns. OBJECTIVE Broadly adopting the methodology of an earlier systematic review of health-related DCEs, which covered the period 2001-2008, we report whether earlier trends continued during 2009-2012. METHODS This(More)
We evaluate the effectiveness of secret key extraction, for private communication between two wireless devices, from the received signal strength (RSS) variations on the wireless channel between the two devices. We use real world measurements of RSS in a variety of environments and settings. The results from our experiments with 802.11-based laptops show(More)
RATIONALE AND AIMS Numerous prevalence studies have been conducted. The problem with these studies is that prevalence proportions cannot be compared with each other, because of differences in performance of each survey. There is no agreed standardized method for determining prevalence proportions. This study aimed to develop and pilot a uniform data(More)
CONTEXT Highly significant elevations in regional brain monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) binding were recently reported during major depressive episodes (MDEs) of major depressive disorder (MDD). The relationship between MAO-A levels and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment, recovery, and recurrence in MDD is unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine(More)
BACKGROUND Interface pressure and stiffness characterizing the elastic properties of the material are the parameters determining the dosage of compression treatment and should therefore be measured in future clinical trials. OBJECTIVE To provide some recommendations regarding the use of suitable methods for this indication. METHOD This article was(More)
OBJECTIVE Indexes of brain serotonin2A (5-HT2A) density have never been investigated in a sample of humans with violent aggressive behaviour unbiased by medication use or current axis I psychiatric disorders. The objective of this study was to investigate prefrontal cortex 5-HT2A binding potential (BPND), an index of 5-HT2A density, in an unbiased sample of(More)
Ingestion of arsenic (As) through contaminated drinking water results in increased risks of skin, lung, kidney, and bladder cancers. Due to its association with kidney and bladder cancers, we hypothesized that analysis of the urinary proteome could provide insight into the mechanisms of As toxicity. Urine from participants in a cross-sectional As biomarker(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of vertebral body endplate signal intensity (Modic) changes on magnetic resonance (MR) images in predicting a painful disk, with provocative diskography as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Lumbar spine diskograms and prediskogram MR images of 736 patients (2457 disks) were retrospectively reviewed as part of an(More)
Five horses were exercised at 10m/sec at a 3 degree incline for 2 mins. Packed cell volume, erythrocyte count, haemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular volume, plasma protein, total white cell count and lymphocytes increased significantly in blood samples taken after exercise, compared with those taken before exercise; but mean corpuscular haemoglobin(More)