Neil V. Brewster

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Many software systems do not have a documented system architecture. These are often large, complex systems that are difficult to understand and maintain. One approach to recovering the understanding of a system is to extract architectural documentation from the system implementation. To evaluate the effectiveness of this approach, we extracted architectural(More)
Acute phase proteins are released into the circulation as part of the metabolic response to trauma. C reactive protein (CRP) has been shown to be the most specific and sensitive indicator of trauma. We measured pre- and postoperative CRP levels in patients undergoing varicose vein surgery, inguinal herniorrhaphy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and open(More)
The controversial nature of the CB(1) receptor antagonist, SR141716A, in the guinea-pig small intestine was investigated by comparing it with four analogues of Delta(8)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(8)-THC): O-1184, O-1238, O-584 and O-1315. These compounds (10 - 1000 nM) inhibited the electrically-evoked contractions with a rank order of potency of(More)
To borrow a phrase once used about business cycles, it can be said that ‘‘the study of super cycles necessarily begins with the measurement of super cycles’’ (adapted from Baxter and King, 1999). Are metal prices currently in the early phase of such a ‘‘super cycle’’? Many market observers believe the answer is yes. Academics, on the other hand, are(More)
This paper describes the zJava compiler infrastructure, a high-level framework for the analysis and transformation of Java programs. This framework provides a robust system, guaranteeing under transformations both the consistency of its internal structure and the syntactic correctness of the represented code. We address several challenges unique to Java,(More)
Perioperative digoxin concentrations were measured in 20 unselected adult patients undergoing coronary surgery. None of the patients were receiving treatment with digoxin. A digoxin-like immunoreactive substance was found in 16 patients postoperatively. This substance, if pharmacologically active, may have important clinical implications in the management(More)
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