Norman Abramson

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In September 1968 the University of Hawaii began work on a research program to investigate the use of radio communications for computer-computer and console-computer links. In this report we describe a remote-access computer system---THE ALOHA SYSTEM---under development as part of that research program and discuss some advantages of radio communications(More)
Packet broadcasting is a form of data communications architecture which can combine the features of packet switching with those of broadcast channels for data communication networks. Much of the basic theory of packet broadcasting has been presented as a byproduct in a sequence of papers with a distinctly practical emphasis. In this paper we provide a(More)
Glucocorticoids are commonly given to patients with global brain ischemia, although their efficacy has not been proved. The database of the Brain Resuscitation Clinical Trial I, a multi-institutional study designed to evaluate the effect of thiopental sodium therapy on neurological outcome following brain ischemia, was used for a retrospective review of the(More)
BACKGROUND The use of sodium bicarbonate (SB) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is controversial. This study analyzes the effects of SB use on CPR outcome in the Brain Resuscitation Clinical Trial III (BRCT III), which was a multicenter randomized trial comparing high-dose to standard-dose epinephrine during CPR. Sodium bicarbonate use in BRCT III was(More)
In September 1968 the University of Hawaii began work on a• researchi program to investigate the use of radio communications for computer-computer and console-computer linksý In this report we~describe a remote-acce.ss computer system THE ALOHA SYSTEM under development as part of that research program and discuss some advantages of radio communications over(More)
esuscitation has become an important multidisciplinary branch of medicine, demanding aapectrum of skills and attracting a plethora of specialties and organizations, each of which claims a legitimate interest in the science and practice of resuscitation. This complex background has hindered the development of a uniform pattern or set of definitions for(More)
Analysis of 145 reports of adverse occurrences involving patients in a medical-surgical intensive care unite (ICU), during the yearts 1974 through 1978, disclosed 92 instances of human error and 53 cases of equipment malfunction. A peak occurrence of reported incidents was found between midnight and 1 AM. Harm occurred more frequently if the patient was(More)
This study retrospectively analyzed the pattern of sodium bicarbonate (SB) use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the Brain Resuscitation Clinical Trial III (BRCT III). BRCT III was a prospective clinical trial, which compared high-dose to standard-dose epinephrine during CPR. SB use was left optional in the study protocol. Records of 2915(More)