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OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess whether GP input into discharge planning for high-risk aged in-patients admitted under the care of a geriatrician results in improved patient outcomes. METHODS We conducted a prospective randomized controlled trial in Sydney, Australia. The subjects were 364 patients aged 60 years and over. The main outcome measures included(More)
The subject of this paper is the Colorado State University–University of Chicago–Illinois State Water Survey (CSU–CHILL) National Radar Facility's S-band polarimetric research radar. Key features of this system include polarization agility (provided by the dual-transmitter, dual-receiver design), a recently updated signal processor, and a low (Ϫ34 dB, two(More)
The efficacy of dual-polarization radar for quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) has been demonstrated in a number of previous studies. Specifically, rainfall retrievals using combinations of reflectivity (Z h), differential reflectivity (Z dr), and specific differential phase (K dp) have advantages over traditional Z–R methods because more(More)
T he Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) originated in the aft ermath of a fl ash-fl ood storm that dropped more than 12-in. of rain over a small portion of Fort Collins, Colorado, on 28 July 1997, and a similar storm the following evening over the grasslands of northeastern Colorado. Th ese fl oods were responsible for several(More)
A series of poststorm surveys were conducted in the wake of hailstorms observed by the Colorado State University–University of Chicago–Illinois State Water Survey (CSU-CHILL) S-Band polarimetric radar. Information on hail characteristics (maximum diameter, building damage, apparent hailstone density, etc.) was solicited from the general-public storm(More)
The Colorado State University–University of Chicago–Illinois State Water Survey (CSU–CHILL) national weather radar facility has been operated by the Colorado State University under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation from 1990 to the present. The radar is configured to measure the elements of the 3 3 3 polarimetric covariance(More)
The issuance of timely warnings for the occurrence of severe-class hail (hailstone diameters of 2.5 cm or larger) remains an ongoing challenge for operational forecasters. This study examines the application of two remotely sensed data sources between 0100 and 0400 UTC 14 July 2011 when pulse-type severe thunderstorms occurred in the jurisdiction of the(More)
The clinical, structural and functional characteristics of ovarian tumours were studied in 10 mares. Proliferation of the granulosa cells of large and small follicles and the presence of various numbers of Leydig-like cells in the theca interna were the predominant microscopic findings in 9 of the mares. All 9 of these animals had higher than normal (P less(More)
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction is a slowly progressive disorder that afflicts most breeds of horses. Because it shares features with human Cushing disease, it has been referred to as equine Cushing disease. A variety of tests of pituitary-adrenocortical function were performed on horses with evidence of pituitary pars intermediate dysfunction, and(More)
The liver X receptors (LXRalpha and beta) are nuclear receptors that coordinate carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Treatment of insulin-resistant mice with synthetic LXR ligands enhances glucose tolerance, inducing changes in gene expression expected to decrease hepatic gluconeogenesis (via indirect suppression of gluconeogenic enzymes) and increase(More)