Patrick K. Nichols

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BACKGROUND Guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation recommend a chest compression rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. Animal and human studies have reported that blood flow is greatest with chest compression rates near 120/min, but few have reported rates used during out-of-hospital (OOH) cardiopulmonary resuscitation or the relationship(More)
The ongoing invasion of non-native Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois spp.) represents a significant ecological threat throughout the Western Atlantic and Caribbean. As a generalist species, lionfish have been able to rapidly colonize a wide variety of ecosystems, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, the sea floor at depths as great as 300 m, and(More)
First principles molecular dynamics simulations of the hydration shells surrounding UO(2)(2+) ions are reported for temperatures near 300 K. Most of the simulations were done with 64 solvating water molecules (22 ps). Simulations with 122 water molecules (9 ps) were also carried out. The hydration structure predicted from the simulations was found to agree(More)
Relativistic spin-orbit density functional theory (DFT) methods have been implemented in the molecular Gaussian DFT and pseudopotential planewave DFT modules of the NWChem electronic-structure program. The Gaussian basis set implementation is based upon the zeroth-order regular approximation (ZORA) while the planewave implementation uses spin-orbit(More)
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