Paul Stephenson

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The 2008 BTS/SIGN British Guideline on the management of asthma provides comprehensive updated evidence-based guidance on asthma management for healthcare professionals. This primary care-focussed summary has been produced to aid dissemination and implementation of the key guideline messages into primary care. The section on diagnosis emphasises the new(More)
Design patterns help to improve communication software quality since they address a fundamental challenge in large-scale software development: communication of architectural knowledge among developers. This paper makes several contributions to the study and practice of design patterns. It presents a case study that illustrates how design patterns helped to(More)
INTRODUCTION The Eastern Region Confidential Enquiry into asthma deaths started in 2001. It incorporates the Norwich and East Anglian Enquiries started in 1988 and 1992, respectively. The aim of this study was to analyse all asthma deaths in the Eastern region between 2001 and 2003, to elicit any factors contributing to the patients' deaths, and to make(More)
Developing distributed applications that utilize multi-processing and network services is a promising technique for increasing system performance, scalability, and cost effectiveness. However, designing and implementing efficient, robust, and extensible multi-threaded client/server applications is a complex and challenging task. The Service Configurator(More)
Building system software that is reusable across OS platforms presents developers with many challenges. It is often difficult to reuse existing interfaces and implementations directly due to portability, functionality, and efficiency constraints imposed by different platforms and applications. It may still be possible, however, to leverage prior development(More)