Rabea Morrison

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Aircraft maintenance is a highly regulated, safety critical, complex and competitive industry. There is a need to develop innovative solutions to address process efficiency without compromising safety and quality. This paper presents the case that in order to improve a highly complex system such as aircraft maintenance, it is necessary to develop a(More)
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) in children causes appreciable morbidity and mortality, predominantly as a result of the complication of renovascular hypertension (RVH). Ten children with TA, complicated by RVH, were treated at our centre over the past decade. An initial raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and a purified protein derivative greater than 15(More)
This paper presents a case study pertaining to human factors/human–machine interaction (HMI) research undertaken over a four-year period, as part of a large Framework Seven project funded by the European Commission. Specifically, it reports on research concerning the operational validation of future cockpit concepts supporting all conditions operations.(More)
Ninety-two patients with SLE, 36 black and 56 white, were studied prospectively for photosensitivity and anti-Ro (SS-A) and anti-La (SS-B) antibodies. Photosensitivity was found in 19% of black patients, compared to 71% of white patients (p = 0.001). Anti-Ro antibodies were found in 69% of black and 54% of white patients (p = 0.013). Photosensitivity was(More)
Infections can cause autoantibody production. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of autoantibodies in patients with chronic mycobacterial infections. Sera from 41 leprosy patients and from 49 untreated and 73 treated tuberculosis (TB) patients were tested for the presence of rheumatoid factor, antinuclear factor, and several other(More)
The effects of 80 micrograms triiodothyronine (T3) daily were compared with placebo in a double blind controlled crossover trial in 18 patients with Raynaud's phenomenon. Reductions in the frequency, duration and severity of attacks while taking T3 were gradual but highly significant. Four of 6 subjects had skin ulcer healing. Skin temperatures in the hands(More)
All schizophrenic symptoms remitted completely in six out of 14 adults who had not responded to phenothiazine drugs and who were then given propranolol. Another patient improved markedly and four improved moderately. Two had minimal or transient improvement, and one left hospital unchanged after a short, severe, toxic reaction. The six with complete(More)
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