We describe a number of strategies for a future service oriented market place. We describe the SLA's role within the service framework, and how it enables customers to make value judgements regarding the quality of a service. We also discuss the complexity of too much choice from both the customer and provider points of view, and advocate a " discrete offer… (More)
BACKGROUND Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is one of the most common causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries. Magnesium sulfate is the drug of choice for prevention of seizures as part of comprehensive management of the disease. Despite the compelling evidence for the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate, concern… (More)
Medical experts routinely need to identify the shapes of anatomical structures, and surgeons report that they depend substantially on touch to help them with this process. In this paper, we discuss possible reasons why touch may be especially important for anatomical shape recognition in surgery, and why in this domain haptic cues may be at least as… (More)
— In this paper we describe the practical implications of semantically exposing a cultural heritage multimedia collection system (EROS) through a Search and Retrieve Web Service (SRW).
In conscious animals, the intravenous administration of enkephalins increases heart rate (HR) and mean systemic arterial blood pressure (MAP); however, when given during barbiturate anesthesia, enkephalins reduce HR and MAP. We have investigated the potential role of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) complex (consisting of chloride-ion channel and binding… (More)
The newly described endogenous peptide, endothelin, was administered to five chronically instrumented conditioned dogs. Endothelin produced significant and simultaneous increases in both heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) in conscious dogs. Endothelin also produced significant increases in MAP in anesthetized animals. Ganglionic suppression… (More)