Robert H Small

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Two efficient, semi-automatic elutriators for assaying soil samples for nematodes are described. The first apparatus is a four-unit elutriator which combines conventional extraction methods with the following major features: automatic mixing of 500- to 1,500-cm(3) soil samples with water (+/- air); "turbinate" sample splitters from which fractions of 1/15(More)
A 40-yr-old woman with an unremarkable medical history and no prior surgeries presented for ambulatory surgery. Physical examination revealed normal jaw opening. On induction of general anesthesia, her jaw was found to be locked in a nearly closed position. We discuss anesthetic considerations and the pathology of temporomandibular joint anterior disk(More)
Respiratory motion and capnometry monitoring were performed during blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain while a series of paced hyperventilation tasks were performed that caused significant hypocapnia. Respiration volume per time (RVT) and end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO(2)) were determined and(More)
BACKGROUND Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been used to evaluate the long-term consequences of early exposure to neurotoxic agents. fMRI shows that different patterns of brain activation occur in ethanol-exposed subjects performing a go/no-go response inhibition task. Pharmacologically, ethanol and general anesthetics have similar(More)
BACKGROUND Measured ocular tension is reported to be positively related to corneal thickness. It has been speculated that an edematous cornea will cause low measurements. We studied the effects of corneal hydration on applanation tonometry and biomechanical behavior of the cornea. METHODS This study examines the effects of corneal hydration on applanation(More)
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether lipid combined with epinephrine is superior or inferior to either drug alone in treating bupivacaine cardiotoxicity. We compared the effects of lipid, epinephrine, and the combination of the two in reversing bupivacaine-induced asystole in the isolated rat heart model. We also measured the effects of lipid, epinephrine,(More)
BACKGROUND Several investigations into brain activation caused by pain have suggested that the multiple painful stimulations used in typical block designs may cause attenuation over time of the signal within activated areas. The effect this may have on pain investigations using multiple tasks has not been investigated. The signal decay across a task of four(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a novel contact lens-embedded pressure sensor for continuous measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS Repeated measurements of IOP and ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) were recorded in 12 eyes of 12 subjects in sitting and supine positions using 3 configurations of the dynamic contour tonometer: slit-lamp mounted (DCT), hand-held(More)
This study quantified the impact of the well-known physiologic noise correction algorithm RETROICOR applied to a pain functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) experiment at two field strengths: 1.5 and 3.0 T. In the 1.5-T acquisition, there was an 8.2% decrease in time course variance (σ) and a 227% improvement in average model fit (increase in mean(More)
The infectivity and development of two biotypes of citrus nematode (Tylenchulus semipenetrans) were compared on highly resistant Poncirus trifoliata selection 'Pomeroy,' moderately susceptible 'Troyer' citrange, and highly susceptible sweet orange selection 'Homosassa' small seedlings in a glasshouse. Biotype-1 was more infective on the above hosts and(More)