Shelly Sarwal

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BACKGROUND Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was introduced into Canada by a visitor to Hong Kong who returned to Toronto on Feb. 23, 2003. Transmission to a family member who was later admitted to a community hospital in Toronto led to a large nosocomial outbreak. In this report we summarize the preliminary results of the epidemiological(More)
The outbreak of human infection due to the novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus began in Mexico in March 2009. As of July 6, 2009, more than 94,000 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported in over 100 countries, including 7983 cases in Canada. In this report, we describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of the first cluster of reported(More)
A quasi-one-dimensional non-linear mathematical model for the computation of the blood flow in the human systemic circulation is constructed. The morphology and physical modelling of the whole system (arteries, capillaries and veins) are completed by different methods for the different vessel generations. A hybrid method is used to solve the problem(More)
Simulation of the commonly constructed geometries of aorto-coronary bypass anastomoses was carried out using especially fabricated distensible tubes and a pulsatile pump. The system pressure was maintained between 80 and 120 mmHg. The total mean flow was set at 250 ml min-1 (Reynolds number of 200) and the pulsatile frequency was varied from 0 to 2 Hz. A(More)
The paper presents a theoretical model which can be used to simulate a vascular network which includes loops and bypass grafts, a feature not possible with previous models. Using the linearised Navier-Stokes equations, the linearised equation of a uniform thick-walled viscoelastic tube, and the equation of continuity, the model is applied to a vascular(More)