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The SLAC Linac can deliver to End Station A (ESA) a high-energy test beam with similar beam parameters as for the International Linear Collider (ILC) for bunch charge, bunch length and bunch energy spread.[1] ESA beam tests run parasitically with PEP-II with single damped bunches at 10Hz, beam energy of 28.5 GeV and bunch charge of (1.5-2.0)·10 10(More)
We present results obtained with the T-488 experiment at SLAC Endstation A (ESA). A material model of the ILC extraction-line design was assembled and installed in ESA. The module includes materials representing the mask, beamline calorimeter, and first extraction quadrupole, encompassing a stripline interaction-point feedback system beam position monitor(More)
OBJECTIVE Pimecrolimus cream (SDZ ASM 981), a nonsteroid inhibitor of inflammatory cytokines, is effective in atopic dermatitis (AD). We assessed whether early treatment of AD signs/symptoms with pimecrolimus could influence long-term outcome by preventing disease flares. METHODS Early intervention with pimecrolimus was compared with a conventional AD(More)
BACKGROUND Pimecrolimus cream 1% (Elidel, SDZ ASM 981), a nonsteroid selective inhibitor of inflammatory cytokines, is effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). In this study we compared early intervention with pimecrolimus cream with treatment with a vehicle control. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to assess whether early(More)
A large number of resuscitation training courses (structured resuscitation training programmes (SRT)) take place in many countries in the world on a regular basis. This review aimed to determine whether after attending SRT programmes, the participants have a sustained retention of resuscitation knowledge and skills after their initial acquisition and(More)
BACKGROUND This report investigates the effect of pimecrolimus cream 1% (Elidel, Novartis pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland), a nonsteroid, cell-selective, cytokine inhibitor on the course of atopic dermatitis (AD), as assessed by changes in body surface involvement and pattern of drug use over time. METHODS Data from 961 patients in two 1-year double-blind,(More)
The beam diagnostics in the linac for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray FEL project at SLAC includes optical transition radiation (OTR) screens for measurements of transverse and longitudinal beam properties. We report on observations of coherent light emission from the OTR screens (COTR) at visible wavelengths from the uncompressed and(More)
Coherent Smith-Purcell radiation has been demonstrated as a technique for measuring the longitudinal profile of charged particles bunches in the low to intermediate energy range. However, with the advent of the International Linear Collider, the need has arisen for a non-invasive method of measuring the bunch profile at extremely high energies.(More)
A testbed has been constructed to evaluate node architectures that support multimedia applications and services across a wireless network. Using this testbed, a low bitrate subband video compression algorithm has been prototyped in a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and evaluated for video networking across bandwidth-limited RF channels. A radio(More)