Steven Myint

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BACKGROUND Acute lower respiratory tract illness in previously well adults is usually labelled as acute bronchitis and treated with antibiotics without establishing the aetiology. Viral infection is thought to be the cause in most cases. We have investigated the incidence, aetiology, and outcome of this condition. METHODS Previously well adults from a(More)
This paper presents a model based approach to autonomous dexterous manipulation, developed as part of the DARPA Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program. The developed autonomy system uses robot, object, and environment models to identify and localize objects, and well as plan and execute required manipulation tasks. Deliberate interaction with objects(More)
—In recent years, complementarity techniques have been developed for modeling non-smooth contact and collision dynamics problems for multi-link robotic systems. In this approach , a linear complementarity problem (LCP) is set up using 6n non-minimal coordinates for a system with n links together with all the unilateral constraints and inter-link bilateral(More)
Episodic wheezing associated with viral infections of the upper respiratory tract (URT) is a common problem in young children but also occurs in adults. It is hypothesized that an experimental infection with human coronavirus (HCoV), the second most prevalent common cold virus, would cause lower respiratory tract (LRT) changes in adults with a history of(More)
Rhinovirus infections cause exacerbations of eosinophilic airway disease. The acute effects of allergen-challenge on nasal interleukin-8 (IL-8), eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), and alpha2-macroglobulin were examined in atopic subjects with common cold symptoms. Twenty-three patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis were inoculated with human rhinovirus 16(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of neoadjuvant chemoradiation using radiotherapy (RT) combined with concurrent capecitabine and irinotecan for locally advanced rectal cancer before surgery. METHODS Forty-six patients were recruited and treated on the basis that MRI scanning had shown poor-risk tumours with threatening (< or(More)
The multi-mission Dshell++ simulation framework has formed the basis for high-performance, physics-based simulations for a large variety of space mission simulations including cruise and orbiter spacecraft, Entry, Descent, Landing (EDL) missions as well as for planetary surface rovers. The Dspace interactive, reusable 3D visualization system has been(More)
We describe the use of 31P NMR spectroscopy in the study of metabolic changes related to hypoxia in cultured human tumor cells in vitro. The 31P NMR spectrum can easily distinguish between metabolically active cells, metabolically inactive "dormant" cells, and necrotic cells. A crucial observation was that of the ability of the "dormant" cells to resume(More)
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing the Lunar Surface Operations Simula-tor software package to support analyses for future NASA lunar missions. The package is built on and extended from previous simulation packages developed at JPL. It simulates mechanical motion, soil interaction, environmental, and physical processes. Physical process dynamics(More)
The Dartslab team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has a long history of developing physics-based simulations based on the Darts/Dshell simulation framework that have been used to simulate many planetary robotic missions, such as the Cassini spacecraft and the rovers that are currently driving on Mars. Recent collaboration efforts between the(More)