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OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether T1 mapping by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) reflects the clinical evolution of disease in myocarditis and supports its diagnosis independently of the disease stages. BACKGROUND Acute viral myocarditis is characterized by a range of intracellular changes due to viral replication and extracellular spill of(More)
To determine the prevalence of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle feedlots and the impact of subsequent contamination on carcasses in a Mexican Federal Inspection Type Standards harvest facility, 250 animals were tagged and sampled in each step of the slaughter process. Samples were taken from hides and fecal grabs, and composite samples were(More)
OpenMP is a relatively new programming paradigm, which can easily deliver good parallel performance for small numbers (<16) of processors. Success with more processors is more difficult to produce. MPI is a relatively mature programming paradigm, and there have been many reports of highly-scalable MPI codes for large numbers (hundreds, even thousands) of(More)
Synesthesia is an unusual condition in which stimulation of one sensory modality causes an experience in another sensory modality or when a sensation in one sensory modality causes another sensation within the same modality. We describe a previously unreported association of auditory-olfactory synesthesia coexisting with auditory-visual synesthesia. Given(More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the effect of e-mail interruptions on tasks and to explore the concept of e-mail addiction within the workplace. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from a large car rental company in the UK. The first collection method involved observing the effects of simulated e-mail interruptions on seven(More)
Although health data standards are perceived to be the essential solution for interoperability barriers within medical IT systems, the level of adoption of those standards still remains frustratingly low. Little is known about the barriers facing their adoption within the healthcare organizations context. In addressing this gap in the literature, based on(More)
PURPOSE To compare the diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) profile pre and post trabeculectomy with a control group of medically controlled patients. We compared the change in mean, peak, and diurnal IOP fluctuation. METHODS This was an observational study of patients at the Bristol Eye Hospital, United Kingdom. All patients underwent initial and(More)
The objective was to determine the microbial risks associated with condensation in harvest, fabrication, and ready-to-eat (RTE) meat processing environments. A total of 2281 samples were collected before and during operation from areas of visible condensation, overhead pipes, and dripping pans in three plants each season during a one-year period.(More)