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INTRODUCTION The identification and use of mature male non-human primates in nonclinical toxicology studies could be important for evaluating candidate drugs for which the profile of toxicity may differ depending on sexual maturity. This investigation sought to establish operational criteria to complement the current standard of histological evaluation for(More)
Pen computing as afield broadly includes computers and applications in which a pen is the main input device. This field continues to draw a lot of attention from researchers because there are a number qf applications where pen is the most convenient form of input. These include: 1. Preparrng a first draft of a document and concentrating on content creation.(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of nonwoven bioabsorbable nanofibrous membranes of poly(lactideco-glycolide) for prevention of postsurgery-induced abdominal adhesions. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Recent reports indicated that current materials used for adhesion prevention have only limited success. Studies on other(More)
Citizen science projects can collect a wealth of scientific data, but that data is only helpful if it is actually used. While previous citizen science research has mostly focused on designing effective capture interfaces and incentive mechanisms, in this paper we explore the application of HCI methods to ensure that the data itself is useful. To provide a(More)
INTRODUCTION The provision of safe, effective, cost-efficient perioperative inpatient acute pain management is an important concern among clinicians and administrators within healthcare institutions. Overreliance on opioid monotherapy in this setting continues to present health risks for patients and increase healthcare costs resulting from preventable(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the antioxidant capacity of physically active middle-aged martial artists to age-matched sedentary controls. Nine sedentary subjects (mean age 52.9 yr) and 9 martial artists (mean age 51.8 yr) who practice Soo Bahk Do, a Korean martial art and were age- and sex-matched performed a graded exercise test (GXT) using a(More)
Hundreds of millions of people leave digital footprints, including textual posts and photos, on public on social media and social networking sites. Here we present our work on using these digital footprints—social multimedia content— to derive four types of basic personal traits for individuals. Moreover, we show how these basic traits can be used in(More)
Protective barriers are often deployed to safely guide sea turtle hatchlings to the ocean but the barriers are contentious for they impede foot and vehicle traffic of beach users. Our goal is to develop a wireless system that can detect sea turtle hatching to enable "just in time deployment" of barriers, and notify tourists so they can watch sea turtles(More)
BACKGROUND Several non-invasive wound-closure devices are available. Clinical studies of low-tension lacerations suggest similar clinical outcomes with these devices. OBJECTIVE We compared the wound-bursting strengths (WBS) of octyl-cyanoacrylate (Dermabond), butyl-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl Blue), and adhesive tape (Steri-Strips). METHODS(More)