V. Paul Harper

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The analysis of breathing sounds measured over the extrathoracic trachea offers a noninvasive technique to monitor obstructions of the respiratory tract. Essential to development of this technique is a quantitative understanding of how such tracheal sounds are related to the underlying tract anatomy, airflow, and disease-induced obstructions. In this study,(More)
With the emerging use of tracheal sound analysis to detect and monitor respiratory tract changes such as those found in asthma and obstructive sleep apnea, there is a need to link the attributes of these easily measured sounds first to the underlying anatomy, and then to specific pathophysiology. To begin this process, we have developed a model of the(More)
Given the limited information regarding the anatomy of the thoracic limb in European avian species, we decided to investigate the related muscles in the grey heron (Ardea cinerea), in the eurasian buzzard (Buteo buteo), and in the common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). Therefore we performed a stratigraphic dissection of the wing in 3 subjects. The pars major(More)
The ability of tandem mass spectrometry to determine the primary structure of proteolytic peptides can be exploited to trace back the organisms from which the corresponding proteins were extracted. This information can be important when food products, such as protein powders, can be supplemented with lower-quality starting materials. In order to dissect the(More)
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