William Burns

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BACKGROUND Autologous non-myeloablative haemopoietic stem cell transplantation is a method to deliver intense immune suppression. We evaluated the safety and clinical outcome of autologous non-myeloablative haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) who had not responded to treatment with interferon(More)
Existing context-aware applications are limited in their support of user personalisation. Nevertheless, the increase in the use of context-aware technologies has sparked the growth in assistive applications resulting in a need to enable adaptation to reflect the changes in user behaviors. This paper introduces a systematic approach to service(More)
Existing context-aware adaptation techniques are limited in their support for user personalization. There is relatively less developed research involving adaptive user modeling for user applications in the emerging areas of mobile and pervasive computing. This paper describes the creation of a User Profile Ontology for context-aware application(More)
This paper presents a novel system, which uses a set of video cameras to support the manual annotation of object interaction and person to object interaction within smart environments. The DANTE (Dynamic ANnotation system for smart Environments) system uses two stereo-based cameras to monitor and track objects, which are tagged with inexpensive paper based(More)
One hundred fifty-three patients who underwent autologous bone marrow transplant (ABMT) were studied retrospectively to determine the frequency, outcome, and risk-factors associated with varicella-zoster infections (VZV). Forty-three patients (28%) developed VZV infection after transplant. The median onset of infection was the fifth month, with 91% of cases(More)
Recombinant Towne CMV expressing luciferase under the control of CMV-DNA polymerase (POL) or the late pp28 (UL99) promoters were evaluated for potential application in high-throughput screening of anti-viral compounds. POL-and pp28-luciferase displayed maximal expression 48 and 72 hours post infection, respectively. The pp28-luciferase virus achieved a(More)
Forty mothers whose preterm infants were about to be discharged from the Neonatal Intermediate Care Nursery (NICU) were randomly assigned to two groups: the first group of mothers conducted preterm infant massage and the second group only observed their preterm infants receiving massage. Both groups of mothers had lower depressed mood scores following the(More)
Sensitivity of herpes simplex virus isolates to acyclovir became reduced in two bone-marrow transplant patients treated for established mucocutaneous infections. These isolates were thymidine-kinase-deficient mutants and were isolated within a week of discontinuation of a 1 week course of acyclovir therapy. The herpetic lesions in both patients continued to(More)