William H Hunt

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The nasal encephalocele, the glioma, and the dermoid are the most common of the congenital midline nasal masses. Due to similar embryologic development, each of these lesions may be associated with bony cranial defects and intracranial abnormalities, as well as CSF leakage and the potential for fatal meningitis if not handled properly. Properative(More)
The effects of the hallucinogen, harmaline (HME), and its congeners on human red blood cell (RBC) transport were studied. HME reduced sodium efflux by 70% at maximum inhibitory concentrations (6-8 mM). It acted upon the ouabain-sensitive component of sodium efflux since it exerted no inhibitory actions in the presence of ouabain. Several lines of evidence(More)
BACKGROUND The relevance of allergic sensitization, as judged by titers of serum IgE antibodies, to the risk of an asthma exacerbation caused by rhinovirus is unclear. OBJECTIVE We sought to examine the prevalence of rhinovirus infections in relation to the atopic status of children treated for wheezing in Costa Rica, a country with an increased asthma(More)
Waves similar to ponto-geniculo-occipital (PGO) waves occurring spontaneously in the lateral geniculate body (LGB), pons, and occipital cortex during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep can be elicited in the LGB and the cortex by tones in waking (W), non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM), and REM. In W, the elicited waves (PGOE) sometimes accompany orienting(More)
Waves similar to spontaneous ponto-geniculo-occipital (PGO) waves of paradoxical sleep (PS) in cats are elicited by tones and can be considered a form of evoked potential termed PGOE. The aims of the present experiment were to determine: (1) the effects of tone intensity on the probability of producing PGOE; (2) the effects of intensity on the amplitude and(More)
We discuss the estimation of random errors due to shot noise in backscatter lidar observations that use either photomultiplier tube (PMT) or avalanche photodiode (APD) detectors. The statistical characteristics of photodetection are reviewed, and photon count distributions of solar background signals and laser backscatter signals are examined using airborne(More)
5145 Background: Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is by definition a low grade sarcoma, accounting for less than 1% of all tumor malignancies. The prevalence is approximately 2 per million women. By comparison, the prevalence of endometrial cancer is 700 per million women. Because of its rarity, the natural history of the disease and the optimal therapy(More)
The dependence of sea surface directional reflectance on surface wind stress suggests a method for deriving surface wind speed from space-based lidar measurements of sea surface backscatter. In particular, lidar measurements in the nadir angle range from 10 degrees to 30 degrees appear to be most sensitive to surface wind-speed variability in the regime(More)
Elliptic flow from nuclear collisions is a hadronic observable sensitive to the early stages of system evolution. We report first results on elliptic flow of charged particles at midrapidity in Au+Au collisions at square root(S)NN = 130 GeV using the STAR Time Projection Chamber at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The elliptic flow signal, v2, averaged(More)