William S. Miles

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BACKGROUND The open abdomen has become a common procedure in the management of complex abdominal problems and has improved patient survival. The method of temporary abdominal closure (TAC) may play a role in patient outcome. METHODS A prospective, observational, open-label study was performed to evaluate two TAC techniques in surgical and trauma patients(More)
This thesis is concerned with investigating an approach for adding problem notation to a computer language. A method is proposed for modifying a programming language to fit problem notation by including the capability of defining a problem specific set of symbols or operators in the language. The proposed method for extending a language uses operator(More)
OBJECTIVES To update the Society of Critical Care Medicine's guidelines for ICU admission, discharge, and triage, providing a framework for clinical practice, the development of institutional policies, and further research. DESIGN An appointed Task Force followed a standard, systematic, and evidence-based approach in reviewing the literature to develop(More)
— Business computer systems model the real world where the absolute truth cannot always be established. This can lead to different points of view and a problem with client satisfaction. We consider intuitionistic logic as a more natural way for a business system to implement situational reasoning and we show how a proposition and its refutation can be used(More)
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