Accident Analysis and Prevention
This paper uses regression models to investigate the efficacy of the seat belt regulation as well as the circuit training and testing system in reducing traffic related fatalities in Singapore. The effectiveness of alcohol breathalysers was also studied. Results suggest that the seat belt regulation does not have any impact on traffic fatalities. T...
The ideas of intelligent backtracking (IB) and explanation-based learning (EBL) have developed independently in the constraint satisfaction, planning, machine learning and problem solving communities. The variety of approaches developed for IB and EBL in the various communities have hither-to been incomparable. In this paper, I formalize and unify ...
BBA - Biomembranes
The antiatherogenic properties of repeated injections of egg phosphatidylcholine large unilamellar vesicles (LUVs) of 100 nm diameter were tested in an experimental model for atherosclerosis. Forty eight rabbits were divided into two diet groups fed standard rabbit chow or fed a cholesterol-enriched diet (0.5% by weight) to induce the formation of ...
Annals of Biomedical Engineering
We routinely use a variety of real time signal acquisition, enhancement, and display techniques in the operating room to provide the surgeon with functional information. This enables reduction of surgical morbidity in cases which present a significant risk to the nervous system. Here we present regression based signal processing algorithms which pr...
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
This research examines the problem of determining the optimal fleet size for fixed-path material handling systems on the bases of performance and reliability, simultaneously. In this paper, a regression model is developed to study the relationships among various material handling system design characteristics (fleet size, guide path layout, and num...
The authors analyze the echographic features relative to some cases of retinoblastoma treated with conservative therapy in order to monitor the regression of the tumor consequent to the treatment.
Background and Purpose: The clinical significance of restenosis after carotid endarterectomy as detected by duplex ultrasound has not been clearly established. To address this problem, we retrospectively evaluated the experience at two university-affiliated hospitals. Methods: All charts of patients with carotid endarterectomies between June 1987 a...
Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Our aim was to investigate the prognostic implications of a single cervical smear showing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in a group of women with a previous series of negative smears, and to estimate their risk of developing histologically confirmed CIN 3. A retrospective case-control study was set up. It consisted of 171 cases and 513 ag...
We used univariate and multivariate techniques to evaluate vegetation-environment relationships for plant functional groups on a tallgrass prairie site in northern Oklahoma, USA burned seasonally and grazed by bison (Bison bison L.). The objective of the study was to identify important environmental variables associated with variation in residual a...
International Journal of Biometeorology
We simulated male gypsy moth flight phenology for the location of 1371 weather stations east of 100° W longitude and north of 35° N latitude in North America. The output of these simulations, based on average weather conditions from 1961 to 1990, was submitted to two map-interpolation methods: multiple regression and universal kriging. Multiple reg...