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Non-invasive interactive neurostimulation (InterX ?) reduces acute pain in patients following total knee replacement surgery: a randomised, controlled trial
Ashok K Nigam, Drena M Taylor, Zulia Valeyeva
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research , 2011, DOI: 10.1186/1749-799x-6-45
Abstract: A clinical trial under the Hywel Dda Clinical Audit Committee to validate the clinical benefit of Non-invasive Interactive Neurostimulation (NIN) therapy using the InterX device was performed in patients undergoing TKR. 61 patients were randomised to treatment groups in blocks of two from the Theatre Operation List. The control group received the standard hospital course of pain medication and rehabilitation twice daily for 3 post-op days. The experimental group received 8 sessions of NIN therapy over 3 post-op days in addition to the standard course received by the Control group. Pain and range of motion were collected as the primary study measures.Sixty one subjects were enrolled and randomised, but 2 subjects (one/group) were excluded due to missing data at Baseline/Final; one subject in the InterX group was excluded due to pre-existing rheumatoid pain conditions confounding the analysis.The experimental group pre- to post-session Verbal Rating Scale for pain (VRS) showed that NIN therapy consistently reduced the pain scores by a mean of 2.3 points (SE 0.11). The NIN pre-treatment score at Final was used for the primary ANCOVA comparison, demonstrating a significantly greater cumulative treatment effect of a mean 2.2 (SE 0.49) points pain reduction (p = 0.002). Control subjects only experienced a mean 0.34 (SE 0.49) point decrease in pain. Ninety degrees ROM was required to discharge the patient and this was attained as an average despite the greater Baseline deficit in the InterX group. Eight control patients and three experimental patients did not achieve this ROM.The results clearly demonstrated the clinical benefit of NIN therapy as a supplement to the standard rehabilitation protocol. The subjects receiving InterX fared significantly better clinically. Within a relatively short 3-day period of time, patients in the experimental group obtained the necessary ROM for discharge and did it experiencing lower levels of pain than those in the control group.Adequate
Analysis of the standing age distribution and age-specific recruitment rate of the George River and Beverly barren-ground caribou populations
M. Taylor
Rangifer , 1991,
Abstract: The primary advantage of the standing age distribution of a population is that it can be sampled. Analysis of the age frequencies for estimates of survival rates and determinations of population status by life table construction depend heavily on assumption that require additional data to evaluate. The analysis of age structures for the George River (Messier et al., 1988) and Beverly (Thomas and Barry, 1990a,b) caribou herd was reviewed. An alternativ method of estimating age specific survival rates was explored. The dependence of the life tables produced by the analysis of Messier et al. (1988) and Thomas and Barry (1990a,b) on tenuous and untestable assumptions regarding population growth rate over the life span of the oldest animals, stability of the standing age distribution, and constancy of life table parameters was emphasized. Although the life tables produced by Messier et al. (1988) for the George River herd and Thomas and Barry (1990a,b) for the Beverly herd are probably the best available for barren-ground caribou, they should be used with caution, particularly for management decisions.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Biconvergence of Washed Harmonic Series  [PDF]
Christopher M. Davis, David G. Taylor
Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/apm.2013.33044

We examine variations of the harmonic series by grouping terms into “washings” that alternate sign with the number of terms in a washing growing exponentially with respect to a fixed base. The bases x = 1 and x = ∞ correspond to the alternating harmonic series and the usual harmonic series; we first consider other positive integral bases and further we consider positive real number bases with a unique way to make sense of adding a non-integral number of terms together. In both cases, we prove a remarkable result regarding the difference between the upper and lower convergent values of the series, and give some analysis of this behavior.

SAMP, the Simple Application Messaging Protocol: Letting applications talk to each other
M. B. Taylor,T. Boch,J. Taylor
Computer Science , 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.ascom.2014.12.007
Abstract: SAMP, the Simple Application Messaging Protocol, is a hub-based communication standard for the exchange of data and control between participating client applications. It has been developed within the context of the Virtual Observatory with the aim of enabling specialised data analysis tools to cooperate as a loosely integrated suite, and is now in use by many and varied desktop and web-based applications dealing with astronomical data. This paper reviews the requirements and design principles that led to SAMP's specification, provides a high-level description of the protocol, and discusses some of its common and possible future usage patterns, with particular attention to those factors that have aided its success in practice.
O judiciário e as políticas públicas no Brasil
Taylor, Matthew M.;
Dados , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52582007000200001
Abstract: this article discusses the role of the judiciary in public policymaking. the first part of the text summarizes the importance of integrating the courts better into our analyses of public policymaking and policy implementation in the brazilian political system. the second part discusses the main factors influencing the degree and depth of the judiciary's impact on public policies.
Citizens against the State: the riddle of high impact, low functionality courts in Brazil
Taylor, Matthew M.;
Revista de Economia Política , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-31572005000400007
Abstract: the brazilian federal judiciary offers an interesting riddle to scholars of judicial politics and policy change. while the courts have played a major policy role over the past two decades, constraining and altering federal policy across a range of subjects, the court system has simultaneously been labeled "dysfunctional." this paper investigates this riddle: a system plagued by major systemic flaws in its day-to-day operations, which nonetheless still manages to exert a powerful influence on public policy in brazil. i adopt a new institutional perspective, focusing on how the institutional and normative structure within which judges and other legal actors operate affects policy outcomes.
The Workers’ Party and the political use of judiciary El Partido de los Trabajadores y el uso político del poder judicial
Matthew M. TAYLOR
América Latina Hoy , 2011,
Abstract: This paper draws on the experience of the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT), during periods of opposition and incumbency, to develop a theoretical approach to the use of Courts by political actors. I argue that the use of Courts by political parties is an outcome of their relations with executive incumbents, the institutional architecture of the judiciary, and a strategic evaluation of the different judicial mechanisms that are available to them. Este artículo examina la experiencia del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT), tanto durante periodos en que actuaba como fuerza política opositora como cuando ejercía el poder, para desarrollar un enfoque teórico sobre el uso que los actores políticos hacen de las Cortes. Sostengo que la manera en que los partidos usan las Cortes es el resultado de sus relaciones con el poder ejecutivo, con la arquitectura institucional del poder judicial y con la evaluación estratégica de los diferentes mecanismos judiciales que le sean disponibles.
How Much Uranium? an Account of the International Uranium Resources Evaluation Project (Iurep) Compte rendu sur le Projet International d'évolution des Ressources en Uranium (IUREP).
Taylor D. M.
Oil & Gas Science and Technology , 2006, DOI: 10.2516/ogst:1980038
Abstract: Since August 1962, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) - from 1967 onwards in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) - has periodically published report on uranium resources and demand. It had been recognised for some time that the uranium resource estimates given in these reports did not constitute a complete appraisal of the world's uranium resources and therefore a major study, possibly the first of its kind, was undertaken by an international group of experts on uranium resources to try to define the possible extent and location of undiscovered uranium resources. This paper is an account of this project. Depuis le mois d'ao t 1965, l'Agence pour l'énergie Nucléaire (AEN) de l'OCDE - et, à partir de 1967, de concert avec l'Agence Internationale de l'énergie Atomique (AIEA) - a publié périodiquement des rapports sur les ressources et la demande en uranium. Les estimations des ressources en uranium fournies dans ces rapports, comme on l'a reconnu depuis, n'ont pas correspondu à une estimation complète des ressources mondiales en uranium et, par conséquent, une étude plus importante - peut-être la première de son espèce - a été entreprise par un groupe international d'experts pour essayer de définir l'importance et la localisation éventuelles de ces ressources en uranium qui n'étaient pas encore trouvées. Le contenu de cette communication est un historique de ce projet.
A quantum dot implementation of the quantum NAND algorithm
J. M. Taylor
Physics , 2007,
Abstract: We propose a physical implementation of the quantum NAND tree evaluation algorithm. Our approach, based on continuous time quantum walks, uses the wave interference of a single electron in a heirarchical set of tunnel coupled quantum dots. We find that the query complexity of the NAND tree evaluation does not suffer strongly from disorder and dephasing, nor is it directly limited by temperature or restricted dimensionality for 2-d structures. Finally, we suggest a potential application of this algorithm to the efficient determination of high-order correlation functions of complex quantum systems.
Large $N$ Phases of Chiral QCD_2
M. Crescimanno,W. Taylor
Physics , 1994, DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00561-R
Abstract: A matrix model is constructed which describes a chiral version of the large $N$ $U(N)$ gauge theory on a two-dimensional sphere of area $A$. This theory has three separate phases. The large area phase describes the associated chiral string theory. An exact expression for the free energy in the large area phase is used to derive a remarkably simple formula for the number of topologically inequivalent covering maps of a sphere with fixed branch points and degree $n$.
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