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Robert Stein, Ian Johnston, Susan Bannister
BACKGROUND: Medical school size in Ontario is increasing. As some institutions cannot accommodate all medical students in the university-affiliated hospital, some students are completing the majority of their clinical rotations in a regional setting. PURPOSE: To determine whether the regional experience is equivalent to the more traditional tertiary care experience. METHODS: Students' examination results and rotation evaluation forms were collected after completing a pediatrics rotation...
July 2009: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Aaron S Fink, Darrell A Campbell, Robert M Mentzer, William G Henderson, Jennifer Daley, Janet Bannister, Kwan Hur, Shukri F Khuri
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of implementing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) methodology in non-VA hospitals. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Using data adjusted for patient preoperative risk, the NSQIP compares the performance of all VA hospitals performing major surgery and anonymously compares these hospitals using the ratio of observed to expected adverse events. These results are provided to each hospital and used to identify areas for improvement...
September 2002: Annals of Surgery
A M Thomson, A P Bannister
1. Paired intracellular recordings were performed in slices of adult rat neocortex and hippocampus to examine presynaptic depression. A novel form of depression that occurs even in the absence of transmitter release during conditioning activity was observed at a subset of synaptic connections. 2. In each pair studied, a pyramidal neurone was presynaptic and inputs onto a range of morphologically identified postsynaptic target cells were analysed; high probability connections exhibiting the more traditional forms of release-dependent depression, as well as low probability connections exhibiting facilitation, were tested (n = 35)...
August 15, 1999: Journal of Physiology
B Dalmas, G J Hunter, W H Bannister
An approach to predict protein secondary structure is presented using circular dichroism (CD) spectra as input to two types of artificial neural networks (ANNs): (i) a three-layer backpropagation network and (ii) a hybrid self-organisation to backpropagation network. The dataset comprised the CD spectra of 22 proteins in the 178-260 nm wavelength range whose secondary structures were known. A total of 22 networks were trained by each method, using the jackknife technique for testing the prediction on each protein in turn...
August 1994: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International
J S Lee, W I Bannister, L C Kuan, P H Bartels, A C Nelson
A multilayer processing strategy was developed for the automatic screening of conventionally prepared Papanicolaou smears. The processing stages include image segmentation, feature extraction, object classification and slide classification. Mathematical morphology functions were implemented in hardware with custom-built gate array processors for image segmentation. There were 68 features used for classifier training. In object classification we combined the evidential supports of a binary decision tree classifier and a multilayer perceptron classifier to achieve an integrated decision...
October 1992: Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
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