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Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty

Thomas Skov Randrup, Therese Ovesen
2015 Otolaryngology and head and neck surgery  
We found reduction of patient symptoms in ETD questionnaire (P \ .001), postoperative normalization of the tympanic membrane, conversion of type B or type C into type A tympanograms, reduced mucosal inflammation  ...  Randomized controlled trials or case-control trials are needed.  ...  Author Contributions Thomas Skov Randrup, design, acquisition of data, data analysis, drafting, final approval, responsibility for content of manuscript; Therese Ovesen, data analysis, critical revision  ... 
doi:10.1177/0194599814567105 pmid:25605694 fatcat:is74hqp34nan3jgbf2admuavrm

Red balloon, green balloon, sensors in the sky

Stacey Kuznetsov, George Noel Davis, Eric Paulos, Mark D. Gross, Jian Chiu Cheung
2011 Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing - UbiComp '11  
We demonstrate an example of this computing meme with large, glowing balloons that change color based on input from attached air quality sensors (exhaust, diesel, or volatile organic compounds).  ...  In a workshop, six non-expert users successfully assembled functional balloons, validating our technology as a DIY tool for public air quality visualization.  ...  Financial support for this research was provided in part by the Heinz Endowment. We thank our reviewers for their thoughtful feedback, which will continue to shape our future research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2030112.2030145 dblp:conf/huc/KuznetsovDPGC11 fatcat:nqzegu3tgbg2davvt33ch5lgga

Intelligent balloon

Ye Duan, Hong Qin
2001 Proceedings of the sixth ACM symposium on Solid modeling and applications - SMA '01  
In this paper, we develop a novel subdivision-based model---Intelligent Balloon---which is capable of recovering arbitrary, complicated shape geometry as well as its unknown topology simultaneously.  ...  The growing behavior of our model is controlled by a locally defined objective function associated with each vertex.  ...  We would like to thank Professor Arie Kaufman for making the volumetric data sets (used in this paper) available to us.  ... 
doi:10.1145/376957.376963 dblp:conf/sma/DuanQ01 fatcat:hqtzn2dljrax3ortz5qxgzsc6i

Squeezing the balloon?

Cornelius Friesendorf
2006 Crime, law and social change  
A complex empirical picture means that the popular metaphor of a balloon whose air, when squeezed, simply moves elsewhere is misleading.  ...  A causal mechanism is developed that helps to understand and explain how air interdiction contributed to the displacement of coca cultivation from Peru to Colombia, an increase in Peruvian and Bolivian  ...  , Fujimori declared a state of emergency in the UHV and ordered the air force to reestablish control over clandestine airstrips.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10611-006-9005-9 fatcat:x5l5ffiobzgidgchuzjhbuzyga

Scientific ballooning takes off

Alexandra Witze
2018 Nature  
Two bits can also be entangled, so that the state of one qubit determines the state of its partner. This enables quantum devices to conduct calculations in parallel.  ...  A payload that might cost more than US$1 million to fly on a NASA balloon could fly for tens of thousands of dollars on World View if it shares a Stratollite with other experiments, Stern says.  ... 
doi:10.1038/d41586-018-00017-5 pmid:29323301 fatcat:6hiqn3xgcrfb3ahtmv2jgkizrq

Characterisation and Antibiotic Resistance of Selected Bacterial Pathogens Recovered from Dairy Cattle Manure during Anaerobic Mono-Digestion in a Balloon-Type Digester

Christy Manyi-Loh, Sampson Mamphweli, Edson Meyer, Anthony Okoh
2018 Applied Sciences  
Manure samples withdrawn from a balloon-type digester during anaerobic digestion were evaluated for the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.  ...  These isolates were employed in antibiotic susceptibility testing using a disc diffusion method against a suite of 10 conventional antibiotics.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results".  ... 
doi:10.3390/app8112088 fatcat:iohwm44pzrcyjof42qng7cccdu

A data processing system for balloon-borne telescopes [article]

Valentina Scotti, Giuseppe Osteria, Francesco Perfetto
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we describe the data processing system which has been designed to perform data management and instrument control for the two telescopes.  ...  In addition, the data processing system manages mass memory for data storage, performs housekeeping monitor, and controls power on and power off sequences.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to thank the staff of Electronics and Detectors Service (SER) and Design and Mechanics Service of INFN Napoli for their strong and undivided support all along this project.  ... 
arXiv:2010.15807v1 fatcat:ldtgat2gpfao3kpgam6blbzzym

Anywhere at Anytime Internet: Google Loon Balloons

Sheba Jiju George, K. R. Remesh Babu
2015 Journal of Network and Information Security  
Loon Balloons, the network of balloons which provides Internet for people in rural and remote area, is a recent project undertaken by Google.  ...  Loon technology is also helpful in disaster management, e.g.: during floods in Kashmir, where a reliable communication system was not available, Google Loon Balloons could be one of the solutions.  ...  I am sincerely grateful to all of my interviewees in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States for their time and for sharing their knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.21863/jnis/2015.3.1.004 fatcat:mnuojdd4dra7rhweawn45u6bwa

Scanning the Earth's Limb from a High-Altitude Balloon: The Development and Flight of a New Balloon-Based Pointing System

Brendan M. Quine, Kimberly Strong, Aldona Wiacek, Debra Wunch, James A. Anstey, James R. Drummond
2002 Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology  
The development and first flight of a new balloon-borne pointing system is discussed.  ...  These estimates are used to develop control demands that point a platform of instruments in elevation and azimuth. The system's first flight was from Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 29 August 2000.  ...  The research described here was jointly funded by the Canadian Space Agency and the Meteorological Service of Canada. SPS data was provided by Caroline Nowlan.  ... 
doi:10.1175/1520-0426(2002)019<0618:steslf>2.0.co;2 fatcat:rldqizh2vbefzhbvtvewgcgpke

Effect of coarctation of aorta anatomy and balloon profile on the outcome of balloon angioplasty in infantile coarctation

Hamid Amoozgar, Narjes Nouri, Sajad Shabanpourhaghighi, Neda Bagherian, Nima Mehdizadegan, Mohammad Reza Edraki, Amir Naghshzan, Hamid Mohammadi, Gholamhossein Ajami, Ashkan Abdollahi
2021 BMC Cardiovascular Disorders  
echocardiographic data at least 12 months after balloon angioplasty.  ...  Finally, data were analyzed using SPSS-20. Results In this study, 42 infants were included.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge miss Sobhani because of her kind patience and her help in pediatric echocardiographic room.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12872-021-02396-6 pmid:34911460 pmcid:PMC8672566 fatcat:ahpzui65hrfqnhlvm62evcyckm

Application level ballooning for efficient server consolidation

Tudor-Ioan Salomie, Gustavo Alonso, Timothy Roscoe, Kevin Elphinstone
2013 Proceedings of the 8th ACM European Conference on Computer Systems - EuroSys '13  
In the  ...  In virtualization scenarios (cloud computing, server consolidation), however, static peak provisioning of RAM to applications dramatically reduces the efficiency and cost-saving benefits of virtualization  ...  However, ALB is a simple, efficient, readily implementable technique available now to vary memory usage in rigid applications on shared machines.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2465351.2465384 dblp:conf/eurosys/SalomieARE13 fatcat:iueaj6vgnfh23mh23zrui4yu6q

Opportunistic sensing with recreational hot-air balloon flights

Evert I.F. de Bruijn, Fred C. Bosveld, Siebren de Haan, Albert A.M. Holtslag
2020 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
To explore the potential of this new type of wind observation in other topographies, we present an intriguing HAB flight in Austria with a spectacular mountain-valley circulation.  ...  Subsequently, we compare the HAB data with a Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model during 2011-2013 and the standard deviation of the wind speed is 2.3 ms−1.  ...  We thank the balloonists Henri van Bommel and Peter Barlo for sharing their data.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-19-0285.1 fatcat:dhjbgisykzhkrm4gdj47epms2y

Ballooning: Aeronautical Techniques from Montgolfier to Google [chapter]

2020 Cultural Techniques  
The balloons' nautical control system is based on algorithms that the tech giant extrapolates from weather data.  ...  In order to take a critical look at Google's privatization of infrastructures and its economization of the stratosphere, I will concentrate below on two points of contact between balloon flight and meteorology  ...  With the step from balloons to Loons, navigation has shifted from an unpredictable external force to a type of control that is realized by means of the wind.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110647044-007 fatcat:qh3zp46pwvhuvbwsq5temntoce

Clinical Studies of Reshaped Integrated Dual Balloon System in Obese Patients

2018 International Journal of ChemTech Research  
Now by the end of July 2015 United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approved a new intra gastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity i.e Re-Shaped Integrated Dual Balloon System.  ...  In this article we are going to discuss the clinical trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of intra gastric balloons.  ...  Weight loss data showed that Re-Shape Duo Balloon treated subjects had a mean weight loss greater than that of the control subjects at every point of follow-up.  ... 
doi:10.20902/ijctr.2018.110208 fatcat:zvwo56no4vf7ldjmnrq7ee72u4

Comparison of Effectiveness of Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty versus Plain Balloon Angioplasty in Chronic Lower Extremity Ischemia Patients

Iraj Nazari, Seyed Masoud Mousavi, Ahmad Sadeghpour, Seyed Mansour Alamshah, Maryam Dastoorpoor
2020 International Journal of General Medicine  
Recently, introduction of drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty as a superior treatment option to plain balloon (PB) has been challenging.  ...  Occlusive lesions of superficial femoral artery (SFA) in endovascular candidate patients are treated with balloon angioplasty with or without stenting.  ...  Funding This study was funded and supported by Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Grant No: CVRC-9716. Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest for this work.  ... 
doi:10.2147/ijgm.s256240 pmid:32982378 pmcid:PMC7501961 fatcat:xo2veksmzrh5dcpivybfzdvixq
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