Publications: W. Robert J. Funnell

Articles Chapters Proceedings Abstracts Theses MOND

Journal articles

  1. Motallebzadeh H, Maftoon N, Pitaro J, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2017): Fluid-structure finite-element modelling and clinical measurement of the wideband acoustic input admittance of the newborn ear canal and middle ear. JARO (accepted)
  2. Alrasheed A, Nguyen LHP, Mongeau L, Funnell WRJ & Tewfik MA (2017): Development and validation of a 3D-printed model of the ostiomeatal complex and frontal sinus for endoscopic sinus surgery training. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol (accepted)
  3. Motallebzadeh H, Maftoon N, Pitaro J, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2017): Finite-element modelling of the acoustic input admittance of the newborn ear canal and middle ear. JARO 18(1): 25-48 (doi:10.1007/s10162-016-0587-3)
  4. Soleimani M & Funnell WRJ (2016): Deformation and stability of short cylindrical membranes. Int J Mech Sci 119: 266-272 (doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2016.10.017)
  5. Pitaro J, Al Masaoudi L, Motallebzadeh H, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2016): Wideband reflectance measurements in newborns: Relationship to otoscopic findings. Int J Ped Otorhinolaryngol 86: 156-160 (doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.04.036)
  6. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ & Decraemer WF (2015): Finite-element modelling of the response of the gerbil middle ear to sound. JARO 16(5): 547-567 (doi:10.1007/s10162-015-0531-y)
  7. Akinpelu OV, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2015): Detection of otoacoustic emissions in chinchilla when the middle ear contains liquid. Laryngoscope 125(4): E138-E142 (doi:10.1002/lary.24914)
  8. Varshney R, Frenkiel S, Lily HP Nguyen LHP, Young M, Del Maestro R, Zeitouni A, Saad E, Funnell WRJ, National Research Council Canada & Tewfik MA (2014): The McGill simulator for endoscopic sinus surgery (MSESS): a validation study. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 43: 40 (10 pp.) (doi:10.1186/s40463-014-0040-8)
  9. Decraemer WF, de La Rochefoucauld O, Funnell WRJ & Olson ES (2014): Three-dimensional vibration of the malleus and incus in the living gerbil. JARO 15(4): 483-510 (doi:10.1007/s10162-014-0452-1)
  10. Akinpelu OV, Peleva E, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2014): Otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening: A systematic review of the effects of different protocols on test outcomes. Int. J. Ped. Otorhinolaryngol. 78(5): 711-717 (doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.01.021)
  11. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ & Decraemer WF (2014): Effect of opening middle-ear cavity on vibrations of gerbil tympanic membrane. JARO 15(3): 319-334 (doi:10.1007/s10162-014-0442-3)
  12. Motallebzadeh H, Charlebois M & Funnell WRJ (2013): A non-linear viscoelastic model for the tympanic membrane. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134(6): 4427-4434 (doi:10.1121/1.4828831) (local copy)
    © 2013 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The article may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?JAS/134/4427
  13. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ & Decraemer WF (2013): Experimental study of vibrations of gerbil tympanic membrane with closed middle ear cavity. JARO 14(4): 467-481 (doi:10.1007/s10162-013-0389-9) (local copy)
    © 2013 Association for Research in Otolaryngology. This article may be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10162-013-0389-9
  14. Charlebois M, Motallebzadeh H & Funnell WRJ (2013): Visco-hyperelastic law for finite deformations: a frequency analysis. Biomech Model Mechanobiol 12(4): 705-715 (doi:10.1007/s10237-012-0435-2)
  15. Daniel SJ, Akinpelu OV, Sahmkow S, Funnell WRJ & Akache F (2012): Oxymetazoline ototoxicity in a chinchilla animal model. Otolaryngol Head Neck & Surg 146(1): 114-118 (Epub ahead of print: 2011 Aug 16) (doi:10.1177/0194599811419082)
  16. Munguia R, Sahmkow SI, Daniel SJ & Funnell WRJ (2010): Transtympanic Ringer’s lactate application in the prevention of cisplatinum-induced ototoxicity in a chinchilla animal model. Otolaryngol Head & Neck Surg 143(1): 134-140 (doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2010.02.007)
  17. Gea SLR, Decraemer WF, Funnell WRJ, Dirckx JJJ & Maier H (2010): Tympanic-membrane boundary conditions derived from static displacements observed with computerized tomography in human and gerbil. JARO 11: 1-17 (doi:10.1007/s10162-009-0192-9) (local copy; correction) (doi:10.1007/s10162-009-0192-9)
    © 2009 Association for Research in Otolaryngology. This article may be found at http://www.springerlink.com/content/l88354k622327033/
  18. Qi L, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2008): A nonlinear finite-element model of the newborn middle ear. J Acoust Soc Am 124: 337-347 (doi:10.1121/1.2920956)
  19. Nicholson DT, Chalk C, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2008): The evidence for virtual reality. Medical Education 42: 224 (letter) (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02982.x)
  20. Ellaham NN, Akache F, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2007): Spatial vibration patterns of the gerbil eardrum. Can Acoustics 35(4): 38-39
  21. Nambiar S, Chakravarty MM, Funnell WRJ & Collins DL (2007): Non-linear registration of histological images for 3-D middle-ear modelling. Can Acoustics 35(3): 78-79 (local copy)
  22. Akache F, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2007): An experimental study of tympanic membrane and manubrium vibrations in rats. Audiol Neurotol 12: 49-58 (doi:10.1159/000097247)
  23. Qi L, Liu H, Lutfy J, Funnell WRJ & Daniel S (2006): A non-linear finite-element model of the newborn ear canal. J Acoust Soc Am 120: 3789-3798 (doi:10.1121/1.2363944)
  24. Elkhouri N, Liu H & Funnell WRJ (2006): Low-frequency finite-element modelling of the gerbil middle ear. JARO 7: 399-411 (doi:10.1007/s10162-006-0055-6)
  25. Funnell WRJ & Maysinger D (2006): Three-dimensional reconstruction of cell nuclei, internalized quantum dots and sites of lipid peroxidation. J Nanobiotechnology 4: 10 (19 pp.) (doi:10.1186/1477-3155-4-10) (on-line)
  26. Nicholson DT, Chalk C, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2006): A randomized controlled study of a computer-generated three-dimensional model for teaching ear anatomy. Medical Education 40: 1081-1087 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2929.2006.02611.x)
  27. Ladak HM, Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Dirckx JJJ (2006): A geometrically nonlinear finite-element model of the cat eardrum. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 119(5): 2859-2868 (doi:10.1121/1.2188370)
  28. Ladak HM, Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Dirckx JJJ (2005): Measuring and modelling of the response of the cat eardrum to large static pressures. Can. Acoustics 33(3): 74-75
  29. Funnell WRJ, Siah TH, McKee MD, Daniel SJ & Decraemer WF (2005): On the coupling between the incus and the stapes in the cat. JARO 6(1): 9-18 (doi:10.1007/s10162-004-5016-3)
  30. Bance M, Morris DP, Van Wijhe RG, Kiefte M & Funnell WRJ (2004): Comparison of the mechanical performance of ossiculoplasty using a prosthetic malleus-to-stapes head with a tympanic membrane-to-stapes head assembly in a human cadavaric middle ear model. Otol. Neurotol. 25(6): 903-909
  31. Hagr AA, Funnell WRJ, Zeitouni AG & Rappaport JM (2004): High-resolution x-ray computed tomographic scanning of the human stapes footplate. J. Otolaryngol. 33(4): 217-221
  32. Ladak HM, Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ & Funnell WRJ (2004): Response of the cat eardrum to static pressures: mobile versus immobile malleus. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 116(5): 3008-3021 (doi:10.1121/1.1802673)
  33. Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ & Funnell WRJ (2003): Three-dimensional modelling of the middle-ear ossicular chain using a commercial high-resolution x-ray CT scanner. JARO 4(2): 250-263 (doi:10.1007/s10162-002-3030-x)
  34. Siah TH & Funnell WRJ (2001): Modelling the mechanics of the coupling between the incus and stapes in the middle ear. Can. Acoustics 29(3): 38-41
  35. Daniel SJ, Funnell WRJ, Zeitouni AG, Schloss MD & Rappaport J (2001): Clinical applications of a finite-element model of the human middle ear. J. Otolaryngol. 30(6): 340-346
  36. Ladak HM, Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ & Funnell WRJ (2000): Systematic errors in small deformations measured by use of shadow-moiré topography. Applied Optics 39(19): 3266-3275
  37. Warrick PA & Funnell WRJ (1998): A VRML-based anatomical visualization tool for medical education. IEEE Trans. Inf. Technol. Biomed. 2(2): 55-61
  38. Herrera DG, Maysinger D, Almazan G, Funnell WRJ & Cuello AC (1997): Quantification of CFOS and glial fibrillary acidic protein in (GFAP) expression following topical application of potassium chloride to the brain surface. Brain Res. 784(1-2): 71-81
  39. Ladak HM & Funnell WRJ (1996): Finite-element modeling of the normal and surgically repaired cat middle ear. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100(2): 933-944 (doi:10.1121/1.416205)
  40. Funnell WRJ & Decraemer WF (1996): On the incorporation of moiré shape measurements in finite-element models of the cat eardrum. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100(2): 925-932 (doi:10.1121/1.416252)
  41. Funnell WRJ (1996): On the low-frequency coupling between eardrum and manubrium in a finite-element model. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 99(5): 3036-3043 (doi:10.1121/1.414875)
  42. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1994): A method for determining three-dimensional vibration in the ear. Hear. Res. 77: 19-37
  43. Funnell WRJ, Khanna SM & Decraemer WF (1992): On the degree of rigidity of the manubrium in a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 91(4): 2082-2090 (doi:10.1121/1.403694)
  44. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1991): Malleus vibration mode changes with frequency. Hear. Res. 54(2): 305- 318
  45. Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ & Funnell WRJ (1991): Shape and derived geometrical parameters of the adult, human tympanic membrane measured with a phase-shift moiré interferometer. Hear. Res. 51: 107-122
  46. Funnell WRJ, Maysinger D & Cuello AC (1990): Three-dimensional reconstruction and quantitative evaluation of devascularizing cortical lesions in the rat. J. Neurosci. Meth. 35: 147-156
  47. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1990): Heterodyne interferometer measurements of the frequency response of the manubrium tip in cat. Hear. Res. 47(3): 205-217
  48. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1989): Interferometric measurement of the amplitude and phase of tympanic membrane vibrations in cat. Hear. Res. 38(1/2): 1-17
  49. Schwartz MD, Irani P, Smith LP, Ledford C & Funnell WRJ (1988): Information system for labor and delivery surveillance. J. Clin. Eng. 13(3): 207-215
  50. Rosengarten M & Funnell WRJ (1988): Body surface isopotential mapping of permanent cardiac pacemaker spike amplitudes: a noninvasive method for detecting and localizing insulation failure. PACE 11: 1063-1069
  51. Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Khanna SM (1987): On the damped frequency response of a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 81(6): 1851-1859 (doi:10.1121/1.394749)
  52. Boubez TI, Funnell WRJ, Lowther DA, Pinchuk AR & Silvester PP (1986): Mesh generation for computational analysis. Part II. Geometric and topological considerations for three-dimensional mesh generation. Comp.-Aided Eng. J. 3(5): 196-201
  53. Boubez TI, Funnell WRJ, Lowther DA, Pinchuk AR & Silvester PP (1986): Mesh generation for computational analysis. Part I. Electromagnetic and technical considerations for mesh generation. Comp.-Aided Eng. J. 3(5): 190-195
  54. Funnell WRJ (1984): On the calculation of surface areas of objects reconstructed from serial sections. J. Neurosci. Meth. 11(3): 205-210
  55. Funnell WRJ (1984): On the choice of a cost function for the reconstruction of surfaces by triangulation between contours. Comp. & Struct. 18(1): 23-26
  56. Funnell WRJ (1983): On the undamped natural frequencies and mode shapes of a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 73(5): 1657-1661 (doi:10.1121/1.389386)
  57. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1982): A critical review of experimental observations on eardrum structure and function. ORL 44(4): 181-205
  58. Funnell WRJ (1981): Image processing applied to the interactive analysis of interferometric fringes. Appl. Opt. 20(18): 3245-3250
  59. Funnell WRJ, Hosios AJ & Kearney RE (1980): IDA: An interactive data analysis system for clinical and experimental research. Comp. Biol. & Med. 10(1): 41-51
  60. Funnell WRJ (1978): Possible effects of externally applied alcohol on the resistance of the eardrum. Med. Hypotheses 4(4): 401-402
  61. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1978): Modeling of the cat eardrum as a thin shell using the finite-element method. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 63(5): 1461-1467 (doi:10.1121/1.381892)
  62. Funnell WRJ, Roberge FA & LeBlanc AR (1977): On the visualization of nonstationarities in point processes. Int. J. Bio-Med. Comp. 8(4): 293-303
  63. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1974): Dependence of middle-ear parameters on body weight in the guinea pig. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 56(5): 1551-1553 (doi:10.1121/1.1903478)
  64. Funnell WRJ (1974): Comment on 'The function of the mastoid'. Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Monthly 53(9): 368-369
  65. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1973): Measurement of time-varying sinusoidal signals by a digital computer. Comp. Prog. Biomed. 3(2): 105-111

Non-peer-reviewed articles

  1. Funnell WRJ (2014): Les modèles informatiques 3D en enseignement médical. Le Spécialiste hors série, 2014 jan, pp. 46, 60

Book chapters

  1. Funnell WRJ, Maftoon N & Decraemer WF (2013): Modeling of middle ear mechanics (doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6591-1_7). Pp. 171-210 in The middle ear: Science, otosurgery, and technology, S. Puria, R.R. Fay & A.N. Popper (eds.), Springer (local copy)
    © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
  2. Decraemer WF & Funnell WRJ (2008): Anatomical and mechanical properties of the tympanic membrane. Pp. 51-84 in Chronic otitis media: Pathogenesis-oriented therapeutic management, B. Ars (ed.), Kugler, The Hague (local copy)
    © 2008 Kugler Publications

Conference proceedings

  1. Funnell WRJ (2013): Mechano-acoustical measurement and modelling of the outer and middle ear. Proc. Meet. Acoust. 19: 050132, 6 pp., doi:10.1121/1.4799502 (invited)
  2. Motallebzadeh H, Gariepy B, Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2013): Finite-element modelling of the newborn ear canal and middle ear. Proc. Meet. Acoust. 19: 030101, 5 pp., doi:10.1121/1.4800394
  3. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2013): Estimation of ideal open-cavity middle-ear responses from responses with partial cavity opening. Proc. Meet. Acoust. 19: 030100, 5 pp., doi:10.1121/1.4800434
  4. Audette M, Brooks R, Funnell WRJ, Strauss G & Arbel T (2008): Piecewise affine initialized spline-based patient-specific registration of a high-resolution ear model for surgical guidance. MICCAI Workshop on Image Guidance and Computer Assistance for Soft-Tissue Interventions, New York, 1-10
  5. Nambiar S, Chakravarty MM & Funnell WRJ (2008): Non-linear registration of serial histological images of the middle ear. Proc 31st Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Montréal, paper A9.3, 3 pp. (CD-ROM)
  6. Qi L, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2007): Non-linear finite-element modelling of the newborn ear canal and middle ear. Proc 30th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Toronto, paper M0181, 4 pp. (CD-ROM)
  7. Ellaham NN, Akache F, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2007): Experimental study of the effects of drying on middle-ear vibrations in the gerbil. Proc 30th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Toronto, paper M0173, 4 pp. (CD-ROM)
  8. Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ, Alsabah B & Liu H (2006): On the coupling between the incus and the stapes. Auditory mechanisms: Processes and models, Proc. Ninth International Symposium, Portland (OR), 115-116
  9. Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2005): Issues in modelling the mechanics of the middle ear. Proc. 20th Can. Congress Applied Mechanics, 122-123 (invited)
  10. Qi L, Mikhael CS & Funnell WRJ (2004): Application of the Taguchi method to sensitivity analysis of a middle-ear finite-element model. Proc 28th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Québec City, 153-156
  11. Qi L & Funnell WRJ (2004): Compression Effects of JPEG and JPEG2000 on Temporal-Bone Images. Proc 28th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Québec City, 71-74
  12. Akache F, Daniel SJ & Funnell WRJ (2004): An experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in rats. Proc 28th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Québec City, 114-117
  13. Mikhael CS, Funnell WRJ & Bance M (2004): Middle-ear finite-element modelling with realistic geometry and a priori material-property estimates. Proc 28th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc, Québec City, 126-129
  14. Bencsáth-Makkai Z, Bell A, Bergeron J, Boismenu D, Harrison M, Funnell WRJ, Mounier C, Paiement J, Roy L & Kearney RE (2003) CellMapBase - An Information System Supporting High Throughput Proteomics for the Cell Map Project. Proc 25th Ann Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 3567-3570
  15. Hatamzadeh-Tabrizi J & Funnell WRJ (2002): Comparison of gradient, gradient vector flow and pressure force for image segmentation using active contours. Proc 27th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc (CD-ROM), Ottawa, 4 pp.
  16. Qi L & Funnell WRJ (2002): Finite-element modelling of the newborn eardrum. Proc 27th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc (CD-ROM), Ottawa, 4 pp.
  17. Van Wijhe RG, Funnell WRJ, Henson OW Jr & Henson MM (2000): Development of a finite-element model of the middle ear of the moustached bat. Proc 26th Ann Conf Can Med Biol Eng Soc: 20-21, Halifax
  18. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (2000): Measurement and modelling of the three-dimensional vibration of the stapes in cat. Proc. Internat. Symp. on Recent Developments in Auditory Mechanics (Sendai, Japan, 1999 July), H. Wada, T. Takasaka, K. Ikeda, K. Ohyama & T. Koike (eds.), World Scientific Pub., US, UK, Singapore: 36-43
  19. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1999): Vibrations at a fine grid of points on the cat tympanic membrane measured with a heterodyne interferometer. Biomed. Laser Metrology & Appl. (Munich, 1999 June), 4 pp.
  20. Warrick PA & Funnell WRJ (1998): VRML-based Anatomical Teaching (VAT): Work in progress. 1998 IEEE Internat. Conf. on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine - ITAB ’98, Washington DC: 71-75
  21. Warrick PA & Funnell WRJ (1996): VRML: A tool for visualizing anatomy in medical education. Proc. 22nd Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Charlottetown: 18-19
  22. Ladak HM, and Funnell WRJ (1995): On the effects of geometric nonlinearities in a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. Proc. IEEE EMBS 17th Annual Conference & 21st Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Montréal: 1439-1440
  23. Ghosh SS & Funnell WRJ (1995): On the effects of incudostapedial joint flexibility in a finite-element model of the cat middle ear. Proc. IEEE EMBS 17th Annual Conference & 21st Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Montréal: 1437-1438
  24. Bencsáth-Makkai Zs, Funnell WRJ, De Mori R & Fleiszer DM (1995): From Content to Courseware: Through a Looking Glass. Proc. IEEE EMBS 17th Annual Conference & 21st Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Montréal: 781-782
  25. Ladak HM & Funnell WRJ (1994): Finite-element modelling of the normal and surgically repaired cat middle ear. Can. Acoust. 22(3): 91-92
  26. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1994): Bending of the manubrium in cat under normal sound stimulation. SPIE Proc. 2329: 74-84
  27. Ladak HM & Funnell WRJ (1993): Finite-element modelling of the reconstructed cat middle ear. Proc. 19th Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Ottawa: 370-371
  28. Day JL & Funnell WRJ (1990): An approach to finite-element modelling of the structural-acoustic interaction between the ear canal and eardrum. Proc. 16th Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Winnipeg: 155-156
  29. Schwartz MD, Irani P, Smith LP, Ledford C & Funnell WRJ (1988): Labor and delivery information system. Proc. Symposium on Engineering of Computer-Based Medical Systems (Minneapolis): 139-143
  30. Funnell SM & Funnell WRJ (1988): An approach to finite-element modelling of the middle ear. Proc. 14th Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Montréal: 101-102
  31. Boubez TI, Funnell WRJ & Lowther DA (1986): Automatic 3D mesh generation for irregularly shaped domains. IEEE Proc. Workshop on Electromagnetic Field Computation (Schenectady): H30-H32
  32. Boubez TI, Funnell WRJ & Lowther DA (1985): Three-dimensional finite-element mesh generation using serial sections. Proc. 11th Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Kingston: 39-40
  33. Funnell WRJ (1983): Recent developments in modelling the eardrum and related structures using the finite-element method. Pp 19-25 in Mechanics of Hearing (Proc. IUTAM/ICA Symposium, Delft), E. de Boer & M.A. Viergever (eds.), Martinus Nijhoff Publ. (The Hague) & Delft Univ. Press (Delft), xii + 217
  34. Smith LP, deLeon A, Funnell WRJ, Lalonde AB, McLean FH & Usher RH (1982): A research-oriented system for McGill Obstetrical and Neonatal Data (MOND). 1st Internat. Symp. Computers in Perinatal Medicine, Cleveland, 1981. Acta Obstet. Gynecol. Scand. Suppl. 109: 49-50 (doi:10.3109/00016348209156166)
  35. Funnell WRJ (1982): An interactive graphics programme for computer-aided draughting. 14th Can. DECUS Symposium, 1981; Proc. Digital Equipment Computer Users Soc. 8(3): 805-808
  36. Funnell WRJ & Bernstein GG (1980): An inexpensive system for Easy Report Generation with applications to medical data bases. Digest 8th Can. Med. Biol. Eng. Conf., Hamilton: 80-81
  37. Kearney RE, Funnell WRJ & Hosios AJ (1978): Applications of an interactive data analysis system in clinical and experimental research. Proc. 7th Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Conf., Vancouver: 3-4
  38. Funnell WRJ, Hosios AJ & Kearney RE (1978): Interactive data analysis software in FORTRAN for small data bases. Proc. Digital Equipment Computer Users Soc. 4(3): 805-811
  39. Le Blanc AR & Funnell WRJ (1976): Long-term ECG recording compatible with accelerated playback on a computer system. Digest 11th Int. Conf. Med. Biol. Eng. (Ottawa): 472-473
  40. Funnell WRJ, Gannon RP & Laszlo CA (1969): Automated objective hearing tests using the LINC-8. Proc. DECUS 3rd Can. Symp., (Toronto): 13-15

Abstracts

  1. Soleimani M, Funnell WRJ & Decraemer WF (2017): Mechanical instabilities of the incudostapedial joint. 40th MidWinter Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  2. Wang X, MacDougall D, Farrell J, Funnell WRJ, Adamson R, Bance M (2017): Finite-element modelling of the human eardrum based on X-ray micro computed tomography and Doppler optical coherence tomography in the same ear. 40th MidWinter Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  3. Choukir S & Funnell WRJ (2017): Finite-element modelling of tympanic-membrane vibrations under pressurization. 40th MidWinter Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  4. Kose O, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2017): In vivo experimental study of gerbil eardrum vibrations under static pressures. 40th MidWinter Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  5. Alrasheed A, Tewfik M, Nguyen LHP, Funnell WRJ & Mongeau L (2016): The development and validation of a 3D printed ostiomeatal complex and frontal sinus training model for endoscopic sinus surgery. Am. Rhinologic Soc. 62nd Ann. Mtg., San Diego
  6. Noël G, Zagury-Orly I & Funnell WRJ (2016): Feasibility of 3-D printing an inguinal-canal model for learning anatomy. 5th Ann. SALTISE Conf., Montréal
  7. Pitaro J, Al Masaoudi L, Motallebzadeh H, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2016): Wideband reflectance measurements in newborns: Relationship to otoscopic findings. Ann. Mtg. Israeli Soc. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg., Eilat
  8. Kose O, Shapiro R, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2016): An experimental study of vibrations in the gerbil middle ear under static pressure. 39th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego
  9. Soleimani M, Funnell WRJ & Decraemer WF (2016): Analytical and finite-element modelling of the incudostapedial joint. 39th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego (local copy)
  10. Funnell WRJ (2015): Finite-element modelling of the middle ear. 7th International Symposium on Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology, Aalborg (Denmark) (invited review)
  11. Decraemer WF, Maas SA & Funnell WRJ (2015): Finite-element modelling of the synovial fluid and contact in the incudostapedial joint. 7th International Symposium on Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology, Aalborg (Denmark)
  12. Motallebzadeh H, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2015): Sensitivity analyses of finite-element models of newborn ear canal and middle ear. 7th International Symposium on Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology, Aalborg (Denmark)
  13. Pitaro J, Al Masaoudi L, Motallebzadeh H, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2015): Wideband reflectance measurements in newborns: Relationship to otoscopic findings. Spring Mtg., Am. Soc. Ped. Otolaryngol., Boston (3rd place award for basic science)
  14. Motallebzadeh H, Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2015): Non-linear viscoelastic models for middle-ear ligaments and tendons. 38th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  15. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ & Decraemer WF (2015): Sensitivity of a middle-ear finite-element model to material properties. 38th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  16. Varshney R, Frenkiel S, Nguyen L, Young M, Del Maestro R, Zeitouni A, Saad E, Funnell WRJ & Tewfik MA (2014): Le simulateur de la chirurgie endoscopique des sinus de McGill: une étude de validation. Congrès SIFORL, Assoc. oto-rhino-laryngol. chir. cerv.-fac. Québec, Montréal (1st-place award, Resident Competition)
  17. Varshney R, Frenkiel S, Nguyen L, Tewfik M, Zeitouni A, Young M, Del Maestro R, Saad E, Funnell WRJ, NRC Canada (2014): McGill Simulator for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (MSESS): A validation study. Ann. Mtg., Can. Soc. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surg., Ottawa (2nd-place award, non-clinical)
  18. Akinpelu OV, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2014): Sources of otoacoustic-emission noise-floor changes in the presence of middle-ear liquid. 37th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego
  19. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2014): A high-frequency finite-element model of the gerbil middle ear. 37th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego
  20. Motallebzadeh H, Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2014): Finite-element modelling of the newborn ear canal and middle ear. 37th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego
  21. Funnell WRJ (2013): Mechano-acoustical measurement and modelling in otolaryngology: McNally edition. 17th McNally Annual Lecture, McGill University (invited)
  22. Akinpelu OV, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2013): High-frequency OAEs in newborns undergoing universal newborn hearing screening. SENTAC Ann. Mtg., Soc. Ear Nose & Throat Adv. Children, Long Beach, CA
  23. Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2013): Experimental study of effects of opening middle-ear cavity on vibrations of gerbil tympanic membrane. 36th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  24. Motallebzadeh H, Gariepy B, Maftoon N, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2013): Finite-element modelling of the newborn ear canal and middle ear. 36th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  25. Akinpelu OV, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2013): Otoacoustic-emission detection when the middle ear contains amniotic fluid: A chinchilla animal model. 36th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  26. Maftoon N, He Z, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2012): Multiple-point vibration measurements on the gerbil tympanic membrane. 35th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego
  27. Motallebzadeh H, Charlebois M, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2012): A non-linear viscoelastic model for the tympanic membrane. 35th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., San Diego
  28. Maftoon N, Nambiar S, Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Daniel S (2011): Experimental and modelling study of gerbil tympanic-membrane vibrations. 34th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  29. Decraemer WF, Maftoon N, Dirckx JJJ & Funnell WRJ (2011): The effects of the asymmetric shape of the tympanic membrane on the asymmetry of ossicular displacements for positive and negative static pressures. 34th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  30. Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ, Maftoon N & Funnell WRJ (2010): Simulating large deformations of the gerbil pars flaccida to determine its material properties. 33rd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Anaheim (local copy)
  31. Maftoon N, Nambiar S, Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Daniel S (2009): Experimental and modelling study of gerbil tympanic-membrane vibrations. Cong. Ann. Assoc. Oto-rhino-laryngol. Chir. Cervico-fac. Québec, Montréal
  32. Gariepy B, Qi L, Funnell WRJ & Daniel S (2009): A finite-element model of the newborn ear canal and its response to low-frequency acoustic stimulation. Cong. Ann. Assoc. Oto-rhino-laryngol. Chir. Cervico-fac. Québec, Montréal
  33. Funnell, WRJ (2009): Mechanics for the middle ear. 5th International Symposium on Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology, Stanford. Hearing Res 263(1-2): 233 (invited tutorial)
  34. Decraemer WF, Funnell WRJ, Gea SLR, Buytaert JAN & Dirckx JJJ (2009): Finite-element modelling of the configuration changes of the ossicular chain with static pressure. 5th International Symposium on Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology, Stanford
  35. Decraemer WF, Gea SLR, Dirckx JJJ, Maier H & Funnell WRJ (2009): Tympanic-membrane boundary conditions in human and gerbil derived from static displacements observed with computerized tomography. 32nd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  36. Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ, Funnell WRJ & Ladak HM (2008): The curved shape of the tympanic membrane results from the minimization of its internal energy during morphogenesis. 31st Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Phoenix
  37. Funnell WRJ (2007): Creation of finite-element models from 3-D imaging data. CompMed Symposium on Computer Simulation in Medicine, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Montréal. Simulation in Healthcare 2(2): 154
  38. Qi L, Funnell WRJ & Daniel SJ (2007): A non-linear finite-element model of the newborn tympanic membrane. 30th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Denver
  39. Anand SM, Daniel SJ, Funnell WRJ, Levental M, Hier MP, Black MJ, Kost KM & Zeitouni AG (2006): Tumour volume as a predictor of outcome in oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Congrès annuel de l'Association d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale du Québec, Québec (QC).
  40. Anand S, Daniel S, Funnell WRJ, Levental M, Hier M, Black M, Kost K & Zeitouni A (2006): Primary tumour volume as a predictor of outcome in oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. 60th Ann. Mtg. Can. Soc. Otolaryngol. Head & Neck Surg., Kelowna (BC)
  41. Chalk C, Nicholson D, Funnell WRJ & Daniel S (2006): A randomized controlled trial of computer-assisted anatomy instruction. Med. Educ. Conf., Can. Assoc. Med. Educ., London (ON)
  42. Qi L, Lutfy J & Funnell WRJ (2006): A nonlinear finite-element model of the newborn ear canal. 29th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Baltimore
  43. Alsabah BH, Funnell WRJ, Daniel SJ, Zeitouni AG & Rappaport JM (2005): Secrets of the lenticular process and incudostapedial joint. 59th Ann. Mtg. Can. Soc. Otolaryngol. Head & Neck Surg., St. John's (NL)
  44. Anand S, Daniel S, Funnell WRJ, Levental M, Hier M, Black M, Kost K & Zeitouni A (2005): The correlation between tumour and nodal volume and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. 59th Ann. Mtg. Can. Soc. Otolaryngol. Head & Neck Surg., St. John's (NL)
  45. Akache F, Daniel SJ & Funnell WRJ (2005): Manubrium and eardrum vibrations in the rat. 28th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., New Orleans
  46. Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ & Funnell WRJ (2005): Non-destructive imaging for middle ear research: techniques and application examples. 28th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., New Orleans (invited)
  47. Qi L, Mikhael CS & Funnell WRJ (2004): Application of the Taguchi method to middle-ear finite-element modelling. 27th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Daytona Beach
  48. Charlebois M, Chai S, Kremer A, Larouche A, Buschmann M, Funnell WRJ, Kremer R & Henderson JE (2003): Imaging mice for cartilage and bone disease. Can. Arthritis Network Ann. Sci. Mtg., Montréal
  49. Hagr AA, Funnell WRJ, Zeitouni AG & Rappaport JM (2003): High-resolution x-ray CT scanning of the human stapes footplate. 57th Ann. Mtg., Can. Soc. Otolaryngol. Head & Neck Surg., Calgary
  50. Funnell WRJ, Siah TH, McKee MD, Daniel SJ & Decraemer WF (2003): On the coupling between the incus and the stapes in the cat. 26th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., Daytona Beach
  51. Funnell WRJ (2002): Finite-element modelling of nonlinear behaviour of the middle ear. 25th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach (invited)
  52. Funnell WRJ (2001): High-frequency time-domain behaviour of a finite-element model of the eardrum. 24th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  53. Abou-Khalil S, Funnell WRJ, Zeitouni AG, Schloss MD & Rappaport J (2001): Finite-element modeling of anterior mallear ligament fixation. Eastern Section Meeting, Triological Soc., Toronto
  54. Abou-Khalil S, Funnell WRJ, Zeitouni AG, Schloss MD & Rappaport J (2000): Clinical applications of a finite-element model of the human middle ear. 54th Ann. Mtg., Can. Soc. Otolaryngol. Head & Neck Surg., Toronto. J. Otolaryngol. 29 Suppl 1: 18
  55. Abou-Khalil S, Schloss MD & Funnell WRJ (2000): Dealing with ossicular abnormalities in children. McGill Otolaryngology Update, Mont-Tremblant (QC)
  56. Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ, Funnell WRJ & Ladak HM (2000): The shape of the eardrum in cat closely resembles a minimal-surface spanning the handle of the malleus and the annulus. 23rd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  57. Abou-Khalil S, Funnell WRJ, van Wijhe RG, Decraemer WF & Dirckx JJJ (2000): Finite-element modelling of the human eardrum and middle ear. 23rd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  58. Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF, von Unge M & Dirckx JJJ (2000): Finite-element modelling of the gerbil eardrum and middle ear. 23rd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  59. Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF, von Unge M & Dirckx JJJ (1999): Finite-element modelling of the gerbil eardrum and middle ear. 22nd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  60. Funnell WRJ (1999): Modelling middle-ear mechanics. 9e Journée des Éléments Finis, Univ. Laval, Québec (invited)
  61. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1997): Vibrations of the cat tympanic membrane measured with high spatial resolution. 20th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  62. Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Khanna SM (1997): Damped vibration patterns on a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. 20th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  63. Funnell WRJ (1996): Finite-element modelling of the cat middle ear with elastically suspended malleus and incus. 19th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  64. Funnell WRJ & Decraemer WF (1995): Measurement of the three-dimensional shapes of middle-ear structures. 18th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  65. Decraemer WF, Khanna SM & Funnell WRJ (1994): Bending of the manubrium in cat under normal sound stimulation. 17th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  66. Ladak HM & Funnell WRJ (1994): Finite-element modelling of malleus-stapes and malleus-footplate prostheses in cat. 17th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  67. Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ & Khanna SM (1993): On the effects of shape variations in a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. 16th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  68. Funnell WRJ & Khanna SM (1992): On the degree of rigidity of the manubrium in a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. 15th Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol., St. Petersburg Beach
  69. Herrera D, Maysinger D, Funnell WRJ & Cuello AC (1991): Quantification of c-fos and GFAP expression following topical application of KCl to the brain surface. 3rd IBRO World Cong. Neuroscience, Montréal
  70. Funnell SM & Funnell WRJ (1989): An approach to finite-element modelling of the middle ear. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 85 Suppl. 1: S67
  71. Smith CE, Williamson S, Gauthier D & Funnell WRJ (1988): Low-cost, rapid particle counting using an IBM-PC. J. Dent. Res. 67: 319
  72. Schwartz MD, Irani P, Funnell WRJ & Smith LP (1987): Computerized labor surveillance and quality assurance. District Am. Coll. Obs. Gyn. Meeting, Baden-Baden
  73. Rosengarten M & Funnell WRJ (1987): Spike mapping - A new method for detecting cardiac pacemaker electrical leakage. 8th Ann. Sci. Sess. N. Am. Soc. Pacing & Electrophysiol., Boston. PACE 10: 445
  74. Funnell WRJ (1984): Contribution to workshop on 'Microcomputer Applications in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering', Can. Med. & Biol. Eng. Soc. Newsletter 19(3): 34-36
  75. Smith LP, Usher RH, McLean FH & Funnell WRJ (1982): Computers and perinatal data (MOND): the anatomy of a paper. 2nd Cleveland Symposium on Computers in Perinatal Medicine, Cleveland
  76. Funnell WRJ & Phelan KE (1981): Finite-element modelling of the middle-ear ossicles. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 69 Suppl. 1: S14
  77. Funnell WRJ & Decraemer WF (1980): The study of eardrum vibrations using physical and mathematical models. Prog. Ann. Mtg. Can. Acoust. Assoc. (Montréal)
  78. Funnell WRJ (1980): Natural frequencies of a finite-element model of the cat eardrum. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 67 Suppl. 1: S88
  79. Funnell WRJ (1979): Computerized analysis of moiré contours applied to eardrum shape measurements. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 65 Suppl. 1: S9
  80. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1975): Modelling the eardrum as a doubly curved shell using the finite-element method. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 57 Suppl: 72
  81. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1974): Simulating the behaviour of the eardrum by the finite-element method. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 56 Suppl: 3
  82. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1973): Dependence of middle-ear parameters on body weight in the guinea pig. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 54(1): 292
  83. Funnell WRJ, Kearney RE, Laszlo CA & Milsum JH (1972): Parameter optimization in large models using a small interactive computer. Proc. Can. Fed. Biol. Soc. (Québec): #622
  84. Funnell WRJ & Laszlo CA (1972): The acoustical impedance of the guinea-pig middle ear and the effects of the middle-ear muscles. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 52(1): 129
  85. Funnell WRJ (1971): Modification to DIAL-MS LISTAPE function. DECUSCOPE 10(4): 10-11
  86. Gannon RP, Funnell WRJ, Stone D & Laszlo CA (1969): An experimental hearing test using heart rate responses. Proc. IX Internat. (World) Cong. ORL (Mexico)

Graduate students’ theses

† co-supervised with S. Daniel (Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery)
* co-supervised with P. Kry (Computer Science)
‡ co-supervised with D.A. Lowther (Electrical Engineering)

  1. Saad E, 2016, M.Eng.*, A virtual-reality system for interacting with three-dimensional models using a haptic device and a head-mounted display (local copy)
  2. Motallebzadeh H, 2015, Ph.D.†, Finite-element models related to wideband tympanometry in newborns (local copy)
  3. Akinpelu OV, 2014, Ph.D.†, High-frequency otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening (local copy)
  4. Maftoon N, 2014, Ph.D.†, Experimental and modelling study of gerbil middle ear (local copy)
  5. Shapiro R, 2014, M.Eng.†, An experimental study of vibrations in the gerbil middle ear under static pressure (local copy)
  6. Pitaro J, 2013, M.Sc.†, Wideband measurements in newborns: relationship to otoscopic findings (local copy)
  7. He Z, 2012, M.Eng.†, Vibration measurements on the widely exposed gerbil eardrum (local copy)
  8. Sedaghat Y, 2011, M.Sc.*, Combined static-dynamic deformations with haptic rendering (local copy)
  9. Gariepy B, 2011, M.Eng.†, Finite-element modelling of the newborn ear canal and middle ear (local copy)
  10. Nambiar S, 2010, M.Eng.†, An experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in gerbils (local copy)
  11. Qi L, 2008, Ph.D., Non-linear finite-element modelling of newborn ear canal and middle ear (local copy)
  12. Ellaham N, 2007, M.Eng.†, An experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in gerbils (local copy)
  13. Liu H, 2006, M.Eng., 3-D mesh generation for finite-element modelling of complex natural structures (local copy)
  14. Elkhouri N, 2006, M.Eng., Finite-element modelling of the gerbil middle ear (local copy)
  15. Akache F, 2005, M.Eng., An experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in rats (local copy)
  16. Mikhael, C, 2005, M.Eng., Finite-element modelling of the human middle ear (local copy)
  17. Hatamzadeh-Tabrizi J, 2003, M.Eng., Using active contours for segmentation of middle-ear images (local copy)
  18. Daniel SJ, 2002, M.Sc., Finite-element model of the human eardrum and middle ear (local copy)
  19. Siah TH, 2002, M.Eng., Finite-element modelling of the mechanics of the coupling between the incus and stapes in the middle ear (local copy)
  20. Van Wijhe RG, 2001, M.Eng., A finite-element model of the middle ear of the moustached bat (local copy)
  21. Ladak HM, 1998, Ph.D., Finite-element and experimental analyses of the response of the cat eardrum to large static pressures
  22. Warrick PA, 1996, M.Eng., A VRML-based anatomical visualization tool for medical education
  23. Ghosh SS, 1996, M.Eng., On the effects of incudostapedial joint flexibility in a finite-element model of the cat middle ear (local copy)
  24. Ladak HM, 1994, M.Eng., Finite-element modelling of middle-ear prostheses in cat
  25. Day JL, 1990, M.Eng., Finite-element modelling of the fluid-structure interaction between the ear canal and eardrum (local copy)
  26. Funnell SM, 1989, M.Eng., An approach to finite-element modelling of the middle ear
  27. Boubez TI, 1987, M.Eng.‡, Three-dimensional finite-element mesh generation using serial sections
  28. Funnell WRJ, 1975, Ph.D., A theoretical study of eardrum vibrations using the finite-element method (local, cleaner copy)
  29. Funnell WRJ, 1972, M.Eng., The acoustical impedance of the guinea-pig middle ear and the effects of the middle-ear muscles (local, cleaner copy)

Publications based on MOND data

This is a partial list of publications of which I was not an author but which were based on analyses of data from the McGill Obstetrical & Neonatal Data system, which originated as a collaborative effort by R.H. Usher, F.H. McLean and myself.

Articles

  1. Barbier A, Boivin A, Yoon W, Vallerand D, Platt RW, Audibert F, Barrington KJ, Shah PS, Nuyt AM, Canadian Neonatal Network (2013): New reference curves for head circumference at birth, by gestational age. Pediatrics 131(4): e1158-1167
  2. Malabarey O, Almog B, Brown R, Abenhaim HA & Shrim A (2011): Postpartum hemorrhage in low risk population. J Perinatal Medicine 39(5):495-498
  3. Kramer M, Dahhou M, Vallerand D, Liston R & Joseph KS (2011): Risk factors for postpartum hemorrhages: Can we explain the recent temporal increase? J Obstet Gynaecol Can 33(8): 810-819
  4. Hutcheon JA, Walker M & Platt RW (2011): Assessing the value of customized birth weight percentiles. Am J Epidemiol 173(4): 459-467
  5. Abenhaim HA & Benjamin A (2011): Effect of prior cesarean delivery on neonatal outcomes. J Perinatal Medicine 39(3): 241-244
  6. Abenhaim HA & Benjamin A (2011): Higher caesarean section rates in women with higher body mass index: Are we managing labour differently? J Obstet Gynaecol Can 33(5): 443-448
  7. Shrim A, Ates S, Mallozzi A, Brown R, Ponette V, Levin I, Shehata F & Almog B (2011): Is young maternal age really a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome in a Canadian tertiary referral hospital? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 24(4): 218-222
  8. Shehata F, Levin I, Shrim A, Ata B, Weisz B, Gamzu R & Almog B (2011): Placenta/birthweight ratio and perinatal outcome: a retrospective cohort analysis. BJOG 118(6): 741-747 (doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.02892.x)
  9. Almog B, Shehata F, Aljabri S, Levin I, Shalom-Paz E & Shrim A (2011): Placenta weight percentile curves for singleton and twins deliveries. Placenta 32(1): 58-62
  10. Gilbert A, Benjamin A & Abenhaim HA (2010): Does education level influence the decision to undergo elective repeat Caesarean section among women with a previous Caesarean section? J Obstet Gynaecol Can 32(10): 942-947
  11. Shrim A, Levin I, Mallozzi A, Brown R, Salama K, Gamzu R & Almog B (2010): Does very advanced maternal age, with or without egg donation, really increase obstetric risk in a large tertiary center? J Perinatal Medicine 38(6): 645-650
  12. Meltzer SJ, Snyder J, Penrod JR, M Nudi M & Morin L (2010): Gestational diabetes mellitus screening and diagnosis: a prospective randomised controlled trial comparing costs of one-step and two-step methods. BJOG (Int J Obs Gyn) 117(4): 407-415
  13. Cohen JM, Hutcheon JA, Kramer MS, Joseph KS, Abenhaim H & Platt RW (2010): Influence of ultrasound-to-delivery interval and maternal-fetal characteristics on validity of estimated fetal weight. Ultrasound Obstetrics Gynecology 35(4): 434-441
  14. Hutcheon JA, Egeland GM, Morin L, Meltzer SJ, Jacobsen G & Platt RW (2010): The predictive ability of conditional fetal growth percentiles. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 24(2): 131-139
  15. Shrim A, Weisz B, Gindes L &Gagnon R (2010): Parameters associated with outcome in third trimester monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 32(5): 429-434
  16. Vintzileos AM (2009): Evidence-based compared with reality-based medicine in obstetrics. Obstetrics & Gynecology 113(6): 1335-1340
  17. Abenhaim HA, Bujold E, Benjamin A & Kinch RA (2008): Evaluating the role of bedrest on the prevention of hypertensive diseases of pregnancy and growth restriction. Hypertens Pregnancy 27(2): 197-205
  18. Buckett WM, Chian RC, Holzer H, Dean N, Usher R & Tan SL (2007): Obstetric outcomes and congenital abnormalities after in vitro maturation, in vitro fertilization, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Obstet Gynecol 110(4): 885-891
  19. Abenhaim HA, Morin L, Benjamin A & Kinch RA (2007): Effect of instrument preference for operative deliveries on obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134(2): 164-168
  20. Abenhaim HA, Kinch RA, Morin L, Benjamin A, Usher R (2007): Effect of prepregnancy body mass index categories on obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. Arch Gynecol Obstet 275(1): 39-43
  21. Abenhaim HA, Benjamin A, Koby RD, Kinch RA & Kramer MS (2007): Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients' own obstetricians. CMAJ 177(4): 352-356
  22. A Sherrard A, Platt RW, Vallerand D, Usher RH, Zhang X, Kramer MS (2007): Maternal anthropometric risk factors for caesarean delivery before or after onset of labour. BJOG (Int J Obs Gyn) 114(9): 1088-1096
  23. Hutcheon JA, Platt RW, Meltzer SJ & Egeland GM (2006): Is birth weight modified during pregnancy? Using sibling differences to understand the impact of blood glucose, obesity, and maternal weight gain in gestational diabetes. Am J Obs Gyn 195(2): 488-494
  24. Ogueh O, Al-Tarkait A, Vallerand D, Rouah F, Lucie Morin L, Alice Benjamin A & Usher RH (2006): Obstetrical factors related to nuchal cord. Acta Obs Gyn Scand 85(7): 810-814
  25. Morin I, Morin L, Zhang X, Platt RW, Blondel B, Bréart G, Robert Usher RH & Kramer MS (2005): Determinants and consequences of discrepancies in menstrual and ultrasonographic gestational age estimates. BJOG (Int J Obs Gyn): 112(2): 145-152
  26. Richmond JR, Krishnamoorthy P, Andermann E & Benjamin A (2004): Epilepsy and pregnancy: an obstetric perspective. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 190(2): 371-379
  27. Fretts RC, Elkin EB, Myers ER & Heffner LJ (2004): Should older women have antepartum testing to prevent unexplained stillbirth? Obstetrics & Gynecology 104(1): 56-64
  28. Wen SW, Kramer MS, Platt RW, Demissie K, Joseph KS, Shiliang Liu S & Sauve R (2003): Secular trends of fetal growth in Canada, 1981 to 1997. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 17(4): 347-354
  29. Ogueh O, Morin L, Usher RH & Benjamin A (2003): Obstetric implications of low-lying placentas diagnosed in the second trimester. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 83(1): 11-17
  30. Kramer MS, Morin I, Yang H, Platt RW, Usher RH, McNamara H, Joseph KS & Wen SW (2002): Why are babies getting bigger? Temporal trends in fetal growth and its determinants. J. Ped. 141(4): 538-542
  31. Rodrigues S, Robinson EJ, Kramer MS & Gray-Donald K (2000): High rates of infant macrosomia: A comparison of a Canadian native and a non-native population. J Nutrition 130: 806-812
  32. Huang DY, Usher RH, Kramer MS, Yang H, Morin L & Fretts RC (2000): Determinants of unexplained antepartum fetal deaths. Obstetrics & Gynecology 95(2): 215-221
  33. Rodrigues S, Robinson EJ, Ghezzo H & Gray-Donald K (1999): Interaction of body weight and ethnicity on risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Clin Nutrition 70(6): 1083-1089
  34. Kramer MS, Platt R, Yang H, McNamara H & Usher RH (1999): Are all growth-restricted newborns created equal(ly)? Pediatrics 103(3): 599-602
  35. Hamilton EF, Platt RW,ca, Morin L, Usher RH & Kramer M (1998): How small is too small in a twin pregnancy? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 179(3): 682-685
  36. Kramer MS, Platt RW, Yang H, Joseph KS, Wen SW, Morin L & Usher RH (1998): Secular trends in preterm birth: A hospital-based cohort study. JAMA 280(21): 1849-1854
  37. Berry MA, Abrahamowicz M & Usher RH (1997): Factors associated with growth of extremely premature infants during initial hospitalization. Pediatrics 100(4): 640-646
  38. Fretts RC & Usher RH (1997): Causes of fetal death in women of advanced maternal age, 1961-1995. Obs. & Gyn. 89: 40-45
  39. Nagourney BA, Kramer MS, Klebanoff MA & Usher RH (1996): Recurrent respiratory distress syndrome in successive preterm pregnancies. J. Ped. 129: 591-596
  40. Fretts RC, Schmittdiel J, McLean FH, Usher RH & Goldman M (1995): Increased maternal age and risk of fetal death, 1961-1993. New England J. Med. 333: 953-957 (doi:10.1056/NEJM199510123331501)
  41. Wen SW, Kramer MS & Usher RH (1995): Comparison of birth weight distributions between Chinese and Caucasian infants. Am. J. Epidemiol. 141: 1177-1187
  42. Wen SW, Kramer MS & Usher RH (1995): Differences in terminal digit preference in birthweight records between two institutions. Epidemiol. 6: 202-203 [letter]
  43. Wen SW & Kramer MS (1995): Etiologic fraction analysis for continuously distributed outcome variables and empirical analogy with dichotomized outcome variables. Int J Epidemiol 24(2): 457-461
  44. Snyder J, Gray-Donald K & KG Koski KG (1994): Predictors of infant birth weight in gestational diabetes. Am J Clin Nutrition 59: 1409-1414
  45. Wen SW, Kramer MS, Hoey J, Hanley JA & Usher RH (1993): Terminal digit preference, random error, and bias in routine clinical measurement of blood pressure. J. Clin. Epidemiol. 46: 1187-1193
  46. Fretts RC, Boyd ME, Usher RH & Usher HA (1992): The changing pattern of fetal death, 1961-1988. Obs. & Gyn. 79: 35-39
  47. Kramer MS, McLean FH, Eason EE & Usher RH (1992): Maternal nutrition and spontaneous preterm birth. Am. J. Epidemiol. 136: 574-583
  48. Arnold C, Kramer MS, Hobbs C, McLean FH & Usher RH (1991): Very low birth weight. Problematic cohort for epidemiological studies of very small or immature neonates. Am. J. Epidemiol. 134: 604-613
  49. McLean FH, Boyd ME, Usher RH & Kramer MS (1991): Postterm infants: Too big or too small? Am. J. Obs. Gyn. 164: 619-624
  50. Kramer MS, Olivier M, McLean FH, Willis DM & Usher, R.H. (1990): Impact of intrauterine growth retardation and body proportionality on fetal and neonatal outcome. Ped.86: 707-713
  51. Kramer MS, Olivier, M, McLean FH, Dougherty GE, Willis DM & Usher RH (1990): Determinants of fetal growth and body proportionality. Ped. 86: 18-26
  52. Kramer MS, McLean FH, Olivier M, Willis DM & Usher RH (1989): Body proportionality and head and length sparing in growth-retarded neonates: A critical reappraisal. Ped. 84: 717
  53. Kramer MS, McLean FH, Boyd ME & Usher RH (1988): The validity of gestational age estimation by menstrual dating in term, preterm, and postterm gestations. JAMA 260: 3306
  54. Boyd ME, Usher RH, McLean FH & Kramer MS (1988): Obstetric consequences of postmaturity. Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 158: 334
  55. Usher RH, Boyd ME, McLean FH & Kramer MS (1988): Assessment of fetal risk in postdate pregnancies. Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 158: 259
  56. Arnold C, McLean FH, Kramer MS & Usher RH (1987): Respiratory distress syndrome in second-born versus first-born twins. A matched case-control analysis. NEJM 317: 1121
  57. Fraser W, Usher RH, McLean FH, Bossenberry C, Thomson ME, Kramer MS, Smith LP & Power H (1987): Temporal variation in rates of cesarean section for dystocia: does "convenience" play a role? Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 156: 300
  58. Boyd ME, Usher RH, McLean FH & Norman BE (1986): Failed forceps. Obs. & Gyn. 68: 779
  59. Bodmer B, Benjamin A, McLean FH & Usher RH (1986): Has the use of cesarean section reduced the risks of delivery in the preterm breech presentation? Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 154: 244
  60. Bell D, Johansson D, McLean FH & Usher RH (1986): Birth asphyxia, trauma, and mortality in twins: Has cesarean section improved outcome? Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 154: 235
  61. Cyr RM, Usher RH & McLean FH (1984): Changing patterns of birth asphyxia and trauma over 20 years. Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 148: 490
  62. Smith LP, Nagourney BA, McLean FH & Usher RH (1984): Hazards and benefits of elective induction. Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 148: 579
  63. Boyd ME, Usher RH & McLean FH (1983): Fetal macrosomia; prediction, risks, proposed management. Obs. & Gyn. 61: 715
  64. Green JE, McLean FH, Smith LP & Usher RH (1982): Has an increased cesarean section rate for term breech delivery reduced the incidence of birth asphyxia, trauma, and death? Am. J. Obs. & Gyn. 142: 643

Book chapter

  1. Usher RH (1987): Extreme Prematurity. Pp 264-298 in Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Newborn, 3rd.ed., G.B. Avery, Lippincott Co.

Presentations (1990 only)

  1. Dimitrievich E, Skoll AM, Nuwayhid B & Usher RH (1990): Outcome of pregnancies with rupture of membranes at 23 through 34 weeks treated with tocolytics and steroids. AOCG, Pointe- au-Pic, QC
  2. Usher RH, Dimitrievich E & Skoll AM (1990): Outcome of steroid/tocolytic treated pregnancies with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) at 23-34 weeks. APS/SPR, Anaheim, CA
  3. Fretts R, Boyd ME, Usher RH & Usher HA (1990): Progress in prevention of fetal death 1961-1988. AOCQ, Pointe-au-Pic, QC
  4. Fretts R, Boyd ME, Usher RH & Usher HA (1990): Progress in prevention of fetal death 1961-1988. SOGC, Halifax, NS
  5. Fretts R, Boyd ME, Usher RH & McLean FH (1990): Risk of fetal death with increasing maternal age then and now. ACOG, Budapest
  6. Kramer MS, McLean FH & Usher RH (1990): Is maternal nutrition a determinant of spontaneous preterm birth? APS/SPR, Anaheim, CA
  7. Nagourney BA, Usher RH & Kramer MS (1990): Is there a familial tendency in the etiology of respiratory distress syndrome? APS/SPR, Anaheim, CA

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