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TM McLellan Research Inc.
Tom M. McLellan, PhD
25 Dorman Drive
Stouffville Ontario L4A8A7
Canada
phone: 905-642-0659
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Tom M. McLellan, Phd, is an Exercise and Environmental Physiologist whose expertise is in understanding the limitations of working in Protective Clothing, as well as developing strategies to Optimize Physical and Cognitive Performance During Sustained Operations.

Consulting / Litigation Support - Dr. McLellan works as a consultant researching and writing articles for clients in the United States and Canada’s Department of Defense. He also provides service as an expert consultant for legal firms and as an expert witness for the effects of caffeine in energy drinks. Projects include research support to the US Army, University of Ottawa, and Defence R&D Canada.

Dr. McLellan's areas of expertise include:

Exercise Physiology:
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Acid-Base Regulation
  • Blood Lactate Response
  • Ergogenic Aids
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Immuno-inflammatory Response to Acute and Chronic Stress
Heat Strain in Protective Clothing:
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Heat Acclimation
  • Hydration
  • Gender
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Body Composition
  • Work / Rest Cycles
Background Experience - Dr. McLellan worked as a Defense Scientist at Defence R&D Canada in Toronto for 27 years before retiring from the Public Service in 2012. Dr. McLellan’s research expertise evolved during the original Gulf War in 1991 when the Allied Forces were in need of evidence-based recommendations for operating in the extreme environments of the Middle East while wearing Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Protective Clothing.

Dr. McLellan conducted numerous laboratory trials to study the influence of fitness, hydration, heat acclimation, sex, circadian rhythm, body composition, microclimate cooling, metabolic rate and the environment on heat tolerance while wearing the NBC clothing. His research led to work and rest guidelines for Canadian Forces personnel and other NATO Forces wearing the protective clothing. In addition, he was contacted and subsequently developed similar guidelines for the Toronto Fire Service and other Fire Services across Ontario, which led to a citation award from the Toronto Fire Service in 2004.

Dr. McLellan also established an expertise on the use of caffeine during sustained military operations to maintain physical and cognitive performance during these overnight clandestine operations that provide little opportunity for sleep. Together with military scientists in the United States and New Zealand several evidence-based field trials were conducted with Special Forces personnel to document the benefits of using a caffeinated gum during overnight periods of sleep loss. The findings led to the production of Stay Alert gum for use by deployed service personnel.

Author / Educator - Dr. McLellan has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and government reports. Dr. McLellan was presented with an achievement award for outstanding collaborative research within the international community of military scientists four times over his career. He held adjunct appointments at York University in Toronto, was a full professor at the University of Toronto and currently holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario. He also served as an Associate Editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise for 7 years.
12/15/2014 · Exercise & Fitness
Energy drinks (EDs) contain caffeine and are a new, popular category of beverage. It has been suggested that EDs enhance physical and cognitive performance; however, it is unclear whether the claimed benefits are attributable to components other than caffeine. A typical 235 mL ED provides between 40 and 250 mg of caffeine, equating to doses that improve cognitive and, at the higher levels, physical performance. EDs often contain taurine, guaraná, ginseng, glucuronolactone, B-vitamins, and other compounds. A literature search using PubMed, Psych Info, and Google Scholar identified 32 articles that examined the effects of ED ingredients alone and/or in combination with caffeine on physical or cognitive performance.

In many occupational settings, clothing must be worn to protect individuals from hazards in their work environment. However, personal protective clothing (PPC) restricts heat exchange with the environment due to high thermal resistance and low water vapor permeability. As a consequence, individuals who wear PPC often work in uncompensable heat stress conditions where body heat storage continues to rise and the risk of heat injury is greatly enhanced.

11/4/2014
"Experts.com is proud to announce new member, Dr. Tom M. McLellan. With 30 years of experience in Exercise and Environmental Physiology, Dr. McLellan is available as an expert witness and consultant in matters relating to exercise physiology and heat strain in protective clothing."
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Esam Z. Dajani, Ph.D., FACG
Professor
1549 RFD
Long Grove IL 60047
USA
phone: 847-634-9586; 847-971-7555
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Professor Esam Z. Dajani, Ph.D., FACG has over 30 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Research & Development with expertise in Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Patents and Contract Research Organizations (CROs). He has directed worldwide clinical research at major pharmaceutical companies and led the research teams that discovered & developed misoprostol (Cytotec), a worldwide anti-ulcer drug. He has 260 publications, pharmaceutical patents and presentations. He is a licensed Pharmacist.

Professor Dajani is currently the President of IDDC Corporation, a CRO. He holds Adjunct Professor of Medicine appointment at Loyola-Chicago. He is able to evaluate the causal relationships between exposure to drugs or chemicals and the subsequent pharmacological and toxicological actions induced by such exposure. He has the expertise to simplify complex scientific facts to help the jury and the court understand the medical facts of the case. Serving both Plaintiff and Defense attorneys. He has experience in malpractice, criminal cases, pharmaceutical patent litigations, product liability, forensic aspects of alcohol, drug intoxications and administrative cases. Professor Dajani reviews affidavits, depositions, courtroom testimony, medical records, pharmaceutical records and is available for depositions and trial testimony.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Drug Injury Causation
  • Drug Patent Litigation
  • Pharmacy Malpractice
  • Drug-Related Medical Malpractice
  • Medication Error Event Reconstruction
  • Drug Product Liability - Warnings, Design, Formulation
  • Adverse Effects of Health, Beauty Products, Alcohol and Industrial Chemicals
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2/20/2013 · Medical
It is well established that the use of traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases the vulnerability of the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa for the development of peptic lesions and serious ulcer complications. In addition, selective and traditional NSAIDs have also been associated with increased frequency of cardiovascular toxicity, especially in susceptible patients.

12/14/2012 · Pharmaceuticals
During the last twenty-five years, a remarkable revolution in the pathophysiology and treatment of gastric (GU) and duodenal (DU) ulcers has occurred. Effective therapies were developed not only to heal ulcers but also to cure most patients.

Esam Z. Dajani, N.M. Agrawal
A chapter in the book: NSAIDs - Mechanisms and Clinical Use. Eds. Lewis AJ, Furst D, Marcel Dekker, New York, PP 159-170, 1994.
Esam Z. Dajani, H. Gallo-Torres
Chapter in the book: Ulcer Disease: Investigation And Basis For Therapy. Eds. Szabo S, Swabb E, Marcel Dekker, New York, PP 459-485, 1991
Esam Z. Dajani (ed.), Gabriele Bianchi Porro (ed.)
Esam Z. Dajani, PhD, FACG
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Martin Moore-Ede
Chairman & CEO
2 Main Street,Suite 310
Stoneham MA 02180
USA
phone: 781-676-6925
fax: 781-439-6399
Dr. Martin Moore-Ede is a leading expert on Human / Driver Fatigue and Driver Error in Transportation Accidents, including commercial motor vehicles (truck, bus and motorcoach), automobiles, marine vessels (ship, tugboat), rail locomotives (freight and passenger), public transit vehicles (bus, light rail, commuter rail) and aviation equipment (commercial, cargo and private aircraft).

As a Harvard professor for 25 years, Dr. Moore-Ede conducted the pioneering research investigating the role of fatigue as a leading cause of fatal and high cost accidents on highways (including single vehicle, hit-rear and driver inattention accidents), and of train derailments, collisions at sea, and human errors in aviation. He has published 10 books, and 125 scientific papers on human fatigue, errors and accidents and the physiology of sleep deprivation and circadian rhythms. He has served on multiple national and international committees, and has received numerous awards. He is a frequent guest on television (CNN, Today Show, Good Morning America, 20:20, Dateline, Oprah Winfrey, Nova, BBC) radio (NPR Fresh Air, Connection), and print media (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Time and Newsweek). He has testified before Congressional committees on multiple occasions, and advised government agencies in the US, Canada and the U.K.

As the CEO of the consulting firm, Circadian Technologies, Inc., he currently advises and supervises teams which work with over half of the Fortune 500 companies on strategies to minimize fatigue risk, and reduce accidents caused by fatigue. In addition, Dr. Moore-Ede undertakes both plaintiff and defense expert witness work in selected cases, and provides confidential advice to attorneys and their clients on how to minimize litigation risk, and distinguish readily defensible from hard to defend claims, and on strategies to cross-examine opposing counsel’s witnesses. He has extensive experience of providing expert testimony in the courtroom, where he has an outstanding record of educating and engaging juries so they reach informed conclusions, and of using scientifically validated computer models to reconstruct accidents scenarios.