Adam North

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BACKGROUND We have previously described microscopic and electron microscopic alterations in lymphoid organs of PCV2 inoculated mice as apoptosis. In this study we wanted to investigate the molecular pathogenetic mechanism of PCV2-induced apoptosis. Eight-week old BALB/c mice were either sham inoculated (control mice) or inoculated intraperitoneally (ip) and(More)
In March 2007, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued an alert regarding intravenous fluid (IVF) prescription to hospitalised infants and children, to be implemented in UK hospitals by September 2007. Previously, the most commonly used IVF (0.18% saline/4% dextrose) has been associated with iatrogenic hyponatraemia, resulting in four deaths and(More)
The present " loop analysis " study was undertaken to determine the extent to which the segmented electromyographic (EMG) responses of cat triceps brachii to imposed elbow displacements can be used as a model for those occurring in primate wrist musculature under similar input conditions, since previous workers have assumed homology between the two systems.(More)
OBJECTIVES This in situ study compared the abrasive effect of repeated brushings (over 10 days) of a low relative abrasive dentine (RDA) toothpaste with moderate and high relative abrasive dentine (RDA) toothpastes, on human dentine in situ. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study design was single centre, single blind, randomized, split mouth, two period,(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported that measurement of non-invasive blood pressure during caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia fails in over 50% of cases. We felt that errors would be less likely if blood pressure could be measured at the ankle as it is immobile during caesarean section. The purpose of our study was to determine whether blood(More)
The goal of this study was to examine the phagocytosis of alginate based microspheres with different surface properties. Favorable interaction with macrophages is critical for uptake subsequent processing of the microspheres used for oral vaccine delivery. We examined the effects of size of alginate microspheres and hydrophobicity on cellular uptake. We(More)
Dear Editor, We thank Dr. Kaneko for his comments. While our audit [2] did not examine potassium levels in children receiving maintenance fluids and looked only at sodium levels, we would agree in general with Dr. Kaneko's comments [3]. The addition of potassium to maintenance fluids should certainly be considered in most children to avoid hypokalaemia. As(More)
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