Alasdair D. Noble

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Integrated surveillance of infectious multi-source diseases using a combination of epidemiology, ecology, genetics and evolution can provide a valuable risk-based approach for the control of important human pathogens. This includes a better understanding of transmission routes and the impact of human activities on the emergence of zoonoses. Until recently(More)
A Bayesian approach was developed by Hald et al.((1)) to estimate the contribution of different food sources to the burden of human salmonellosis in Denmark. This article describes the development of several modifications that can be used to adapt the model to different countries and pathogens. Our modified Hald model has several advantages over the(More)
Details of the menstrual cycles in 504 women were recorded before laparoscopic sterilization with a spring-loaded clip and at six months and one year after the procedure. The operation did not affect the length of the menstrual cycle or duration of menstrual flow, nor the patient's assessment of the amount of blood losss or the incidence of dysmenorrhoea.(More)
Starch phosphorylation is an important aspect of plant metabolism due to its role in starch degradation. Moreover, the degree of phosphorylation of starch determines its physicochemical properties and is therefore relevant for industrial uses of starch. Currently, starch is chemically phosphorylated to increase viscosity and paste stability. Potato(More)
A prospective randomly controlled study was conducted on 200 women undergoing sterilization by application of clips to the fallopian tubes. Laparotomy or laparoscopy was used, and the patients' response to the procedure was evaluated. There were few surgical complications. Postoperative pain and discomfort were experienced for a mean of 2.7 and 2.4 days in(More)