Alice Cowley

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Following the development of resistance to anti-malarial mono-therapies, malaria endemic countries in Africa now use artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) as recommended first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. Patients' adherence to ACT is an important factor to ensure treatment efficacy, as well as to reduce the likelihood of parasite(More)
BACKGROUND Carvedilol improves left ventricular (LV) function when heart failure is due to LV systolic dysfunction, but the magnitude of the response is heterogeneous among patients with coronary disease, possibly reflecting the presence or volume of hibernating myocardium. AIMS The primary objective of the study is to determine whether the presence of(More)
OBJECTIVES Erythrocyte Na+/Li+ countertransport and Na+,K+ cotransport are increased in some Caucasians with essential hypertension. This study examines the relative contributions of genetic and shared environmental factors to the activity of these ion carriers in French-Canadian sibling-pairs affected with essential hypertension. DESIGN The activity of(More)
Isolated myocardial involvement in tuberculosis is exceedingly rare but there are reports it can present with sudden cardiac death, atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmias or congestive cardiac failure. We report the case of a 33-year-old male, of South Asian descent, who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath and an abnormal ECG. The(More)
childhood energy intake and subsequent risk of cancer was also confined to cancers unrelated to smoking. Most previous studies have either grouped all cancers together or looked only at individual cancers. However, consistent with our results, the physicians health study found a positive association of height with all malignant neoplasms but not with lung(More)
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