Analisa Smythe

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1. Stimulation of the vagal non-adrenergic inhibitory innervation caused the release of adenosine and inosine into vascular perfusates from the stomachs of guinea-pigs and toads.2. Stimulation of portions of Auerbach's plexus isolated from turkey gizzard caused the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine(More)
1. The possibility that a purine nucleotide is involved in excitatory transmission to the urinary bladder has been tested. All the purine compounds tested which contained a pyrophosphate bond produced contraction, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) being the most potent. Adenosine and adenosine monophosphate caused relaxation.2. The response to ATP closely(More)
1. The responses to non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic nerve stimulation have been compared with those to exogenously applied ATP on seventeen different tissues from a number of vertebrate classes.2. Stimulation of all the mammalian gut preparations studied (with the exception of the guinea-pig ileum) after blockade of the effects of adrenergic and cholinergic(More)
The development, pilot and evaluation of a brief psychosocial training intervention (BPTI) for staff working with people with dementia in an acute hospital setting are described. The project had two phases. Phase one involved adapting an existing competency framework and developing the BPTI using focus groups. For the pilot and evaluation, in phase two, a(More)
Hogewey village in Holland offers an alternative lifestyle for people with dementia. The model minimises disability and maximises wellbeing by providing a physical and social environment congruent with people's lifestyles. Residents live with those who have shared similar previous lifestyles and take an active role in all aspects of daily life, reflecting(More)
It is estimated that 820,000 people in the UK have dementia. Dementia costs the UK 17 billion a year and in the next 30 years this will treble to over £50 billion a year. There is a need to raise competence of staff delivering care to people living with dementia across health, social and voluntary sector provision. Effective education and training will(More)
BACKGROUND The care home workforce (over half a million people in the UK) has a pivotal role in the quality of care provided to the residents. Much care in this setting is inadequate, lacks a person-centred focus and neglects the dignity of residents. A combination of factors leads to burnout in nurses working in nursing homes, contributing to poor quality(More)