Andrew P. McDowell

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BACKGROUND Patients with cystic fibrosis [CF] have frequent pulmonary exacerbations associated with the isolation of bacterial organisms from sputum samples. It is not clear however, if there are differences in the types of additional organisms isolated from patients who are infected with Burkholderia cepacia complex [BCC] or Pseudomonas aerugionsa [PA] in(More)
Lidoflazine, a piperazine derivative of known selectivity for vascular smooth muscle, was evaluated as a possible agent for prophylaxis of cerebral vascular contraction induced by subarachnoid perfusion with whole blood. Previous studies from this laboratory have indicated its efficacy in preventing basilar artery contraction induced by serotonin. The(More)
Utilising strategically positioned bed-mounted accelerometers, the Passive Sleep Actigraphy platform aims to deliver a non-contact method for identifying periods of wakefulness during night-time sleep. One of the key problems in developing data driven approaches for automatic sleep monitoring is managing the inherent sleep/wake class imbalance. In the(More)
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