Andrew P. McDowell

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Burkholderia cepacia is a group of organisms that comprises seven genotypically distinct species (B cepacia genomovars I-VII), which are collectively known as the B cepacia complex. Preoperative infection with B cepacia is associated with a poor prognosis in lung transplant recipients with cystic fibrosis. Many centres do not, therefore, offer transplants(More)
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)
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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