Ben Stephens

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Evidence accumulating from clinical observations, neuroimaging and neuropathological studies suggests that illicit drug abuse accentuates the adverse effects of HIV on the central nervous system (CNS). Experimental investigation in cell culture models supports this conclusion. Injecting drug abuse is also a risk factor for the acquisition of HIV infection,(More)
Soybean (Glycine max L. cv Williams) seeds were sown in pots containing a 1:1 perlite-vermiculite mixture and grown under greenhouse conditions. Nodules were initiated with a nitrate reductase expressing strain of Rhizobium japonicum, USDA 110, or with nitrate reductase nonexpressing mutants (NR(-) 108, NR(-) 303) derived from USDA 110. Nodules initiated(More)
To determine whether AIDS surveillance misses a substantial number of persons who die with unreported AIDS, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of decedents examined by the San Francisco (SF) Medical Examiner. Decedents who received toxicology screening were tested for HIV antibody and examined for evidence of AIDS. Names of decedents with positive or(More)
Iron deficiency and anaemia are common in pregnancy. Audit data from our tertiary obstetrics unit demonstrated 22% of maternity patients experiencing a postpartum haemorrhage received a transfusion; a third of whom were anaemic on admission intrapartum. Australian Patient Blood Management (PBM) Module 5 Obstetrics guidelines focuses on maximising red cell(More)
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