Chris Wilkinson

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Colonization abilities of the bioeroding sponge Cliona orientalis were studied in a field experiment conducted at Orpheus Island, on the central Great Barrier Reef. Live grafts of sponge tissue were fixed onto nine coral species. The sponge was able to invade seven of these nine coral species: Porites australiensis, Porites cylindrica, Porites rus, Acropora(More)
Throughout forested watersheds bordering the North Pacific, anadromous salmon (Oncorhynchus spp. ) are transferred into coastal forests by numerous predators and scavengers with remnants providing an important nutrient subsidy to riparian zones. The contribution of these nutrients to mosses and liverworts, which are the dominant ground cover of coastal(More)
OBJECTIVES To (a) develop further logically derived line drawing atlases (LDAs) for grading radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA); and (b) determine which is superior using metrological criteria. METHODS A series of LDAs (-3 to +3, -4 to +4, and -5 to +5) were produced by (a) incorporating additional grades for osteophyte and joint space width (JSW) above(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease are at increased risk of tuberculosis. We describe the events that occurred when we encountered a patient receiving haemodialysis with pulmonary tuberculosis. Nine (of 41) patients dialysing at the same time as the index case had a positive interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) and were offered therapy for latent(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection remains a major challenge for hospitals. Although targeted infection control initiatives have been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of hospital-acquired C. difficile infection, there is little evidence available to assess the effectiveness of specific interventions. AIM To use statistical modelling(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to review bacterial isolates from cases of urinary tract infection (UTI) and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern for the years 2005-2007 in St Kitts. It is hoped that the study will be of use in the treatment of cases of UTI in St Kitts. METHODS The laboratory records at St Francis Hospital, Basseterre, St(More)
Treatment for scabies is usually initiated by general practitioners; most consider lindane (gamma benzene hexachloride) the treatment of choice. Lindane is also widely used as an agricultural and industrial pesticide, and as a result the toxic profile of this insecticide is well understood. Evidence is accumulating that lindane can be toxic to the central(More)