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Cognitive impairment is a prominent feature of schizophrenia. The availability of very brief measures may increase the use of cognitive assessment in routine care settings. We examined the reliability and validity of the brief cognitive assessment (BCA), a battery that takes approximately 15 min to administer and score, and that was designed to be sensitive(More)
On the basis of 16S rRNA sequence analyses of several isolates of "Nostocoida limicola" from activated sludge plants in Australia and other countries, it is clear that "N. limicola" I, II and III are not three morphological variants of a single bacterium but at least three phylogenetically different bacteria. Data show that "N. limicola" I are members of at(More)
Analyses of 165 rRNA gene sequences, restriction endonuclease digestion fingerprints of 16S-23S intergenic regions, DNA base compositions, fatty-acid profiles, cell-wall chemistry, cell physiology and fermentation end-product composition, along with other biochemical and phenotypic properties, supported the view that Trichococcus flocculiformis EchtT (DSM(More)
Emended description of the genus Trichococcus, description of Trichococcus collinsii sp. nov., and reclassification of Lactosphaera pasteurii as Trichococcus pasteurii comb. nov. and of Ruminococcus palustris as Trichococcus palustris comb. nov. in the low-GMC Gram-positive bacteria Analyses of 16S rRNA gene sequences, restriction endonuclease digestion(More)
This study reviews the cervical smear history of women developing CIN aged over 50 years to consider if they might be discharged sooner from the cervical screening programme in Tayside Region. From the OCCURS database all women over 50 years who developed CIN between 1 Jan 1993 and 30 June 1996 were identified and their smear history obtained. Results show(More)
Five strains of the filamentous bacterium 'Nostocoida limicola' III were successfully isolated into pure culture from samples of activated sludge biomass from five plants in Australia. 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses showed that all isolates were members of the Planctomycetales, most closely related to Isosphaera pallida, but they differed phenotypically(More)
Vaginal candidiasis is a common infection in women for which several effective therapeutic agents are currently available. Clotrimazole and miconazole were introduced in 1975, and both recently became available over the counter. These imidazole agents have largely replaced nystatin as primary therapy because of greater antifungal activity and shorter(More)
An audit of the introduction of a protocol for thromboprophylaxis at caesarean section revealed over treatment of low risk women and the under treatment of high risk women. A routine computer generated risk assessment profile was introduced as part of a maternity information system. Reaudit showed a significant improvement in adherence to the(More)
Magnesium sulphate has been established as the drug of choice in the management of eclampsia and even when used in cases of severe pre-eclampsia it is given infrequently. It is recognised to have potentially severe toxic effects but there is a need to achieve therapeutic levels quickly enough to prevent seizures. This paper reports an audit following the(More)