Christopher J. Hemingway

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A primary function of any information system is to help its users identify and solve problems in a social context. It follows that an appreciation of the realised value of an information system necessitates understanding of both the eeects of computer-based information systems on the individual's cognitive processes and its mediating r^ ole in group problem(More)
Governments and businesses are becoming ever more interested in the production and capitalisation of knowledge, so much so that the 'knowledge economy' is now regarded as the paradigm of economic progress. This has significant implications for teaching and research generally , and for the IS community in particular. This paper provides a brief analysis of(More)
Epidural mixtures containing lidocaine with or without additives are commonly used to convert epidural analgesia in labour to anaesthesia for emergency Caesarean section, but direct comparisons with alternative, single agents in this situation are few. In a prospective double-blinded trial, we compared a freshly prepared lidocaine-bicarbonate-adrenaline(More)
ACC exists as two major isoforms ACC1 or ACC alpha, and ACC2 or ACC beta, and there is evidence that they play separate roles in the production of malonyl-CoA for fatty acid synthesis and the control of mitochondrial beta-oxidation, respectively. ACC alpha can be regulated at the level of gene expression, allosteric regulation of the enzyme, and reversible(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the effect of warming intravenous fluids during elective caesarean section under combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia in a blinded, randomised controlled trial. METHOD Seventy-five women having elective caesarean section were randomly assigned to receive all intravenous fluids at room temperature, or heated in a cabinet set at 45(More)
We contacted the duty obstetric anaesthetist in 219 of the 220 consultant-led maternity units in the UK (99.5%) and asked about departmental and individual practice regarding temperature management during Caesarean section. Warming during elective Caesarean section was routine in 35 units (16%). Intravenous fluid warmers were available in 213 units (97%),(More)