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Giardiasis, caused by the intestinal protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis (synonyms: G. lamblia, G. duodenalis), is one of the most frequent parasites to infect the Scottish population. Transmission of the infective cysts in faecal matter is commonly via food and/or water. Giardia is subdivided into assemblages, where clinical and epidemiological(More)
Introduction: A hallmark of sepsis is early onset microvascular dysfunction. However, the mechanism responsible for maldistribution of capillary blood flow is not understood. Evidence suggests red blood cells (RBC) can sense local oxygen (O2) conditions and signal the vasculature, via adenosine triphosphate (ATP), to increase capillary flow. We hypothesized(More)
Surveillance of the serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal diseases in the UK has indicated increasing incidence of serotype 1and serotype 3-related disease in recent years. The introduction of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to the paediatric vaccination schedule in 2006, which did not cover these serotypes, has been regarded as a contributing factor.(More)
Unfortunately, the original version of this supplement [1] contained errors in two of the abstracts; P037 and P127. Please see details below. In P037, the image presented as Figure eight is incorrect. The correct figure is shown below (Fig. 1). In P127, the author list presented is incorrect. The correct author list is as below. R Iqbal; Y Alhamdi; N(More)
Injecting drug use is often associated with deep-seated infection. In Lothian in Scotland there has been a recent increase in the use of injected new psychoactive substances (NPS). Patients who have injected NPS have presented with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) with life-threatening complications. We describe a unique case-series of 14 episodes of(More)
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