Duncan McPherson

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OBJECTIVES To quantify mortality associated with sepsis in the whole population of England. DESIGN Descriptive statistics of multiple cause of death data. SETTING England between 2001 and 2010. PARTICIPANTS All people whose death was registered in England between 2001 and 2010 and whose certificate contained a sepsis-associated International(More)
In laboratory and microplot consumption tests, spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris (Say), ate at least as many Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), eggs and larvae as did the twospotted stink bug, Perillus bioculatus (F.). P. maculiventris also remained in field microplots infected with Colorado potato beetle egg masses for(More)
CONTEXT Unexpected difficulty in tracheal intubation is an intermittent and often terrifying problem for all practising anaesthetists. There are many preoperative assessment tests to predict a difficult laryngeal view or a difficult intubation, but we found no published evidence of how frequently these predictive tests are used or how useful they are(More)
Sepsis-associated mortality in England: an analysis of multiple cause of death data ▸ Prepublication history and additional material for this paper is available online. To view these files please visit the journal online ABSTRACT Objectives: To quantify mortality associated with sepsis in the whole population of England.
An interesting trend in the continuing convergence of information technologies is the emergence of the Internet as a content provider in its own right, as opposed to its simply being one of many delivery channels. For example, it is increasingly the primary source for items such as court rulings and software releases. Unfortunately the IP protocols normally(More)
BACKGROUND Predicting flow through an IV cannula is useful to clinicians if changes in flow are required and to guide selection of cannula. We sought the usefulness of manufacturers' quoted flows in predicting actual flow and to characterize that flow. METHODS We built a vein model and inserted cannulae between 14 and 20-gauge. In the first experiment, we(More)
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