Eileen J . Evans

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To define the anatomical relationships of the nerves to the common arthroscopy portals at the elbow an arthroscope was introduced into 20 cadaver elbows and the positions of the nerves were then determined by dissection. In all cases the posterior interosseous nerve lay close to the radiohumeral joint and to the anterolateral portal. Pronation of the(More)
The reported incidence of hoarseness following short-term tracheal intubation varies widely. It has been reported as being permanent in 3%. This suggests that an enormous problem exists considering the numbers of patients intubated daily in the United Kingdom. A prospective study of 235 adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia in a district general(More)
Signaling lymphocytic activating molecule ((SLAM) CDw150) is a glycoprotein that belongs to the CD2 subset of the immunoglobulin superfamily and is expressed on the surface of activated T- and B-cells. It has been proposed that SLAM is homophilic and required for bidirectional signaling during T- and B-cell activation. Previous work has suggested that the(More)
Surface hydrophobicity, surface electrokinetic potential and the ability to adhere to nitric-acid cleansed glass surfaces has been assessed throughout the growth, in batch culture, of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis. In both instances adhesiveness and surface hydrophobicity decreased in early- to mid-exponential phase. Cell surface charge,(More)
Transition metal catalysts were incorporated into polymers which formed the surface for bacterial attachment and biofilm formation in a constant depth film fermenter (100 microns thickness), flow chamber (about 30 microns thickness) and in batch culture (< 30 microns thickness). The catalysts drive the breakdown of persulphates to reactive oxygen species.(More)
Seven isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype 0:8, recovered during an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, were examined for enterotoxin production. All seven strains were enterotoxigenic in the suckling mouse model, and three of five isolates tested produced keratoconjunctivitis in the guinea pig eye model (Sereny test). Enterotoxin was detected in(More)
The growth rate of Staphylococcus epidermidis was controlled for populations growing as a biofilm and perfused with supplemented, simple-salts medium. Production of iron chelators, extracellular protease and exopolysaccharide (EPS) by these populations was assessed as a function of specific growth rate and compared to that by planktonic populations grown in(More)
Biofilms of Staphylococcus epidermidis were cultured at various specific growth rates, and susceptibilities to tobramycin were compared with those of equivalent plank-tonic populations. In all instances, susceptibility increased significantly with increasing specific growth rate. However, resuspension of the biofilms increased susceptibility, suggesting(More)