Elizabeth Elliot

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BACKGROUND Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is the most common clinical presentation of acute poliovirus infection, occurring in 0.1-1% of infected cases. AFP surveillance has been used world-wide to monitor the control and eradication of circulating wild poliovirus. This study aims to review the significance of all enteroviruses, including polioviruses,(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of benzodiazepines by elderly people is of limited therapeutic benefit and increases the risk of adverse events. This study aimed to examine the extent to which benzodiazepines are prescribed for elderly Australians. METHODS Data for 3,970 individuals aged 65 years or more were extracted from a general practice database. Benzodiazepine(More)
OBJECTIVE To collect nationally representative epidemiological data on early-onset eating disorders (EOEDs) in children. DESIGN Prospective, active surveillance using the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit with key informant design. SETTING Child health specialists in Australia (July 2002 to June 2005). PATIENTS Incident cases of EOEDs in(More)
Inhibitor-2 (I-2) bound protein phosphatase-1 (PP1) and several PP1-binding proteins from rat brain extracts, including the actin-binding proteins, neurabin I and neurabin II. Neurabins from rat brain lysates were sedimented by I-2 and its structural homologue, I-4. The central domain of both neurabins bound PP1 and I-2, and mutation of a conserved(More)
Nerve injury that severs axons also disrupts ensheathing glial cells. Specifically, crushing or cutting the leech nerve cord separates the glial cell's nucleated portion from an anucleate recording, by intracellular injection of Lucifer Yellow dye and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) as tracers, and by electron microscopy. The nucleated portion of the glial(More)
The use of Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. and C.A. Mey. (Hypoxidaceae) extracts for ailments other than benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is now a reality. The whole extract, the phytosterols, as well as the major constituents it contains (hypoxoside, and its active derivative rooperol) are now finding new applications in the area of anti-oxidants,(More)
BACKGROUND An estimated one in eight men who have sex with men (MSM) in London lives with HIV, of which 16% are undiagnosed. It is a public health priority to minimise time spent undiagnosed and reduce morbidity, mortality and onward HIV transmission. 'Dean Street at Home' provided an online HIV risk self-assessment and postal home HIV sampling service(More)
Individual glial cells that ensheathe axons in the central nervous system of the leech were destroyed by intracellular injection of protease. The axons were then severed, and regeneration by particular neurons was studied physiologically and morphologically. Although certain axons sprouted more in the absence of the glial cell, functional synapses were(More)
BACKGROUND Testing for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) is an effective public health strategy that can promote personal control of one's health and prevent the spread of these infections. Multiple barriers deter access to testing including fear of stigmatization, inaccurate health care provider perceptions of risk, and reduced(More)