Ellen Douglas

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A double-blind randomised study was performed to investigate the effect of pH adjustment of bupivacaine, with adrenaline 1:200,000, on the duration of block and pain relief after intercostal nerve blockade following thoracotomy. One group (n = 10) received bupivacaine with adrenaline 1:200,000 (pH = 4.1) and the other (n = 10) received alkalinised(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of attaining higher spatial resolution in contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of renal arteries using parallel imaging, sensitivity encoding (SENSE), by comparing the SENSE contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA against a conventional CE-MRA protocol with identical scan times, injection protocol, and other acquisition(More)
Induced emotions (chairman A. Batliner) 9.05 The Sensitive Artificial Listener: an induction technique for generating emotionally coloured conversation. Acted versus spontaneous emotions (chairman R. Cowie) 10.45 Anger detection performances based on prosodic and acoustic cues in several corpora Laurence Vidrascu, Laurence Devillers, LIMSI-CNRS, France(More)
AIMS Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major cause of reduced life expectancy in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Intensive insulin therapy prevents CV complications but is constrained by hypoglycaemia and weight gain. Adjunct metformin reduces insulin dose requirement and stabilizes weight but there are no data on its cardiovascular effects. We have therefore(More)
AIM To determine the incidence of symptomatic versus incidental pulmonary embolism (PE) in oncology patients, characterize the nature and extent of incidental PE and the factors contributing to diagnosis. METHODS Specialized web search engine was used to identify oncology patients with positive imaging studies for PE. PE identified at staging CT scans(More)
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 were enacted to reduce the U.S. dependency on foreign oil by increasing the use of biofuels. The increased demand for biofuels from corn and soybeans could result in an increase of nitrogen flux if not managed properly. The objectives of this study are to estimate(More)