Emma Skipper

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate if observed increased weekend mortality was associated with poorer quality of care for patients admitted to hospital with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. DESIGN Prospective case ascertainment cohort study. SETTING 199 acute hospitals in England and Wales, UK. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive COPD admissions,(More)
We aim to improve diversity of domesticated wheat by transferring genetic variation for important target traits from related wild and cultivated grass species. The present study describes the development of F1 hybrids between wheat and related species from the genera Aegilops, Secale, Thinopyrum, and Triticum and production of new amphidiploids.(More)
Sir, I read recently with great appreciation the interview with Kathryn Harley (BDJ 2013; 214: 85-87). Her inspiring enthusiasm for providing much needed paediatric dental care was exceptionally motivating. As a Foundation Dentist working in Scarborough I was surprised to find, on seeing families for the first time, how many parents were not aware of the(More)
Pulseless disease or Takayashu's disease is a rare condition characterized by the completc, or almost complete, absence of the arterial pulsation in the upper extremities, and usually in the head and neck, due to an obliterative process in the great branches of the aortic arch. Although wellknown by Japanese writers, it has received little attention in this(More)
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