Frank H. Walker

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the appropriateness of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribing by conducting an audit of medical inpatients against recommended guidelines. DESIGN Questionnaire-based study. All medical wards were audited and different information was documented by patients' medical records review (both hospital visit notes and general(More)
wick et al., 1983). Living plants do not actively release high amounts of ITCs (Börner, 1961), because glucosiThe allelopathic potential of isothiocyanates (ITC) released by nolates are located in the vacuole and myrosinase is turnip–rape mulch [Brassica rapa (Rapifera Group)–Brassica napus L.] was evaluated. Six different ITCs were identified from chopped(More)
The mission of the National Park Service is " to conserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment of this and future generations " (NPS 2000). To uphold this goal, the Director of NPS approved the Natural Resource Challenge to encourage national parks to focus on the preservation of the nation's(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to document the pattern of mobile phone usage by medical staff in a hospital setting, and to explore any perceived benefits (such as improved communications) associated with mobile phones. METHODS This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland, where bleep is the official system of(More)
A trichloroacetic acid treatment at 140 degrees C for 40 min was successfully established as a suitable solvolysis procedure for the recovery of bound deoxynivalenol or its derivatives in Fusarium-infected plants. Deoxynivalenol itself was not decomposed in the procedure. The derivative 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol was chosen as a model compound for setting(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among comparable patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and seronegative inflammatory arthritis, and to explore any predictive factors for renal impairment. METHODS Consecutive patients with peripheral joint disease (oligo and polyarthritis) were recruited from(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility of providing regular, live, text-based teaching to medical students and junior doctors in Somaliland using a dedicated case-based medical education website (www.MedicineAfrica.com). DESIGN Review of MedicineAfrica database for details of teaching sessions held in Somaliland from December 2008-October 2010 and(More)
Though adjuvants are abundant in almost every pesticide solution, their mode of action is still not completely clear. Studies on their way through the cuticle are quite difficult due to a lack of radiolabelled surfactants. In this study we want to present the results of an experiment conducted to evaluate the mode of action of an ethoxylated soybean oil(More)