J. F. Cockburn

Learn More
AIM To examine the effect of applying increasing amounts of direct current (DC) before and during alternating current radiofrequency ablation of porcine liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a Radiotherapeutics RF3000 generator, a 9 V AC/DC transformer and a 16 G plain aluminium tube as an electrode, a control group of 24 porcine hepatic radiofrequency(More)
AIM To determine the factors predicting amputation of the affected lower limb 12 months after thrombolysis for acute arterial occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinical endpoints of 39 patients (24 men, 15 women; average age 69 years) 1 year after catheter-directed thrombolysis with alteplase (mean dose 30 mg, mean duration 24h) for lower limb arterial(More)
Embolization coils are well established as embolic agents for the treatment of various conditions. Several authors have commented on the increased 'thrombogenicity' of coils following soaking in thrombin solutions. We have carried out an in vitro study, carefully measuring the effect on whole blood clotting time (WBCT), of soaking coils in thrombin(More)
In this review current challenges for intersubband quantum cascade laser development are summarized as well as recent theoretical results, which indicate the importance of a global treatment of scattering and correlation microscopic mechanisms underlying the operation of those devices.
Abstract The effects of landuse, fertilizer history and soil type on the quantity and isotopic quality of hydrolysable soil amino acids were examined in 3 grassland and 2 arable soils. Results showed, (i) that overall concentrations of individual amino acids were highest in the grassland soils, (ii) that ‰δ(15)N values of the individual amino acids(More)
In this Letter, a 10 microm quantum cascade laser operating in the intrapulse mode is used observe rapid passage (RP) effects within a 40 cm single-pass gas cell containing low pressures of NH(3). The laser tuning range allows the rotational states J=2 with K=0, 1, and 2 to be probed. We show that the RP structures change as a function of optical density(More)
The use of extrinsic PEEP (PEEPe) in patients with auto-PEEP (AP) can reduce the respiratory work during weaning from mechanical ventilation. However, the application of PEEPe can produce a certain level of hyperinflation, an undesirable effect which can limit the efficacy of the reduction of respiratory work. The objective of the present study has been to(More)
  • 1