JL Stringer

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Very early termination of pregnancy was performed on 424 women in three London teaching hospitals. Altogether 90% of the women were no more than 14 days overdue, and 67% of these had histological evidence of pregnancy. The procedure differed little in technique or its acceptability to the patient from termination done later in the first trimester. The(More)
The epidemiology of group B streptococci (GBS) was studied in an obstetric unit and the related special care baby unit (SCBU). In 1 year 53 (77%) of 69 babies who acquired GBS from their mothers were colonized within 24 h of birth, compared with only 9 (35%) of 38 who acquired GBS from non-maternal sources. While 38 (36%) of 107 GBS colonized babies in the(More)
High rates of carriage of group B streptococci were found among men (38%) and women (42.3%) attending a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. Swabs from the perineal/anorectal area gave the highest isolation rate and those from the urethra the lowest. The subpreputial sac was an important site for carriage of the organism, and there was a strong(More)
All neurons and glia maintain an electrical potential across the cell membrane, which is negative relative to the extracellular environment. This negative potential provides a driving force for charged particles to move across the membrane. Every nerve impulse is dependent on this movement of ions. Most of these ions move through ion channels, along(More)
A high incidence of group B streptococcal disease of the newborn in West Berkshire led to a prospective study of the condition. Cultures taken from 1090 babies shortly after birth showed that 65 (6%) were colonised with the streptococcus. Thirty of these babies were assigned to group 1. Bacteriological samples were taken from babies and mothers at birth and(More)
The acquisition of group B streptococci by babies in a special-care baby unit and two postnatal wards was investigated over a six-month period using serology and phage typing. Sixty-three culture-positive babies were identified in the postnatal wards, one-third of whom had been born to mothers who were not carrying the organism in the genital tract or(More)
A seizure is defined as an episode of excessive, synchronized neuronal activity associated with disturbance of sensation, loss of consciousness, convulsive movements, or combinations of these clinical signs. The precise combination is thought to reflect the brain regions that are synchronized in the discharge. Ever since electrical activity has been(More)
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