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Drug-eluting stents (DES) have had a major impact in interventional cardiology. Compared to bare metal stents, they significantly reduce restenosis and the need for target vessel revascularization. Four DES are available in the US, the first-generation sirolimus-eluting (Cypher((R))) and paclitaxel-eluting (Taxus((R))) stents and later approved(More)
In C. Reading (Ed.), Data and context in statistics education: Towards an evidence-based society. Effect sizes (ESs) and confidence intervals (CIs) are widely advocated in psychology and other disciplines. To date most expository articles have focused only on univariate analyses, despite there being similarly good reasons for reporting and interpreting ESs(More)
How the brain is lateralised for emotion processing remains a key question in contemporary neuropsychological research. The right hemisphere hypothesis asserts that the right hemisphere dominates emotion processing, whereas the valence hypothesis holds that positive emotion is processed in the left hemisphere and negative emotion is controlled by the right(More)
Between December 1970, and the end of June, 1974, there were 82 cases of meningococcal infection, including 14 deaths, in the metropolitan borough of Bolton. This outbreak, caused by a sulphonamide-sensitive group-B strain, was characterised by a high attack-rate in young children, reaching a peak of 184 per 100,000 per year in the 6-11-month age-group. All(More)
A toxigenic strain of Corynebacterium diphtheriae mitis was isolated from a 10-week-old baby with membranous tonsillitis, and over the next 6 months thirty-nine symptom-free carriers of nitrate-positive mitis strains were found. All carriers were cleared by 14 days' treatment with erythromycin, though several relapsed after a 5-day course. Four contacts(More)
There remains conflict in the literature about the lateralisation of affective face perception. Some studies have reported a right hemisphere advantage irrespective of valence, whereas others have found a left hemisphere advantage for positive, and a right hemisphere advantage for negative, emotion. Differences in injury aetiology and chronicity, proportion(More)
Olfactory stimuli and calorie restriction (CR) have both been found to reduce anxiety-like behaviour and alter anxiety-related neurochemical mechanisms in rats. The aim of this study was to determine if exposure to olfactory cues from 25% CR male rats leads to anxiolytic-like behaviour in male rats fed ad libitum. Animals were divided into four groups:(More)
T he idiom " double-edged sword " describes the use of ionizing radiation in the field of medicine. Medical radiation from x-rays and nuclear medicine is the largest man-made source of radiation in Western countries and although it has benefited patients there is an associated liability or health risk that is unavoidable. A 2009 report by the National(More)
The literature about the lateralization of facial emotion perception according to valence (positive, negative) is conflicting; investigating the underlying processes may shed light on why some studies show right-hemisphere dominance across valence and other studies demonstrate hemispheric differences according to valence. This is the first clinical study to(More)