James Nugent

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This study was undertaken to see if radiographic technologists could be trained to perform double contrast barium enemas of a quality comparable to that produced by gastrointestinal radiologists and radiology residents. One technologist was from a remote rural hospital and the other from a university gastrointestinal radiology department. After initial(More)
BACKGROUND Vancomycin is a common treatment option for skin and skin structure infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Given the increasing prevalence of MRSA, vancomycin is widely used as empirical therapy. In patients with lower-limb infections, antimicrobial penetration is often reduced because of decreased vascular(More)
Cefazolin, a first-generation cephalosporin with activity against methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus and streptococci, is often used to treat lower limb infections caused by these pathogens. Antimicrobial penetration is often limited in these patients due to compromised vasculature. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the exposure profile of(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate whether maternal periodontal disease and variant genotypes of IL-6 gene are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. A total of 145 pregnant women were recruited from St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, UK. Bleeding on probing (BOP) and pocket depth indices were recorded on all teeth. Amplification refractory mutation(More)
We present our process and analysis for VAST 2014 Mini Challenge 1 and 2, which integrate an off-the-shelf tool, Jigsaw, rapid web-based visualization prototyping using D3, and analytics-based visualizations using Matlab. 1 MINI CHALLENGE 1 The goals of MC1 1 were to understand the structure of the Protectors of Kronos (POK) organization, the connections of(More)
Cefepime is commonly used to treat diabetic foot infection DFIs) caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms ncluding Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Although understanding the xposure of an antibiotic at the site of infection is critical for roper dosage selection, tissue exposure of cefepime has not been escribed. In this study, the tissue exposures of(More)
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