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1. The patterns of on-going synaptic events recorded intracellularly in neurones of superior cervical ganglia (SCG)of anaesthetized female rats were analysed by constructing inter-event interval histograms, autocorrelograms, ln-survivor curves and histograms triggered by the arterial pulse wave and by the intercostal EMG. 2. In 11/12 cells with on-going(More)
BACKGROUND Law and policy in several countries require health services to demonstrate that they are promoting racial/ethnic equality. However, suitable and accurate data are usually not available. We demonstrated, using acute myocardial infarction, that linkage techniques can be ethical and potentially useful for this purpose. METHODS The linkage was(More)
1. Synaptic events evoked by brief noxious cutaneous stimuli were recorded in sympathetic neurones in the superior cervical ganglion of anaesthetized rats. 2. On-going excitatory synaptic potentials (ESPs) and/or action potentials (APs) were recorded in 69% of neurones at mean frequencies that varied from 0.01 to 6.3 Hz in different cells. From histograms(More)
The purpose of this project was to obtain input from the families of survivors of childhood cancer regarding their needs surrounding the "coming off treatment" (COT) period. A questionnaire was developed to record their needs, their wishes, and their satisfaction surrounding this period of time. Closer examination of the time surrounding COT was undertaken(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a fractionated blood product whose off-label use for treating a variety of conditions, including spontaneous recurrent miscarriage, has continued to grow in recent years. Its high costs and short supply necessitate improved guidance on its appropriate applications. OBJECTIVE We conducted a systematic review(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections among an Australian high school adolescent population. METHODS Over a 4 year period, 14 high schools were selected in which an infertility prevention programme targeting C. trachomatis was delivered to senior student populations. Coded first catch urine specimens were analysed by(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Country of birth provides a proxy for ethnic group for recent migrants. Major differences in mortality by country of birth have been demonstrated in England and Wales, but similar published data for Scotland are lacking. We aimed to examine variations in mortality by country of birth for Scottish residents. METHODS We calculated(More)
PURPOSE Stimulation of afferent neurons from the urinary tract can evoke powerful cardiovascular reflexes in animals and in humans. Here we tested whether and to what extent postganglionic sympathetic neurons projecting to the head and neck are involved in these reflexes. MATERIALS AND METHODS In adult anesthetized female Wistar rats, reflex changes in(More)