Jennifer N Kelly

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Cuttlefish are cephalopod molluscs that achieve dynamic camouflage by rapidly extracting visual information from the background and neurally implementing an appropriate skin (or body) pattern. We investigated how cuttlefish body patterning responses are influenced by contrast and spatial scale by varying the contrast and the size of checkerboard(More)
An infectious diseases unit is potentially an ideal environment in which to carry out research into honey-based dressings. This article looks at the barriers to carrying out case study-based research, and describes the treatment of an elderly gentleman with venous leg ulcers. The patient's wounds improved with the honey-based dressing, but it failed to free(More)
As a first step toward understanding how noctuid moths evolve species-specific pheromone communication systems, we hybridized and backcrossed two closely related moth species, Heliothis virescens (Hv) and H. subflexa (Hs), which differ qualitatively and quantitatively in their multi-component sex pheromone blends. We used amplified fragment length(More)
Swallowing dysfunction in the elderly is common and affects not only nutrition but also the ingestion of medicines. This qualitative study used a focus group to collect data from ten healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of people with swallowing difficulties. The group discussed their experiences of the problems associated with and(More)
AIMS To explore the expectations of final year nursing students before they start employment and to describe the experiences of newly graduated nurses during their first six months of employment as registered nurses. BACKGROUND Nursing shortages are at crisis point world wide with registered nurses leaving the profession at a high rate and changing(More)
AIM To ascertain whether a lack of inter-rater reliability with the original Waterlow (1996) pressure ulcer risk assessment scale is due to different perceptions of patients by nurses or different interpretations of Waterlow as a tool. METHOD A sample of 110 qualified nurses, who used the Waterlow pressure ulcer risk assessment scale in their daily work(More)
Additive manufacturing/3D printing of medical devices is becoming more commonplace, a 3D printed drug is now commercially available, and bioprinting is poised to transition from laboratory to market. Despite the variety of technologies enabling these products, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with protecting and promoting the public(More)
Starting at least in the 1970s, empirical work suggested that demographic (population) and economic (affluence) forces are the key drivers of anthropogenic stress on the environment. We evaluate the extent to which politics attenuates the effects of economic and demographic factors on environmental outcomes by examining variation in CO2 emissions across US(More)
AIM This paper is a report of a study exploring the experiences of taking medication for older people with dysphagia. BACKGROUND Dysphagia is a common problem, especially amongst older people, and affects ingestion of food, fluids and medicines. With the number of elders in the population increasing, and currently accounting for one-third of prescribing(More)
Medication administration errors are almost twice as frequent in mental health inpatients with swallowing difficulties than those without. Similar research has not been done in non mental-health patients. But dysphagia is a common symptom and this supplement aims to outline and describe the reasoning behind the national guidelines on medication(More)