Kathleen Wark

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Patients with diabetes are at substantially increased risk for atherosclerosis and clinical cardiovascular events. Because arterial extracellular matrix contains several molecules, including biglycan, versican, hyaluronan, and elastin, that may affect plaque lipid retention and stability, we determined whether diabetes affects plaque content of these(More)
The Semliki Forest virus (SFV) expression system was evaluated as a basis for avian vaccine development. Initial studies indicated that 1-day-old specific pathogen-free (SPF) chicks were susceptible to infection with an infectious strain of SFV, producing SFV-specific antibodies but no clinical disease. One-day-old SPF chicks immunised intramuscularly with(More)
Comparatively few studies have been carried out on air weapon injuries yet there are significant number of injuries and fatalities caused by these low power weapons because of their availability and the public perception that because they need no licence they are assumed to be safe. In this study ballistic gel was tested by Bloom and rupture tests to check(More)
The cardiovascular responses to bronchoscopy under general anaesthesia were investigated in 36 premedicated patients. Twelve patients acting as controls received a standard intravenous anaesthetic of intermittent thiopentone and suxamethonium. A further 24 patients were given either fentanyl 6 micrograms/kg or alfentanil 18 micrograms/kg intravenously, one(More)
A study was undertaken to evaluate the cardiovascular effects of sufentanil, in combination with three different muscle relaxants, used as sole anesthetic with 100% O2 in 30 patients undergoing elective coronary artery vein graft surgery. Patients were randomly allocated to receive pancuronium (P), vecuronium (V) or atracurium (A) for muscle relaxation. All(More)
Recordings of cerebral electrical activity were obtained using the cerebral function analysing monitor from eight unpremedicated patients anaesthetised with increasing concentrations of halothane in oxygen. The amplitude of the processed EEG increased at one and decreased at two minimal alveolar concentrations. The frequency distribution of the weighted EEG(More)
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