Kathryn McKelvey

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Activated protein C (APC) promotes angiogenesis and reepithelialisation and accelerates healing of diabetic ulcers. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the incidence of lower leg ulcers and plasma levels of APC's precursor, protein C (PC), in diabetic patients. Patients with diabetes who had a lower leg ulcer(s) for >6 months (n(More)
I think the verb to design is troublesome. It attributes an almost god-like authority to its subject – he or she who designs. Ask a child if she designed the Mothers’ Day card she made at school and the reply will be No, I made it. But designers don’t make things; they make the instructions for making things. So design is making instructions, not things;(More)
We prospectively compared a commercially available Legionella DNA probe with culture and direct immunofluorescence. The analytical sensitivities of the DNA probe and direct immunofluorescence were equal. Both tests detected 4 X 10(3) CFU of Legionella pneumophila or Legionella micdadei per ml in the pulmonary secretions of experimentally infected guinea(More)
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