Laura Hastings

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BACKGROUND Triiodothyronine levels decrease in infants and children after cardiopulmonary bypass. We tested the primary hypothesis that triiodothyronine (T3) repletion is safe in this population and produces improvements in postoperative clinical outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS The TRICC study was a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, randomized,(More)
Self-deprivation refers to the observation that despite severe levels of water and food deprivation some rats dramatically reduce food and water intake when brain stimulation reward and the alternative reward are placed in competition. In order to determine if the rewarding properties of brain stimulation are responsible for self-deprivation, rats were(More)
The determination of the depth of the tumour bed within the breast requiring an electron therapy boost dose is generally judged clinically and can be inconsistent between individual radiotherapists. High frequency ultrasound provides a reproducible, safe and quick method of measuring this depth. In order to improve current working practice at the Royal(More)
The Ebola virus disease outbreak occurring in West Africa has resulted in at least 199 cases of Ebola in Sierra Leonean health care workers, many as a result of transmission occurring in health facilities. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone recognized that improvements in infection prevention and control (IPC) were necessary at all levels(More)
We describe the case of a 47-year-old man who developed significant acute, and subsequently chronic, kidney injury due to bilateral renal infarction. This occurred in the context of a combined inherited thrombophilia including antithrombin III deficiency and a prothrombin gene mutation. Bilateral renal artery thrombosis developed despite prophylactic(More)
Few studies have examined the role that small for gestational age (SGA) status plays in postoperative outcomes for low-birth-weight (LBW) infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study aimed to examine the effect of SGA status, gestational and chronologic age, and weight on differences in morbidities and mortalities during the immediate(More)
Null mutations in the pea3 allele compromise the capacity of mammary tumors to metastasize in MMTV-Neu/ErbB2/HER2 transgenic mice, indicating a motility defect in PEA3-null cells. Cellular and biochemical analyses of established PEA3-null fibroblasts show impaired motility and aberrant localization of adhesion proteins in spreading cells. Our results show(More)
River sediment at a disused lead-zinc mine was analysed to provide an understanding of the chemical nature of the source term for contaminated sediment exported from the site. Changes in concentration and geochemical associations of Pb and Zn were measured using aqua regia digestion and the BCR sequential extraction procedure. Sediment in the immediate(More)