Linda M. Orr

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BACKGROUND Nitric oxide (NO) may be bronchoprotective in asthma, possibly due to a direct action on airway smooth muscle or through mast cell stabilisation. To investigate this the effects of two doses of nebulised NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), a non-selective NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor, on exhaled NO levels and airway responsiveness to(More)
1. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of adenosine A2b receptors in the anti-proliferative action of theophylline in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (HPBMC) from healthy and asthmatic subjects. 2. Theophylline significantly inhibited PHA-induced proliferation of HPBMC from both healthy and asthmatic donors but only at(More)
This paper reviews the international scientific evidence on the effectiveness of secondary prevention interventions for young drug users. The review provides insight into the effectiveness of interventions that have been evaluated using moderately strong research designs. Most of the studies included are from the United States of America. Some interventions(More)
Popular beliefs and level of scientific knowledge regarding sexuality and contraception were elicited from black and Hispanic inner-city adolescents. Significant differences were found: Hispanic males were the most knowledgeable, Hispanic females the least, and black males and females were intermediate. A cultural basis for the dramatic difference between(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Marketing capabilities Resource-based view of the firm Complementarities Employee development Customer satisfaction Performance Using the theoretical foundations of the resource-based view of the firm, this study develops and measures marketing employee development capabilities and investigates how it moderates the(More)