Marcela Prince

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The criteria for the diagnosis of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) on a Gram stained urethral smear are derived from previous studies which used culture as a diagnostic test for Chlamydia trachomatis. Our objectives were (1). to re-assess the relation between urethral polymorph count and C trachomatis infection, using ligase chain(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the reliability of the diagnosis of non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), and the variation between and within microscopists, from urethral smears at a large London genitourinary medicine clinic. METHODS A senior microscopist (SM) preselected 60 Gram stained urethral smear slides, 20 negative (<5 polymorphs/hpf), 20 low grade NGU (5-20(More)
Rectal gonorrhoea (GC) in men may cause anal discharge or proctitis, but these symptoms have been shown to correlate poorly with rectal infection. Culture of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from an exposed site offers a readily available, sensitive and cheap diagnostic test, and is currently the gold standard for diagnosis; however, these results can take a few days(More)
High-reliability applications run on top of commodity operating systems, which hence must provide high reliable services. In this paper, we conduct an empirical exploratory study on OS reliability. We analyze more than 30,000 real OS failure data collected from different workplace environments. The results show that the main cause of OS failures is related(More)
A retrospective study was performed in a department of genitourinary medicine to determine the prevalence and clinical features of urethral and cervical infection with Neisseria meningitidis among patients being screened for sexually transmitted diseases. During the 28 month period of the study 11 isolates (from 10 patients) of N. meningitidis were(More)
Rice bran, which is one of the major by products of paddy contain high quality proteins and edible oil apart from fibre, ash and NFE (nitrogen free extract). The existing solvent extraction method employs n-hexane as the most viable solvent for the extraction of oil from rice bran. But the high cost and scarce availability of n-hexane resulted in(More)
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